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CMS 2015: 'People and the Market' is focal point of 2nd International CMS Congress
As part of the CMS 2015 Berlin - Cleaning.Management.Services exhibition and conference, which takes place later this year from 22nd - 25th September, discussions at the 2nd International CMS Congress will examine the two components that significantly influence commercial enterprises in the cleaning industry - 'People and the Market'.
Leading figures from the cleaning sector around the world, from Europe, the US, South Africa, India and China, will be discussing current aspects of this subject in a global context.
The CMS Congress enjoys the active support of the European Federation of Cleaning Industries (EFCI), the European Cleaning Machines Association (EUnited) and the International Association for Soaps, Detergents and Maintenance Products (A.I.S.E.)
The choice of theme for the CMS Congress 2015 emphasises the particular importance of people in this area of activity. The papers and panel discussions will seek to identify the available workforce potential and the kind of employees that will be needed in the future. The discussions will also investigate whether market requirements, and therefore the demand for services, will change in the foreseeable future, and whether the available workforce potential can cope with this situation.
Participants will also discuss the role that is likely to be played by such developments as demographic changes; an increase in pandemics and infection; and the demand for hospital capacity, care facilities and private care services. Experts will also consider the extent to which the market is affected by a shortage of trained specialists, the phenomenon of worldwide feminisation and youth unemployment in southern Europe.
By addressing such highly topical issues, the congress ideally supplements the exhibition section of the trade show because, with their product displays, the exhibitors at CMS 2015 will be presenting solutions, systems and processes intended to meet the needs of the market.
The venue for the congress, which takes place on 23rd and 24th September, is Marshall-Haus, a listed building on the Berlin Exhibition Grounds, and the proceedings will be translated simultaneously into German, English and French.
CMS 2015 is organised by Messe Berlin GmbH. The supporting associations are the National Guild Association of the Building Cleaning Trade (BIV), Bonn, the Cleaning Systems Trade Association in the German Mechanical Engineering and Plant Construction Association (VDMA), Frankfurt/Main, and the Hygiene Industry Association (IHO), Frankfurt/Main.
Image: Ingrid Maass, COO, Messe Berlin
19th February 2015