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CMS Berlin: a veritable 'who's who'
Germany is the largest market in Europe for commercial cleaning systems and cleaning chemicals, and Berlin, the venue for the CMS 2015 trade show, is at the heart of this market, which is worth billions of Euros.
It therefore follows that the list of those who have applied to exhibit at this year’s CMS 2015 Berlin – Cleaning.Management.Services (22nd – 25th September) reads like a who’s who of manufacturers of cleaning machinery and cleaning products.
All the market leaders are represented at the event and Italy, with its strong cleaning industry, the largest foreign exhibitor. Its wide-ranging display will cover some 8000sq.m of rented floor space.
It is now just four months until the start of CMS 2015, and Messe Berlin reports that the progress made with the preparations is highly encouraging.
“Almost all the available hall space has already been reserved,” reports Dr. Christian Goeke, chief executive officer of Messe Berlin GmbH. “All the main market leaders and many small and medium-sized companies from all areas of the cleaning industry have registered to attend and have announced an extensive range of innovations and improvements in the fields of cleaning machines and cleaning products.”
This international cleaning trade fair provides a comprehensive review of the products, systems and processes for the entire field of commercial cleaning. Approximately 25,000sq.m of hall and outdoor display space at Berlin ExpoCenter City are available for presenting products, equipment and processes.
Organisers Messe Berlin expect participation to match the record levels of the previous event. More than 360 exhibitors from 20 countries and over 16,000 trade visitors from 65 countries will be using this fair for the purposes of information, creating business contacts and strengthening existing business links.
Trade visitors can obtain information about specific target groups at CMS. The ‘Groundcare’ show features machinery, equipment and accessories for maintaining green spaces, roads and paths and for Winter services, all concentrated in Hall 2.2.
Exhibitors will be using the display area devoted to ‘Glass & Facade Cleaning’ and ‘Aerial Work Platforms’ in front of the South Entrance to demonstrate a wide range of machinery and equipment under realistic working conditions.
‘Design’ is a topical subject and in Hall 1.2 the finalists of the CMS Purus Awards can be seen for the entire duration of the fair in their own presentation area.
Programmes will be provided during CMS in collaboration with a number of professional associations, aimed at specific target groups, such as the hotel trade, domestic services and the representatives of municipal facilities.
At the 2nd International CMS Congress, the focus will be on ‘People and the Market’. With this choice of topic the conference will examine the two decisive components that have a significant influence on commercial enterprises in the cleaning industry. 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 & Maintenance Products A.I.S.E.
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.
In addition, during all four days of the trade show, the CMS Practical Forum will feature fascinating and highly topical contributions on subjects such as wage policy, hygiene, health and trends in the cleaning sector (Hall 1.2, Stuttgart Room).
Messe Berlin is inviting all the exhibitors to submit their products or solutions for this year’s CMS Purus Awards 2015. A panel of leading experts will select the most innovative and functional products with outstanding design qualities. These highly sought-after awards for design, function and innovation are presented in five categories: Machines, Equipment, Washroom Hygiene, Management Systems & Software, and Brand Communication. Once again the CMS Purus Awards are being organised in association with the International Design Centre Berlin (IDZ). The media partner is the trade publication “rationell reinigen”. The deadline for entries is 22nd May 2015.
The supporting associations of CMS 2015 are the Federal Cleaning Trades Association (BIV), Bonn, the Trade Association for Cleaning Systems in the German Mechanical Engineering & Plant Construction Association (VDMA), Frankfurt/Main, and the Hygiene Industry Association (IHO), Frankfurt/Main. The three supporting associations will be staging a joint presentation at the fair in Hall 3.2. Leading representatives of the supporting associations spoke about the significance of this year’s CMS during a recent press conference in Berlin:
Markus Asch, Chairman of the Trade Association for Cleaning Systems in the VDMA, said: “The machinery manufacturers regard CMS optimistically and are looking forward to high attendance levels and many interesting discussions, new contacts and a greater international dimension to this event.”
Thomas Dietrich, Chairman of the Federal Cleaning Trades Association, added: “For the providers of building cleaning services CMS 2015 is undoubtedly the outstanding trade show this year, and a visit is absolutely essential. This has been emphatically confirmed by the constant rise in attendance in recent years.”
Werner Schulze, Chairman of the Building Cleaning Division of the IHO, said: “Since its founding CMS has evolved into the industry event. The constantly rising number of exhibitors and growing international importance of this event are impressive evidence of its standing.”
CMS 2015 will be open daily from 10:00 to 17:00 in Halls 1.2 to 4.2 of the Berlin Exhibition Grounds (Main South Entrance). The cost of a day ticket is 21 euros, reduced rate tickets cost 10 euros and unlimited admission tickets are available for 32 euros.
4th June 2015