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The Cleaning Show returns to highlight new cleaning and sanitation practices

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Next week, The Cleaning Show will return to ExCeL, London, to showcase the latest advancements in cleaning practices and technologies through hundreds of suppliers and a first-class conference programme. Organised by the British Cleaning Council and Quartz Business Media, the three-day event from 2th - 4th November 2021 is set to attract more than 7,000 senior cleaning professionals from across the contract cleaning, facilities management, healthcare, hospitality, retail and public services sectors - making it the UK's largest and most important event in the cleaning & hygiene sector.

* busy-aisles.jpgPreventative cleaning in a post-pandemic future:
With more than 60 leading cleaning suppliers exhibiting, including returning exhibitors Evans Vanodine, Numatic, ICE, Karcher UK, MITIE, Nilfisk and Killis, attendees will have the opportunity to test and source new and exciting products from these exhibitors, along with companies joining the event for the first time, including Apex Supplies, Team Software and WEPA Professional.

With new and recently launched innovations on display, attendees can find the solutions to help them meet the increasing demands for heightened cleanliness and sanitation in a post-pandemic future. For example, ICE, the UK's largest independent provider of cleaning equipment, will be on hand to showcase its wide range of future-friendly cleaning solutions. Among its newly launched products, ICE unveils its new UV Bot - the latest in its co-botics range designed to advance autonomous cleaning through innovation. It enables the operator to add disinfectant and set tasks before the self-driving UV bots begins its work. It is complete with 3D obstacle avoidance and 360° UV-C and ultrasonic dry mist disinfection.

* visitors.jpgIn addition, a leading manufacturer of Sprayers, Goizper, will showcase its new IK e 15 BS which launched in September 2021. The new electric knapsack includes a nozzle kit made up of four special nozzles aimed at disinfection work, virus control, epidemic and pest control for efficient, fast and safe treatment. Elsewhere, P-Wave, in partnership with GermErase, will showcase GermErase 24hr - a powerful new, scientifically proven disinfectant that destroys bacteria, viruses and fungi, including the SARS-CoV-2 virus, killing it in under 30 seconds. The new product offers up to 99.999% efficacy against pathogens, delivers a residual protective effect for 24 hours on surfaces, protects hands between washes and has a lower chemical footprint with 99.3% water.

One of the largest specialist cleaning providers in the UK, MITIE Cleaning Services, will demonstrate the importance of clean, safe environments for maintaining the productivity and wellbeing of customers and employees. The award-winning company works across a wide range of sectors including government and defence, healthcare, education, technical services and business services to private sector clients in manufacturing, transport and retail, providing essential services and deploying industry-leading technology to create safe and effective workspaces.

* engaged-buyers.jpgElsewhere, Arrow County Supplies will display its range of products including SlipStop, an innovative, all-in-one hazard warning sign and leak collector, RiserShine, the latest innovation in escalator cleaning tools, and Zonitise treatment, one of the UK's first antimicrobial surface coatings offering long-term antimicrobial protection.

Among the first-time exhibitors joining the show is WEPA Professional which will showcase its new Satino disinfection range. Offering premium solutions for hand hygiene in public spaces, Satino by WEPA disinfection stands offer touch-free sensor control, combined with quick installation and uncomplicated handling. Ideal for medium and high-frequency use, the range is ideal for a wide range of applications in hotels, offices, production facilities, medical practices, retail and more.

* demo-shot.jpgNew for 2021, attendees can also find out more about floorcare without compromise using Timberline Cleaning Equipment - available exclusively in the UK through Apex Supplies, while TEAM Software will highlight its leading software for security, cleaning and facilities management companies, designed to help manage the workforce and back-office systems.

Lessons learnt during the pandemic:
Welcoming a host of industry experts to discuss the latest insights and technological developments, The Cleaning Show conference returns, providing a platform to learn and discuss the latest developments and major topics affecting the cleaning industry on the frontline of public health & safety.

* conf-audience.jpgIndustry experts will come together to discuss a range of varied topics including how autonomous cleaning can support and enhance current cleaning practices; the importance of training and the role of apprenticeships; sustainability and more.

Demonstrating the growing importance of the cleaning and hygiene sectors to public safety, a dedicated session exploring the critical role of the new All-Party Parliamentary Group will be led by Jim Melvin, group chief executive of The Exclusive Services Group and chairman of The British Cleaning Council. Inaugurated earlier this year and sponsored by the British Cleaning Council, the group is one of the biggest and most credible APPGs to be established with a total of 53 MPs and three members of the House of Lords already members. With the profile of cleaning & hygiene never having been so prominent, this presentation will look at the work of the APPG and its critical role in keeping cleaning & hygiene at the top of the political agenda.

* Lavorwash.jpgAnother session dedicated to exploring the critical role of the cleaning industry post-pandemic will be delivered by Jamie Wright, managing director of Incentive QAS. He'll address the importance of focusing on public safety, as we emerge from the pandemic, and why an emphasis on the importance of front-line staff continues into the new normal. In this presentation, Jamie will explore how the cleaning industry as a multi-faceted sector can work in cohesion to promote the importance of the essential services that it provides to keep people safe.

Elsewhere, Sebastian Bachelier, programme manager and project lead for the Recognised Service Providers at The Living Wage Foundation, and Charlie Mowat, founder and CEO of The Clean Space, will come together to discuss how cleaning has shifted from an invisible workforce to one of key workers, and why the real Living Wage matters now more than ever. With a record number of organisations publicly signing up to the Living Wage Foundation and with a growth in demand for frontline workers in cleaning, catering and security, they will provide food for thought on why now is the perfect time to champion the real Living Wage in employee contracts.

* conference-shot.jpgOne key focus of the conference programme will be training opportunities within the cleaning industry. Delia Cannings, director at Environmental Excellence Training Development, will lead a session on training opportunities, focusing on apprenticeships and funding. The presentation will include a review of the current needs of the cleaning industry with a focus on the lessons learned during the pandemic and will provide recognition of the contribution cleaning teams across the world made as we battled to recover. She will also take an insightful look inside the work of the apprenticeship trailblazer group and will provide an overview of recent professional developments including grant opportunities for apprenticeship funded programmes and tailored educational provisions.

Elsewhere, Neil Spencer-Cook, COO at BICSc, will be joined by his colleague Michelle Iland, marketing & events manager, to deliver a session titled 'Training and delivery styles for cleaning service providers'. Covering the importance of training and the delivery methods that are available within the sector, the session will provide commercial cleaning providers with a holistic look at the various training options and their benefits, and what could work best for their organisation.

* window-cleaner-FAST.jpgDemonstrating excellence:
Along with first-class networking, educational and sourcing opportunities, The Cleaning Show's popular attractions will return, including the Window Cleaning World Cup. It is open to anyone and visitors are invited to enter the Challenge by filling in the form at https://cleaningshow.co.uk/london/window-cleaning-world-cup. The competition will be professionally judged by Guinness World Record qualified adjudicators, with a £1,000 cash prize up for grabs.

New for 2021, the Cleaning & Support Services Association will be hosting its 2021 CSSA Innovation Showcase in a dedicated pavilion at the event to highlight and celebrate the industry's most innovative cleaning products, services and initiatives. Businesses and organisations operating throughout the industry have entered their innovations prior to The Cleaning Show, with the CSSA holding an Innovator's Pitch with a panel of leading industry experts to select those to be exhibited at the Innovation Showcase itself.

From robots to sustainability services, the nine finalists will be on hand to provide the 7,000 attendees that are set to attend the show a first-hand insight into the cleaning industry of the future. Live demonstrations include the Killis Leobot, ICE Co-Botics and Whiz from Softbank Robotics; W'air - said to be the first of its kind fabric care system, and Vapourtec's handheld sprayer which turns mildly salty tap water into a powerful disinfectant that kills 99.9% of germs, bacteria, and viruses, including Covid-19.

"This past year has more than demonstrated the importance of the cleaning & hygiene industry, which reacted and helped significantly and professionally in safeguarding and protecting the public to ensure that the UK's commercial and public spaces are safe," says Jim Melvin, chairman, British Cleaning Council.

"Continuing to spearhead innovation, the industry has quickly adapted to all of the emerging challenges, and we are truly excited to return to the ExCeL, London, as the first physical event for the sector to demonstrate our collective collaboration in continuing to drive the industry forward at such a critical time."

Stuart Dacre, event director, The Cleaning Show, adds: "As the UK goes back to work, we are delighted to connect the industry face-to-face once again to network, learn and discover the UK's largest and most important event in the cleaning & hygiene sector.

"We are delighted to announce the first details of our best-in-class educational programme which is set to welcome some of the biggest names in the industry to discuss the most pertinent topics facing cleaning professionals today. It really will be an event that no cleaning professional can miss."

Registration for The Cleaning Show 2021 is open. To register today and find further information on this year's programme, visit:

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