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CMS Berlin 2023 comes to a successful conclusion

* CMS-Berlin-2023.jpgLast week on 22nd September, the four-day international trade fair for cleaning & hygiene industry professionals reached a successful conclusion. After a four-year break, the fair took place for the 11th time on the Berlin Exhibition Grounds again and attracted more visitors than in any previous year.

In 2023, around 21,000 visitors attended the fair, compared with 20,000 in 2019. A total of 421 exhibitors from 25 countries presented an overview of the market for commercial cleaning systems (2019: 448/25) on an indoor and outdoor display area covering 31,000sq.m.

"This year's CMS Berlin exceeded our expectations,” notes Dirk Hoffmann, COO, Messe Berlin. “The visitor numbers were higher than in 2019, which marked the previous record. Once again, the fair showed that Berlin is the meeting place for the international cleaning industry.

Ruth Senitz, director of CMS Berlin, adds: "CMS Berlin underlined its role as the main meeting place for the entire cleaning industry. Crowded aisles, lively stands and well-attended auditoriums were the hallmarks of the four-day event. This year, being able to meet and exchange views again after a four year-break made us very happy.”

This year's CMS Berlin featured a wide range of products, lots of innovations and 100 live demonstrations, plus 61 lectures and networking formats. Trade visitors were able to see more live presentations and try out more products than in any previous year.

On 19th September the expert jury deciding the Purus Innovation Award (PIA) honoured six winners out of a total of 83 entries. Exhibitors also presented 86 innovations, out of which 29 made their trade fair debut and nine their first appearance on the world stage.

This was the third time the Mobility Cleaning Circle took place, an exclusive networking format for representatives of the mobility sector and cleaning industry. Some 70 guests took up the invitation to discuss sustainability concepts for cleaning public transport vehicles.

Comments from some of the exhibitors show that the event was a success for them…

• Thomas Dietrich, national guild master of the Federal Guild Association of the Building Cleaning Trade (BIV):"Not only are we highly satisfied, together we are also quite proud that CMS Berlin continues to chase records. Sustainability and digitalisation proved to be a big topic for visitors in the halls, the Purus Innovation Award was of great interest not only to the industry itself, and the Practical Forum on our association's stand was extremely well-attended. The cancellation of the last event due to the pandemic has not impacted the trade fair's successful growth - which is proof of the dynamic nature, standing and robust concept of the fair."

• Frank Ulbricht, chairman of the Cleaning Systems Trade Association in the German Engineering Federation (VDMA): "CMS 2023 exceeded the expectations of VDMA members. Machine manufacturers were highly satisfied with their business results at the fair and are looking forward to the next CMS in 2025. Until then we are happy to continue working with Messe Berlin to ensure CMS 2025 will again be a major industry event for visitors from around the world."

• Markus Häfner, chairman of the Building Cleaning Department of the German industrial Union of Hygiene & Surface Protection for Industrial & Institutional Applications (IHO): "CMS Berlin was an outstanding success. Once again, the trade fair confirmed the importance of its role as the leading platform for the cleaning industry. The exhibitors in the IHO were highly satisfied with the many visitors, their quality and their growing international numbers."

• Jury chair Tanja Čujić-Koch, a member of the board of the Bundesinnungsverband des Gebäudereiniger-Handwerks and managing partner at Čujić Gebäudedienste GmbH:"I was overwhelmed by the expertise of my colleagues on the jury of the Purus Innovation Award 2023 and their valuable contributions at the jury sessions. What particularly impressed me was the variety and many different ideas displayed by the entries, even within a single award category."

• Matteo Matarazzo, director general, European Cleaning and Facility Services Industry (EFCI): "CMS Berlin was an excellent opportunity for us to find out first-hand about the industry's latest technology trends, to better understand where the sector is heading, and to be able to better represent its interests in Brussels. Events such as CMS Berlin give us a privileged opportunity to explain why our activities in Brussels are important for all actors in this sector."


28th September 2023

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