Programme 2023

Interclean China is more than just an exhibition. Industry experts will take the stage to share their knowledge on a variety of cleaning & hygiene topics. Gain insights, participate in exchange meetings or join the excursions during the show.

Wednesday 18 October

09:30 - 10:50 hrs

Opening ceremony Interclean China 2023

Location: Conference Room 2, Exhibition Hall 1

11:00 - 12:00 hrs

Meet the expert - The importance of hand hygiene

With Denise Hanson, Commercial Director of BICs; The British Institute of Cleaning Science

Location: International Hub, Exhibition Hall 1

Since the launch of Global Handwashing Day in 2008 the World Health Organisation has campaigned for recognition of this simple action as a key component to bringing people together in support of hand hygiene improvement worldwide. We should all be aware of the vital role hand washing plays in the breaking the chain of infection, this hands-on session looks at different techniques and their effectiveness. Sharing independent research on the common methods of hand hygiene and ranking their effectiveness this workshop will involve audience participation.


About Denise Hanson

With over 30 years’ experience in the cleaning industry, Denise brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to BICSc portfolio. Experienced in successful multi-site mobilisations, in time and cost critical environments and with a career that spans hotels, facilities services for local government, MOD, major food retail, shopping centres, cleanroom and blue-chip office facilities. As Commercial Director for BICSc Denise oversees the development and delivery of new courses, ensures the validity of BICSc offering and works with clients to deliver effective solutions to their issues. The cleaning industry has provided an interesting and diverse career and Denise sees her role with BICSc as an opportunity to help build the steps to allow others to progress in their careers within cleaning and facilities.

Denise Hanson

12:00 - 13:00 hrs

Meet the expert - AI and Facilities, technology to make your building smarter and work for you now and in the future

With Jill Frey, CEO of Cummins Facility Services, co- founder for The Facility Data Standard Consortium (FDSC)

Location: International Hub, Exhibition Hall 1

With the post-pandemic era arriving and the slowdown in economic growth, the overall demand in the industry has shifted from rapid expansion to steady development. Additionally, with the accelerated aging of the population, issues related to the traditional cleaning sector, such as labour-intensive tasks, physical demands, and labour shortages, have become prominent. Furthermore, the willingness of young people to engage in cleaning work is low. The traditional cleaning industry is facing significant challenges in terms of difficulty in recruitment and labour shortages. These obstacles are impeding the development path of the traditional cleaning industry.


About Jill Frey

Jill Frey is a well-respected leader in the facility services industry. Jill assumed leadership of Cummins Facility Services (CFS) immediately after graduating from the University of Toledo and has dedicated her career to developing the company her parents created. Under her leadership, the company has grown from 15 employees with operations in one state, to more than 1000 employees, with operations nationwide. In addition, Jill serves as Chairwoman and co- founder for The Facility Data Standard Consortium (FDSC), an association dedicated to advancing global open standards for secure data transfer and integration in the facility ecosystem. FDSC was developed by industry subject matter experts, so that the benefits of electronic information technology are widely, quickly, and economically available to the industry.

Jill Frey

13:30 - 15:30 hrs

International Exchange Meeting for Overseas Buyers - Discover the latest breakthroughs from China’s cleaning industry

Location: International Hub, Exhibition Hall 1

China’s cleaning industry is rapidly changing, partly caused by the need for stricter hygiene measures, but also because of the increase in technological developments. Visit the International Hub to learn about the most recent innovations in the cleaning sector in China. Interclean connects overseas buyers with Chinese manufacturers in the field of AI and robotics, machines and equipment.


The exchange meeting helps Chinese manufacturers gain a deeper understanding of the procurement needs and requirements of overseas buyers. At the same time, overseas buyers can directly raise questions and give feedback to manufacturers.

Attending the meeting is free.


Thursday 19 October

09:00 - 12:00 hrs

HCF Healthcare Cleaning Forum

Location: Conference Room 201, Convention Centre

Environmental cleaning and disinfection are important instruments to reduce the rates of healthcare-associated infections (HAI’s). Multiple factors influence the efficiency of cleaning involving procedures, training and education, technology and materials.

Healthcare Cleaning Forum (HCF) is a unique 1-day conference designed as a platform for healthcare experts, including infection prevention specialists and facility managers, cleaning experts and industry. It raises awareness, discusses best practice and explores the latest scientific research on how cleaning can have an impact on Infection prevention and control in hospitals and long-term-care institutions.

The HCF Healthcare Cleaning Forum at Interclean China is centered on the topic of "detail-oriented facility management and High-Quality Development of Hospitals Properties". The conference will stimulate innovative thinking through exchanges between domestic and foreign experts, provide hospitals with one-stop service solutions, and promote the high-quality development of the global healthcare environmental hygiene.

09:30 - 11:30 hrs

‘Cleaning supplies promote industry 4.0’ - food factory and cleaning companies matchmaking event

Location: Conference Room 2, Exhibition Hall 1

The EHEDG (European Hygienic Engineering & Design Group) brings all kinds of food processing companies and public health authorities together with the aim of shaping the future of food safety and quality. Intechno, the EHEDG partner in China, organises this matchmaking for managers from Chinese food factories to explain their cleaning problems and for manufacturers of cleaning products to present their solutions.

In recent years, with the shift in the new direction of modernization in China's food industry, market entities have demanded a transition from low value-added, resource-intensive primary processing to high value-added, high-tech-intensive deep processing. The new changes in the food industry also present higher requirements for the cleaning industry. Simple cleaning methods can no longer meet the production needs of modern food industry. The technological threshold of cleaning equipment continues to rise, and high-speed, high-precision, high-intelligence are the inevitable trends in the future development of the cleaning industry.

Faced with various types of food production lines, how can we achieve rapid conversion of different cleaning requirements? In the era of Industry 4.0, what new changes have occurred in the cleaning demands of food factories compared to the past?

Interclean China, together with EHEDG's members and partners in China, as well as ECOLAB, is co-hosting the "Cleaning Products Empowering Industry 4.0" Food Factory-Cleaning Enterprise Business Matchmaking Event. This event focuses on core issues and adopts a one-on-one buyer pairing format. We have invited 8-10 food factories to gather with leading companies in the cleaning industry, aiming to discuss new developments in the industry and share future opportunities. This event aims to efficiently empower the food industry chain and contribute to the progress of Industry 4.0.

13:00 - 17:30 hrs

China International Cleaning Industry Exchange Meeting

"Observing Trends, Breaking the Ice"

Location: Conference Room 2, Exhibition Hall 1

In the Chinese market, growing health awareness has increased demand for cleaning services, leading to explosive growth in the cleaning industry. However, the cleaning industry is facing significant challenges in terms of difficulty in recruitment and labour shortages. To promote the development of the cleaning industry and collectively address current challenges, Interclean has partnered with Chongqing Cleaning Service Association to organise this exchange meeting.


The event aims through close interaction with representatives, experts, and practitioners from the cleaning industry in different countries and regions, to offer attendees profound insights into the latest trends and developments in the global cleaning industry. Furthermore it aims to stimulate innovative thinking, providing new ideas and directions for the future development of cleaning enterprises.

13:00 - 17:30 hrs

A unique opportunity to experience cleaning services in China: excursion to different end-users in Chongqing!*

*limited number of seats available

Costs: €50 / 400 Yuan (to be paid on site)

Registration: mail to Daniëlle Inostroza

During a 4-hours excursion to two different sites in Chongqing, Interclean China offers the unique opportunity to experience the cleaning services, products and methods in their actual working environment.


The excursion goes to:

Chongqing International Finance Square (Chongqing IFS)

The Chongqing IFS is located in Jiangbeizu CBD, the financial center of Chongqing, and is the largest integrated development project in the area with a gross floor area of 660,000 square meters. The visit to Chongqing IFS will mainly focus on the application of equipment for cleaning glass facades and maintenance of the lobby and underground car park.

Chongqing International Finance Square
Chongqing International Finance Square
Chongqing International Finance Square

Southeast Hospital of Chongqing City

Southeast Hospital is a comprehensive hospital integrating medical treatment, teaching, research, prevention, and healthcare. The total area is 140,000 square meters, with a capacity of 1,200 medical beds and 500 geriatric care beds. The cleaning experience at Southeast Hospital will demonstrate two practical scenarios: patient rooms and restrooms. To minimalise the microbial infections, cleaning and disinfecting those rooms are top priority in the health sector. By fulfilling this objective, patients can be provided with a safe medical experience and a efficient working environment for medical staff. 

Southeast Hospital of Chongqing City
Southeast Hospital of Chongqing City
Southeast Hospital of Chongqing City

Friday 20 October

10:00 - 12:00 hrs

CleanHospitals Day®

Location: International Hub, Exhibition Hall 1

The CleanHospitals Day® aims to increase the global visibility and recognition of the importance of healthcare environmental hygiene. Interclean China is this year’s host of the celebration of CleanHospitals Day. Professor Pittet (chairman CleanHospitals and Infection Prevention specialist at HUG, Geneva) kicks-off the worldwide introduction of HEHSAF, which is a framework to monitor the environmental hygiene in healthcare institutions.

Furthermore experts will explore the latest trends and best practices in healthcare environmental cleanliness, and provide more efficient and safer cleaning services in this critical field.