It is almost time for the next ISSA/INTERCLEAN event, which will once again bring together cleaning and hygiene experts, professionals and exhibitors from Turkey, the Middle East and North Africa. Staged biennially for an industry in rapid transition, ISSA/INTERCLEAN Istanbul showcases the latest products and solutions from national and international suppliers. Combined with a solid conference programme, the event offers a multiday business and knowledge exchange opportunity. The second edition of ISSA/INTERCLEAN Istanbul is taking place at the Istanbul Congress Centre from 18 - 20 October.
Istanbul, located in the MENA region, forms a hub between Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and North Africa. “It’s easily accessible and offers plenty of opportunities. The economy has been outperforming itself as the tourism and hospitality sectors have seen a substantial growth with an increase from 297 to 590 hotels in the last decade, as well as a 25% growth in the number of shopping malls,” says Rob den Hertog, Director of ISSA/INTERCLEAN Istanbul.
Future of cleaning
This year’s event, organised in cooperation with regional partner UBM NTSR, will be presenting the Future of Cleaning in the ISSA/INTERCLEAN Theatre. ISSA runs four interactive workshops, featuring key issues such as best practices, cleaning needs in the hospitality market and well-being meets cleaning. Dr. Peter Smallwood of Smithers Apex will talk about emerging trends, customer demands and more. Abdul G. Ansari of the Middle East Consultancy Association will address the challenges for cleaning healthcare facilities in relation to patient safety. The entire programme is available on the website.
The show is expected to attract a truly international audience, with pre-registration already showing interest from over 70 countries. With 150 leading brands and a high level conference, the event is fulfilling its role as an international networking platform for the cleaning industry in Turkey and the Middle East and is said to play a vital role in finding solutions for the regions cleaning related challenges.