For the first time in 28 years, the Clean Show returned to Atlanta for Clean 2015, held April 16-19 in the Georgia World Congress Center. It featured 437 exhibiting companies using 195,400 square feet of booth space. Registration numbers show over a 9 percent increase in attendance from Clean 2013 in New Orleans, and there was approximately a 6 percent increase in exhibit space from 2011 in Las Vegas. Exhibitors and attendees alike were enthusiastic in their praise of the biennial trade show, which remains the premier event for the textile care industry.
“Clean 2015 exceeded our expectations with huge crowds, dynamic exhibits and the kind of education and networking that may only be found at The Clean Show,” said Brian Wallace, Chair of Clean 2015 and President/CEO of Coin Laundry Association, one of the Clean Show’s five sponsoring associations. “Judging by the positive energy in the hall, the garment and textile care industry is thriving in 2015.”
The World Educational Congress for Laundering and Drycleaning, the show’s formal name, attracts every facet of the textile care and textile rental services industry – retail, commercial, coin/card, institutional, and industrial laundering and drycleaning. It is the world’s largest exhibition of textile care products featuring working equipment. Clean 2015 drew in 11,264 people. The list includes people from all 50 U.S. states and 88 other countries.
Approximately 33 hours of educational sessions were available at Clean 2015 including six sessions offered on the floor itself. Sessions were provided by four of the five show sponsors as well as one additional industry association. Many sessions overflowed to standing room only. Attendees were able to take advantage of all sessions, valued at almost $10,000 at no additional cost above the modest registration fee.
BACK TO VEGAS IN 2017
Finally, at a press conference during Clean 2015, the Show Sponsors shared details about upcoming Clean Shows. Clean 2017 will be held June 26-29 in Las Vegas, and Clean 2019 will be in New Orleans. Thanks to the success of Clean 2015, the Clean Show will return to Atlanta once again in 2021.
The Clean Show is sponsored by five national industry associations: Association for Linen Management, Coin Laundry Association, Drycleaning & Laundry Institute, Textile Care Allied Trades Association and Textile Rental Services Association of America.
For more information about Clean 2015, visit its website at www.cleanshow.com, or contact show management, Riddle & Associates, 3098 Piedmont Road NE, Suite 350, Atlanta, GA 30305, phone 404-876-1988, fax 404-876-5121, email email@example.com.