ISSA and its trade show partner Interpoint Events have once again raised the bar for the Australian cleaning industry. The two-day ISSA Cleaning & Hygiene Expo, held in Sydney, Australia, August 29-30, 2018, came to a successful close, with exhibitors and attendees alike excited for next year’s show.
Held at the International Convention Centre in Sydney, the second annual ISSA Cleaning & Hygiene Expo achieved a 31 percent increase in attendance over 2017, with 23 percent of visitors coming from the commercial, industrial, and residential segments in the contract cleaning industry. The expo also achieved a 15 percent increase in exhibitors, and an 18 percent increase in exhibit space. “The tagline for the 2018 ISSA Cleaning & Hygiene Expo was ‘It’s Time to Shine’ and the show most definitely did!” says ISSA Oceania Manager Lauren Micallef. “Our exhibitors and attendees had high expectations and the show hit all the right notes for them. We seem to be building outstanding momentum and growing national interest. It is fantastic to see the industry really getting behind this expo and getting real value out of it.”
“What is also noteworthy is the international recognition that the ISSA Cleaning &Hygiene Expo is gaining. We had attendees from 16 countries including Malaysia, Singapore, Spain, Netherlands, Germany, and China,” says ISSA International Services Vice President Dianna Steinbach. “It is great to see the growth the show has experienced and exciting to see the direction in which it is headed.” Within Australia, all six states and two territories were represented, with 50 percent of the attendees coming from New South Wales. The expo drew a number of high-level decision makers, with approximately 44 percent of attendees holding director, CEO, or manager positions.