Cleanscene 2016 was held in Sydney at Homebush Showground Facility over September 6,7 & 8th, again in co-location with the Safety in Action Show.
Despite attendances being slightly down for both shows by comparison to previous events, the morning sessions were extremely busy, with all exhibitors expressing very favourable comments about the quality of people attending the show, and the enquiries forthcoming from those attendees.
There was a good mix of exhibitors across many facets of the Cleaning Industry, from Chemicals to Machines, Software Systems, Importation Companies etc. as well as local Distributors.
There were a number of International Exhibitors offering opportunities from Manufacturing through Importation, Finished Goods and various Ranges of product to mention a few.
The quality of stands and presentation was of a very high level once again.
Seminar attendances were seen to be very well supported and covered a wide variety of topics.
One highly attended Seminar was the one presented by Stuart Nicol , NCSA National President and Dianna Steinbach from ISSA, who covered the recent agreement between the two organisations to merge, following approaches by the NCSA over recent months and subsequent visit by ISSA Executive Director, John Barrett, in order to commence proceedings to allow that to take place.
Both parties expressed how beneficial this new plan would be to members and what it would bring to the table for the Industry as a whole over the coming years.
This has proven to be one of the most effective and popular decisions made recently and has had overwhelming support from the Industry.
It should, and will, allow the much sort after unification of Industry Exhibitions, with ISSA becoming the driving force along similar lines seen with shows overseas that ISSA run.
The first of these may even be as soon as May 2017 in Melbourne pending the outcome of current discussions with the current organisers of that show.
The new organisation will be known as ISSA Oceania.
Further details on all of the above will be announced as they become official.
Cleanscene Awards were again a highlight of the event with the following recipients taking out the Awards:
Best Stand under 18 sq. mtrs Sabco Australia
Best Stand over 18 sq, mtrs Oates
Best Overall Stand Abco
Innovative Product Steam- E for its Escalator Cleaner.
The NCSA and Show organisers wish to congratulate the winners for their attainment of these awards.