ISSA Cleantex Africa 2019 Reflects More Than 20 Years of Growth
Celebrating 21 years since the inception of the show, ISSA Cleantex Africa 2019 marked the first edition hosted in partnership with ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association. This year’s event took place June 4–6, in Johannesburg and offered a variety of new features, leading to a strong turnout of 2,459 visitors and delegates.
ISSA Cleantex Africa is the continent’s only exhibition that brings together contract cleaners, distributors, facility, health care, retail, and food service managers, as well as other professionals within the commercial cleaning, hygiene, health care, hospitality, property maintenance, and government sectors. Countries including China, Spain, Mauritius, Qatar, Turkey, Pakistan, and Russia launched products at the show for the first time, and their results led to very positive feedback.
“Not only did I hear from multiple exhibitors that they successfully met quality business prospects from multiple countries this year, but I also was pleased at how often I ran into visitors connecting with each other and sharing valuable experiences,” said Dianna Steinbach, ISSA vice president of international services. “When someone from Sudan can collaborate with people from Nigeria and Ghana to brainstorm ways to improve professionalism in their markets, then we have done our job to elevate the industry.”
The next event on the region’s professional cleaning industry calendar will be the second edition of the ISSA Summit Africa, scheduled to take place in September 2020 in Cape Town, South Africa.