Hygiene, sanitisation and disinfection are now a top priority for all sectors. Currently, in its 8th edition, Clean Middle East Expo will continue to play a critical role in connecting trade buyers with suppliers of the latest technologies, products and solutions.
The upcoming edition promises an even bigger showcase featuring the latest innovations, cleaning protocols and hygiene solutions that will define the trend in 2021 for several industries, including hospitality, healthcare, food processing, manufacturing, catering and more.
Who should visit?
Facility and Soft Service Managers and Supervisors from airports and ports.
General Managers, Hygiene Managers and Quality Assurance Managers from on-premise and off-premise caterers and food manufacturers.
Senior Management, Operations and Cleaning Supervisors from commercial cleaning companies.
Facility Managers from schools, universities and training facilities.
Senior Management, Operations and Soft Service's from facility management companies.
Housekeeping, Facilities and Soft Service departments from hospitals, clinics and other medical providers.
Housekeeping, Operations and Facility Manager's from hotels, restaurants, tourism and entertainment facilities.
Facility, Operations and Soft Service Managers from malls, stores and supermarkets.
The future of the cleaning industry
Workspace health and safety goes to the top of business agenda’s because of COVID-19, as this environmental hazard impacts health and wellbeing. The right cleaning products, equipment and protocols can mitigate the spread of disease and is used for preventative measures. Below is a snapshot of what this implies for the cleaning industry:
- Critical infrastructure - Initiatives such as the National Disinfection Programme, mean cleaning is now a very important part of all businesses and sectors locally and internationally
- New protocols - Building operators will have to rethink cleaning protocols and work with accredited suppliers, to provide confidence to tenants and their workforce
- Laundry processes – Procedures and products will be reviewed to reduce the spread of pathogens in clean lines, especially among the healthcare sector
- New education - Training and certified services will be front and foremost
- Car wash demand - With the rising number of cars, waterless and more environmentally friendly solutions are needed
- New technological advances - Cleaning automation, AI powered technology, autonomous cleaning equipment and other new innovations will now become a priority
- Air quality and ventilation standards will change, in order to reduce transmission
- Design - Building architects, developers and designers will need to consider layout, décor and materials to minimise risk and ease cleaning and sanitisation
Cleaning Equipment and Machinery
Vacuum cleaners, sweeping machines, scrubbing and suction machines, buffing and polishing machines
Sweeping machines, vacuum cleaners, window cleaning, pressure washers, steam cleaning, brushes, pads, drivers and clutch plates
Floor Care Machines - Floor Cleaning Equipment
Vacuum cleaners, carpet and upholstery cleaning, tile and grout cleaning equipment
General Cleaning Chemicals
Detergents, bactericides, disinfectants and sanitizers, de-scalers and degreasers, insect and pest control chemicals, solvents and strippers
Household Cleaning Products
Cloths, mops, scouring pads, kitchen, bathroom, glass and metal cleaners
Janitorial Equipment – Materials
Buckets and wringers, holders for tools and trolleys, mops and trolleys, mats, bins and waste containers
Indoor air quality products, disposable gloves, oven cleaners, sanitary cleaning products, kitchen chemicals
Sanitary cleaning products/materials, sanitary towel disposal, toilet paper and tissue, towels, paper and textile
Bins and waste containers, waste removal systems, waste water recycling systems
Clean Middle East Expo
Middle East Cleaning Technology Week was very good, there was a lot of footfall on the last and second day of the show. It’s actually a bit of a reunion for us as we have met with a lot of people in the market since we started. We’ve had a chance to have a lot of face-to-face time with FM companies, it’s a great opportunity for that. The conversations we’ve had have been meaningful as we know a lot of the visitors already and aside from that there was a good turn out from other GCC countries.
In our industry this is very important as the show covers the whole region, including the Saudi Arabia market as well, which we have had lots of visitors from Saudi Arabia, and a few of the major players have visited our stand. It’s also important to see what is going on in the market and what our competition is doing. It’s a platform where we can showcase our new product lines and new technology.
This is our 4th time exhibiting and we have partners all along the Gulf. We are working together with them at the show to find more distributors. We have seen visitors from Saudi Arabia, Oman, India, Jordan and Kenya. A lot of different people from a lot of different countries. The industry is price sensitive but they need and like innovation. Absolutely, we will be back next year.