ATLANTA, Ga. — The first Clean show back in Atlanta since 1987 was hailed a success by exhibitors and the show’s sponsors, Riddle & Associates. According to John Riddle, president, Riddle & Associates, attendance at the Atlanta show exceeded that of the 2013 show in New Orleans.
The four-day show drew 437 companies to 195,400-square-feet of contracted exhibit space where they touted new and interesting products and services for the industry to approximately 11,264 attendees from 88 countries (50 US states and 6 continents) who walked the exhibit floor. Many attendees took advantage of the classroom education and seminars which totaled 32.75 hours.
The next Clean Show is scheduled for June 26-29, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The show will return to New Orleans in 2019, then back to Atlanta in 2021.
In its 38th year, the Clean Show remains the premier event for the commercial laundering, drycleaning and textile service industry. Thousands of people from all points of the globe come to see and learn about the newest and most technologically advanced products the industry has to offer. Named 112th among 2013 TSNN’s Top 250 Trade Shows, the Clean Show is the largest textile care exposition in the world that features working equipment.
Representing every facet of the industry, show sponsors are:
* Association for Linen Management (formerly National Association of Institutional Linen Management) serves managers of institutional laundries in hospitals, hotels, nursing homes and public facilities.
* Textile Care Allied Trades Association is the association of manufacturers and distributors of commercial laundry and drycleaning equipment and supplies.
* Textile Rental Services Association of America (initially Linen Supply Association of America) represents companies engaged in textile maintenance, uniform & linen rental, mats and dust control services to commercial, industrial and institutional businesses.
* Coin Laundry Association (initially National Automatic Laundry and Cleaning Council) represents coin/card laundry and drycleaning store owners, distributors and manufacturers.
* Drycleaning & Laundry Institute (formerly International Fabricare Institute) represents retail/neighborhood drycleaners, launderers and wetcleaners nationally and internationally.
Sponsors provide educational sessions at the show focusing on the specific needs of their members, generally concentrating on new technologies, training, business management and environmental issues. Recognizing the importance of education in a time of technical and environmental changes, the show frequently has other related associations participating in the formal educational program.