Clean ’09 Will Feature 43 Hours of Education

Jason Hicks |

NEW ORLEANS — This year’s Clean Show will feature 43 hours of classroom seminars covering all segments of the industry, an expanded offering compared to previous shows, according to Riddle & Associates, the show-management company behind Clean. Clean ’09 is set for June 18-21 here at the Morial Convention Center.
Educational sessions are included in the show registration fee ($60 per person if preregistered; $95 on-site), and will be offered all four show days. Sessions are scheduled to meet from 8 to 10 a.m. each day to minimize conflict with exhibit hours — 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 18; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 19-20, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 21.
“Education comes in many forms, and we consider our tradeshow floor the largest interactive classroom in the industry,” says John Riddle, president of Riddle & Associates. “Over 450 companies are making a commitment to participate and share their solutions with the industry.”
Five of the show’s six sponsor associations will offer educational sessions, including the Association for Linen Management (ALM), Coin Laundry Association (CLA), Drycleaning & Laundry Institute (DLI), Textile Rental Services Association (TRSA) and Uniform and Textile Service Association (UTSA).
Seven additional industry-related associations from the United States, Canada and Europe will also offer sessions. They include the American Reusable Textile Association (ARTA), Canadian Cleaners & Launderers Allied Trades Association (CLATA), Comité International de l’Entretien du Textile (CINET), Textile Services Association Ltd. (TSA), European Textile Services Association (ETSA), Healthcare Laundry Accreditation Council (HLAC) and International Executive Housekeepers Association (IEHA).
Though each group will focus primarily on its own segment of the industry, some sessions will have universal appeal, Riddle says. Attendees can take advantage of the sessions of their choice, regardless of membership.
ALM will offer:

  • Green Conspiracy: Saving the Environment and the Bottom Line
  • Pay Now or Later — Preventive Maintenance
  • Safety & the Role of Leadership: The Milliken Lesson
  • Making It to the “Finishing Line”
  • Building a Solid Foundation — Linen Distribution Programs

ARTA will offer:

  • The Greening of Reusables: How to Green Your Operation

CINET/TSA will offer:

  • Global Market Characteristics, Trends & Strategies

  • Sustainable Solutions in Industrial Laundering
  • Hygiene Management in Industrial Laundry
  • Innovation & New Technologies in Industrial Laundries
  • The PTC Market in a Global Perspective
  • The PTC Innovation: Successful Businesses
  • Global Cleaning Technology: Latest Available New Technologies
  • New Finishing Techniques
  • Sustainable E-Drycleaning Project

IEHA will offer:

  • Earn More Through Professional Designations

TRSA will offer:

  • The Essentials of Laundry Safety

  • Clean Green: Marketing Textile Services in the Environmental Era
  • Textile Services Industry Global Forum

ETSA will offer:

  • European Market Characteristics and Trends

  • New Market Figures, Trends and Developments in the German-Speaking Markets
  • 2,200 Large Pieces Per Hour?
  • Resource Optimization in European Laundries
  • New Sustainable Low Temperature Washing Procedures
  • Waste Water from Industrial Laundries: Threat or Opportunity
  • New Care Label Symbols for Industrial Laundry

HLAC will offer:

  • Healthcare Laundry Accreditation — Why & How

UTSA will offer:

  • Why Safety Makes Good Business Sense

  • How to Develop a Self-Managed Team
  • Optimizing Profitability through Merchandise Management

For additional information on Clean ’09, visit, call Riddle & Associates at 404-876-1988, or e-mail

About the author

Jason Hicks

American Drycleaner

Jason Hicks was assistant editor for American Trade Magazines, which publishes American Coin-Op, American Drycleaner and American Laundry News, for more than nine years, and web editor for three years.


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