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Clean ’22 Ready to Go in Atlanta

Industry trade show to kick off Saturday, July 30, run through Aug. 2

ATLANTA — After three long years, delayed by the pandemic, The Clean Show is ready to kick off July 30 at the Georgia World Congress Center here.

The event, formally known as the World Educational Congress for Laundering and Drycleaning, runs through Aug. 2.

The Clean Show creates a platform that brings together all industry professionals to network, educate, and share the latest technologies in the industry, says organizer Messe Frankfurt.

Attendees come from all over the U.S. and beyond to learn about the latest products, trends and strategies that will help them to grow their business.

“Clean has a long, long history of success and memorable events,” says Greg Jira, show director for organizer Messe Frankfurt North America. “Our goal is to bring the same great industry experience the exhibitors and attendees have grown accustomed to.

“You’ll see a different level of graphics and some new technology, but the person-to-person action within the industry, that’s what makes Clean special.”

This year, Messe Frankfurt is fully at the helm of the show with its association partners: Association for Linen Management (ALM), Coin Laundry Association (CLA), Drycleaning & Laundry Institute International (DLI), Textile Care Allied Trades Association (TCATA) and TRSA, the association for linen, uniform and facility services.

American Laundry News will be covering the event with multiple daily updates via social media. Readers will be able to easily find these posts and videos, along with photos from the show, on the americanlaundrynews.com home page.

Laundry professionals able to attend the event will be able to learn about products and services from nearly 350 exhibitors, including machinery, systems and accessories for washing, cleaning, and other textile applications; financial and technology solutions; additives and chemicals; facility maintenance; logistics and material flow; and energy-saving solutions and water technology.

Attendees can also engage in 30 hours of educational sessions with topics including The Next Generation of Laundromats; State of the Linen, Uniform and Facility Services Industry; Pardon the Interruption, Automation in Progress; 12 Profit Activators: Guaranteed To Create An Immediate Cash Flow Surge; The Economic Impact of Reusable Textiles; The CDC Perspective on Textile Care Services; Marketing through Your POS; and more.

The four-day event begins at 8 a.m. EDT Saturday when only distributors will have access to the show floor and the first education sessions occur. Gates will open for everyone at 10 following a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony, and the show will run until 5 p.m. Hours for the rest of the event are 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Sunday and Monday and 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Tuesday.

There will be complimentary shuttle buses running each morning from designated hotels to the Georgia World Congress Center while Clean is in session. Buses will run about every 15-20 minutes from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday and from 7:30 to 11 the other three days.

The schedule flips during the afternoons, with buses picking up passengers at the GWCC every 20-30 minutes and stopping at designated points. Those shuttles will run from 3 to 6 p.m. on the first three show days and from 1:30 to 4 on closing day.

 

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The Georgia World Congress Center (pictured) is preparing to welcome thousands of textile care professionals for The Clean Show. (Photo: Georgia World Congress Center Authority; logo: Messe Frankfurt)

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