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Events, Receptions, Meetings, More at Clean ’22

Partnering associations will have volunteer opportunities, networking events, more in Atlanta

ATLANTA — There will be much more for attendees than the show floor at The Clean Show, July 30-Aug. 2, at the Georgia World Congress Center, presented by Messe Frankfurt.

Five partnering industry associations have planned a series of events, from giving back to socializing. These partners include the 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.

“(The Clean Show) is not only the go-to industry event, but it’s also, an outreach effort into the host cities,” says Greg Jira, Clean Show director for Messe Frankfurt North America. “These associations plan and give so much to the show.

“There’s hosting of a free laundry day in a needy neighborhood. There’s a literacy program for childhood literacy where books and a physical setup of storytelling areas are provided to local law enforcement.

“There’s one this year for America’s VetDogs that provide guide dogs to Veterans with disabilities.”

Here’s a brief look at the events taking place during Clean. Note that some require registration and others are association member-only events.


10 a.m.-2 p.m., EDT—LaundryCares Foundation Free Laundry Day
Brought to you by CLA, Atlanta Area Laundromats

Volunteer at the Free Laundry & Literacy Day event held on July 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at several Atlanta area laundromats. CLA asks each of its volunteers to also consider making a $25 minimum donation to help defray the costs of the events, including T-shirts, caps and other amenities distributed at the event. Registration required.

5:30-7:30 p.m., EDT—TRSA Welcome Reception
Brought to you by TRSA, College Football Hall of Fame

Kick-off The Clean Show at the TRSA Tailgate Welcome Reception to be held at the Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame.

Enjoy “tailgating” with 400-plus linen, uniform, and facility services industry colleagues and full access to the Hall where you’ll hear stories, accomplishments, and traditions of the game’s greatest legends, including team touchstones, mascots, bands, fight songs, cheerleaders and more.

Registration required; TRSA members only.


12-2 p.m., EDT—LaundryCares Foundation Luncheon
Brought to you by CLA, Room B302-B305

Join LaundryCares for a FREE Lunch and Learn while at the Clean Show! You don’t want to miss this chance to find specific ways to connect to your community, learn customer social responsibility, and hear testimonials from owner-operators who have experienced these opportunities firsthand. Registration required.

2-4 p.m., EDT—ALM Member Social
Brought to you by ALM,  Booth #1036

ALM Member Social on the exhibit hall floor.

5-6 p.m., EDT—Hospitality Reception
Brought to you by CLA, Room B401 – B402

Registration is not required.

5:30-7:30 p.m., EDT—DLI-TCATA Membership Reception
Brought to you by DLI & TCATA, Marriott Marquis

Registration is not required; DLI and TCATA members only.


7:30-8:30 a.m., EDT—Global Linen, Uniform/Workwear & Facility Services Breakfast
Brought to you by TRSA, Room B311

Breakfast with executives from commercial laundries and suppliers. Registration required; TRSA members only.

11 a.m.-3 p.m., EDT—ALM Give Back Event
Brought to you by ALM, Booth #1036

ALM is partnering with America’s VetDogs to raise funds to provide trained support dogs for Veterans. Meet Joe Worley and Galaxie, as well as some of the pups-in-training, and show your support for this outstanding organization!

America’s VetDogs trains and places service dogs for those with physical disabilities; guide dogs for individuals who are blind or have low vision; service dogs to help mitigate the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder; and facility dogs as part of the rehabilitation process in military and VA hospitals.

12-2 p.m., EDT— The Power Hour: How to Kick A** as Your Authentic Self Women’s Luncheon with Keynote Speaker Fawn Germer
Brought to you by CLA, Room B405

What you say and how you say it is everything as a woman in a male-dominated industry, so here’s a crash course in power with best-selling author and leading podcaster Fawn Germer. This Oprah book author shows you how to strike a power pose and add firepower to your language so you can be effective and real.

True fact: Women use weak language four times as often as men, and that costs their professional reputation and effectiveness. Fawn shows how to use your body to convey confidence and power, handle interruptions, protect your ideas from being stolen and surround yourself with the support team that helps you grow your strength. Registration required; CLA Members only.

7-10 p.m., EDT—CLA Dinner Event: Sea of Possibilities
Brought to you by CLA, Georgia Aquarium

Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind party for members only! Tickets are required. Premier members receive two free tickets to this event.


7-8 a.m., EDT—Women in Textile Services & DE&I Breakfast
Brought to you by TRSA, Room B311

A diverse workforce is a reflection of a changing world and marketplace. Coretha M. Rushing, SHRN-SCP, Society of Human Resource Management will provide tips and resources on how to foster a diverse and inclusive workplace in our constantly changing environment. Registration required; TRSA members only.

8-8:30 a.m., EDT—CLA Annual Meeting
Brought to you by CLA, Room B302 – B305

CLA President and CEO Brian Wallace will share an annual report of the association.

In addition, he will provide an update on CLA’s strategic initiatives and plans for the future. All CLA members are encouraged to attend.

5-6 p.m., EDT—Hospitality Reception
Brought to you by CLA, B401-B402

Registration is not required.            


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Events, Receptions, Meetings, More at Clean ’22

Joe Worley, his dog Galaxie and other trained support dogs will be on site during ALM’s Give Back Event July 31, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., at booth #1036. (Photo: America’s VetDogs)

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