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Clean ’09 Ready to Open Exhibit Sales in May

Paul Partyka |

ATLANTA — Exhibit sales open next month for Clean ’09, the premier textile care industry trade show scheduled for June 18-21, 2009, in New Orleans. Riddle & Associates, the show’s management firm, says the exhibitor prospectus will go out to Clean ’07 exhibitors the first week in May. Exhibitors at previous Clean Shows and others who have expressed interest in exhibiting will receive a prospectus later in the month.GES Exposition Services returns as general service contractor, beating out four other companies that bid for the opportunity. Headquartered in Las Vegas, GES works with 3,000 exhibitions and events annually. It last served the Clean Show in  2003.The Clean Executive Committee visited New Orleans last fall to observe firsthand that the Crescent City is prepared for the 2009 event.“New Orleans is ready for us, and we are expecting to have a great show,” says John Riddle, president of the management company. “Virtually every product and service used in the textile care industry will be on display at Clean ’09. Buyers and sellers can meet face to face, and buyers can see and compare actual working equipment and products.”“Clean Show participation for both exhibitors and attendees goes beyond just the benefits of being at the show,” Riddle adds. “They are supporting the entire textile care industry through programs of the show’s sponsoring associations that include research, education, government relations and more.”Show sponsors are the Association for Linen Management (ALM), Coin Laundry Association (CLA), Drycleaning & Laundry Institute (DLI), Textile Care Allied Trades Association (TCATA), Textile Rental Services Association of America (TRSA) and the Uniform & Textile Service Association (UTSA).Clean ’09 is developing a hotel package with a wide range of rates at 18 New Orleans hotels. The New Orleans Housing Bureau will begin taking reservations in August. Attendee promotion and show registration for the June 2009 event will begin in November.New Orleans last hosted the Clean Show in 2001. It was to have hosted Clean ’07, but Hurricane Katrina’s impact on the area prompted the Clean Executive Committee to relocate the show to Las Vegas. 

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Paul Partyka

American Coin-Op

Paul Partyka was editor of American Coin-Op from 1997 through May 2011.

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