ATLANTA — The Clean Executive Committee (CEC) has unveiled a brand-new mission statement for the Clean Show that it believes reflects and promotes the exchange of new ideas before, during and after the event.
A thorough review of all aspects of the every-other-year show led the group to adopt the following: “The Clean Show provides a global forum for bringing together garment and textile care services professionals for the purpose of sharing ideas, business practices and the latest products, services and innovations as well as raising the level of professionalism in the industry.”
In keeping with the spirit of this statement, the CEC has relaxed certain rules regarding the convening of affiliate groups during trade show hours. In the past, meetings were restricted to hours outside education and exhibit hours (which traditionally run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.), but now exhibiting companies and industry associations can schedule their sales, distributor or group meetings during educational sessions or between the hours of noon and 2 p.m.
David Cotter, CEO of the Textile Care Allied Trades Association and chairman of the 2013 Clean Show in New Orleans, supports the new direction. “We believe the new rules will support an environment where exhibitors and attendees can conduct business and meet with others more freely.”
The CEC is comprised of representatives from the five sponsoring associations, including the Coin Laundry Association.
The New Orleans Morial Convention Center will host the Clean Show on June 20-22, 2013. More than 400 companies are expected to exhibit.