CMS Berlin 2019 opens today

More than 100 products will make their international debut or their first appearance at a trade fair.

International cleaning trade fair CMS Berlin 2019 – Cleaning.Management.Services opened today.

Organised by Messe Berlin GmbH, the event has some 450 exhibitors from 25 countries presenting products, systems and processes for the commercial cleaning market.

More than 100 products are set to make their international debut or their first appearance at a trade fair, with digitalisation, sustainability and artificial intelligence to be widely featured in the new developments.

For the first time this cleaning trade fair will also provide the setting for the CMS World Summit 2019 – which opens tomorrow – with its keynote topic of ‘Inject Innovation’. This event is expected to attract more than 20,000 industry representatives from some 80 countries.

Dr. Christian Göke, CEO of Messe Berlin GmbH said this year’s CMS Berlin will feature a brilliant display of innovations.

“All these developments are being driven by digitalisation, sustainability and artificial intelligence,” he said.

“CMS Berlin 2019 will demonstrate that automated decision-making processes and self-learning machines have also enabled digitalisation to enter a new dimension in the cleaning industry.

“Germany’s economic strength as the largest cleaning market in Europe is one of the factors supporting the continuing expansion of CMS Berlin, which is taking place for the tenth time and has once again attracted a record number of participants.”

Markus Asch, chairman of the Cleaning Systems Trade Association in the VDMA said CMS provides the most important display of innovations anywhere in the cleaning industry.

“New digital developments in particular are setting the trends, influencing the entire added value chain for cleaning companies, from employment to procurement, in working processes and in the evaluation of results,” he said.

“In the machinery sector developments are being strongly influenced by digitalisation in parallel with equipment that can operate autonomously. There are other examples of innovative technology too, such as the inclusion in digital processes of machinery that requires a human operator, in order to improve performance and services. CMS is therefore ideal for assessing the progress being made in the cleaning industry.”

Thomas Dietrich, national guild master of the Building Cleaning Trade said CMS is rapidly developing into an international innovation lab.

“It is also the main platform for presenting trends and forecasts about the future of the cleaning market,” he said. “To an increasing extent CMS is providing a link between industry, the trade, service providers and startups from Germany, Europe and all over the world.”

Highlights of the supporting programme

On 25 and 26 September the focus of the CMS World Summit 2019 will be on the challenges, opportunities and risks facing the global cleaning industry. Under the heading ‘Inject Innovation’, the cleaning industry’s decision-makers and creative thinkers from all over the world will be gathering in Berlin.

This high-level exchange of information will address the challenges, opportunities and risks involved with digitalisation and sustainability in the cleaning industry, and will consider the dominant themes, such as the circular economy and artificial intelligence. The conference is sponsored by the European Cleaning and Facility Services Industry (EFCI), the European Engineering Industries Association (EUnited) and the International Association for Soaps, Detergents and Maintenance Products (A.I.S.E.).

The presentation of the CMS Purus Innovation Award (PIA) on 24 September recognises outstanding innovations in the categories large machines, small machines, equipment and digital tools and systems. One of the main highlights will be the re-staging of the Mobility Cleaning Circle on 25 September. This exclusive networking event addresses the challenges and suggested solutions for cleaning in the field of mobility.

The CMS Practice Forum in Hall 6.2 will be holding concentrated advanced training events. The programme includes the latest building cleaning topics, the new framework wage agreement, lectures and discussions for representatives of the healthcare, hotel and catering industries and municipal institutions, and topics on industrial safety, hygiene and general health. The Ground Maintenance show will feature practical examples of cleaning machinery and cleaning products, including machinery, equipment and accessories for maintaining green spaces, cleaning highways and paths and carrying out winter services. Outdoors, on the special display areas in front of the main south entrance, exhibitors will be demonstrating cleaning of glass facades and a wide variety of aerial work platforms.

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