One week to go until 2023 ISSA Cleaning & Hygiene Expo

Less than one week to go until ISSA Cleaning & Hygiene Expo – the only dedicated trade event for the cleaning and hygiene industry in Australia.

There’s only one week to go until the ISSA Cleaning & Hygiene Expo – the only dedicated trade event for the cleaning and hygiene industry in Australia.

Taking place at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on Wednesday 1 November and Thursday 2 November 2023, the two-day, free-to-attend event is dedicated to the cleaning and hygiene industry, and will bring together leading experts, innovators, and cleaning professionals.

Featuring more than 90 local and international exhibitors in attendance, the trade show is the perfect chance for attendees to have face-to-face interaction with existing and new suppliers.

The event will also feature an extensive education program with 16 free to attend speaker sessions, featuring more than 40 speakers, plus onsite workshops, and networking events.

The education program will explore a diverse range of topics and event formats, carefully curated to support your business growth, staff development and keeping you informed about industry trends.

Panellists will address and examine issues currently impacting the cleaning and hygiene industry, as well as examine business insights, future trends, and innovations.

Attendees will learn how these relate directly to their business and how they can implement changes to stay at the forefront of the ever-evolving cleaning and hygiene industry.

In addition to the free-to-attend education sessions, there are also on-site workshops including:

Winning in a competitive market: Strategies for success in the cleaning industry

Presented by Lorraine Rogic, Director, Logic Business Resources, this comprehensive two-hour workshop that delves into the intricacies of competitive landscape, operational excellence, and service delivery. The session will address the role of Legislation, ISO standards, and Industry Standards like Cleaning Industry Management Standards (CIMS) in setting your business apart.

This is an interactive session with case studies and group activities. Attendees will gain valuable insights and practical strategies to navigate challenges and seize opportunities in the cleaning industry. Whether you’re grappling with budgetary decisions, trying to enhance your service delivery efforts, or contemplating certification, this workshop is tailored to equip you with the knowledge and tools you need.

Water damage restoration and drying chamber fundamentals

Presented by Ivi Sims, Founder, BULCS Holdings, this workshop provides an essential foundation for water damage restoration and containment (dry chamber) (101) and why it is important to work site safety. The session will delve into the clean-up of water, mould, and sewerage leaks. It will have you considering if you have the right systems in place and whether your teams understand the processes to follow. This workshop offers a basic overview on Water, Fire, and Mould Mitigation practise tailored to commercial contractor and janitorial services.

Complying with Labour Legislation: Buffet Breakfast and Speaker Presentation in Collaboration with FMA

The Facilities Management Association (FMA) Victoria Committee will also host a breakfast workshop on the changing landscape of labour hire legislation. Speakers for this session include Steve Dargavel, Labour Hire Licensing Commissioner, The Labour Hire Authority; Luke Snell, Work Health, and Safety Manager; A.G. Coombs Group, and Dan Trindade, partner and the National Practice Group Leader in Clayton Utz’s Workplace Relations, Employment and Safety team.

Clean and thriving: Unleashing the power of your cleaning for health story

The term “Cleaning for Health” is synonymous with Dr. Michael A. Berry’s book published in 1993. On the 30th anniversary of this iconic book, Dr Gavin Macgregor-Skinner, Senior Director, Global Biorisk Advisory Council ISSA, will discuss: What does it really mean? How important is it? How to define that the quality of the indoor environment (air, surfaces, water) is created through cleaning and proper maintenance? Why the cleaning industry needs to be recognised as “essential”? How do we set professional goals?

This workshop will help attendees:

  • Understand the importance of being able to tell a compelling cleaning for health story
  • Explore the impact of cleaning on human health and the built environment
  • By presenting scientific evidence and real-case studies supporting the cleaning for health concept
  • Identify your unique cleaning for health journey and understand your target audience and their needs
  • Develop an actionable plan to implement and share your cleaning for health story effectively in real-world scenarios.

Navigating challenges in the cleaning industry

This workshop is a comprehensive overview of the key challenges faced by the industry, including staffing, competition, compliance, marketing, costs, and sustainability.

With a mix of in-depth discussions, case studies, and interactive sessions, you’ll gain valuable insights into these challenges and develop effective strategies to overcome them. The workshop will also delve into the importance of industry standards such as the Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS) and how they can help set your business apart in a competitive market.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from an industry expert, share experiences, and network with peers.

Registrations for the 2023 Expo are now open.

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