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International News

‘The role of women as a driver of innovation in the integrated-services system’.

Date and place: Tuesday 23rd May, 12:00 – 13:30, Veronafiere, Arena Congress Centre, Rossini Room, Gallery pavilion 6/7:


12.00– 12.05: Opening remarks by Toni D’Andrea – CEO of Afidamp Servizi

12.05 – 12.50: Remarks by speakers:

  • Ilham Kadri, senior vice president and officer at Sealed Air, president Diversey Care –  Women in top management and female entrepreneurship: opportunities and difficulties 
  • Liliana Ocmin, manager of coordination for women in CISL – Women and work: equal opportunities and integration
  • Camilla Baresani, journalist and writer – stories of women, the value of hospitality and service 
  • Samira Chabib, board of directors AGSM Verona Group – Gender quotas and participation.  Women’s work in society

12.50 – 13.15 Roundtable

The discussion will include two rounds of questions focused on these objectives:

  • Promote innovation in terms of the entrepreneurship of women in corporate management ​
  • Highlight the value of innovation when it comes to social integration, in an industry in which the majority of workers are women who have to interact with others 
  • Highlight the innovation of women in the approach to taking care of people, especially among the most vulnerable people in society, in other words, those who are ill or elderly (in hospitals or  nursing homes) 
  • Discuss equal opportunities in the integrated-services system 
  • Take stock of the situation in terms of safeguarding jobs for women

13.15 – 13.30

Questions from the audience

Moderator: Chiara Lico, journalist for TG2

‘Circular economy, the future of production, consumption and the entire life cycle. A challenge for businesses and the community’

Wednesday 24th May, 10.30 - 12.30, Veronafiere, Arena Congress Centre, Rossini Room, Gallery, pavilion 6/7

10.30 – 10.35: Opening remarks by Toni D’Andrea – CEO of Afidamp Servizi

10.35 – 11.45: Remarks by Speakers

  • Francesco Ferrante, vice president of the Kyoto Club ‘The circular economy, a new paradigm for possible development’ 
  • Elisabetta Perrotta, general director of Fise Assoambiente ‘The circular economy and business, opportunities and critical issues’ 
  • Andrea Miglioranzi, president of Amia Verona ‘The Verona model in terms of the circular economy’ 
  • Markus Häfner, export director Werner & Mertz Professional ‘Company case history’
  • Francesco Pasquini, Lucart Group ‘Company case history’

11.45 – 12.15 Roundtable

The following topics will be discussed in-depth as per the speakers’ remarks:

  • A new business model, from design to the end of a product’s life cycle ​
  • Looking at waste as a resource, what is changing in terms of collection and handling
  • Taking stock of the situation with the European package for the circular economy
  • Development of the market of secondary raw materials
  • Maintenance and reuse 
  • Green Public Procurement

Moderator: Maurizio Melis, Radio 24

12.15 – 12.30

Questions from the audience

25 Years of Ecolabel

Riccardo Rifici, president of the Ecolabel Audit Committee – ISPRA

Gianluca Cesarei, of Service for Environmental Certification - ISPRA​

‘Creating a new model of development for the planet. Changing the production and consumption paradigm for a sustainable future’

Date and place: Thursday 25th May, 11.00 -13.00, Veronafiere, Arena Congress Centre,  Puccini Room, Gallery pavilion 6/7

11.00 – 11.05

Opening remarks by Toni D’Andrea, CEO of Afidamp Servizi

11.05 a.m. – 11.50 a.m. Remarks from speakers:


  • Roberto Vacca, science outreach, ‘Development trends: risks, investments and waste reduction’ 
  • Emiliano Brancaccio,  political economy professor, Università del Sannio ‘Possible economic development: criteria and methodologies’
  • Michael Braungart, chemist, ‘The cradle-to-cradle philosophy’

11.50 – 12.20 Roundtable

The following topics will be discussed in-depth as per the speakers’ remarks:

  • the limits and needs of development tied to population growth
  • the approach to design when it comes to the scarcity of raw materials 
  • methods for tracing the entire life cycle of a product  
  • analysis of the economic/social impact of a sustainable and circular paradigm  
  • planning services with sustainability in mind 

12.20 p.m. – 12.30 p.m.

Questions from the audience​

ETS to participate in Pulire Verona 2017

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The European Tissue Symposium, ETS, will take part in Pulire Verona next week. As well as exhibiting, the Symposium will participate in the speaker programme with a presentation by ETS chairman, Roberto Berardi, on 'The Advantage of Paper'.

Brexit blues? Not for OspreyDeepclean!

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OspreyDeepclean tell us that Brexit seems to be having little effect on demand for its GB1 gum busting machine in continental Europe, with the world's first battery powered dry steam machine for gum removal as popular as ever with its cleaning counterparts across the channel with recent deliveries in both Italy & The Netherlands.

Daylight Medical completes sale of medical UVC disinfection portfolio to Diversey Care

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Daylight Medical, manufacturer of innovative medical devices and an affiliate of Codonics, a global leader in patient safety and image documentation solutions, has this week announced that it has completed the sale of its UVC disinfection business to Sealed Air's Diversey Care.

"Get with the Programme: Go Green" writes Betco's Hunter Giles

"The move toward green cleaning is the next step towards further reducing the impact left on the environment. We can always continue to maintain and improve the health, comfort and aesthetics of our surroundings. We know that green cleaning creates healthier environments, but what does it truly mean to go green?


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Greenworld Innovations appoints Kevin Morgan as group managing director

Greenworld Innovations, the provider of quality, innovative, sustainable cleaning products and an advanced home installation service, has appointed Kevin Morgan as its new group managing director.

RWM Ambassadors call for resource efficiency to play more central role in Industrial Strategy

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The RWM Ambassadors, who champion economic growth through environmentally sound and sustainable methods, have issued a formal response to the UK government's 'Building Our Industrial Strategy' Green Paper (beisgovuk.citizenspace.com) issued earlier this year.

IPC all geared up for Verona - site of next in Pulire series of exhibitions

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Italian machinery manufacturer IPC had a great Pulire Moscow last November and is saying that it's now geared up for what promises to be another successful Pulire - on home-ground this time, in Verona (23rd - 25th May).

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We often hear visitors to trade shows bewailing that "There's nothing new" to see.

Well, we can't know their expectations of course, but having spent the day criss-crossing the three exhibition halls at Pulire Verona today, and even a little while in the sunshine at the 'outside' exhibition, all we can say is that there is plenty new to see if you take the trouble to look.

Below, we feature just some of the new items that were on show today, including the finalists for the innovation awards.

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This Week's News

Taski Swingobot 2000 wins Pulire Verona 2107 Innovation Award

* Pulire-Verona-2017-winner.jpgLast night was a thoroughly deserved win for Diversey Care's Taski Swingobot 2000.

Director Taski global machines Laurent Ryssen was presented the award in a packed auditorium by Afidamp's Toni d'Andrea.

Laurent confided to Cleanzine afterwards that he thought for a moment that they'd 'only' won 3rd prize as theirs was the first product called after the Finalists Awards!

If you are interested in seeing the Swingobot 2000 in action on your desktop download the Taski Intellibot AR from the Apple app store or Google Play.

Innovation Awards Finalist Sealed Air Diversey Care

* Swingobot-2000.jpgDiversey Care also reached the Innovation Awards finals with two products: the Taski Swingobot 2000. This machine combines intellibot navigational technology with Taski cleaning quality.

Robotic floor cleaning allows the operator, once the machine is set up to go, to get on with other jobs while the machine does the repetitive and fatiguing task. "It's the way forward", says Laurent Ryssen, director Taski global machines.

Innovation Awards Finalist Teinnova

* Multibot.jpgThis Spanish company reached the finals in the Innovation Awards with its Multibot duct cleaning robot.

Multibot has four cleaning functions: cleaning, disinfecting, visually inspecting, and sealing any cracks or gaps in the ducting.


Innovation Awards finalist: Karcher

* Karcher-air-filter.jpgKarcher had two products up for the Innovation Awards: the AFG 100 air purifier that is not only aesthetically pleasing, but features 3 stage filtration. The first stage captures large dust particles, while the second stage plasma filter actually destroys smaller particles. The final, third stage filter is HEPA and active carbon to leave the air clean an fresh.

The unit is self-regulating dependent upon local air quality and a further aesthetic is that the light may be changed to suit the ambience of the time of day or the installed location.

Innovation Awards Finalist Unger

* Unger-RO.jpgUnger has won many awards lately for its Stingray product, the latest at the Cleaning Show in London. Now, in Verona, the latest Unger window cleaning technology to reach the Innovation Awards finals is its HydroPower RO reverse osmosis filter to achieve zero ppm filtration for pure water cleaning.

This is achieved via its easy change carbon and membrane resin filters allowing 400L per hour pure water output with up to three operators using the unit simultaneously.

Numatic International

* Numatic-sd.jpgLike taking coals to Newcastle (or ice to Eskimos) Numatic is one of the few British companies brave enough to take its vacuum cleaners to Italy. But we are talking about the world-famous Henry of course, and Henry's companion Hetty

What's New? Quite a bit: Hetty and Henry scrubber-driers for starters, now made entirely of Structofoam plastic providing all the robust strength of stainless steel, but of course nowhere near the weight.

Dynamic mobile solution from WM System

* WM-ramp.jpgThe WM Dynamic is a movable work-station that may be set up in a van to perform a variety of tasks based around a mobile platform that incorporates a 16HP motor, two 12V batteries, electrical panel with 220 - 400V plug sockets, pressure regulator and switch, 100L air tank, winch, a two-stage bi-cylinder air-compressor with low noise system, and finally a patented quick hooking system for the interchangeable modules.

All natural cleaning power

* Gen-Bio-evogen.jpgGenesis Biosciences has launched its new evogen professional range based upon the company's award-winning technology.

In addition, the company is introducing Biosan Rapide WT its latest range of germicidal odour control products developed specifically for sanitising and de-odourising the waste water collection tanks of scrubber-driers.

C.A-L. Italy launches new machinery

* CAL.jpgC.A-L. Italy is using Pulire to showcase some new machinery for the first time. Designed and manufactured in house, one is a waste water biodegradation system and the other is a cloud fleet management system that can be retrofitted onto all kinds of industrial machines.

Also on show will be the range of Hydrobay stations, Twister disks and the Spraywash system.

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Recent UK News

Leading industry awards return with renewed focus on raising standards

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The Kimberly-Clark Professional Golden Service Awards 2018 will launch its entry process on Thursday 1st June. The awards have evolved to further drive innovation and the continuous improvement of standards in the cleaning industry that deliver optimal results.

RPC bpi refuse wins seal of approval for its UK manufacturing business

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RPC bpi refuse is celebrating three major business wins across the healthcare, facilities management and cleaning sectors. The UK-based refuse sack manufacturer is estimating a combined value of over £6 million per annum will be achieved from the new contracts.

Why water deregulation has left some customers high and dry with maintenance & detection services

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SW based water and sewerage repair service business Pipefix is experiencing a steady stream of customers who, since the introduction of deregulation on 1st April 2017, are finding the everyday maintenance services performed by the old water companies - including leak detection and repair, step-testing, tank cleaning and valve testing - are no longer available. This is because the new retailers set up to sell water directly to customers in a competitive environment do not have any service delivery capability.

Vectair Systems aligns with Crohn's and Colitis UK charity for its Phew! toilet spray

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Vectair Systems is delighted to announce that its Phew! brand of natural toilet spray is one of the sponsors of the 2017 Crohn's and Colitis UK Walk It Campaign.

Mitie Charity Ball raises £32,000 for cancer charities

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Two cancer charities will benefit from impressive proceeds raised at an annual charity ball organised by an inspirational pair of Mitie employees.

Washroom services providers to be recognised

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As part of the programme's exciting 30th Anniversary celebrations, the Loo of the Year Awards organisers have decided to introduce a Loo of the Year Washroom Service Provider Award this year. This recognises the contribution that washroom services providers have in the provision of award winning washrooms.

Jangro is proud to pay the Living Wage

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Jangro, the largest network of independent janitorial distributors in the UK and Ireland, is delighted to announce that it has received accreditation as a Living Wage Employer. The Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at Jangro, regardless of whether they are direct employees or third-party contracted staff, receive a minimum hourly wage of £8.45 in the UK or £9.75 in London.

Inspirational speakers to motivate cleaning and FM leaders at Facilities Show 2017

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The world-class speaker programme at Facilities Show 2017 includes inspirational presentations from physicist and TV science presenter, Professor Brian Cox OBE; double Olympic gold medallist, Dame Kelly Holmes, and Falklands War veteran, Simon Weston OBE.

These three keynote speakers join a host of industry specialists sharing over 30 hours of practical and strategic cleaning and FM content, from 20th - 22nd June 2017 at ExCeL London.

Alex Reid brings Cocchi and Grandimpianti machines to the UK market

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Laundry specialist and machine supplier, Alex Reid, has announced two new partnerships that will bring Grandimpianti and Cocchi laundry equipment to its growing machines portfolio.

TC Facilities Management contract at Eden Walk, Kingston.

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TC Facilities Management (TCFM) is now delivering cleaning and security services at Eden Walk in historic Kingston upon Thames, part of the Regional multi-let retail portfolio managed by Broadgate Estates and owned by British Land and USS.

UK tenants subjected to squalid, slum living conditions - damp and mould are main culprits

Recent research conducted by housing charity Shelter has revealed that hundreds of renters - including those living in bigger, urban areas - are living in slum-like conditions due to damp, mould, infestation and electrical issues.

Events & Exhibitions

CleantexPulire 2017
12-14th June 2017
South Africa


8-10th August 2017
Sao Paulo


ISSA/Interclean North America
11-14th September 2017
Las Vegas


18-20th September 2017

Held simultaneously with CMS


19-22nd September 2017
Cleaning. Management.Services


ISSA/Interclean Istanbul
18-20th October 2017

Clean Middle East Pulire
7-9th November 2017


Loo of the Year Awards
2nd December 2017
30th Anniversary of this popular event
St Johns Hotel, Solihull


Clean India Technology Week
18-20th January 2018


ISSA/Interclean Amsterdam
15-18th May 2018
The Netherlands


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