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Record breaking visitors at Asia's largest expo on cleaning technology
Asia's largest Expo on Cleaning Technology & Hygiene Solutions - Clean India Pulire 2018 along with Waste Technology India Expo, Laundrex India Expo and Car Care Expo saw record numbers visit the Bombay Convention & Exhibition Center, in Mumbai last month.
Attendees were able to experience the latest technologies and solutions for cleaning, waste, laundry and car care from across the world, while learning more about the potential of the Indian market and establishing connections that will enhance manufacturing, marketing, distribution and sales.
Dr Ranjit Patil, Minister of State, Home (Urban), Urban Development, Government of Maharashtra inaugurated the four expos - the 15th edition of Clean India Show, Waste Technology India Expo, Laundrex India Expo and Car Care Expo.
Supported by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India and Department of Water Supply & Sanitation, Government of Maharashtra, the show began on an excellent and positive note...
Following the lamp lighting ceremony, the Minister initiated the 'I Pledge' campaign by taking the first Pledge towards a Clean, Green and Smart New India. Stamping the pledge with his signature on the wall, he said: "I appreciate the efforts which is being made by Clean India Journal and Virtual Info Systems in organising such a show.
"Today, I am able to see not only the Indian products but also technologies from abroad displayed here. This gives the Indians an insight into what is being done in other advanced nations."
Inaugurating the expos along with the minister, Dr Vinod Kumar Jindal, Joint Secretary (SBM), Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India, also gave the keynote address at the high-level Waste Management conference held alongside the show.
Buyers from across India visited and closed contracts at all the four expos. High level delegations from the Government, municipal corporations from across India, airport authorities of all four zones, railways from seven segments, hotels, hospitals and manufacturing industries amongst others, sourced the best of the technologies in cleaning and waste shows.
A large number of laundry service providers and car care services, including those from the Gulf and Sri Lanka visited to buy products for their facilities. Exhibitors participating for the first time were overwhelmed; international exhibitors participating to establish themselves in India had dedicated distributor meetings too.
There was a steady flow of buyers throughout the three-day event and the tone was set from the opening day, with one exhibitor saying:
"Today's experience has been quite good and a lot of new visitors have come. We were visited by traders, property management companies, hotels, hospitals, industries and also multinational companies and manufacturers."
"A lot of competitors have entered the cleaning industry as it is growing. We are getting a very good response. The stalls too have become good since the past years. The exhibition is great and we have got visits from distributors, dealers, facility management companies providing services to industries like software companies or manufacturing, units and a lot of direct customers from hotels, hospitals and other sectors."
A Whatsapp group of microbiologists and infection control specialists from hospitals across India, initiated at the one-day Conference on 'Infection Control & Hospital Hygiene'.
J.P. Nair, managing director of Virtual Info Systems, the organiser of the shows, inaugurated the Whatsapp group with the aim of sharing and facilitating best practices and ideas to reduce infection rates in hospitals through exchange on knowledge instantly.
The key note address by Dr. Bipin Chevale (Zonal Director - SL Raheja Fortis Hospital) emphasised the need to bridge the gap between the infection rates of private and public hospitals while aiming to be pioneers in infection control and hospital hygiene.
There were two more conferences - one for procurement professionals in the hospitality sector and the other one with the participation of Laundry and Dry Cleaning Association of India.
1st February 2018