The National : THE NATIONAL Jan - Feb 2015
THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL DRYCLEANER & LAUNDERER JANUARY FEBRUARY 2015 37 the Georgia World Congress Center to accommodate the utility demands. In 2017, the show will go back to Las Vegas. The Clean Show features working equipment and uses more steam than any other trade show in the world. The equivalent of about 100 neighborhood drycleaning establishments is built on the exhibit floor. The Clean Show's audience includes store owners, plant operators, technicians, institutional laundry managers, distributors, consultants and buyers. According to Clean Show surveys, more than 94 percent of attendees are business owners, executives or managers, including 56 percent who are business owners. Exhibitors can meet people who are planning to expand or re-equip their businesses, and distributors seeking to expand or enhance the product lines they carry. The show also has moved with the times technologically, with the internet and social media playing an ever-increasing role in communication, promotion, registration, and housing. It features a Cyber Café where attendees can check their e-mail, and this year, for the second time, the show has offered a Clean Show app for use on all smartphones allowing attendees to virtually connect with exhibitors, organize their day, and navigate the show floor. In 1992 the show, which had been managed by Coin Laundry Association, had grown in size and stature to the point that the sponsors decided to engage professional show management. Riddle & Associates, an Atlanta- based trade show management and consulting firm, was hired to produce Clean ’93. John Riddle, the company’s president, had worked with the Clean Show’s operations since 1981, so it was a natural fit. Over the years, the Clean Show has become the most anticipated event in the industry. The Clean 2015 theme is “One Industry. One Stage.” As the one event where every facet of this industry is represented, the Clean Show allows for limitless opportunities for networking, education, live demonstrations, and more. But enogh of this! You are reading this on the website thanks to digital power. Go now to www.cleanshow.com to book in on-line, find hotels with special CleanShow Rates. Check out http://news.atlanta.net for the latest happenings, and check out Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau at Atlanta is the home of the Georgia Aquarium, Civil War Legacy, The Martin Luther King Freedom Museum, Coca Cola World, Georgia Zoo, and many cultural activities. Tom Washbrook (Electrolux) and colleague dropped by the CleanShow booth at ExpoDetergo in Milan to see Brian Wallace (CLA and President of this year’s CleanShow - se cond from left) and John Riddle, of Riddle & Associates who manage the event.
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