Visitors to the show numbered nearly 10,000 and 511 companies exhibited over a total of 227,850 sq ft.

While most of the visitors were naturally from the USA, the show drew 1,714 international visitors from 79 countries (Clean 03 1,849 from 81 countries). Countries with attendance over 100 included Canada, 446, Japan 151, Mexico 126 and Italy 104. Countries with 40 or more visitors included UK 78, Australia 57, Spain, 44, Germany 49, Brazil 48 and France 47.

A series of spot interviews with attendees and visitors drew favourable comments.

“Attendance was down a little on Clean 03 in Las Vegas” says John Riddle of Riddle & Associates, but added “people love to go to Las Vegas, but they aren’t always those that buy.”