New October dates for CINET GBP Awards in Frankfurt

27 March 2020

New dates for Cinet GBP Awards



Peter Wennekes, CEO and president of CINET, has announced the Global Best Practices Awards Program 2020 has been moved to 23-24 October 2020, following the rescheduling of Texcare International 2020 at Messe Frankfurt.

The GBPA event will take place  around Texcare International 2020.

Programme: Friday, October 23 The world’s best Retail Textile Cleaning and Industrial Textile Services companies will meet and network during the Meet & Greet gathering on 23 October at a venue to be announced.
16.30 – 18.00 CINET General Assembly (CINET members only)
17.30 – 20.00 Meet and Greet. Welcome Reception GBPA 2020
• Welcome to all Participants, Sponsors and Guests
• A new textile care economy: How sustainable PTC can support the world of fashion and textiles
• Global Best Practices Awards 2020: Building new PTC markets & business models
• Introduction International Jury, main sponsors and CINET organisation team
• Drinks and snacks

Programme: Saturday, 24 October: Bigger, better, best practices. After the first two successful editions (in 2016 and 2018) of the PTC Global Best Practices Awards, 150 officially nominated Retail Textile Cleaning (RTC), Franchise (RTC - B) and Industrial Textile Services (ITS) companies will be selected out of 450 nominations total to take part in the Global Best Practices Program 2020. On October 24th, the most outstanding companies will give a pitch presentation about their company profiles in front of the International Jury, consisting of some 25 experts from 20 countries. The Awards will be presented to the most sustainable and service oriented professional textile cleaning companies and industrial laundry/textile services companies with reference to standards in their own home country. The Awards emphasise the focus of our industry towards new sustainable business models and services to end-users and.

Industrial Textile Services (ITS) (location: to be announced)
• Welcome and general introduction
• Country introductions by country speakers
• 20 Pitch Presentations by Industrial Textile Services (ITS) companies

Retail Textile Cleaning (RTC) (location: to be announced)
• Welcome and general introduction
• Country introductions by country speakers
• 20-40 Pitch Presentation by Retail Textile Cleaning (RTC) companies
• Two categories: 1) Retail Textile Cleaning 2) Big Retail (Franchise)

Early evening 18.00 – 20.30 Official GBPA 2020 ceremony. Location: to be announced
• Welcome to international attendants by CINET president Peter Wennekes
• Flag Ceremony
• Special guest: How entrepreneurs in PTC can have massive impact on a better society
• Official ceremony; CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) Award, Lifetime Award and Country Awards
• YEP  (Young Entrepreneurs in PTC) Award presentation: New business requires a new, open mindset!
• Official Ceremony; Global Awards Retail Textile Cleaning (RTC) (Sustainability Award, Innovation Award, Overall Best Practices Award) and Industrial Textile Services (ITS) (Sustainability Award, Innovation Award, Overall Best Practices Award), Special Awards
• Drinks and finger food

The deadline for entries has been extended to 15 August. Textile care businesses can fill in their applications using the reply form for the Retail Textile Cleaning (RTC) companies and franchise companies (download here) or the reply form for the Industrial Textile Services companies (download here!). Once filled-in, the form will have to be submitted to CINET Secretariat (

FREE PR for the official nominees All  official nominees will benefit from FREE PR with a two-page profile with all the participants in the World of PTC (online Book 7). All participants will receive The World of PTC - Book 7 (digitally) that can be used as a source to generate new business ideas from other innovative laundries around the world.

More information and updates will be communicated on and via CINET’s international E-news and weekly newsletter.




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