The Clean Show, North America’s largest drycleaning, laundering, and textile care exposition, has come to a close bringing all aspects of the industry together to showcase the latest technology in the market. The four-day event took place June 20 – 23 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Centre in New Orleans.

According to show management, more than 11,000 registrants were present at the biennial event covering 224,500 net square feet of exhibit space surpassing the square footage of 195,140 that was previously recorded at the last New Orleans edition of The Clean Show in 2013. Numerous advancements in machinery, software, and services were presented from over 430 exhibitors from around the world including 60 new exhibitors added to this year’s roster.

Show highlights included 30 hours of educational seminars organised by the top five collaborating associations in the industry which include Association for Linen Management (ALM), Coin Laundry Association (CLA), Drycleaning & Laundry Institute (DLI), Textile Care Allied Trades Association (TCATA), and Textile Rental Services Association of America (TRSA).

"We've been exhibiting with The Clean Show for 10 years and each year it increasingly becomes the best venue to meet all of the industry in one place to showcase our products. It's been a tremendous show and we really enjoy being here with all of our clients," says Clean Show exhibitor, Pamela Simonetti of Braun.

Greg Jira, show director said: “The Clean Show has proven once again to be the ideal exposition for industry leaders to find the latest innovations in textile care, ranging from industrial machinery and conveyor equipment to computer software and business systems. From what we’ve heard from exhibitors and attendees alike, the show was a great success, generating valuable leads while learning how the various products and services can help their businesses thrive in today’s highly competitive market. We can’t wait to host the show in Atlanta in 2021.”

Since The Clean Show is now under the ownership of Messe Frankfurt, the event will complement the global network of textile care expositions such as Texcare International, the leading trade fair held in Frankfurt, Germany since 1956. “Messe Frankfurt Inc. is proud to have The Clean Show join its internationally recognized portfolio of trade fairs for the laundry, drycleaning and textile service businesses. We are committed and dedicated to providing new opportunities to companies that are ready to showcase their innovations on a global scale and to the attendees looking for business need solutions and educational opportunities,” said Constantin von Vieregge, president of Messe Frankfurt.

The Clean Show’s legacy is unmatched thanks to the excellent service of Riddle & Associates, which has managed the show since 1993. Messe Frankfurt wishes the Riddle team a great farewell – with an appreciation for their years of hard work and dedication to the collaborating industry associations, exhibitors and attendees.