- Created on Monday, 21 July 2008 12:45
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“New Orleans is ready for us, and we are expecting to have a great show,” said John Riddle, president of Riddle & Associates, the show’s management company.
Formally known as the World Educational Congress for Laundering and Drycleaning, the Clean Show is the world’s largest exhibition of working laundry and drycleaning equipment. Clean ’07 drew nearly 15,000 people from around the world. Eighty-two countries outside the U.S. were represented.
“Virtually every product and service used in the textile care industry will be on display at Clean ’09,” Riddle said. “Buyers and sellers can meet fact to face, and buyers can see and compare actual working equipment and products,”
“Clean Show participation for both exhibitors and attendees goes beyond just the benefits of being at the show. They are supporting the entire textile care industry through programs of the show’s sponsoring associations that include research, education, government relations and more,” Riddle added.
Show sponsors are Association for Linen Management (formerly National Association for Institutional Linen Management), Coin Laundry Association, Drycleaning & Laundry Institute (formerly International Fabricare Institute), Textile Care Allied Trades Association, Textile Rental Services Association of America, and Uniform & Textile Service Association.
Clean ’09 is putting together a hotel package with a wide range of favorable rates at 18 New Orleans hotels. Reservations will be through the New Orleans Housing Bureau and will open in August. Attendee promotion and show registration will begin in November.
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