- Created on Saturday, 02 April 2005 16:59
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Clean '05 in Orlando June 23-26 offers a wealth of textile care education both on and off the exhibit floor. Nearly 500 exhibiting companies provide first-hand knowledge of new equipment products, services and technologies in the exhibit hall. Show sponsors conduct seminars covering all segments of the industry in a classroom setting. The popular seminars, offered in the morning, often attract overflow crowds.Admission to exhibits and all educational sessions are included in the show registration fee of just $45 a person if pre-registered by June 1, or $70 on site after June 1. Educational sessions will be held from 8 to 10 a.m. on all four show days for minimum overlap with exhibit hours. Exhibits open at 10 a.m. on opening day and 9 a.m. on subsequent days. Exhibits close at 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 3 p.m. on Sunday.
Four of the show's six sponsoring associations offer educational programs: Coin Laundry Association, International Fabricare Institute, National Association of Institutional Linen Management, and Textile Rental Services Association of America. Each group's sessions focus on its segment of the industry, but some sessions are universal in nature. Show attendees can attend any sessions of their choice regardless of membership. Other sponsoring associations are Textile Care Allied Trades Association and Uniform & Textile Service Association.
Topics scheduled for each day and their sponsors are:
THURSDAY, JUNE 23
- Top 10 Most Profitable Commercial Accounts (CLA)
- New Direction: Sometimes You Should Fix It Even If It Ain't Broke(IFI)
- Extreme Plant Makeover: What You Can Do with a Mop, Bucket & a
- Little Elbow Grease (IFI)
- JCAHO: Tracer Methodology & the Laundry (NAILM)
- Legal Rights of Employees and the Importance of the Employment
- Paper Trail (TRSA)
FRIDAY, JUNE 24
- Pricing Your Dryers for Profit (CLA)
- What's Your Laundry Worth? (CLA)
- Fashion-Forward Thinking: Rising to the Challenges of Clothing Trends (IFI)
- Marketing Designed to Fit Your Plan's Size (IFI)
- Good Customer Service or Customer Servitude? (NAILM)
- The Revolution of Technology: How Textile Rental Companies Remain Profitable Through Innovation (TRSA)
SATURDAY, JUNE 25
- Marketing to Today's Laundry Customer (CLA)
- Battling a New Competitor (CLA)
- OSHA: Laundry Safety (NAILM)
- Marketing to Facility Managers: Alan Bigger, Director of Building Services, University of Notre Dame (TRSA)
SUNDAY, JUNE 26
- Evaluating an Investment in Coin Laundry (CLA)
- Employee Satisfaction & Impact of Productivity (NAILM)
Times and descriptions of each session can be found on the show's web site: www.cleanshow.com.
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