Those who attend this trade show – the largest textile care exposition in the world – can gain an advantage over their competitors by learning from classroom sessions, live product demonstrations, and networking with others in the industry that have faced the same challenges.
“This is not the time to sit back,” said Roger Cocivera, Clean ’09 chairman and president/CEO of Textile Rental Services Association of America (TRSA). “In these tough economic times businesses should use every resource available to them to retain and grow their business. The Clean Show offers knowledge that can be the key to survival.”
Forty-three hours of classroom education is scheduled over the four-day show, an expanded program over previous shows. Sessions are presented by the five of the show’s six sponsoring associations and seven additional industry-related associations from the U.S., Canada and Europe. All educational sessions are included in the modest show registration fee of $60 pre-show, or $95 on site. Substantial fees are charged for many of the same sessions when they are presented outside the Clean Show.
“Our theme for this year’s show is Look, Learn and Listen,” said John Riddle, president of Riddle & Associates, the show’s management company. “Come to look at the new technology, and new and improved equipment being offered; learn from expanded educational sessions; and listen to exhibitors and industry peers who are there to share their knowledge about how to solve some of the problems your business faces in today’s challenging conditions.
Riddle said the old saying that education is the key to success seems to be taken to heart by many. As evidence he noted that Clean Show registration is up 5.25 percent compared to a similar time frame for the 2007 show in Las Vegas. “This is a good sign considering current conditions,” he said.
“Education comes in many forms, and we consider our tradeshow floor the largest interactive classroom in the industry,” he added. It appears that others feel the same way. Over 450 companies are making a commitment to participate and share their solutions with the industry. I encourage all to take advantage of this major industry event.”
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Sodexo Laundry Services Technology Recognized By CIO Magazine
GAITHERSBURG, Md. — An innovative use of computer technology that increases operational efficiency by providing key metrics for its commercial laundry operations and has saved more than $100,000 since its implementation has earned Sodexo, Inc. IDG’s CIO magazine’s 2010 CIO 100 Award. The award recognizes organizations around the world that exemplify the highest level of operational and strategic excellence in information technology (IT). Sodexo’s Laundries Dashboard is a central decision-support tool that combines information from multiple systems to monitor core processes in Laundry and Linen Services businesses.
The dashboard presents Sodexo leadership and field management with key metrics in a customized, easy to use presentation. The dashboard uses Pureshare® Active-Metrics® software to gather and display appropriate information in the form of metrics for each level of management; the metrics are used to make business decisions. Because the dashboard is web-based, it can be accessed from any computer or mobile device. It also sends realtime email alerts that enable management to resolve operational issues immediately. Sodexo’s Laundries Dashboard allows for the effective management of critical areas as well as providing detailed analysis and comparisons.