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4,000 cleaning industry professionals attend event

Oman Business

More than 4,000 cleaning industry professionals from over 130 companies are participating at the ongoing 5th Middle East Cleaning Technology Week (MECTW), being held in Dubai, UAE.

The event was inaugurated by Butti Saeed Al Ghandi, second vice-chairman of the Dubai World Trade Centre.

The event which kicked off on November 7 will conclude later today (November 9), and is being held at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC).

Following the inauguration ceremony, Al Ghandi toured the exhibition area and got introduced to the latest scientific cleaning practices, innovations, technologies and services offered in the cleaning sector, said a statement.

At the show, Al Ghandi met exhibitors like Dhofar Global, Alliance Laundry Systems, Beeah, Karcher, Intercare, Xeros Ltd, Hygiene Tech, Viking Gulf and Vileda who displayed some of the best technologies at their booths, it said.   

The Waste Management Pavilion, a part of MECTW 2017, organised a conference on ‘Sustainable Waste Management in the Middle East’.

The panelists for this conference were Ahmed Al-Sabahi, head of municipal solid waste planning, Be’ah Oman; Eng Naji Alradhi, waste management and treatment expert, waste management department, Dubai Municipality; and Sonia Nasser, executive director, Ras Al Khaimah Waste Management Agency.

This event brings together leaders from the cleaning and hygiene, laundry and dry cleaning and car wash and car care industries through three trade shows, conferences, awards and associated events.

Jayaraman Nair, chairman of VIS Exhibition - organisers of the show, said: “The world today is witnessing global warming, poor waste management, pollution and many such issues that creates a need for sustainable development, regionally and globally.”

“The event is one such initiative towards this development. We have received an overwhelming response from regional and international exhibitors and are participating in this platform to know more about the dynamics of this industry and explore multitude of opportunities in this region,” he said.

Exhibitors said the event is an ideal platform to showcase their products and services, strengthen their business presence as well as forge new business relationships, said a statement.

Fahad Shehail, chief development officer at Bee'ah, the Middle East’s leading and award-winning environmental management company, said: “We are pleased to be a part of the event, a platform that helps showcase Bee'ah's wide variety of environmental management services, and enables us to establish new business relationships with companies that wish to take the lead in sustainability.”

“As sponsors of the ‘Unsung City Cleaning Heroes Awards’, we also take this opportunity to recognise the outdoor cleaning and waste management staff, who work diligently towards our most significant goals,” he said.

“They are the unsung heroes who initiate change from the grass-roots level, and set a benchmark for others to follow,” he added.

After the inauguration of MECTW, the ‘Unsung City Cleaning Heroes’ Awards were awarded to the winning street cleaning and waste management staff from Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, and Ras Al Khaimah.

In addition, the event is hosting three knowledge sharing conferences, where the industry experts will discuss latest trends in the cleaning sector at the International Cleaning & Hygiene Conference, Gulf Laundrex Conference and Sustainable Waste Management Middle East Conference happening as a part of the three-day event.

Leading cleaning product suppliers, including, Diversey Gulf, Intercare, Diatona, Biodubai, Hygiene Tech, Newmatic and many more will host live product demos on all three days, it stated. – TradeArabia News Service

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