Sustainable Innovations and Robotic Futures: The Cleaning Excellence Conference & Awards at Coventry Building Society Arena

Date: 23 Nov 2023

New sustainable practices and how robotics will impact the future of the professional cleaning industry will be in focus at a major national event in Coventry in December.

More than 300 cleaning and hygiene professionals from across the UK will be heading to the Cleaning Excellence Conference & Awards at Coventry Building Society Arena on Wednesday 6 December.

The industry-leading event, now in its second year, is expecting to see a significant growth in visitor and exhibitor numbers.

It takes place alongside the British Institute of Cleaning Science conference, which is run by the largest professional and educational body in the cleaning industry, with over 57,00 members.

It will make the day at Coventry Building Society Arena one of the largest annual gatherings of cleaning professionals.

A key topic for this year is sustainability, which remains one of the biggest issues facing the cleaning and hygiene sector. It will see the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association (CHSA) present the findings of its report into sustainability in the sector.

It will highlight major carbon reduction initiatives in the industry and how to differentiate sustainable solutions from greenwashing. Sustainability will remain in focus when environmental entrepreneur Nick Winstone address the conference about how he has revolutionised the commercial cleaning sector with biological cleaning products.

Robotics and the future of professional cleaning machines will also be discussed, as well as the impact new technologies will have on the cleaning and hygiene sector. Leaders from the industry will also highlight how digitisation can be the smartest way for a business to improve resourcing and cost efficiencies.

The importance of apprenticeships, training and educational opportunities in the sector which can support people to develop careers in the sector will also be in the spotlight.

Cleaning Excellence Conference is expected to host 35 exhibitors on the day which will be showcasing the latest innovations in the sector.

The day closes with a celebration of the very best of the professional cleaning industry at the second-annual Cleaning Excellence Awards, in partnership with The Hill Cub.

Cleaning Excellence Conference & Awards is organised by Western Business Media.

Mark Sennett, CEO of Western Business Media, said: “This year’s conference will help to answer key questions for professionals in the sector, providing vital networking and insights into the latest innovations.

“There are a range of challenges facing the cleaning sector, from staffing and training, to sustainability and automation. We are expecting hundreds of people to join us in Coventry to discuss these challenges and solutions.

“We are pleased to be returning to Coventry Building Society Arena for a second year. It’s in the heart of the country, easily accessible by a range of transport links, and very convenient for our national base of delegates.

“The day will finish with a networking drink and our awards ceremony, which will celebrate the best in the professional cleaning and hygiene sector.

“The cleaning sector needs an event like this and our first event was a huge success, we’re expecting to build on that this year.”

Jenni Ford, Director of Sales and Marketing at Coventry Building Society Arena, said: “We have a proven track record of supporting the launch of conferences and exhibitions across a wide range of sectors. We’re delighted to be welcoming Cleaning Excellence back for a second year and look forward to supporting the event as it continues to grow in the coming years.”

Cleaning Excellence Conference is free to attend and the only event in the professional cleaning sector to offer continuous professional development (CPD) content. To find out more visit