Clean Buildings Expo

The Baltimore Convention Center is set to host the annual Clean Buildings Expo (CBE), March 17 and 18. After a successful launch in 2019, the trade show for the commercial cleaning industry is set to deliver impactful education and showcase new products all for the enrichment and betterment of facility cleaning managers, executive housekeepers and environmental services executives, as well as building service contractors.

"We'll have even more educational conference sessions in year two of Clean Buildings Expo," says Amy Brown, director of education and events at Trade Press Media Group (the parent company of Facility Cleaning Decisions magazine and "Our expanded offerings include new tracks, along with pertinent and well-known leaders of the industry sharing their expertise."

CBE's dedicated 2020 tracks are: Cleaning Operations; Staffing and Management; and Trends and Technologies. The education conference portion of CBE includes almost 30 complimentary sessions within the three tracks. Speakers are carefully curated by and ISSA, the co-owners of Clean Buildings Expo, providing attendees the opportunity to gain invaluable insight into the industry.

A bonus, attendees sitting in on education sessions can also earn continuing education units (CEUs) for every session they participate in at CBE. A sampling of session topics include: ADA Compliance in Restrooms; Creating Leaders Through Succession Planning; Germ Warfare — A Focus On Influenza, Norovirus And Emerging Viral Diseases; and Where Did The Workers Go?

"I attended the inaugural Clean Buildings Expo along with two of my custodial supervisors with an eye to exposing them to the breadth of the industry," says Keith Webb, EFP, executive director of plant services at Newport News Public Schools, Newport News, Virginia. "I am a member of the Healthy Schools Campaign's Green Cleaning Steering Committee and an ISSA member, so I have become well acquainted with the state of our industry. I brought aspiring leaders from my school division because I knew they would benefit from this event. I was not disappointed. The variety and relevance of the breakout sessions was broad enough to 'leave them wanting more'. My supervisors were able to meet several of the breakout speakers over meals, as well as network with other industry leaders who do what they do. All this and a trade show, too!"

Following a morning of robust education, Clean Buildings Expo attendees will head down to the trade show expo hall, which will once again be bustling with activity, innovation and much more. Attendees can meet with manufacturers and leading suppliers of floor and carpet cleaning equipment, chemicals, restroom supplies, emerging technologies and green cleaning products during the two exhibit days. and ISSA are projecting an even larger show floor than the inaugural event in 2019.

Show goers will want to stick around all day so they don't miss the unparalleled networking opportunities available at the opening night networking party. Here, Clean Buildings Expo attendees can mingle with fellow facility cleaning managers, BSCs, education speakers, manufacturers and facility executives from the co-located National Facilities Management and Technology (NFMT) event.

Entry into all facets of CBE remain free at the March event. To cap it off, registration also includes access into the aforementioned NFMT show floor and its more than 100 conference education sessions. For additional attendee information, including registration details and the full conference schedule, go to