On Tuesday, May 11 the CleaningGreen Virtual Conference & Expo debuted, attracting more than 1,000 commercial cleaning industry professionals. Presented by Sanitary Maintenance, Contracting Profits and Housekeeping Solutions magazines, the online event provided attendees with access to industry experts and suppliers that focus on green cleaning in the commercial cleaning market.

Brian Schindler, vice president with HOTT Associates commented, "The virtual trade show is a phenomenal idea. No doubt this is the way it will be in the future. Overall it was very simple to use and easy to navigate. It was exciting to be on the "cutting edge" of the future. I look forward to ‘attending’ many more of these."

The Virtual Trade Show exposed new products and solutions to jan/san distributors, building service contractors, in-house service providers and facility executives. Conference sessions included:
• Green Cleaning Legislation Update
• Partnering on a Green Cleaning Program
• Day Cleaning as Green Cleaning
• New Product Certifications
• The Next Step In Green

The CleaningGreen Conference & Expo provided attendees multiple online locations to meet their specific educational and business needs including a plaza, exhibit hall, auditorium, lounge and resource library. Interactions were conducted via Web casts, scheduled group chats and message boards. Exhibitors also provided information and demonstrations via virtual booths and engaged with attendees using online chat for private conversations. Attendees benefited from additional online networking tools such as text chat, vCard exchange and more.

To review the archived materials from the show, go to www.cleanlink.com/cleaninggreenexpo. The archive will be available for three months.