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Tuesday was the first day of Interclean Amsterdam Online and it went about as well as organizers could have hoped. 

The event's opening day featured more than 20 sessions and welcomed more than 2,500 participants from 84 countries. On average, those participants attended three sessions during the day.

"It shows our industry is ready to adapt to the new reality, and is looking for ways to share knowledge, gather, and connect with each other," said Interclean Amsterdam Online in an email.

The event continues today with the Healthcare Cleaning Forum.

Led by Professor Didier Pittet and Dr. Pierre Parneix from the World Health Organization, the forum will update participants on COVID-19 and healthcare environmental hygiene. It will also address healthcare-associated infections, which have become more of a problem during the current pandemic because more attention is paid to COVID-19.

Wednesday's activities will also examine how data-driven cleaning can secure the new hygiene standard and the importance of formulation when selecting hygiene products during a pandemic.