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Photo courtesy of Interclean Amsterdam

If U.S. jan/san distributors want to know where the industry is heading and find new products to introduce to their customers, then they should seriously consider attending Interclean Amsterdam taking place May 15 to 18.

This event is the largest in the cleaning industry, with more than 850 exhibitors and 30,000 visitors from around the world. With so many booths and attendees, there are countless opportunities for distributors to find a new solution for their customers. Many international manufacturers are looking for distribution partners to bring their products to the United States.

To learn about the latest innovations available, distributors can visit the Innovation LAB, which showcases the nominees for the Amsterdam Innovation Award. During the show, an international jury will recognize one overall winner, as well as the best products in four separate categories. 

Besides displaying the newest products, Interclean emphasizes today’s trends. Healthcare-associated infections are a global threat, costing countries millions of dollars. New to the 2018 show will be the Healthcare Cleaning Island. This space will include a demonstration area comprised of a patient room and operating theater to give attendees real-world examples of disinfecting products in action. Also at the island will be a seminar theater, where on May 16, the Healthcare Forum will present sessions on healthcare-associated infections, patient safety, cleaning to prevent infections, and other topics.

In addition to infection control, distributors can learn how to help their customers reduce trash in the Zero Waste LAB. This workshop will run continuously during show hours, sorting out recyclables and compostable material from the event’s trash.

Robotics is a new and growing product category — projected to be a $2.5 billion market by 2020. Distributors will be able to see the newest developments at the Robot Arena. 

More U.S. distributors make the commitment to attend Interclean Amsterdam each time it is held. The United States is in the top 15 countries sending visitors to the show. Free registration is available here.

Dan Weltin is the editor-in-chief of Sanitary Maintenance and Contracting Profits magazines.