Jan/san distributors can now register for the free Cleaning Innovations Virtual Conference and Expo, taking place May 18, 2011 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST. The event is hosted by Sanitary Maintenance and its sister publications Contracting Profits and Housekeeping Solutions.

Similar to a brick-and-mortar event, speakers and exhibitors will inform, interact and network with attendees. But as a virtual product, Cleaning Innovations provides attendees with a cost-effective and time-sensitive way to learn about new products and cleaning trends as well as network with other members of the industry. From their own computers, attendees can access an exhibit hall, auditorium, networking lounge and resource library.

During the daylong show, five educational Webcasts will be presented: "Is the Supply Chain Dead?" with Steve Epner of Brown Smith Wallace Consulting Group; "Recruiting the Next Generation of Workers" with Robert Wendover of the Center for Generational Studies; "Solving the Training Problem" with Chuck Levine of Instructional Design Associates; "Immigration Issues For the Jan/San Industry" with Steve Hendrickson of Porter Industries; and "Improving Cleaning Productivity." At the end of each Webcast, attendees can participate in a live question-and-answer session with the presenter.

In the interactive expo hall, leading suppliers will provide product information and video demonstrations via virtual booths, and engage with attendees using online chat for private conversations.

Cleaning Innovations is expected to attract a nationwide audience of distributors, in-house cleaning professionals and building service contractors. It is modeled after Sanitary Maintenance's CleaningGreen Virtual Conference and Expo that welcomed more than 1,000 attendees last year.

To register and learn more, visit www.cleanlink.com/virtual.