FEB 13,14,15 2019 | Hall 3, BIEC, BENGALURU

CTW 2019 – A REPORT

Over 9000 visitors from all parts of India
• Trade visitors from over 22 countries
• Over 200 exhibitors
• Exhibition area of 11,500sqm
• More than 50 new products launched
• Over 400 product brands showcased
• 22 live product demonstrations
• Visitors from across sectors
• Buyer-seller conversations
• High-level Networking
• Many deals concluded
• Six highly specialized Conferences over 3 days
• Houseful audiences

INAUGURATION: GMR Group Facilities Head Sunil Ralph along with COO-IFM, JLL, Rajat Malhotra; Global Head-IFM, Tenon Facility Management- India, Angad Rajain; National Head-Housekeeping, PVR Ltd, Asha Patania; VIS-Chairman Jayaraman Nair; VIS-MD JP Nair; VIS-Editor-in-Chief Mangala Chandran and others

 

The registration counters opened to visitors at 10am every morning, but visitors queued up well in advance. Long lines at the counter were a daily sight, and our spot registrations never had a moment of respite.

Old contacts were renewed, many new acquaintances made and an untold number of conversations were converted into contracts. Visitors from facility management companies, as well as individual customers from the healthcare, hospitality, railway and other industries hopped from stall to stall, looking for and finding solutions to their very specific problems. Every hour, parts of the Expo area would come to a standstill for a few minutes, as visitors gathered to witness live demonstrations of path-breaking products that are set to revolutionize the market.

By the end of each day, some machines proudly sported a sticker announcing that they’d been purchased at the expo itself. And when the whistle blew at 6pm for the gates to shut, visitors had to be requested by security personnel to leave. Such was their enthusiasm to know more about the latest in the cleaning technology. But they came back the next day, and we hope to see them again next year.

Our flagship exhibition, Clean India Show — 16th edition — has grown from strength to strength, registering about 500% visitor increase since its inception in 2005. Visitors who entered the Expo hall were greeted by the sight of expansive booths and smaller stalls, each attractively and innovatively designed, artfully showcasing the finest in cleaning technology and products. Senior marketing managers, directors and CEOs of companies stood close at hand, ready to explain and demonstrate the unique capabilities of their product, and answer every last visitor’s query

Visitors from FM companies, and individual customers from the healthcare, hospitality, railway and other industries hopped from stall to stall, looking for solutions to specific problems.

Visitors comments

Angad Rajain, Global Head-IFM, Tenon Facilities Management India Pvt. Ltd: I’ve been wandering through the Expo area and in just half an hour, I’m thrilled to see so many domestic and international partners and vendors. Had I not come, I would have missed out on something important.

Bharathi Kamath, MD-CareWell Facilities India Pvt. Ltd: This expo has exposed us to a lot of new equipment. The amount of relevance that has been given to certain parts of the industry, that were unheard of until five years ago, is commendable. There’s a lot that one can pick up and also learn from here.

Dr Dhruv Mamtora, Consultant Clinical Microbiologist and Infection Control officer, S.L. Raheja-Fortis Associate Hospital, Mumbai: Multiple companies participated, and also, I got to see such a huge laundry, cleaning and sanitation- related exhibitions for the first time ever, with so many national and international companies participating at the same. It definitely helps people see what is new, and how to introduce new technologies in their day-to-day work for better management of facilities and better cleanliness to prevent spread of infections.

Exhibitor comments

Sam Cherian, MD-Schevaran Laboratories: Footfall was very good for Bangalore standards. We had a very focussed clientele coming here. We have thoroughly enjoyed this extremely well-organised exhibition, which matches up to international standards.

S. Vanchinathan, Regional Head (South)-Buzil Rossari India Pvt. Ltd: We’ve had excellent footfall at our stall, and got a lot of enquiries from visitors. This was the best platform for us to display our products.

Solaman Fredrick, Territory Manager- Rentokil-PCI India: Footfall has been increasing since the Expo began, and we expect to close a lot of deals here itself. The ambience of the Expo is amazing, where so many people can come and take a look at our products.

Dariusz Mikolazczyk, Ambassador- IMOP/i-team Global: It’s my first show in India. Usually, in European shows, the first day is slow. But here, the first day is very busy. We have had many customers and a lot of enquiries that have kept us very busy!

Tony Chazhoor, MD-IPC India: We didn’t expect this much footfall in Bangalore. We’ve had back-to-back customers in our booth, especially from the railways and airports. We saw a lot of influencers and decision- makers coming for this Expo, which means it has become popular in South India as well. Every time we participate in the Clean India Show, we are sure that we will participate in the next one as well!

Vivek Mata, MD-Charnock Equipment Pvt. Ltd: Even the last day, which is usually slower, has been good. It has been a surprise, I wasn’t expecting such a crowd here. We’ve been associated with Clean India from the first show itself, and we keep coming back because it’s so good!

CTW 2019 CONFERENCE

Virtual Info Systems Pvt. Ltd was proud to host India’s first ever conference dedicated exclusively to Digital Facility Management. As keynote speaker Angad Rajain, Global Head -IFM- Tenon Facilities Management India said, “At other facility management conferences, we get hardly any time to discuss digitisation, which is the future of the industry. Here, we dedicated an entire day to it.”

Speakers at the conference pointed out that as one of the fastest growing industries, the time is ripe for FM companies to incorporate technology in what has traditionally been perceived as a manpower-heavy job. Delegates from companies discussed how digitising FM benefits all stakeholders by yielding better efficiency and better results. Representatives of tech companies also brought their expertise to the table, explaining how automating processes and artificial intelligence can streamline all tasks, and help ground-level staff without replacing them.

Ralph Sunil, Group Head-Facility Management Services, GMR Group, described the conference as “a day of learning and sharing, so that we can make a difference to our own fraternity, as well as the people we serve”.

Doctors who have spent decades helping their hospitals achieve the highest level of sterility spoke about the economic effects of hospital- acquired illness on hospitals, quality assurance in infection control, how manpower influences the level of cleanliness achieved and how protocols should be designed to meet such targets. Speakers also explained how the quality of hospital linen has a huge role to play in preventing hospital-acquired infections in wards and operation theatres. Some of the pre-eminent delegates who delineated how hospital infection levels can be monitored were Dr. Manish Mattoo, Zonal Director, Fortis Hospitals, Bangalore and Dr. Dhruv K Mamtora, Consultant Clinical Microbiologist and Infection Control officer, S. L. Raheja-Fortis Associate Hospital, Mumbai.

The Clean India Show was pleased to provide a platform called Hospitality Connect, where housekeepers of leading hotels discussed the challenges of maintaining high quality standards in cleaning, and how digital facility management can help them achieve the same.

WE WOULD BE GLAD TO ASSIST YOU AGAIN NEXT YEAR AT
CLEAN INDIA TECHNOLOGY WEEK 2020
FEBRUARY 13-14-15, 2020 • MUMBAI – INDIA

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