~ 2015 ~Importance of the cleaning industry in green building maintenanceThe Green Building Council (GBC) South Africa leads the transformation of the South African property industry to ensure that buildings are designed, built and operated in an environmentally sustainable way. Buildings are one of the main contributors to climate change. Building green is an opportunity to use resources efficiently and address climate change while creating healthier and more productive environments for people and communities.
GBC South Africa CEO Brian Wilkinson will address the importance of the cleaning industry in green building maintenance at the CleantexPulire industry specific conference to be held on Tuesday 28 July '15. The Green cleaning performance credit in the Management category aims to encourage high performance cleaning practices, which reduce the exposure of building occupants and maintenance personnel to potentially hazardous chemicals, biological and particulate contaminants that compromise indoor environmental quality, human health, building fabric and the natural environment.
This is where the cleaning industry plays a vital role inimproving the management and maintenance of a building. Brian is a Chartered Management Accountant and holds a BComm and an MBA from the University of Cape Town. He is also currently trustee of Shanduka Black Umbrellas Trust, an NPO that provides administrative and enterprise development support to emerging black businesses.
Diversey Care President to address industry at CleantexPulireSealed Air Diversey Care President
Dr Ilham Kadri has been confirmed as the keynote speaker at the landmark 10th edition of Africa's professional cleaning and hygiene exhibition, CleantexPulire 2015. Dr. Kadri has, during her twenty years working experience, held a variety of global roles in Business Leadership, Strategic Planning, Sales, Marketing, Product Management, M&A and Research & Development in public and private companies such as Shell Chemicals-Basell, UCB-Cytec, Huntsman, and Rohm Haas-Dow.
She qualified as a chemical engineer, has a master's degree in physics and chemistry and holds a doctorate in Polymers/ Reactive Extrusion. Dr. Kadri is committed to mentoring young women and promoting female leadership in the field of science, engineering and business. She created WIN chapters at Dow Chemicals and Diversey Care and is an executive sponsor of Sealed Air's corporate WIN.
She founded "The Hygieia Network TM" in 2014, with other women leaders to combat illiteracy and to foster a curriculum and job prestige in the cleaning industry. The keynote address will kick off a highly knowledgeable and stimulating seminar program aimed at addressing various topical issues, trends and new developments within the professional cleaning industry.
The seminar will be held during the CleantexPulire '15 exhibition at Gallagher Convention Centre Midrand, Johannesburg from 28–30 July 2015.
African show to highlight workplace hygiene solutionsThe one international trade exhibition in Africa for all sectors of the professional cleaning industry, CleantexPulire, is set to take place in Johannesburg South Africa from 28 – 30 July 2015. Next year's event will mark the 10th edition of this exhibition, established in 1998 to build a platform for African cleaning professionals to congregate, showcase latest product innovations, network and create new business opportunities.
CleantexPulire is a member of the International Pulire Cleaning Show Network and this strategic alliance contributed to increased international participation at the 2013 event, with exhibits from Austria, Germany, Italy, USA and the UK, who introduced their products and equipment to the African market for the first time.
Commenting on one of the 2013 show trends, Exhibition Director Johann van Vuuren said, "The attendance figures indicated a marked increase in the number of new and emerging professional contract cleaning contractors, not only within South Africa but also those who travelled from other African countries in order to source the latest technology for their cleaning operations. The increase in cleaning contractors points towards a vibrant and growing industry." An increasing demand in the workplace to meet international standards of cleanliness and hygiene linked with the constant need to upgrade cleaning systems across multiple industries, will continue to attract a large spectrum of visitors, from end-users to suppliers of products and services.
This biennialshowcase is specifically organised to underscore workplace hygiene solutions. Educational industry seminars and various Association meetings will run concurrent with CleantexPulire 2015 during the three days to enhance knowledge and skills transfer whilst celebrating a decade of industry specific showcases.