Clean Turnout Confirms Show’s Success
Crowds of attendees walk, shop and chat with associates during the June 5-8 Clean Show in Las Vegas.
Turnout was up for both attendees and exhibitors at the 2017 Clean Show, which concluded June 8, according to figures released on June 12 by show producer Riddle & Associates. The total number of attendees at the show hit 12,563 people, well ahead of the 11,264 people who turned out for Clean ’15 in Atlanta.
“We had a great show in Las Vegas,” said TRSA president and CEO Joseph Ricci. “I want to thank everyone involved with making this a successful exhibition for both attendees and exhibitors.”
This year’s Clean Show exhibit floor sold out with 227,006 net square feet of booth space, an increase over the 197,400 square feet sold at the 2015 Clean Show in Atlanta. This is the largest total floor space since Clean 2007 in Las Vegas.
Almost all of the 22 educational sessions held during the show, which totaled more than 25 hours in all, were filled to capacity. TRSA sponsored nine of these seminars, and all drew capacity or near-capacity crowds. These sessions, presented by TRSA and four other industry association show sponsors, were led by experts in all facets of the textile care industry. The seminars, which outside the show generally require fees, are included in the show’s registration fee, thus offering a substantial saving to attendees.
Living up to its official name, World Educational Congress for Laundering and Drycleaning, attendees came from around the world. International attendees numbered 2,271 representing 96 countries outside the US.
The next Clean Show will return to New Orleans on June 20-23, 2019. The “Big Easy” also served the show’s host city in 2013. Clean then will head to Atlanta for a return engagement there on June 10-13, 2021.
Clean Show sponsors, including TRSA and four other associations, have yet to finalize their selection of a site for the 2023 Clean Show. However, potential host cities include Las Vegas, New Orleans and Orlando, FL.