Hygiene in The Hotels Plays a Big Role in Brand Reputation
  • 30 August, 2017
  • Turizm&Yatırım

The element of hygiene has vital importance for the health and comfort of personnels and guests, it plays a big role in ensuring success and guest satisfaction in today's hotel standarts. As the level of awareness in this area increases day by day, ...


The Netherlands as a circular hotspot
  • 15 February, 2017
  • Rob den Hertog

Positioning the Netherlands as a circular hotspot is a promising and necessary ambition that will inspire and connect not only the Netherlands, but also the rest of the world. The Netherlands is spearheading a movement towards a more circular economy ...


From waste to raw material
  • 15 February, 2017
  • ZeroWaste Foundation

The future belongs to smart, sustainable cities and companies. The cleaning and recycling world must work together during the transition to a sustainable, circular economy. This requires a completely different mindset. One that is no longer focused ...


Looking back and moving forward
  • 13 December, 2016
  • Rob den Hertog

Looking back at the past year, I am first of all very proud of the responses to the Amsterdam show in May of this year. The visitor feedback was very positive and I am happy that all our efforts in making the show more worthwhile paid off. These ...


  • 27 October, 2016
  • Klaas Gravesteijn, NVZ

In The Netherlands, the Professional Cleaning and Hygiene market has been stabilizing after a decline in the last few years, starting in 2010. Investments were put off or delayed, lifecycles prolonged and many companies chose to buy used machines ...


Bülent DOĞRU - TESHIAD Chairman of the Board & DGR Group Chairman of the Board
  • 13 June, 2016
  • Burcu Işıksaçar

Especially for our international readers, could you tell us a little more about TESHİAD? TESHİAD is the head organization of services sector in Turkey which is operating in many different dynamics. This sector is formed by cleaning, security, ...


Old versus new
  • 09 May, 2016
  • Laurens Metternich

In this blog I would like to discuss old versus new. In our family company we have a lot of discussion about old versus new thinking. The world is changing very rapidly, however our market is in some ways very traditional. What are things we need to ...


Cleaning your way up
  • 02 May, 2016
  • Damian Armitage

In this blog I wanted to show the business of the cleaning industry and all the people involved. Also to show outsiders that although the cleaning industry seems like a dusty, uninterested and unmotivated area to work in, it is in fact a very ...


Knowledge transfer
  • 22 April, 2016
  • Mathijs Burgman

The upcoming ISSA/INTERCLEAN Amsterdam event is the place to be for everyone interested in meeting new people, exchanging ideas and getting acquainted with new products on the market. Every time I visit this trade fair, I am reminded of the ...


Professional cleaning has an important environmental and social impact
  • 18 April, 2016
  • Frank Vancraeyveld

Every day up to 6 million people cleans our schools, hospitals, old people homes, offices, etc. Many more people live, learn, heal, work, etc. in those buildings and are directly or indirectly confronted with cleaning activities and used tools, ...


Do we have an image problem?
  • 04 April, 2016
  • Dick van Dijk

Sometimes I hear the suggestion that our hygiene industry would struggle with her image. Is it really that bad? The so-called image of cleaner and cleaning industry should be able to be better. I am wondering where this idea is based on, or else, ...


Planning is the key to success!
  • 22 March, 2016
  • Martine Mallee

Benjamin Franklin who was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America supposedly once said, “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.” In preparation for the ISSA/INTERCLEAN Amsterdam 2016 show, this adage is key to ...


Business expansion in the Middle East
  • 14 March, 2016
  • Jeroen van der Poel

I’m writing this blog from my hotel in Dubai at the end of a week full with dealer and end-user visits, all to promote our company and products. Seems like there is a big demand here for especially German manufacturers which ,in all honesty, ...


Why e-learning is the future of training in the workplace
  • 11 March, 2016
  • ISSA/INTERCLEAN

Traditional teaching and learning has got to go. Even many educators are finally on board with this belief. Transitioning current institutions to newer learning will be slow, however, even with the revolution in eLearning options and technology in ...


Customer relations in a digital world
  • 11 January, 2016
  • Mathijs Burgman

Increasing digitalization affects the cleaning industry as any other industry. It has indeed brought us all a lot of benefits on a private and professional level. Because of this customers have higher expectations than ever, not only concerning the ...


Exhibitions & events – as relevant as ever in an increasingly digital world
  • 30 November, 2015
  • Martine Mallee

Marketing blogs and magazines have long predicted the demise of exhibitions and events in our increasingly digital world. Yet I have to say that based on my experience in the last month or so, the opposite applies in the cleaning industry. Good ...


The Young Cleaning Professional pays a visit to the new European headquarters of Sealed Air
  • 23 November, 2015
  • Robert Stelling

The YCP is the platform in the cleaning industry where young professionals can network, share ideas and be inspired by special seminars and networking programs. Originally founded to organize events for young professionals during the ISSA/INTERCLEAN ...


Diversity of the cleaning industry
  • 02 November, 2015
  • Jeroen van der Poel

Last week I received a report of the Rabobank about the cleaning industry and the outcome is not surprising at all. In all honesty, that would be strange considering the fact that we are all aware of the trends, threats and opportunities that this ...


Where is the cleaning industry going?
  • 22 September, 2015
  • Damian Armitage

Following my first blog about how I ended up in the cleaning industry I can only jump to another point of view in my life, and put meaning to the question how to improve the business in general from my perspective and how to improve myself in the ...


Will the Internet of Things change our industry?
  • 09 September, 2015
  • Dick van Dijk

As a young professional in the cleaning business, you are obviously looking for future perspectives. I am aware of the fact that a perspective can still go either way, but this is what I would like to share with you. What I found was an interesting ...


Stay connected
  • 21 August, 2015
  • Mathijs Burgman

Like most of my fellow young professionals ambassadors I was introduced into the cleaning and hygienic industry at a very young age. I must have been 4 years old when the first pallet of Bay West toilet paper was delivered right into our front yard. ...


The future of the cleaning industry
  • 23 July, 2015
  • Laurens Metternich

Nobody knows what will happen with our industry exactly in the near future. However, I see a few interesting developments which I want to share with you. First the growing interest in cleaning robots. The cleaning industry is a people’s industry, ...


The Cleaning Industry full of opportunities and possibilities
  • 10 June, 2015
  • Martin Kennis

Martin Kennis, owner of Daka Services, shares his experiences of doing business in the Middle East. Five years ago he started his company Daka Services in Dubai. By now he's about to launch a new project in Saudi Arabia. My first experience with ...


Marketing and branding the cleaning industry
  • 20 May, 2015
  • Jeroen van der Poel

​Jeroen van der Poel, Regional Account Manager for Unger, frequently visited the Middle East. He has experienced the development of the cleaning industry and likes to share his findings and insights with you. I just got off face-time, talking to a ...


Business is gunnen
  • 29 April, 2015
  • Dick van Dijk

Dick van Dijk shares his vision about e-commerce versus personal contact. Dick van Dijk works for Exclusiva, a wholesaler in the Benelux. I'm a little euphoric today! I just designed my own shoes and it took me no longer than a half an hour. ...


Sharing information, the future innovation strategy?
  • 11 March, 2015
  • Rob den Hertog

Rob den Hertog, manager of the ISSA/INTERCLEAN series of exhibitions, discusses the future of information sharing and its possible impact on our sector. Last summer, Carmaker Tesla said All Our Patents Belong to You as it released its electric ...


Let's keep the no-nonsense mentality and share ideas
  • 10 March, 2015
  • Damian Armitage

Lets keep the no-nonsense mentality and share ideas My first experience with the professional cleaning industry was before the 1990 edition of the INTERCLEAN trade show. I must have been about 8 years old and accompanied my father with the setup ...


Young Cleaning Professionals will change the industry
  • 01 March, 2015
  • Laurens Meternich

​​​​I must have been 10 years old when I visited the Interclean in Amsterdam. My parents were proudly showing their brand new stand: 'This is where we meet new customers'. It was the day before the opening and I was impressed by the large ...


Wise Beyond Your Years
  • 09 February, 2015
  • Martine Mallee

Key development platforms that will help you stay ahead of the game As a Young Cleaning Professional, continual development should be of paramount importance to you. An ongoing process, your professional development will undoubtedly continue ...


Introducing the Young Cleaning Professionals blog
  • 26 January, 2015
  • Robert Stelling

The Young Cleaning Professionals (YCP) is a new initiative founded by ISSA/INTERCLEAN, the world’s leading cleaning industry events. Together with our YCP ambassadors, young professionals working in the industry, we organized several events at ...


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