4-6 June, 2019

Gallagher Convention Centre
South Africa

The one international trade show in Africa showcasing all sectors of the professional cleaning and hygiene industry!
ISSA Joins Cleantex to Expand African Market Value

Organisers of the Cleantex exhibition, e-squared publications (E2) and ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, have announced a joint ownership agreement to collaboratively administer and promote future events. The agreement aims to reinforce and enhance this established African cleaning and hygiene showcase, elevating it to the next level as well as to expand the association’s local member benefits.

Cleantex events bring together contract cleaners, distributors, facility, healthcare, retail and food service managers as well as other professionals within the cleaning, hygiene, hospitality, property maintenance and government sectors. The partners say this new relationship will add a more robust regional and international seminar and workshop program, networking opportunities, and new product and business solutions for the market, thereby reflecting the same ethos demonstrated worldwide by ISSA.

“We are quite excited to develop more local benefits for our members, starting with greater involvement in the region’s major exhibition,” said John Barrett, ISSA Executive Director. “We see this as the first of many investments we hope to make in the African cleaning industry as part of our mission to raise professionalism, increase business success and change the way the world views cleaning.”

ISSA has a current network of members throughout Africa via direct membership or alliances with groups such as the National Contract Cleaners Association (NCCA) and the Contract Cleaners Association of Ghana (CCAG).

“By building on an already established and successful brand, this amalgamation will add a new and exciting dimension to the African professional cleaning and hygiene sector showcase,” said exhibition director Johann van Vuuren. “We will be able to make use of the ISSA’s vast experience and international network to bolster industry investment opportunities in South Africa as the gateway to the rest of Africa.”

“It is our mutual vision to exponentially grow the local industry sector and to continually introduce internationally renowned brands, quality education and the latest technology to this ever-evolving and solutions-driven market,” added van Vuuren.

The African Cleaning Review magazine, e-newsletters and interactive website, will continue to play a prominent supporting role as the official media partner for ISSA Cleantex Show 2019.

ISSA Vice President of International Services, Dianna Steinbach, will be a featured speaker at the upcoming ISSA Cleantex Africa exhibition.

About Cleantex

Established in 1998 the Cleantex trade exhibition is owned and organised by e–squared publications, publishers of African Cleaning Review. The exhibition is regarded as Africa’s foremost and dedicated event for the professional cleaning, hygiene and related industry sectors. It is a biennial business platform where industry trends, cost-effective technology and solutions offer outcomes of improved business practices in an environment where rising operational costs, increased competition and the need for higher productivity all play a decisive role in operational efficiency.
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About ISSA, the Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association

With more than 9,200 members—including distributors, manufacturers, manufacturer representatives, building service contractors, in-house service providers, residential cleaners, and associated service members—ISSA is the world’s leading trade association for the cleaning industry. The association is committed to changing the way the world views cleaning by providing its members with the business tools they need to promote cleaning as an investment in human health, the environment, and an improved bottom line. Headquartered in Northbrook, IL, USA, the association has regional offices in Mainz, Germany; Botany, Australia; and Shanghai, China. Visit, call 800-225-4772 (North America) or 847-982-0800, join the discussion on LinkedIn, and follow ISSA on Facebook and Twitter.



Everybody who has the responsibility for in-house/outsourced cleaning, hygiene, laundry and facilities management should attend this exhibition and associated events. Held only every two years in South Africa, don’t miss the largest African event for this industry.

Interested in Attending ISSA Cleantex Africa in Johannesburg? Please click the button below and complete the form. You will be contacted with details on how to register.

EXHIBIT AT ISSA Cleantex Africa 2019

ISSA Cleantex Africa is an established and all-encompassing professional cleaning and facility maintenance solutions event designed to attract the relevant sectors of your target market. It is where big brands showcase their innovations and new companies introduce themselves to the industry.

In a world where business transactions are conducted increasingly online and anonymously, exhibitions offer personal interactions, the chance to meet face-to-face with a handshake to discuss challenges, trends and developments.


Equipment distributors, manufacturers, service & solution providers active in the professional cleaning, hygiene, laundry and facility maintenance sectors.

Interested in exhibiting at ISSA Cleantex Africa in Johannesburg?  
Please complete the form below and you will be contacted with details on how to register.

Educate and Inform

Educational seminars and industry association meetings will run alongside the exhibition to enhance knowledge and skills transfer. These business gatherings will create an environment conducive to constructive debate about key industry challenges and issues that impact on this industry sector.

In addition, the ISSA’s Cleaning Management Institute will present Africa’s second International Accredited Auditing Professional (IAAP) certification workshop at ISSA Cleantex Africa 2019.

International Accredited Auditing Professional (IAAP) Certification Workshop

Bring your top operations staff to attend this concurrent workshop and be among the first in Africa to achieve ISSA’s global Accredited Auditing Professional Certification status. An ISSA trainer will instruct attendees on how to analyse operations data, evaluate quality and calibrate cleaning services to provide more value to your customers.

Boost your career and your bottom line. Join an elite group of auditing professionals with IAAP certification!

This course is designed to empower an individual to provide a consistent and standard quality assurance audit, whether for contracted or in-house services. Each accreditation is valid for two years from the date taken and places you within an elite group of auditing professionals throughout the world. This interactive, hands-on one-day seminar will teach you the technical skills needed to perform a quality assurance audit as well as the ethical aspects of having this responsibility.

IAAP also can be valuable for individuals interested in offering third-party auditing services or sales professionals looking for a new differentiation to help customers identify service gaps that tie back to the systems and solutions they offer.

Get certified as an International Accredited Auditing Professional


Financial Directors/Managers, In-house service providers, Building service contractors, Industry professionals interested in quality assurance procedures.

Interested in the IAAP education session? Please complete the form below and you will be contacted with details on how to register.

ISSA Cleantex Africa

Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

+27 11 238 7848 / +27 (0)72 6111959

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