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 www.issa.com, 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 to register.

You will receive your entry ticket after 1st of May via email.

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 to register.

Educate and Inform

  1. 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.

There will be two workshops and two forum themes:

  • Estimating Made Easy (EME) work loading workshop, 08h30-16h00, 4 June 2019
  • International Accredited Auditing Professional Accredited (IAAP) certification workshop, 08h30-16h00, 5 June 2019
  • Healthcare Forum on Cleaning for Infection Prevention (HF) from 08h30-12h00 (AM), 6 June 2019
  • Next Generation Executive Mentorship Forum (NGF) from 13h00-16h00 (PM), 6 June 2019

 For further details or to register contact Nande Jacobs at nande@cleantex.co.za  or call +27 11 238 7848. 

Workshops that boost your bottom line

Bring your top operations staff to attend both workshops and be among the first in Africa to achieve ISSA’s global Estimating Made Easy and Accredited Auditing Professional Certification status.

Boost your career and your bottom line.

Estimating Made Easy (EME) Work Loading Workshop

Trainer: Tommy Taylor BICS, I.C.E. CIMS Auditor

This one-day workshop will examine the defined systems of costing for cleaning and discuss which system is best suited for various facility types. Being able to match facility requirements with the right cleaning system and determine the number of labour hours needed to maintain a facility is ground zero.

The EME workshop will provide you with a useable framework to enable you to simplify the work loading process and to assist you in determining whether you have the right staffing level. It will address organisational structures, various disciplines and benefits of each system, as well as how to motivate staff to increase performance and quality.

This workshop is aimed at in-house service providers and building service contractors who wish to optimise resources, improve cleaning quality and gain the competitive edge in bidding for contracts. The programme will also be suitable for facility managers who wish to understand how to determine the details needed to create tender specifications, or for distributors who wish to comprehend their customers’ cleaning requirements and identify the products and services to better meet their needs


International Accredited Auditing Professional (IAAP) Certification Workshop

Trainer: Dianna Steinbach, ISSA Vice President of International Services

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. 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.

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 an Estimating Made Easy Certification


In-house service providers, Building service contractors, Industry professionals interested in work loading procedures.

Interested in the EME education session? Please complete the form below to register.

Get certified as 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 to register.


Do not miss out on the various NEW networking options at the ISSA Cleantex Africa:

  • Straight-up business advise at the Business Hub. Meet one-on-one with business experts to discuss challenges or next steps – Pre-booking appointments* essential
  • Networking cocktail function on 4 June 2019 – Attendance confirmation* is a prerequisite
  • Dine around dinner on 5 & 6 June 2019 with industry peers – Booking* essential, seats limited
  • Business Breakfast on the morning of 7 June 2019 – This is available to especially international visitors who would like to meet informally with either the show organisers or specific exhibitors. Booking* essential, seats limited

*Final Deadline: 15 May 2019

More to be announced soon on additional events/meetings planned during ISSA Cleantex Africa 2019!

About ISSA

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ISSA Cleantex Africa

Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

+27 11 238 7848 / +27 (0)72 6111959 info@cleantex.co.za

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