ISSA/INTERCLEAN Amsterdam has been hailed a success with a total of 30,289 visitors attending the four day event to see new technologies and find out what is new and upcoming in the industry.
This year saw the number of international attendees increase with 76 per cent of the visitors coming from outside the Netherlands. The largest growth came from Oceania, Western Africa and Southeast Asia.
The event boasted the robot arena and information packed seminars at the InnovationLAB, the outdoor arena which enabled visitors to make the most of the sunshine as well as countless activities taking place on the exhibitors stands.
At the Innovation Award Ceremony on the first day, Sealed Air Diversey Care was crowned overall winner of the eleventh Amsterdam Innovation Award with their product Augmented Reality: Suma Revoflow. Other category winners were: Robot RA 660 NAVI from Cleanfix and the Quick & Easy System from Werner & Mertz Professional. The BRC 40/22 C from Kärcherwon the Visitor’s Choice Award.
The Amsterdam Innovation Award handed a donation of Euro 16,500 to the African Medical & Research Foundation (AMREF) Flying Doctors, and their project in Kilindi, Tanzania, providing accessible water and sanitary facilities for the community.
Rob den Hertog, manager ISSA/INTERCLEAN at RAI Amsterdam, commented:
“The success of ISSA/INTERCLEAN Amsterdam was the great atmosphere throughout the RAI complex. From the Award Ceremony on the opening day of the show to the many business contacts on the exhibition floor, from the high degree of knowledge exchange at the complementary ISSA seminar programme and the innovations in the InnovationLAB to the networking fun at the various social gatherings, ISSA/INTERCLEAN was the place to be. Now the work starts for ISSA/INTERCLEAN Amsterdam 2018, we look forward to it!”
Turkey, one of the fastest growing economies in the world, will be host to the second edition of ISSA/INTERCLEAN Istanbul from 7–9 September 2016.