Think Clean. Experience Clean — An event not to be missed!

Friday, 14 July, 2023

Think Clean. Experience Clean — An event not to be missed!

The ISSA Cleaning & Hygiene Expo is returning to Melbourne on 1–2 November 2023. Hosted by ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, the event is set to showcase the latest advancements in the cleaning industry, together with a comprehensive education program and the 2023 INCLEAN Excellence Awards.

The highly anticipated ISSA Cleaning & Hygiene Expo will return to the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre on Wednesday 1 November and Thursday 2 November 2023.

This two-day, free-to-attend event will bring together leading experts, innovators, and cleaning professionals.

Hosted by ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, the event, which is in its fifth edition, is set to showcase the latest products, services, and innovations from more than 90 leading exhibitors.

“The industry is excited to return to Melbourne and it’s set to be the largest event to date,” stated Lauren Micallef, ISSA Oceania Manager.

Earlier this year, ISSA managed to acquire additional hall space to meet the growing demand which included a mix of new exhibitors as well as past participants taking up bigger and grander stands.

Visitors are set to benefit from the 33% increase in hall space, as they will be able to explore a wider range of products and services and engage with even more industry experts and professionals.

“Where else in Australia can you meet with so many leading manufacturers, distributors and wholesalers in one location, demonstrating their innovations and sharing their industry insight,” said Stuart Nicol, ISSA Oceania Advisory Council Chair.

Craig Dowell, Director of Sales and Marketing, ABCO Products, said, “We look forward to the show returning to Melbourne and being able to provide technical advice and support on products and services that will empower not only the cleaners and companies but also the community.”

Last year saw a 25% growth in ISSA Cleaning and Hygiene expo attendees with visitors stemming from over 20 countries. This year the show anticipates over 3000 attendees from contract cleaners, facility and building managers to healthcare and aged care representatives, as well as individuals from the government and education sectors.

Adam Baker, National Marketing Manager, Makita Australia, platinum sponsor for the event, said, “The show provides a unique opportunity for the entire market to connect, foster relationships and uncover the latest innovations and insights.”

“Businesses that move quickly to adopt these latest trends and insights will have a competitive edge in their markets,” added Micallef.

Dr. Gavin Macgregor-Skinner, Senior Director, Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC), a division of ISSA, highlights that a key trend in the market is ‘cleaning for health’ and that he expects it be a significant discussion point throughout the show and one he will be addressing throughout the education program.

“Cleanliness is not just an aesthetic quality,” he notes. “It is a foundational pillar of infection prevention and occupant safety. It’s about being able to use cleaning and disinfecting equipment, tools, processes, and chemistries to battle the invisible infectious disease-causing agents, contaminants, and pollutants.”

The Expo’s education program will take place over two days and feature 40 speakers, 16 free-to-attend speaker sessions plus onsite workshops.

It will cover a variety of topics that have been designed to provide attendees with the knowledge and tools to grow their business, develop their staff and remain up to date with industry trends and emerging developments.

A variety of panel discussions between industry thought leaders and stakeholders will expand the number of professionals that the audience can tap into on topics such as cleaning for health, infection prevention, technology and innovation, environmental and sustainability needs, supply chain and workforce development.

In addition to the exhibition and education program, the Expo will also feature the 2023 INCLEAN Excellence Awards. These awards celebrate the latest innovations and recognise outstanding achievements of people who work in the industry. “Last year the awards received the largest number of entries to date, and we are expecting 2023 to be even bigger,” mentioned Micallef.

Awards finalists will showcase their products in the “Innovation Zone” on the show floor of the ISSA Cleaning and Hygiene Expo, allowing visitors to view the products and uncover more about these innovations.

This year’s event is a must-attend for anyone interested in advancing their knowledge and expertise in the cleaning sector. Attendees can connect with their peers, learn from experts, and discover the latest trends and innovations that are shaping the future of the industry.

2023 ISSA Cleaning & Hygiene Expo
1–2 November 2023
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC)

To register for the ISSA Cleaning & Hygiene Expo in Melbourne, visit

For general enquires, please call 1300 789 845 or email To find out more about exhibiting and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Samantha Ewart on (612) 8586 6106 or email

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