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PRESS RELEASE – August 2021


Given the prevailing market uncertainty as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, exacerbated by the current third wave across South Africa and a strong indication by the Department of Health that lockdown restrictions will remain in place for much longer, the decision was taken to re-schedule the 2021 Cleantex Africa and Cleantex Africa Summit events.

The co-located Cleantex Africa Exhibition and Cleantex Africa Executive Summit events aimed at the professional cleaning, hygiene, pest control, laundry and facility management sectors will now take place from 12- 14 October 2022 at Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg.

These events are renowned for creating a unique meeting place on the African continent for all related industries to share insight, discover solutions and showcase the latest products and innovations. Delivering events of this nature involves immense planning and commitment from everybody involved, however, due to the continued challenges currently faced by industry, gathering and travel restrictions, the international stature of these events cannot be guaranteed for 2021.

“Primary in our thinking is the ability to keep all stakeholders, potential visitors, exhibitors, delegates and staff safe, while keeping risk down to a minimum. Whilst recognising that the sectors in which we operate have a greater need than ever before to connect buyers and sellers to explore innovations that combat the spread of viruses, we want to ensure that we are putting forward the best possible comprehensive industry events for all involved and simultaneously offer everybody the opportunity to participate and attend,” said Cleantex Africa Exhibition Director Johann van Vuuren.

The general sentiment is that a re-scheduled date would allow more time for vaccines to be administered, resulting in COVID-19 alleviating effects to spread across the country and elsewhere in Africa.

“We want to thank both our valued exhibitors, delegates and potential visitors for their ongoing support and understanding during these very trying times. Our goal of delivering an optimal event experience remains resolute and we want to assure all stakeholders of our determination to deliver enhanced and outstanding industry events in 2022,” van Vuuren continued.

Confirmed exhibitors and delegate registrations for the 2021 events will be transferred to the re-scheduled 2022 event dates.

For more information or to secure your participation in 2022, e-mail nande@cleantex.co.za

Cleantex Africa, established in 1998, is the sole African international trade show offering innovative perspectives on workplace health and hygiene solutions incorporating all related industry sectors. This established African showcase is regarded as the foremost professional cleaning and hygiene event on the continent.

Cleantex Africa Executive Summit is a bi-ennial conference, collaborating with industry associations and will feature a programme specifically for cleaning, laundry, pest control, hygiene and facility management professionals on one day only, 13 October 2022, co-located with Cleantex Africa.