One the most important international building service contractor events, the 19th World Federation of Building Service Contractor (WFBSC) International Congress will deliver a programme strongly focused on international and local BSC issues.
The Congress will be held in Brazil’s ‘sustainable’ city of Curitiba from 10 to 14 October 2012 and it is expected to attract some 1,000 leading BSC delegates from around the world.
The Congress will be complemented with the 22nd Regional Higiexpo – Hygiene, Cleaning and Maintenance Products and Services Exhibition, and the 23rd ENEAC – National Meeting of the Cleaning and Maintenance Companies.
The three meetings will take place simultaneously, assembling a total of about 5,000 delegates.
The WFBSC Congress presentations will focus on key contractor issues including management, administration, sustainability and laws.
Plenary sessions will include ‘Family Succession in Multi-Generational Family Businesses’; ‘Why take part in Trade Exhibitions?’; ‘The Experience of the Specialized Service Outsourcing Chamber within the scope of the Ministry of Work and Employment’; ‘Risk Management by Effective Infection Control and Food Safety’; ‘Green and Sustainable: How cleaning contractors can meet the demands of a changing world’; ‘Multi-services: Challenges and Opportunities in the Brazilian Market’; ‘The 21st Century Socio-Environmental Paradigm and Labor Laws’; ‘Smart application in cleaning: how a sustainable approach will increase productivity for BSC’; ‘The client´s vision of cleaning services and the challenges of service contractors’; and ‘Cleaning as an absolute value’.
“Being in Curitiba in October means being in contact with the latest in our industry worldwide,” stated WFBSC president, Adonai Aires de Arruda.
“This is a unique opportunity for Brazilian entrepreneurs. In addition to the plenary sessions focusing on momentous themes and fostering networking with people from the world over, regional meetings will also be very productive, since we will have important attendees coming to Brazil to know our market,” added Arruda.
WFBSC registration is well underway and can be done through the website www.wfbsc2012.com. Those interested can find more information about the event and Curitiba (tourism, special tours, hotels, restaurants, etc). A partnership with Star Alliance, offers a discount for international flights. The registration code is JJ01S12. More information through the website www.staralliance.com
The WFBSC 2012 is going to be held in parallel with the 22nd Regional Higiexpo (Fair of Products and Services for Hygiene, Cleaning and Conservation) and the 23rd ENEAC (National Meeting of Cleanliness and Conservation Companies).
The combination of the events has been considered a milestone for the industry as it creates opportunity to gather in one place both local and international public, and major suppliers, buyers and professionals. The sponsors are Diversey, Karcher, Becker Industries, Alfa Tennant, UPS Services, Seven Uniforms, Leone Equipment, Sutter Professional and Brazilian Confederation Commerce (CNC).
The WFBSC 2012 is promoted by the World Federation of Building Service Contractors, Union of Cleanliness and Conservation Companies from the State of Paraná (SEAC-PR), Brazilian Federation of Services and Environmental Cleanup Companies (FEBRAC), and Brazilian Association of Professional Cleaning Market (ABRALIMP).
It has the support of the Brazilian Central Services Sector (CEBRASSE), Embratur, Ministry of Tourism, Brazilian Confederation of Convention & Visitors Bureaux, Tourism Office of Paraná, Cleanliness and Conservation Foundation of the State of Paraná (FACOP), Federation of Commerce of Paraná (Fecomercio), Federation of Convention & Visitors Bureaux of Paraná, Municipal Institute of Tourism of Curitiba, Curitiba Convention & Visitors Bureau, Brazilian Confederation Commerce (CNC), International Executive Housekeepers Association (IEHA), the Association of Italian Manufacturers of Equipment, Machinery and Products for Professional Cleaning (AFIDAMP), World Trade Centers Association (WTCA), and Higiplus Magazine.