A well balanced program of both technical and business seminars will deliver a strong educational program at this year’s Clean NZ. Local and international expert speakers in their fields will ensure that delegates will learn the very latest in industry and management trends.
Clean NZ will be held at the Ellerslie Event Centre, Auckland, on 24 and 25 May 2012 www.cleannzexpo.co.nz
“In conjunction with the Building Service Contractors of NZ, Inc., the education program has been designed to meet the needs of building service contractor, carpet cleaner technician and institutional in-house delegates,” stated Interpoint managing director Simon Cooper.
“Interpoint, as organiser of Clean NZ 2012, is pleased to present such a comprehensive line-up of subjects and speakers. There is something for everyone,” Cooper added.
Recognising the growing impact of international trends on the Australian and New Zealand marketplaces, the ‘Building Service Contractors – Facing 2012/2013’s Issues’ seminar will prove a real drawcard. The speaker panel comprises BSC NZ national president and ISS Facility Services NZ CEO Brian Young; BSCAA national president and Solutions Property Services managing director Terry Corby; and OCS NZ’s CEO Kevin Mulcahy.
Perhaps the most demanding segment for cleaning teams is hard floor maintenance. To-date, contractors have employed relatively labour intensive procedures that involve ‘stripping and sealing’. Now, more service providers are embracing simpler, cost-effective and sustainable systems, most of which have emanated from Europe. A panel of experts will bring delegates up-to-date on cutting edge hard floor maintenance.
All businesses, whether service provider, supplier or distributor, should be pre-occupied with marketing. Leading e-marketing consultant and web doctor, Simon Cope (www.webdoctor.co.nz) is delivering a hands-on practical seminar that will explain how businesses can attract more customers that stay, pay and refer others. He will reveal a low cost, highly effective technique, which can be implemented without the need for an expensive marketing consultant.
For those seeking practical knowledge and skills, Carpet Cleaners Association of NZ president Paul Pritchard will present ‘Bed Bugs, a problem that hasn’t gone away’ and ‘An introduction to crime and trauma scene clean-up’. One of New Zealand’s leading industry trainers and educators, Pritchard always proves a very popular and valued speaker.
Another well-credentialed speaker, Duplex Cleaning Machines’ director
Murray McDonald will address a number of topics including ‘Dealing with problem carpets in commercial facilities’, Cleaning and maintaining of healthcare Flotex flooring’ and ‘How to start a cleaning business’.
Other Clean NZ seminars will include ‘Sustainability – opportunity for growth’ by 3M global marketing manager Kevin McNulty; ‘Keeping health and safety simple and workable by Cleensafe Ltd managing director Claude Gibbs’; and ‘Unifying the inspection, cleaning, and restoration industries globally’ by Patrick Winters, CEO of the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC).