As part of the CMS 2015 Berlin (Cleaning.Management.Services), discussions at the 2nd International CMS Congress will focus on the factors of ‘people and the market’. Issues to be considered will include demographic changes; an increase in pandemics and infections; and the demand for hospital capacity, care facilities and private care services.
CMS will be held 22 to 25 September at the Messe Berlin, Germany.
‘Leading figures from the cleaning sector around the world, from Europe, the USA, South Africa, India and China, will be discussing current aspects of this subject in a global context,’ said the 16 February CMS press statement.
The CMS Congress enjoys the active support of the European Federation of Cleaning Industries EFCI, the European Cleaning Machines Association EUnited and the International Association for Soaps, Detergents and Maintenance Products A.I.S.E.
Venue for the congress, which takes place on 23 and 24 September, is Marshall-Haus, a listed building on the Berlin Exhibition Grounds, and the proceedings will be translated simultaneously into German, English and French.
People are the key factor
CMS Congress 2015 theme emphasises ‘the particular importance of people in this area of activity. The papers and panel discussions will seek to identify the available workforce potential and the kind of employees that will be needed in the future. The discussions will also investigate whether market requirements, and therefore the demand for services, will change in the foreseeable future, and whether the available workforce potential can cope with this situation.
‘Participants will also discuss the role that is likely to be played by such developments as demographic changes, an increase in pandemics and infections, and the demand for hospital capacity, care facilities and private care services. Experts will also consider the extent to which the market is affected by a shortage of trained specialists, the phenomenon of worldwide feminisation and youth unemployment in southern Europe.’
By addressing such topical issues, the Congress complements the event’s exhibition because, with their product displays, CMS 2015 exhibitors will be presenting solutions, systems and processes intended to meet the market’s needs.
CMS 2015 is organised by Messe Berlin GmbH. The supporting associations are the National Guild Association of the Building Cleaning Trade (BIV), Bonn, the Cleaning Systems Trade Association in the German Mechanical Engineering and Plant Construction Association (VDMA), Frankfurt/Main, and the Hygiene Industry Association (IHO), Frankfurt/Main.