ISSA Oceania, in collaboration with Newell-Rubbermaid Commercial Products, hosted an ‘Idea Exchange’ member networking event on Monday, 28 August 2017 – the first event of its kind for the cleaning and hygiene industry in this region.
Held in Scoresby, Victoria, the one-day event was attended by more than 40 industry delegates including BSCs, suppliers, consultants and technicians, the event’s theme focused on healthcare and the recent developments in cleaning for infection control.
Delegates listened to the expert advice offered by two guest speakers; infection control consultant, Glenys Harrington; and director of sterilisation and infection control, Elizabeth Gillespie, from Monash Health.
“This is just one of the many benefits our members receive for being a part of the ISSA family,” said ISSA Oceania Manager, Kim Taranto.
“Our aspiration is to provide value to our members by offering them access to the latest knowledge and trends from industry experts, along with the engagement of networking with fellow peers. Everyone is just one connection away from a new idea, a new decision or a new business partnership and ISSA wants to nurture and facilitate that experience.”
Newell-Rubbermaid Commercial Products’ national account manager and ISSA Cleaning & Hygiene exhibition committee member, Daniel Balas, was instrumental in offering Rubbermaid’s corporate facility and staff support for the event.
“Our team at Newell Brands were excited to work with ISSA Oceania to host the first ISSA members’ networking event in Australia; it was our way of showing our support for the industry and the Association,” said Balas.
ISSA Oceania’s Advisory Council chairman, Stuart Nicol, said:“I think it was an important topic to which expose our members and guests as it shows how we can all help improve the way cleaning is viewed and the importance it plays in keeping our society healthy.”
“I would also like to thank Daniel Balas from Newell-Rubbermaid for making their facility available and supporting this new concept in our industry,” Nicol added.
“It just reinforces the need to come together as a community so everyone can benefit and the association is playing a major part in making that happen.”
ISSA Oceania’s next Idea Exchange member networking event will be hosted in Sydney later this year.