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It’s now just over a month until Interclean Amsterdam – Europe’s largest exhibition for the professional cleaning sector – opens its doors again for the first time in four years.

The long-awaited show takes place from May 10-13 after hosting an online version in 2020 due to the pandemic. The last live event was in 2018. More than 600 exhibitors will be presenting their innovations – with plenty of opportunity to network and a comprehensive programme of events.

Innovation Lab & Innovation Awards

The Innovation Lab will focus on everything relating to innovation. This activity platform will feature products, solutions, technologies, a line-up of speakers and the most notable innovations at the show. This will include the finalists and the winners of the Amsterdam Innovation Award. The Innovation Lab Stage will offer free educational sessions, including the daily Interclean Inside talk show on sustainability, digitalisation and efficiency, and innovation.

Healthcare Cleaning Lab

The Healthcare Cleaning Lab is where you will find cleaning products and practices specifically for the healthcare industry. Live demonstrations will be held in a hospital setting to showcase specialised cleaning methods, guidelines, hand hygiene and much more. Demonstrations will be presented by a professional from SVS, an educational institute for the facility and cleaning industry.

There is also the Healthcare Cleaning Lab Theatre where daily presentations will be given on a wide range of cleaning and infection prevention topics. Key themes will be discussed in three debates during which experts will exchange views on the merits and benefits of technologies and solutions such as non-wovens, UVC and air quality.

If your main interest is healthcare, be sure to check out the Healthcare Cleaning Forum, which is being organised alongside the exhibition.

Healthcare Cleaning Forum

Interclean’s Healthcare Cleaning Forum is taking place for the second time at RAI Amsterdam on May 12. The one-day programme has been put together in close cooperation with Clean Hospitals. The focus is on cleaning and hygiene as part of infection prevention in hospitals and long-term care institutions.

Delegates can look forward to interesting keynote speeches and breakout sessions relating to themes such as the impact of Covid-19, cleaning and disinfection, (international) guidelines, sustainability, the importance of evidence-based interventions and new technology.

The fee to attend the Healthcare Cleaning Forum is €75, including lunch and entry to Interclean Amsterdam.


While digitalisation is set to transform the industry, its rapid growth has highlighted a key issue, namely the digital skills gap in the professional cleaning industry. To draw attention to this theme 10 teams with five members each from all over the world will be attending Interclean to demonstrate their problem-solving skills on May 11.

The challenge for teams revolves around the development of an application concept for cleaning personnel, based on a real daily issue. As a visitor you will be able to walk around the workstations, talk to the teams, follow their progress and share your thoughts on their concepts.

Robot Arena

Robotic evolution in the cleaning industry is continuing thanks to the ever-increasing use of automated and autonomous cleaning machines within the industry. The latest trend is cobots, with robots and humans working together to get the job done in the most efficient way possible. Visitors can experience the benefits of using robots and cobots to create a more efficient cleaning strategy in the Robot Arena.

Zero Waste Dome

Cleaners play a crucial role in (zero) waste management. Maximum recycling requires pure ‘raw material’ flows. Since cleaners are active company-wide, they are able to view waste separation in a perfectly analytical way and can contribute to optimisation and expansion by supervising sustainable solutions, data management and logistics.

A variety of solutions will be presented for separating, collecting, grinding, pressing and composting materials, as well as examples of circularity and closing the loop by repurposing ‘waste’. Daily presentations by experts in the field of waste separation, environmental equipment and sustainability in the supply chain will give insights into current and future trends.

The programme in the Zero Waste Dome has been developed in collaboration with the Zero Waste Foundation.

Facility Inspiration Event

The Facility Inspiration Event (FIE) is intended to provide guidance to and update facility managers with regard to current challenges which are relevant for the development of cleaning and facility strategies and procurement. The event is intended to help managers find the right solutions for specific challenges and is inspired by relevant innovations.

The FIE offers one-hour inspirational sessions followed by themed innovation tours and a Connect & Exchange lunch.

For more information about all these events, and for details on visiting Interclean Amsterdam visit the website: www.intercleanshow.com


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