Page 8 www.cms-berlin.de 29 YEARS OF THE CLEANING TRADE FAIR IN BERLIN A location with tradition: Berlin – the cradle of facility cleaning No other trade fair location is as predestined for cleaning trade fairs, as the German capital Berlin – which many don’t know – is the city where facade and window cleaning were practiced for the fi rst time professionally. It was the Frenchman Marius Moussyfrom Lyon, who established the fi rst cleaning company in Berlin in 1877. Only three years later, additional large companies with branches in Paris, London and New York were founded. A starting signal in Potsdam way and a preparatory meeting including a golf tournament in 1999 laid the foundation for the successful development of the CMS. Photo: Messe Berlin The first association conferen- stakeholders. Out of four compe- ces in 1957 and 1972 as well as ting German trade fair associa- the anniversary event “100 years tions, Berlin won. On the last day of facility cleaning” (1977) took of the RT in 1998, the decision was place in Berlin. Not least because announced to organise the new of their accompanying industry CMS Berlin – Cleaning. Manage- exhibitions, they are considered ment. Services. in a two year cyc- forerunners of today’s cleaning le starting in 2001. The National trade fairs. Association of Contract Cleaners (Bundesinnungsverband des Ge- In 1984 the first international bäudereiniger-Handwerks (BIV)), trade fair Cleaning Technique (Rei- Bonn, the Professional Associa- nigungs-Technik (RT)) was institu- tion of Cleaning Systems in the ted. It premiered in Stuttgart, German Engineering Federation but only two years later took (Fachverband Reinigungssysteme place in Berlin and thus marked im Verband Deutscher Maschi- a promising start of international nen- und Anlagenbau (VDMA)), Tower. Each year the locations and Surface Protection (Indust- Photo: Messe BerlinFrankfurt/Main, as well as the In-dustrial Association for Hygiene cleaning trade fairs, in the exhi- bition halls at the Berlin Radio alternated between Stuttgart rieverband Hygiene und Ober- and Berlin and from 1994, the flächenschutz (IHO)), Frankfurt/ trade fair Reinigungs-Technik (RT) Main, from then on functioned as Clean up campaign for the RT 1996: high pressure cleaning of Jean Ipoustéguys’ 6.60 metre high bronze sculpture, Ecbatane in front of the ICC stayed permanently in the Ger- associations. Berlin. man capital. In the 1990s the industry’s wish For Dr. Christian Göke, chairman for a market consolidation beca- of the board of the Messe Berlin location of cleaning trade fairs. trade fair platform, accepted by all numbered years, is considered the me stronger. Instead of several GmbH, the CMS’s strong market Today’s CMS is the consistent and industry representatives in the lar- most important European branch competing trade fair events in position, is a proof of the trade market-driven advancement of gest European market for cleaning event; continuing the tradition different locations all over Ger- fair association’s competence in the Reinigungs-Technik (RT) trade technology.“ of successful cleaning trade fairs many, the relevant associations this branch of the economy: “This fair. With its know-how, the Messe with market oriented concepts. decided to support only one cen- year, Berlin looks back to 29 ye- Berlin together with the associa- Ever since its first event in 2001, This year, the CMS Berlin takes tral trade fair, supported by all ars, as the successful trade fair tions, have created an adequate CMS held in Berlin in the odd- place for the 8th time.
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