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WFBSC to meet at CMS 2017 in Berlin Thomas Dietrich takes over as president For the first time the World Federation of Building Service Contractors (WFBSC) will be gathering cleaning industry decision-makers from around the world for a meeting in Berlin. The World Federation of Buil- ding Service Contractors will be holding its congress September 18 to 20, 2017 – concurrent with the international cleaning trade fair CMS Berlin 2017 – Cleaning.Management.Services in the German capital. The headline topic of the industry’s leading international conference is ‘Cleaning in the digital world – processes, people technology’. Thomas Dietrich, National Guild Master of the National Guild Associa- tion of the Building Cleaning Trade (BIV), is the new chairman and president of the world federation. President Takao Ichinohe from The first step of ‘Operation Linoleum Floor’ was to install a dirt trap Japan handed over the between the dining facilities and the corridor. helm at the International Forum Tokyo, where the 21st WFBSC congress recently took place. less time than was previously the case. Also, thanks to the neutral Thomas Dietrich, Natio- pH value, it is unnecessary to run multiple cleaning passes to get nal Guild Master of the from a strongly basic to a neutral level. This saves even more time Building Cleaning Trade: as well as water. “Globalisation and digita- lisation will become in- Oliver Beetz, who was involved in the development process from creasingly important in the very outset, only has to point at the numbers: One person Thomas Dietrich, National Guild Master of our sector, particularly with a vacuum scrubber and Wetrok Speedclean – which already the National Guild Association of the Buil- where new processesding Cleaning Trade (BIV).Photos: Messe Berlin delivers better area performance than a single-disc machine to and the organization of begin with – can get 200 square meters stripped and cleaned in our services are concerned. For us as hosts of the world congress the approximately four hours. The conventional method requires focus is on networking and exchanging views and how, with the help of outstanding exhibitors at CMS, we as a service industry can meet two staffers for a total of 18 hours. Altogether, Oliver Beetz has future challenges.” calculated that the new process cuts cleaning time by as much as 75 percent, overall costs by a third, and water consumption by a Dr. Christian Göke, CEO, Messe Berlin GmbH: “The 22nd WFBSC con- gress in 2017 will provide a decisive boost for CMS Berlin. This leading third as well. international event will gather additional numbers of outstanding deci- sion-makers from around A narrow time window the world at the Berlin Speed is particularly relevant when it comes to stripping and cleaning trade fair. It is cleaning the floors in Haus Elisabeth, especially in the dining another successful step in the direction of our room. After the last residents have finished their evening meal goal, which is to attract and before the early birds sit down for breakfast, that’s a very even greater internatio- tight time frame to get the job done and done right. Already, the nal participation in CMS team dispatched by cleaning contractor RWS is moving tables, Berlin.” chairs and other furniture into the corridor. Now, the room is being CMS Berlin, one of measured to determine the necessary amount of cleaning solution. Europe’s leading events The WFBSC president Takao Ichinohe from Oliver Beetz, a cleaning services contractor and hygiene engineer, Japan handed over the helm at the Inter- for this sector, will be emphasizes that the stripping process requires just 300 milliliters national Forum Tokyo to Thomas Dietrich. taking place September of product per square meter. 19 to 22, 2017. At CMS 2015, on an indoor and outdoor display area covering 24,500 square Though Speedclean is classified as non-hazardous (it causes no metres, 377 exhibitors from 22 countries provided a comprehensive chemical burns and can be disposed of without concerns), the overview of their products, systems and work methods which represen- cleaning solution has a higher concentration than with other ted the market’s entire range of cleaning systems and cleaning agents. stripping agents when the ratio is 1:1. This entails safety precau- These included more than 70 exhibits making their first appearance at tions, so it is only natural for RWS employees Alex Leinweber a trade fair or on the European respectively world stage. and Michael Stürmer, supported by the Wetrok Regional Sales GLOBAL CLEANING | ISSUE 2016 17


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