Anticipated Return in 2022 for MECTW/Gulf Laundrex by Texcare
Middle East Cleaning Technology Week (MECTW), the region’s leading exhibition for the commercial cleaning and hygiene industries including Gulf Laundrex by Texcare for the laundry industry, will return to Dubai, UAE in 2022, joint organisers Messe Frankfurt Middle East (MFME) and VIS have announced.
The 6th edition of the three-day event was to run in September 2021; previously it had been scheduled for year-end 2020. The decision to move the show to 2022 will allow more time for the industry to recover.
TRSA planned to launch its new Middle East Chapter with a reception 27 September, the evening before MECTW’s opening. The chapter will shortly announce plans to continue with certification, education and membership activities.
Shyam Parmar, MFME project manager and a chapter Advisory Board member, said: “Although MECTW has built support locally from Dubai Municipality along with international partners and signed up a number of exhibitors, overall the exhibition has been significantly impacted by the current market conditions.
“Our research shows that many companies have suffered a downturn in business over the last 18 months within the industry, with airports, hotels and commercial laundries having been affected the most.”
He expressed confidence that when MECTW returns in 2022, “we will have full support of the industry in a period where the green shoots of recovery will be well and truly breaking through.”
In addition to Gulf Laundrex, MECTW includes Clean Middle East Expo and Gulf Car Wash, meeting the 360-degree needs of commercial and industrial cleaning, facilities and waste management, car and auto cleaning, laundry and dry-cleaning.