H.E. Butti Saeed Al Ghandi, Second Vice-Chairman of the Dubai World Trade Centre, today inaugurated the 5th Middle East Cleaning Technology Week (MECTW) at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC). With over 130 companies participating, MECTW is expected to host over 4,000 cleaning industry professionals until 9th November 2017.
Following the inauguration ceremony, H.E. Butti Saeed Al Ghandi toured the exhibition area and got introduced to the latest scientific cleaning practices, innovations, technologies and services offered in the cleaning sector. At the show, H.E. Butti Saeed Al Ghandi met exhibitors like Dhofar Global, Alliance Laundry Systems, Beeah, Karcher, Intercare, Xeros Ltd, Hygiene Tech, Viking Gulf and Vileda who displayed some of the best technologies at their booths.
The Waste Management Pavilion, a part of MECTW 2017, organized a conference on ‘Sustainable Waste Management in the Middle East’ today. The panelists for this conference were Ahmed Al-Sabahi, Head of Municipal Solid Waste Planning, Be’ah Oman; Eng. Naji Alradhi, Waste Management & Treatment Expert, Waste Management Department, Dubai Municipality, and Sonia Nasser, Executive Director, Ras Al Khaimah Waste Management Agency.
This event brings together leaders from the cleaning & hygiene, laundry & dry cleaning and car wash & car care industries through three trade shows, conferences, awards and associated events.
Jayaraman Nair, Chairman of VIS Exhibition – organizers of the show, said, “The world today is witnessing global warming, poor waste management, pollution and many such issues that creates a need for sustainable development, regionally and globally. Middle East Cleaning Technology Week is one such initiative towards this development. We have received an overwhelming response from regional and international exhibitors and are participating in this platform to know more about the dynamics of this industry and explore multitude of opportunities in this region.”
Exhibitors said MECTW is an ideal platform to showcase their products and services, strengthen their business presence as well as forge new business relationships.
Fahad Shehail, Chief Development Officer at Bee’ah, the Middle East’s leading and award-winning environmental management company, said, “We are pleased to be a part of the Middle East Cleaning Technology Week 2017, a platform that helps showcase Bee’ah’s wide variety of environmental management services, and enables us to establish new business relationships with companies that wish to take the lead in sustainability. As sponsors of the ‘Unsung City Cleaning Heroes Awards’, we also take this opportunity to recognise the outdoor cleaning and waste management staff, who work diligently towards our most significant goals. They are the unsung heroes who initiate change from the grass-roots level, and set a benchmark for others to follow”.
After the inauguration of MECTW, the ‘Unsung City Cleaning Heroes’ Awards were awarded to the winning street cleaning and waste management staff from Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, and Ras Al Khaimah.
In addition, MECTW is hosting three knowledge sharing conferences, where the industry experts will discuss latest trends in the cleaning sector at the International Cleaning & Hygiene Conference, Gulf Laundrex Conference and Sustainable Waste Management Middle East Conference happening as a part of the three-day event.
Leading cleaning product suppliers, including, Diversey Gulf, Intercare, Diatona, Biodubai, Hygiene Tech, Newmatic and many more will host live product demos on all three days.