The Professional Cleaning and Hygiene Fair has closed its doors in Madrid following three intense days. The fair recorded the presence of 6,005 professionals from Spain and a total of 35 other countries – a better result than in years prior to the pandemic.
Madrid, 11th November 2021.- Success for Hygienalia 2021. This afternoon, the Professional Cleaning and Hygiene Fair closed its doors at the Pabellón de Cristal at Madrid’s Casa de Campo, having delivered results that consolidate the fair’s position as the leading event for the industry in southern Europe. Once again, the number of professionals visiting from both Spain and elsewhere in the world exceeded 6000. The fair did in fact achieve almost the same result as the last pre-pandemic edition, which took place in 2019 and had thus far been the best edition to date. Now, following what was a more than difficult year because of the eruption of the pandemic and the huge effort the industry, at the front line of the fight against Covid, had to make, Hygienalia is back stronger than ever.
As the show’s director, Esther Cano, notes “we are very satisfied with the results of the fair: professionals responded magnificently”. Cano highlighted “the quality and highly professional approach of the visitors to Hygienalia. They showed that they were keen to re-connect with their suppliers and see the latest innovations coming out of what is a very dynamic industry in terms of new product development, machinery, technology and services”. The director also wanted to thank “most especially” those exhibitors who this year “placed their faith in Hygienalia as a business platform in what is a significant year for the entire industry, not just because it was able to get together again after the pandemic but also because Hygienalia managed, very obviously, to gather together a comprehensive offering of cleaning products alongside machinery and technology. That it did so was the result of a partnership with Feria Valencia and trade associations ASFEL and AEFIMIL, which promoted and supported Hygienalia zealously”.
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The Lecture Programme came to an end today as well, with a session organised by Vijusa and Girbau centred on the concept of ‘wet cleaning’ and sustainable solutions for laundering and dry cleaning. Speakers featured Miguel Torres, ‘Business Developer’ for Girbau and Ángel Santamaría, sales consultant at Vijusa. Hygienalia 2021 came to a close with another much-anticipated Specialist Session, this time arranged by trade magazine Hospitality & Restaurants, which took an in-depth look at the future of hygiene in hospitality and hospitality in hospitals. Moderated by the magazine’s editor, Fernando Hidalgo, the speakers included Lorena Moreno, national president of the Spanish Association of Housekeepers for Hotels and other Entities (ASEGO); Ana María Dobaño, ASEGO general secretary; Miguel Ángel Herrera, of the Spanish Association of Hospitality in Hospitals and Lara Hubiera, Chemical Sciences graduate and industry expert.
Hygienalia 2021 was organised by Feria Valencia and promoted by ASFEL, the Association of Spanish Manufacturers of Cleaning and Hygiene Products, and AFEMIL, the Spanish Association of Manufacturers and Importers of Industrial and Cleaning Machinery. This year, Hygienalia showcased the offering of 109 companies and brands, whilst the 6,005 professionals who visited came from the hospitality sector, the food industry, facility services, the health sector, the pharmaceutical industry, service stations and facilities and public facilities.