Once again, Las Vegas proved to be a big draw as people from all over the U.S.
and 95 other
countries flocked to the entertainment mecca to see the world’s largest exhibition of textile care
products and working equipment.
It was the Clean Show’s sixth visit to Las Vegas in its 40-year history and has been the case
since the first visit in 1991, attendance and exhibitor participation was
strong. The total tally of
attendees of 12,563 was the highest since the pre-recession show in Las Vegas in
2007. In fact,
those two shows were similar in the number of exhibiting companies — 484 in 2007 vs 472 this
year — and total square footage of exhibit space — 227,950 in 2007 vs 227,006.
While this year’s show had about 2,000 fewer attendees overall than the 2007 show, the
turnout was still the best since that year and was up about 10 percent from the
2015 show in
Atlanta and an even bigger increase from the 2013 show in New Orleans.
So with a sold-out exhibit hall, the Clean Show looks to have bounced back from
years, showing steady growth in attendance and exhibitors. And it remains the
best place to see
everything the industry needs under one roof, especially innovations that point
a path to the