The final countdown is about to begin for the Clean Show which is making its
sixth trip to New
Orleans since 1985. As of mid-April, the show had already surpassed the number
of exhibitors on
the floor the last time the show visited New Orleans in 2013. That show had 422
showing their wares to 10,300 attendees.
Exhibitor signups stood at 428 with still time for more to join the party. The
show has grown
steadily since that last New Orleans appearance and, in fact, was listed as
among the 50 fastest
growing trade shows by Trade Show Executive magazine after the 2017 show in Las Vegas. That
show drew 12,563 attendees and 472 exhibiting companies the highest attendance
before the economic recession reduced numbers for subsequent shows. Whether the
show will top those numbers remains to be seen, but regardless of the size of
the crowd, time is
drawing short for those who want to be a part of it.
The full registration fee of $169 is significantly discounted for those who
register in advance by
June 10. Until then, registration can be secured for $149 which provides
admission to all four
days in the exhibit hall plus the dozens of education programs offered by the
associations. And members of those associations, which includes the Drycleaning
Institute, get an even steeper discount. They can sign up for $119.