Guild Conference and Exhibition to be held on Sunday 10th of March 2019 at the Manor Hotel, Meriden. CV7 7NH

Theme  – “Best Practice, Plus Profitable and Sustainable Business”     Free Exhibition and Conference for dry and wet cleaners

There is a lot of value in networking with others with a similar interest at a conference and exhibition.

It is a chance to learn of new things, develop fresh ideas, make new acquaintances and meet up with old friends. Make a note in your diary for this event for there is always a warm welcome at this Guild annual gathering. Starting at 9.00 am with the exhibition opening and a welcoming cup of tea/coffee, followed by the start of the conference at 10.00am. Breaks for beverages and more visits to the exhibition stands, are catered for, plus an included lunch. Where else can you get all this and dedicated to you the “Professional Cleaner”?

These Guild combined Conferences and Exhibitions are great opportunities for the professional cleaner  and the best of the industry suppliers to meet, to learn of new products, to discuss recent developments, and network in more relaxed circumstances. The exhibition hall adjacent to the conference room is always full with delegates discussing plans with suppliers between sessions in the conference room where the top industry speakers bring all up to date with matters of topical interest. With presentations around the theme of best practice and marketing in the retail sector it is going to be a busy day and one that should not be missed. Contact for more information.

9.00 am Exhibition Open Guernsey Suite Manor Hotel
Conference  Programme Speaker – Aylesford Suite from
10.00 am Opening address Ken Cupitt  FGCL Council Chairman Guild of Cleaners and Launderers
10.05 am Wet Cleaning, Washing: Best Practice Phillip Kalli CEO Ideal Manufacturing
10.25 am Best Practice: Major Trends in the Business Colin Oakley Laundry Efficiency Group
10.45 Starting a Revolution in the Textile Care Industry Kyle Grant OxWash
11.05 am Morning Break Exhibition Hall View Exhibits Tea Coffee snacks
11.30 am Textile Cleaning from the European Perspective Frank Zierman BOWE CEO
11.50 am “Meet the World’s Most Extraordinary Business in Textile Care; Raising International Standards”  (Global Best Practices Awards showcases combined with some major trends in the industry) Leon Wennekes  Secretary General CINET

(CINET the International Committee of Professional Textile Care.)

12.20 Open Forum on this morning’s papers. Open Discussion Chaired by Ken Cupitt Guild Council Chairman Group Discussion
12.30 pm Lunch Break Exhibition Hall Also a Chance to view exhibition plus  Hot Buffet Lunch
13.50 pm Marketing In A Service Industry Graham Warren Caraselle Direct Ltd
14.20 pm “Common Failures in Wet and Dry Cleaning” (supported with contributions from Stacey King at the DTC) Brian Pearce FGCL   IDC Consulting
14.45pm “A Master Class In Stain Removal” Roger Cawood FGCL SDML Training
15.15 pm Break Exhibition Hall Tea Coffee and snacks
15.30 pm Alternatives to Plastic for Packaging, Open Forum on this afternoon’s papers , and Closing Address Chaired by Ken Cupitt FGCL, Guild Council Chairman Group Discussion
16.00 Conference Closes