Mumbai 21st Oct 2021: ISSA and Informa Markets in India launched the first ISSA Conference India to serve the Indian global cleaning and facility management industry. A two-day conference held between October 21-22, 2021 at the Hotel Lalit, Mumbai, ISSA Conference India is hosting 8 insightful sessions pertaining to Sanitation, Health, and Hygiene in India.
The Conference was attended by many distinguished guests from the industry including Mr Anand Ghodke, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Officer, UNICEF India; Prof (Dr) Neharika Vohra, Vice Chancellor, Delhi Skill and Entrepreneurship University, Govt of NCT of Delhi; Mr John Barrett, Executive Director, ISSA; Mr Peter Ankerstjerne, Chairman of the Global Board of Directors at IFMA; Mr Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, Informa Markets in India and Mr Prashant Jain, Project Director, Informa Markets in India in an august gathering.
The launch of the in-person ISSA Conference India is as timely as it is relevant considering the ongoing battle with the pandemic. It brought together industry leaders and professionals on a common & niche networking platform to share & exchange knowledge, innovations, developments, solutions & experiences. The event is designed to provide the commercial, institutional, and industrial stakeholders with lessons learned and best practices in cleaning, along with readiness and resilience as well as leadership in times of crisis. It comes on the heels of the incredibly successful inaugural event hosted by the partners in 2020 – the ISSA Global Biorisk Symposium in India.
Speaking at the inauguration of ISSA Conference India in Mumbai, Mr. Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, Informa Markets in India, said, “We are happy to work closely with ISSA to launch the ISSA Conference India. It has not only brought advanced international expertise to India’s fast-growing cleaning industry but is also presenting overseas innovative equipment, products and solutions to the huge Indian market that has a lot of potential in this niche industry. We believe, our partnership with ISSA for this conference will help promote the cleaning industry in a more organised manner. It has brought together professionals and organisations, sensitizing them on the pertinent issues in dealing with pandemics and redefining the global cleaning community with the single mission of changing the way the world views cleaning.”
Professional cleaning service require in-depth knowledge of products, procedures, techniques and operations management. To guarantee the highest quality standards, a continuous update both in terms of products and skills is essential. The two-day conference is highlighting the latest technological innovations and best practices in terms of cleaning and sanitization.
The topics of discussion include – a panel discussion on ‘ Return to Work – Health, Hygiene and Safety’ , ‘Leveraging the New Normal to Accelerate Behavioral Change’, ‘The Science Behind Cleaning & Disinfecting’, ‘Integrating Infection Prevention into Routine Cleaning: Learnings from Covid Pandemic’, ‘The Next Big Need in India’s Facility Management World’, ‘Leveraging the Merger of Building Automation & Service IoT’, ‘Manage What You Measure: Developing a Top-Quality Assurance Program’ and ‘Making the Business Case for Investing in Cleaning & Hygiene’.
The eminent Keynote speakers include –Mr Anand Ghodke, Water, Sanitation and Health (WASH) Officer, UNICEF India, Prof Dr Neharika Vohra, Vice Chancellor, Delhi Skill and Entrepreneurship University, Government of NCT Of Delhi. The two day conference will see leading industry experts to include Sam Cherian, FounderManaging Director, Schevaran Laboratories, Wilson Selvaraj, Business Head – Industry and Manufacturing, and Healthcare segments, ISS India, Himanshu Jain, President- Indian-Subcontinent , Diversey India, Mr Rajesh Pandit, MD, CBRE India, South East Asia, Middle East and North Africa, Mr Rob Mayo, Director of Human Design, coLab, New Zealand, Mr Gaurav Dubey, General Manager -South Asia, Kimberly -Clark Hygiene Products Private Ltd, Mr Alok Jain, CEO & MD, Trans-Consult, Patty Olinger, Executive Director, Global Biorisk Advisory Council, Brant Insero, Director of Education Training, Certification & Standards, ISSA, Ms Keerthi D Souza, MD, Life Giver Professional Services Ltd, Mr Sankar Sreedharan, Strategy & Program Lead, Sodexo Healthcare India, Ms Alpana Sharma- General Manager Operations, Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital, Mumbai, Dr. Ananya Gandotra, Head – Design & Sustainability, Birla Estates, Mr Amal Jaiswal, Head of Digital Buildings, Siemens Smart Infrastructure, Mr Aalok A. Deshmukh, Co-founder and MD, Superhuman Race Pvt Ltd and Ms Susan Crane, Director, Crane Consulting to name a few.
The event was supported by UNICEF, Professional House Keeping Association and Global Biorisk Advisory Council.