Thursday, October 21, 2021

Informa Markets in India launches the 1st ISSA Conference India today

Serving the Indian Cleaning and Facility Management Industry .

Mumbai, 21st October 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 inaugurated by Guest of Honour 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,  Founder Managing 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 is supported by UNICEF, Professional House Keeping Association and Global Biorisk Advisory Council.



The ISSA Conference India establishes a framework for communication and awareness of best practices throughout the world and more specifically in the Indian market. The event is ideal for cleaning and facility management professionals looking for education, products, solutions and the latest technologies and trends to enhance the health and safety of the buildings they maintain.


The ISSA conference India is for executive decision makers from commercial cleaning, industrial cleaning, hospitality, retail, public utilities, municipal environmental sanitation, indoor environment purification and other public venues of all sizes seeking to improve operating procedures


The ISSA Conference India is an intrinsic part of the ‘Festival of Business – Ushering Economic Resurgence’ campaign by Informa Markets in this festive season.  Festival of Business is a medley of 10 back-to-back shows till October end across different verticals in the physical, digital and hybrid formats. It has been curated to help discover the joy of in-person re-union, cementing bonds, networking, driving business objectives, spotting innovations through touch and feel, gathering marketing intelligence, and arriving at customized solutions through different platforms under the umbrella of each B2B show.


The ISSA Conference India is amply supported by its AllSecure & Travel Safety Guidelines – a safety standard initiative that provides attendees and participants the reassurance and confidence that they are participating in a safe and controlled environment. These international protocols are based on the broader principles of Physical Distancing, Protect & Detect, Cleaning & Hygiene and detailed Communications on these principles.


About Informa Markets

Informa Markets creates platforms for industries and specialist markets to trade, innovate and grow. Our portfolio is comprised of more than 550 international B2B events and brands in markets including Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals, Infrastructure, Construction & Real Estate, Fashion & Apparel, Hospitality, Food & Beverage, and Health & Nutrition, among others. We provide customers and partners around the globe with opportunities to engage, experience and do business through face-to-face exhibitions, specialist digital content and actionable data solutions. As the world’s leading exhibitions organiser, we bring a diverse range of specialist markets to life, unlocking opportunities and helping them to thrive 365 days of the year. For more information, please visit


About Informa Markets and our business in India

Informa Markets is owned by Informa PLC, a leading B2B information services group and the largest B2B Events organiser in the world. Informa Markets in India (formerly UBM India) is India's leading exhibition organizer, dedicated to help specialist markets and customer communities, domestically and around the world to trade, innovate and grow through exhibitions, digital content & services, and conferences & seminars. Every year, we host over 25 large scale exhibitions, 40 conferences, along with industry awards and trainings across the country; thereby enabling trade across multiple industry verticals. In India, Informa Markets has offices in Mumbai and New Delhi. For further details, please visit –


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