IHA Education Webinar Series: June 3-11

Lee Eiseman’s second keynote presentation on color, an update on the next normal for consumer thinking and opportunities of seasonal trends are topics of upcoming webinars in the ongoing virtual education series developed by the International Housewares Association.

Educational sessions planned for the Innovation Theater and Smart Talks stage at The Inspired Home Show 2020 are being presented as free webinars for the industry over the next few months. Most programs will begin at 12 p.m. CDT.

ISSA’s GBAC Star Accreditation: New Organization Commitments

The Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC), a Division of ISSA, today introduced its GBAC STAR™ facility accreditation program on cleaning, disinfection, and infectious disease prevention. It is the industry’s only outbreak prevention, response, and recovery accreditation. GBAC STAR establishes requirements to assist facilities with work practices, protocols, procedures, and systems to control risks associated with infectious agents, such as SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19. Accreditation criteria and facility applications are now available at www.gbac.org.

Interclean Amsterdam Offers Online Program: May 12-15

The current COVID-19 pandemic is impacting the world and as the people become more focused on hygiene and cleaning, knowledge transfer has become even more crucial. To facilitate this knowledge transfer, Interclean Amsterdam has created an online program that will run from May 12-15, 2020. The Interclean Amsterdam Online program will include webinars, live interviews and expert sessions which are all free to attend.

62nd FEIBP Congress Moved to 2021

The FEIBP has postponed the 62nd FEIBP Congress to September 22-25, 2021, and will utilize the same location in Prague, Czech Republic.
In making the decision the FEIBP cited the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and in particular the its effect on the European brushware industry. The announcement said that the COVID-19 situation not under control and there is no way to accurately predict when the world and business might start to return to normal. With the current circumstances, brushware manufacturers and suppliers face difficult times and the key priority is to survive this period. The FEIBP also noted these specific reasons in making the postponement:

Brushware Industry Show Date Changes

Brush, broom and mop industry shows are working hard to shift events and three shows have recently announced new dates:

July 18-20, 2020 (NEW DATES)
NAMTA Art Materials World | Chicago, Illinois (originally April 26-28)

2020 will brings Namta members back to Chicago’s Navy Pier for Art Materials World to make friends, connections, sales and deals!
www.namta.org/2020_chicago

ABMA 2020 Golf Scramble Winners

The ABMA Convention Golf Scramble was held at the Vinoy Golf Club in St Petersburg, Fla., on Thursday March 5, 2020. The winners are as follows:

First place team: Bob Goralski, Bruce Gale, Kevin Lannon, Kevin White
Second place team: Matthew DeSantis, Keith Walz, Chip Preston, Andrew McIlroy