Here’s your source for the various industry events you may wish to attend. We’ve segregated them onto their own page so you won’t have to scroll through the Industry News pages looking for the details. We’ll update conference information as it becomes available.


DLI Stain Removal Training Available


Register by June 21 for New Virtual Stain Removal Course

No Travel Required. Course Completely Online

DLI will offer a Virtual Stain Removal course from July 9 – 30, 2024. The course will run over seven, two-hour sessions that take place two days each week. Students receive an assortment of different stains along with multiple samples of various fibers and fabric types. The textbook serves as a handy reference guide after the course. Space is limited to a maximum of 20 students. A short break will be offered about halfway through each session.


Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Eastern for four successive weeks: July 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25 & 30.  Note: Course is comprised of all dates.


Non-Members: $695
Budget Members: $495
International Members: $495
Standard Members: $394 (20% discount)
Gold Members: $297 (40% discount)
Premier Members: Free


  • Removing coffee, ink, grease, and other stains from clothing.
  • Identifying cotton, silk, polyester, and other fabrics.
  • Using bleaches without damaging the fabric color.
  • Using specialty products such as digesters, amyl acetate, and acetone in stain removal.
  • Identifying fibers and fabric construction.

Students who took the Virtual Stain Removal Course said:

  • “This was one the most informal and helpful classes I have ever taken. The knowledge that Mr. Brian Johnson provided made my job so much easier. Special thanks to Brian Johnson!”
  • “I did not have a problem with the three-hour format. Brian made the class informative and enjoyable.”
  • “I was very lucky that I took this course because I learned about many things like fabrics and how to remove stains from different kinds of material. And also, new vocabulary because I’m a Spanish speaker, and my English is basic. I enjoyed every single class. Brian answered all the questions I asked.”

For more information and to register, visit the website or email:, phone: 800-638-2627.

DLI Blended Online and In Person Learning


Featuring five days of live online training and one day of hands-on training onsite at U.S. Western
Multitech in Anaheim, California, this course is designed to bring owners and staff up to speed quickly.

The online sessions run for two hours each on July 24, 29, 31, August 5 and 7. Students must attend all five of the online sessions before choosing August 14 or 15 for their live in-person training day in Anaheim.

Students will learn how to:

  • Remove ink, grease, and other stains
  • Use bleaches without damaging fabric color
  • Use digesters and other specialty products 
  • Identify various fabric constructions
  • Remove actual stains on stain removal boards donated by Sankosha

More information and registration is available at

TRSA’s EMI Offers Industry Leaders Networking and Skill-Building Opportunities

2023 EMI Class III, intending to return for 2024 sessions.

The Textile Rental Services Association (TRSA) will hold its Ehrlich-Stempler Executive Management Institute (EMI) August 11-14, 2024 at the University of Maryland at Hyattsville. Attendees will benefit from educational, networking, and professional development opportunities specifically tailored for the linen, uniform, and facility services industry.

The 59th Annual EMI will continue with a focus on building leadership through real-world experiences.

Enrolling a company’s promising managers in EMI demonstrates the company’s commitment to fostering industry leadership success. Over the course of four years, attendees return to the University of Maryland for a one-week session each August, engaging in progressive skill-building sessions led by university-level instructors. In 2023, a first-year attendee found the year I session to be a very beneficial experience. “The class was expertly taught and the knowledge gained from my peers was invaluable.” He said. “I would highly recommend this class to anyone in a leadership role within the industry.”

The four yearly EMI Sessions include:

  • Session I: Management Development
  • Session II: Advanced Management
  • Session III: Personal & Interpersonal Relationships
  • Session IV: Business Management in Linen, Uniform & Facility Services

EMI runs alongside TRSA’s Roger F. Cocivera Production Management Institute (PMI), now in its 35th year. PMI participants join EMI attendees for leisure activities, meals, and social outings, fostering a unique networking environment.

Registration for EMI is now open and by registering by June 28, attendees can save $300. EMI offers an all-inclusive package covering education, meals, lodging, and transportation for evening social/networking events. For more information and to register, visit www.trsa/emi.

CLATA Golf Tournament

The annual Cleaners and Launderers Allied Trades Association golf tournament will be held on Thursday September 12th at the Bay of Quinte Golf Club. Further details will be posted as soon as they are available.

CINET 2024 Global Best Practices Awards

This event will be held in conjunction with the European show TEXCARE International November 8-9 in Frankfurt, Germany. Hundreds of companies around the world will compete for awards by showing how they are demonstrating Best Practices in a variety of areas of their operation every day. In the past, Canadian and U.S. companies have performed very well in the awards.

There are two tracks for the awards: Retail Textile Cleaning and Industrial Textile Services. They are judged separately by an international panel of 25 experts, and the presentations are streamed live to over 25,000 viewers around the world. You can see past award winners and much more on the CINET website here.

If you are interested in details for applying and putting your presentation together, here are links. These links take you to a downloadable Word document. Download it, open it, and get started!

Registration for Retail Textile Cleaning

Registration for Industrial Textile Services


CFA Partners with Allied Trades for Clean Canada EXPO 2024

Saturday, Nov. 23 – Sunday, Nov. 24

Sid Chelsky

CONTACT: Sid Chelsky, Exec. Dir.

The Canadian Fabricare Association is partnering with the Allied Trades to put on Clean Canada Expo 2024. The event will take place at the Delta Toronto Airport Hotel in Toronto, Canada on Saturday, November 23rd, and Sunday November 24th, 2024.

The event will feature products, services, and operational equipment from over 35 manufacturers and distributors and will also include several business sessions simultaneously during the event.  Attendees will have their choice of which sessions they want to attend and participate in one-on-one discussions with the presenters.  This format will guarantee attendees the opportunity to learn about new ideas and technology to help them grow their business.   The list of speakers and their topics will be announced shortly.

Registration for the show is FREE.  For those who are interested in continuing to network and enjoy the events, there will be a cocktail party and dinner when the show closes on Saturday.  Lunch on Saturday and food and drink during the event are available, thanks to the sponsors.

Rooms at the hotel are available at a reduced rate of Can $199.00 plus tax.  There is a limited block of rooms available, so book yours as soon as possible. Last year the group ran out of its allotment, and many were disappointed.  The hotel is located just minutes from the airport, and the hotel provides free shuttle services.

For information see the website: or contact Sid Chelsky, the Executive Director, at or 416-573-1929.

Book your group rate HERE.