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.


TRSA to Host HR, Health and Safety Summit in Milwaukee

The Textile Rental Services Association (TRSA), the leading trade association for linens, uniforms and facility services, is hosting its HR, Health and Safety Summit on April 30 at the Hyatt Regency Milwaukee. The one-day event will feature expert speakers, panel discussions and roundtable sessions on topics such as mental health, employee retention, compensation, safety culture, chemical safety and more.

Jensen’s Carlos Fernandes speaking at the 2023 Summit.

The summit is designed to help laundry managers and executives improve their human resources and safety practices, comply with the latest regulations, and enhance their employee engagement and performance. Attendees also will have the opportunity to network with peers, share best practices and learn from industry leaders.

The keynote speaker for the summit is Joyce Marter, a mental health thought leader and the founder of Joyce Marter Enterprises. Marter will share insights and strategies on how to promote mental wellness in the workplace, reduce stress and burnout, and foster a positive and productive work environment.

The HR track will include Jason Keck, a partner at Fisher Phillips, who will discuss the new HR laws and how they affect the laundry industry; Katie Cosgrove, a partner at Cosgrove Partners, who will talk about people strategy, succession, retention, and development; Lori Stanger, the vice president of people and culture at Wildman Business Group,who will cover compensation trends and best practices; and Kortney Overzet, the vice president of people development & culture at Spindle, an expert in fostering a culture of sustainability and employee engagement within organizations, will lead a conversation on new trends in retention of employees.

The Health and Safety sessions will start with learning valuable insights from SafeTRSA Award winners on fostering a strong safety culture within your organization. Stephen Jenkins, the director of safety and health at Cintas Corp., will lead a session focused on ergonomics and how to optimize workstations, equipment and processes to prevent injuries and promote employee health. Representatives from several supplier partner chemical companies will discuss the safe handling of chemicals. Additionally, Brian Varner, the owner and founder of Safety Solutions for Healthcare, will discuss the importance of safety metrics and how to effectively measure safety performance using dashboards and data-driven insights.

Breakout Group at 2023 Summit.

After the two breakout groups finish, attendees will gather for a presentation by Jacob Geyer, the chief insurance officer at CompScience, who will demonstrate how artificial intelligence solutions can help improve production ergonomics and reduce workers’ compensation claims. In addition, Samlane Ketevong, the director of certification and accreditation at TRSA, and Varner, will introduce the TRSA Health & Safety Self-Audit and Certification Program, a new initiative to help laundries achieve excellence in safety performance and management.

The summit will conclude with a networking reception, combined with the TRSA & WATS Midwest Production Summit, which kicks off the next day (May 1) at the same location allowing attendees to mingle with speakers, sponsors and fellow laundry professionals. Register for both summits at the same time and save 10% off the total cost. Simply enter the promo code “PRODHRSAFECOMBO” when checking out online. Early registration rates are available until March 22. To register, visit the event website at, or contact TRSA at 877.770.9274 or

Coin Laundry Association (CLA)

May 20-22, 2024
PGA National Resort
Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Excellence in Laundry is Back and Better Than Ever!

Excellence in Laundry is CLA’s premier event for experienced, multi-store operators who want to learn innovative ideas and best practices to grow their business. We are making some exciting changes to Excellence this year, including:

  • More laundry-specific programming on best practices and innovative solutions
  • New track of programs just for investors looking to get into the industry
  • Bundled pricing to attend both Excellence in Laundry and Excellent Women in Laundry

Program details will be announced shortly.
Click here for more information about the schedule at-a-glance and booking your stay.


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.