Register for the 22nd World Federation of Building Service Contractors Congress - the world's leading conference for the cleaning sector - before 27th July, and you'll enjoy a preferential rate. The event, which is being held in Berlin for the first time, will cost early registrants 1,200 euros (incl. 19 % VAT), and 550 euros (incl. 19 % VAT) per person for those accompanying them. Those missing the deadline will pay 1,500 and 600 euros respectively.
Together with CMS Berlin 2017 (19th - 22nd September), the international trade show for the cleaning sector, the Congress will be bringing the major decision-makers from every continent together in the German capital to address the subject of 'Cleaning in a Digital World - Processes, People, Technology'.
In addition to the papers being given by prominent speakers, from 18th to 20th September the programme will also feature some fascinating panel discussions and numerous networking events.
The topics to be dealt with by the participants in this conference include the digitisation of business and society, its importance for commercial cleaning, and its impact on this sector, as well as the challenges that the industry will face in the future.
The programme of papers will focus on the effects on people, staff and customers alike, and on automation. The venue will be Hall 7 of the Berlin Exhibition Grounds (Berlin ExpoCenter City). The WFBSC Congress will be officially opened by EU Commissioner Günther Oettinger (opening event at 09:00 on 18th September, Hall 7).
The WFBSC programme also includes popular sightseeing tours of some of Berlin's main attractions such as the Museum Island and the palaces of Potsdam. Culture and history, entertainment and shopping opportunities are available as outstanding additions to CMS. After a day of intense activity at the trade show and congress there is also a wide choice of evening and night-time entertainment in Berlin, one of the world's most vibrant cities.