MECTW Excellence Awards Thank Cleaning Heroes


The nominations for the awards given away to the achievers in the facility management, laundry, and commercial cleaning sector closes today

eaDubai, United Arab Emirates: Cleanliness is something we appreciate, yet we rarely even appreciate the heroes who work tirelessly behind the scenes to keep everything spick and span. The International Housekeepers Week (IHW) celebrates hard work of cleaning personnel every September, and this year’s theme, ‘Thank a Cleaner’, coincided with the MECTW Excellence Award’s motto of recognising the heroes in the sector.

‘Thank a Cleaner’ gives businesses a great opportunity to recognise the people who help maintain our indoor and outdoor environment. So if you are wondering how you can show your appreciation for the cleaners in your organisation, then nominate them for the MECTW’s ‘Excellence Awards’. The 4th edition of Middle East Cleaning Technology Week (MECTW), happening in November, is continuing the story of recognising excellence in cleaning sector with a new award category introduced this year.  

The awards are organized by MECTW in collaboration with UAE Professional Housekeepers’ Group recognises the achievement and commitment to higher standards of excellence in the contract cleaning industry. So far over 100 candidates have entered the race to be nominated as one of the best in their categories, which are Housekeeping Room Attendants & Supervisors (BOH), Housekeeping Public Area Attendants & Supervisors (FOH), Laundry Supervisor / Laundry Manager, Laundry Attendants / Team Members, and Cleaning Services Attendant & Supervisor in Facilities Management. The winners will be announced on November 15 during the MECTW 2016.

Tatjana Ahmed, Housekeeping Manager, Functional Specialist Housekeeping, Grand Hyatt Dubai and Chairwoman of UAE Professional Housekeepers’ Group, commented, “The ‘Excellence Awards’ are about encouraging innovation, and raising the profile of cleaning attendants in the hospitality, facilities management, and laundry industries. These awards are a tribute to the hard work and dedication of staff in the hospitality and cleaning sector, who do the actual work and strive to deliver the highest standards of service at all times to make the Emirates one of the cleanest and sustainable cities in the world.”

Jayaraman Nair, Chairman, VIS Exhibitions and Conferences – organiser of MECTW said, “We have been receiving a positive response for the Excellence Awards since the debut edition, and the ‘Excellence Awards’ has grown bigger and better over the years. We aim to reward the often-unrecognised individuals that make the regional hospitality and commercial cleaning sector one of the best. The 2016 edition of MECTW is receiving an overwhelming number of nominations from every vertical of the cleaning and hygiene industry, the event is bound to drive innovations in the sector.”

Professionals and companies in the region can submit their entries through the online forms available on the event website. Entries are evaluated by a nine-member jury with that includes experts from each given sector.

MECTW is region’s largest event that brings together cleaning service providers, equipment, and chemicals suppliers to discuss trends and showcase green cleaning products and innovations. The event will feature new pavilions dedicated to waste management, sewerage, and sanitation, and specialised cleaning for the year 2016.  MECTW features three platforms such as Gulf Laundrex-Linen Care Expo, Gulf Car Wash and Car Care Expo as well as the Clean Middle East Pulire. The event will be held at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre on 13 – 15 November this year.

About MECTW:

Organized by VIS Exhibitions, ‘Middle East Cleaning Technology Week’ (MECTW) is the region’s first ever global forum that unites the cleaning and hygiene industry. An extension of Clean Middle East Pulire, MECTW has been conceptualized with the objective of focusing attention on creating a sustainable future by bringing all facets of the cleaning industry under a single umbrella.