As a whole, the 2018 ISSA Cleaning & Hygiene Expo held at the ICC, Darling Harbour, Sydney was an excellent representation of the cleaning supply industry with most well-known brands present, which we were pleased to be a part of.
We were really happy with the layout and appearance of our stand, which we received quite a few compliments for. With a vibrant backdrop and our strong Agar branding, and being adjacent to the central break-out area, our stand could be recognized from a good distance across the exhibition floor.
Having such a wide cleaning product range it’s not easy to focus on any one offering, but nevertheless we chose to feature our new GECA licensed disinfectant ‘Kuranda’ as part of our Green Range and our new super-concentrated floor stripper ‘Demolish’. We enjoyed the chance to celebrate Agar reaching the mark of 50 years in business this year with those at the show who participated in our competition.
Our staff on the stand including Ryan Cue, Lisa Naughton, Luke Yatras and myself were kept busy throughout the day. Certainly by the end of each day, our feet were aching and in need of resting. On both days from ‘doors open’ at 9:30am we had a steady stream of visitors to speak to. As well as the many familiar faces, we had a good number of new enquiries which we’ll be following up on in the next few days. During the latter stages of the day, it quietened down, but this allowed us some time to peruse and enjoy the other cleaning product stands as well as catch up with other suppliers.
Our 50th birthday raffle received numerous entries, and we were pleased to see Jo Ruzicka of ASAP Cleaning in Brisbane win the $500 JB Hi-Fi voucher. Congratulations also to our 12 other winners who each received $50 Agar product vouchers.
Overall, I felt we had very meaningful participation in the ISSA Cleaning Expo. It was a brilliant opportunity to help us build and reinforcing brand awareness, introducing some great new products to many of our valued customers and connect with new members of the industry about exciting opportunities.
If we caught you at the show, thank you for stopping by to chat, we hope you got as much value as we did. But if we missed you we’ll be sure to catch you at next year’s expo.
– Steve Agar