CHICAGO — Roughly one-quarter of those responding to this month’s American Drycleaner Wire survey say they are planning to attend Clean ’13 in New Orleans, while another 36.8% are unsure at this point.
Approximately 37% of those responding to the unscientific survey say they will not be attending the biennial event slated for June 20-22 at the Morial Convention Center.
Asked about the biggest factor in favor of attending (whether they were personally planning to attend or not), 42.1% of respondents named “Exhibits of equipment and supplies.” Roughly 11% listed “Combining business and pleasure” as the chief factor, while equal shares of 5.3% look to Clean primarily for its “networking and socializing” opportunities or “educational sessions.” For a sizable portion (36.8%), “It’s all of the above.”
The Clean Show has been shortened from four days to three this year, which is OK with 52.6% of respondents. Approximately 16% “don’t care for this change,” and the remaining 31.6% are “indifferent.”