Texcare Forum was held in Singapore from November 9 to 10, 2016. This is an affiliated event of Texcare Asia and deals with the laundry, dry cleaning and textile rental industry. It saw 200 delegates from 11 countries and regions. On November 9, the full-day forum featured 10 speakers from Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines, speaking on their local market situation, challenges and market trends. There were more than 150 attendees from Singapore as well as industry professionals from Belgium, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Netherlands, the Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand and the US.
A visit to three large-scale laundry plants in Singapore was arranged. It offerd an opportunity to learn about the technologies and operating systems in use. After the summit, manufacturers, agents and laundry service users from Singapore were invited to a banquet, maximising the communication among equipment suppliers and users.
The laundry industry in Singapore is in need of new automation technologies and solutions to reduce the manpower required and provide an age-friendly and smarter work environment for the staff. The event was organised by Messe Frankfurt and the China Light Industry Machinery Association.