Registrations Open for Product of the Year Award/HACKATHON


MILAN—February 6, 2023—Registrations are open for the two competitions that will take place during the 26th edition of ISSA PULIRE; the first in chronological order will be the “Product of the Year ISSA PULIRE 2023″ Award, now in its third edition, which will culminate with the awarding of the winner on May 9. The second competition, which will be held on May 10, is the HACKATHON, an absolute novelty for the ISSA PULIRE show and one of the first competitions of this type dedicated to the cleaning sector. 

ISSA PULIRE 2023 Product of the Year Award 

The Organizer of ISSA PULIRE has established the “Product of the Year ISSA PULIRE 2023” Award to recognize the research activity conducted by companies operating in the sector of professional cleaning, hygiene and environmental sanitation, safety, facility management, disinfestation, laundry , services, lifting, car wash and logistics, and reward  the effectiveness of the products placed on the market and exhibited at the event. 

Participation in the ” Product of the Year ISSA PULIRE 2023 ” Award is reserved exclusively to companies participating in the ISSA PULIRE 2023 event as exhibitors and co-exhibitors: they are companies, which produce machines, accessories, mechanical, electrical and electronic equipment, chemicals, paper, fibers, cloths, systems and services for professional cleaning. 

6 key dates to keep in mind 

01.02.23 – Call for Applications 

30.03.23 – Deadline for Submission 

15.04.23 – Presentation of the products’ entries to the jury 

15.04.23 – Online publication of the applicants 

30.04.23 – Nomination Voting 

09.05.23 – Winners’ award ceremony 

All information and methods of participation are available in the General Rules 


Hackathon derives from the fusion of the words hacker and marathon, it is a competition in which different teams contend to find a solution to a given problem. For the first edition of the Hackathon, organized in collaboration with FDS, the problem to be answered will revolve around the theme Smart Facility: Cleaning Connected to the Future. 

The cleaning sector is undergoing transformation and digitization not only helps service providers improve the health and safety of buildings, but also makes them the point of reference for implementing and achieving the buildings’ owner ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) objectives. In essence, the teams will compete to demonstrate how cleaners, trained and equipped with digital tools, can contribute in achieving ESG objectives and bringing objectively measurable results. 

University students from the IT, economics, engineering, management, environmental and design fields can apply for the competition, who will participate in teams of 3/6 people for a maximum of 10 working groups. The winning team, decreed by an international jury, will receive a prize of €3,000 for the winning team and the team that takes second place will receive €1,000 

The Hackathon will also be an opportunity for visibility for companies that want to participate and support the digital transformation in the professional cleaning and integrated services sectors. Indeed, it is possible for companies, whether they are exhibiting at ISSA PULIRE 2023 or not, to become a sponsor of the Hackathon in the Diamond, Team and Supporter categories. 

For further information on participation as a team or as a sponsor, please contact the Organizer at: [email protected] 


The ISSA PULIRE NETWORK represents the largest international platform for professional cleaning and facility management trade shows and executive education events. It was formed by ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, and Afidamp, the leading association for the Italian cleaning industry. With important consolidated trade shows in the foremost markets, and with new concepts in the planning stages, the ISSA PULIRE Network creates new business opportunities through trade show events, forums, and an extensive variety of training options at the trade shows. 

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