Solutions for today. Movement for tomorrow
The Forum for Modern Textile Care was held successfully on October 1-2, at Expocentre Fairground in Moscow. This time the Forum included VII All-Russia congress of dry cleaning and laundry enterprises «Principles of dry cleaning and laundry enterprises sustainable development under the conditions of output decline» and the conference «Modern tendencies of textile services
development in Russian hospitality industry». 223 participants from different Russian cities and foreign countries became members of this event. The Association of Dry cleaning & Laundry Enterprises and the First Club of Hospitality Professionals were the official partners of the Forum. The event was supported by Trade and Services Department of Moscow Government.
Lessons for the future
During his opening presentation Leonid Bertsev, the President of the Association of Dry cleaning & Laundry Enterprises, evaluated dry cleaning and laundry industry development and presented future industry strategy under the conditions of output decline. The speech of Ombudsman of Moscow Business Rights Commission, Michael Vishegorodtsev, was focused on the introduction of new taxes and its consequences for dry cleaning and laundry enterprises and concluded his speech by highlighting the future steps that need to be taken to overcome current challenges. Dmitriy Nesvetov, the President of Diana Holding, supported Mr. Vishegorodtsev’s views and evaluations. He underlined that the reduction of taxes-related risk had become a central issue of modern dry cleaning and laundry enterprises policy.
Traditionally one of the main topics of the congress was the training problem in dry cleaning and laundry industry. Both representatives of College on management and hospitality industry,
R.Khamatvaleev and L.Chichvarina, talked about recently established training center on dry cleaning and laundry industry, problems in the training process as well the possibilities of the center for improving the personnel professional skills.
The codex of conscientious principles of Association members, stated by Chairman of dry cleaning enterprises’ chain “Lisichka”
Vladimir Anosov, became the subject of extensive discussion of professional audience. The President of Association summarized the opinions and suggested to elaborate the main points of the codex.
The event is showcasing best practice cases
The second day of Texcare Forum presented the conference «Modern tendencies of textile services development in Russian hospitality industry» which was dedicated to the current situation, practice cases and market potentials of textile rental services in Russian hotels.
Sergey Khrusov, the commercial director of Cotton Way company, delivered a presentation on practical experience of implementation textile rental services in Olympic Sochi hotels. He analyzed the long-term trends and pointed out that in 2014 3 Sochi hotels started to use textile services, in 2015 – 15 Sochi hotels were planning to use these services.
Regional director of well-known textile rental services company Lindstrom, Sergey Zakharov, provided a very informative report devoted to the way of flat linen supplying for hotel industry. He marked that Russian textile rental industry has made a lot of progress especially in the last few years. The main emphasis of his presentation was put on the sustainability as a part of company strategy in Russian market.
Pitfalls in the transition to textile rental services in hotels were a subject of presentation by the Head of Services Department of Hotel Cosmos (the biggest hotel in Moscow), Natalia Osipova.
Finally, Mr. Khrusov described the conference as being “important for us all as it brought decision makers and key industry players together”. Among the participants of the conference were such famous hotels as Metropol, Marriott, Azimut, Central Tourist House and others.
Success of the Forum is proved by high level of speakers and participants and active discussions during the event.
Texcare Forum Russia is developing and continues its positive growth on the Russian market to become the leading meeting point for professionals of the industry.
The next Texcare Forum Russia will be held in November, 2015 at IEC “Expocentre”.