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Texcare Forum Russia October 2014. Solutions for today. Movement for tomorrow

Oct 30, 2014

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 laundryenterprises 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 casesThe  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 longterm  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”.


Galina Birina

+7 495 649 87 75 ext. 130

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