[About Conference]
Introducing the Drycleaning & Laundry Expo: East & West

In an unprecedented collaboration, the sponsors of the four largest regional drycleaning and laundry trade shows in the country have joined forces to enhance the industry’s exhibitions. The South Eastern Fabricare Association (SEFA), California Cleaners Association (CCA), Southwest Drycleaners Association (SDA), and Pennsylvania Delaware Cleaners Association (PDCA) are proud to announce the co-branding of these shows, marking a new era of partnership and growth. While working together on marketing agreements, it is important to note that each show will maintain its unique local character.

Moving forward, the organizers have taken a strategic step by reducing the number of live equipment shows from the traditional four during off Clean Show years to just two flagship events: DLExpo East and DLExpo West.

“The industry is set to benefit greatly from this collaboration,” said SEFA President Randy Parham. “These shows play a vital role in our field, providing a platform for drycleaners to explore the latest innovations and services tailored to our industry. By streamlining our efforts to two major expos, we aim to make it easier for exhibitors to commit and showcase the best our industry has to offer.”

The Drycleaning and Laundry Expo East is scheduled to take place from June 7th to 9th, 2024, at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Kissimmee, FL. Meanwhile, the Drycleaning and Laundry Expo West is slated for October 4th to 6th, 2024, at the Horseshoe Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, NV. Looking ahead, DL Expo East will shift to the Baltimore/Washington area, and DL Expo West will head to Irving, Texas in 2026.

In addition to live equipment exhibits, both expos will feature top-quality educational sessions and unique networking opportunities. These conventions are designed to empower drycleaners with the tools and knowledge needed to run their businesses more efficiently and profitably. With an anticipated increase in attendance, the shows will have greater resources to bring in industry leaders and speakers to share their insights.

“This is an exciting opportunity for the entire industry,” remarked CCA Convention Chair Toran Brown. “By consolidating the shows into just two events, one on the East Coast and one on the West Coast, we aim to create larger, more vibrant expos with greater attendance. We believe this change will enhance the overall experience for everyone involved. With the evolving industry landscape, we felt that four shows were simply too many, diluting the excitement, attendance, and exhibitor impact. These upcoming expos promise to be exceptional events, offering tremendous value to our members and the entire industry.”