Clean Buildings Expo Cancels 2020 Event

Event organizers discontinue CBE trade show indefinitely

Milwaukee, WI, USA — CleanLink and ISSA today announced the cancellation of the Clean Buildings Expo (CBE) 2020 trade show, which was scheduled to take place August 11-12 at the Baltimore Convention Center.

Since rescheduling the event from its original dates in March, the CBE team has worked with the state of Maryland, the city of Baltimore, and the Baltimore Convention Center to host a safe and secure event that incorporated stringent cleaning, disinfection, and social distancing protocols.

Due to the state of Maryland's timeline for its state of emergency and restriction on events, the Baltimore Convention Center is unable to host CBE in August. As a result, this year's event is cancelled.

Additionally, event co-owners and organizers CleanLink and ISSA have made the strategic decision to discontinue the CBE trade show indefinitely.

"We were encouraged with the success of CBE in its inaugural edition in 2019 and anticipated a strong show this year, however evolving and challenging market forces led to our decision with ISSA to discontinue the show going forward," said Erik Tolles, managing director of Trade Press Media Group, which produces CleanLink. "We sincerely thank our exhibitors, attendees, speakers, and sponsors for their loyalty and support."

While CBE will not take place in 2021 and beyond, the NFMT Baltimore show that CBE co-located with will continue. NFMT Baltimore 2021 is slated for March 23-25, 2021, at the Baltimore Convention Center.

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About Trade Press Media Group
Trade Press Media Group, a Forum Media Group company, is a premier business-to-business media firm serving the information, media and marketing needs of the commercial cleaning, facilities management and railroad industries. The company owns and produces high-profile events including Clean Buildings Expo, NFMT, NFMT Orlando, NFMT Vegas, and Critical Facilities Connect. In addition, the organization provides management intelligence and insight to jan/san distributors, building service contractors and facility cleaning managers with Sanitary Maintenance, Contracting Profits and Facility Cleaning Decisions magazines and the industry leading website CleanLink. To learn more, visit

About ISSA
With more than 9,300 members — including distributors, manufacturers, manufacturer representatives, wholesalers, building service contractors, in-house service providers, residential cleaners, and associated service members — ISSA is the world's leading trade association for the cleaning industry. The association is committed to changing the way the world views cleaning by providing its members with the business tools they need to promote cleaning as an investment in human health, the environment, and an improved bottom line. Headquartered in Northbrook, IL, USA, the association has regional offices in Mainz, Germany; Whitby, Canada; Parramatta, Australia; Seoul, South Korea; and Shanghai, China. For more information, visit