Events & Education
In-Person and Virtual Meetings
Participating in CLA events and educational programs is the most effective way for laundry professionals to make connections while learning new ways to grow and improve their business.
CLA offers many different types of educational events throughout the the year, including our virtual webinars, local CLA Connect LIVE events held in 23 locations and our premier national conferences. Events are open to both members and non-members and we encourage you to attend to network and learn more about the industry.
CLA Members-Only Events
Each year, the CLA hosts exclusive, members-only events including the biennial Excellence in Laundry Conference and the Clean Show dinner. CLA member events provide opportunities to network with top professionals in the business, share best practices with peers, gain access to top-notch education and speakers, and have a little bit of fun along the way.
Excellence in Laundry is held every two years at world-class retreat locations across the country. This members-only conference is for leaders in the industry to gain knowledge and skills to grow personally and professionally.
The Clean Show is the main event for the laundering, dry cleaning and textile services industry. Over 11,000 attendees come from all over the world to learn about the latest products, trends and strategies that will help them grow their business. CLA offers educational sessions and members-only events, like the Clean Show dinner. Members of CLA receive a discount on their registration and exhibit space.
The CLA hosts free New Investor Webinars each month, which serve as an overview of what to expect when investing in the laundry business.
Additionally, members have exclusive access to live webinars on topics such as:
- Store operations
- Wash, dry, fold & commercial accounts
- Marketing support
- Industry updates
Excellence in Laundry
The Coin Laundry Association’s flagship event, the Excellence in Laundry Conference, is held every two years. It’s a unique opportunity for laundromat owners to learn and network.
CLA Connect LIVE
The Coin Laundry Association recently launched CLA Connect LIVE, a series of local events held in 23 locations nationwide, where laundry professionals, distributors, manufacturers and potential investors can gather to network, learn and share best practices. CLA members receive a discounted registration fee and have opportunities to serve as presenters and sponsors of these events.
The Clean Show
The Clean Show occurs every two years in different locations throughout the US. It’s the largest laundry-industry conference in the country.