THE GLOBAL BEST PRACTICES AWARDS 2019-2020. “Crème de la crème” of the Professional Textile Care (PTC) industry

The echoes of the amazing Global Best Practices Awards 2018 are still present all over the (PTC) world and a new story is starting. Following the first 2 successful editions of the GBPA in 2016 and 2018, CINET is now preparing for the new edition of 2020, which will be even bigger, aiming to more than 400 participants from over 45 countries, including 10-15 Pre-selection events in 10-15 countries!

The Awards Final, with the presentations of the Global Best Practice Awards 2019-2020 will take place in Frankfurt, Germany (during Texcare International) on June, 20th, 2020  (first day of the show) in a dedicated program, with the Ceremony the same evening. The host for the final event in Frankfurt will be Messe Frankfurt.

The Awards Program’s concept is based on:

  • stimulating the implementation of best practice measures, service aspects, marketing and quality of the professional textile care industry
  • demonstrating PTC industry’s capabilities
  • providing a benchmark and platform for the new state of the art in modern professional textile care.

Mr. Peter Wennekes, President & CEO of CINET underlines that “it is a truly global project, a result of an outstanding cooperation with Project Partners worldwide; PTC Trade Magazines & trade show organisers, Member Associations, and Member International Suppliers.”

The Special Awards winners

On the ROAD TO FRANKFURT (June, 20th, 2020), CINET facilitates separate national and continent awards in 2019-2020 in collaboration with national partners, of which the winners are automatically nominated for the Global Best Practices Awards 2020: France UK,  Italy, The Netherlands, Indonesia, Russia, Argentina, Canada, China and others.

The Global Best Practice Awards 2019-2020 will be a starting point for structured and profiled PR of the Industry to stakeholders. The Awards will be handed out in 3 categories; 1) Retail laundry / Textile Cleaning company; 2) Retail laundry / Textile Cleaning Franchises & platforms; 3) Industrial laundry / Textile Service companies. Per category there are 3 awards:

  • Overall Best Practice Award
  • Innovation Award
  • Sustainability Award

Furthermore there are special awards :

  • Extraordinary business case
  • CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility)
  • Young entrepreneurship
  • Life-Time Award
  • Country & Continental Awards
Mr. Martin Kannegiesser (center), receiving the Lifetime Award 2018 from Mr. Peter Wennekes (President/CEO of CINET)

What are the criteria?

  1. Quality;
  2. Sustainability;
  3. Business model & Service concept;
  4. Innovation;
  5. Key-note;


Who’s joining?

Are you a retail textile cleaner? Or do you represent an industrial laundry? Does your company meet the best practices criteria? Showcase it among the best PTC companies worldwide. Contact CINET Secretariat ( and ask a reply form for the GBPA2019-2020 competition.


What’s in it for the participants.

The application process doesn’t require any fee and the main benefits of the participation are the following:

  • Free Publicity for all the participants in the World of PTC (Book 7)
  • The (World) PTC stage is yours! The chance (for the 40 selected finalists) to deliver a presentation in front of the International Jury and the international audience in Frankfurt, Germany on June, 20th, 2020 (during Texcare International 2020).
  • Massive PR which you can use in order to increase the turnover


Some  quotes from the GBPA18 winners :

Best Overall Award Industrial Textile Services (ITS): Fornet Nantong Factory & Ycloset Ltd., China


Zhu Lijun (Beijing Fornet / Nantong Fornet – China) – Overall Best Practices Award (ITS & RTC):“We were so surprised and honoured to have these two great awards by Cinet in Milano. It was such a wonderful chance to learn from the other companies with the best practices in the industry all over the world. We are so lucky to have such a good and huge market in China. The world is changing, China is changing and we want to change too. We have a lot of things to do for the Better and will try our best. Thank Cinet for what they have done for the development of the industry. We have been learning a lot from Cinet. “

Sustainability Award RTC: Hakuyosha Co. Ltd, Japan

Hitoshi Ogino (Hakuyosha – Japan) – Sustainability Award RTC: “We are very proud of the fact that we had been able to receive the Sustainability Award at the GBPAP18. And we are grateful so much to the CINET for giving such a wonderful opportunity to us.”

Mr. Léon Wennekes (left), handling the Special Award for Extraordinary Business Development – ITS to Mr. Rolf Slickers (Servitex Germany)

Rolf Slickers (Servitex – Germany) – Special Award RTC: “The entire GBPA event, it´s preparation, organization and the experienced level of service afterwards, were really outstanding and remarkable, you can be very proud of your team and family! The press coverage of our Special Award started good, making it on the first side of the leading German online magazine “Cost & Logis” and more coverage in laundry magazines will follow. I had not entered the international laundry stage before and have made interesting contacts, some of them will last. So your goal – connect leaders and combining forces in the international laundry industry, had been achieved at once in my case!”