3rd edition




The Organizers of ISSA PULIRE 2023 has established an award “Product of the Year ISSA PULIRE 2023”. It aims to use the objective assessment of a jury of experts to certify and distinguish a product that better meets the needs of the market through the values of quality, reliability, environmental respect, efficiency, ergonomics, and economy. The organizers


  • Machines
  • Accessories
  • Mechanical, electrical, electronic devices
  • Equipment
  • Chemical products
  • Paper, textiles, cleaning cloths
  • Software
  • Services


  • Professional cleaning
  • Environmental cleaning and sanitization
  • Security
  • Facility management
  • Pest control
  • Laundry
  • Services
  • Lifting
  • Car wash
  • Logistics


  • Digital Submission of the projects
  • Selection & Nomination
  • Winner evaluation
  • Winner Ceremony


01.02.23 - Call for Applications

30.03.23 - Deadline for Submission

15.04.23 - Presentation of the products’ entries to the jury

15.04.23 - Online publication of the applicants

30.04.23 - Nomination Voting

09.05.23 - Winners’ award ceremony



The objective is to recognize the research conducted by the companies operating in the industry of professional cleaning and sanitation. The organizer of ISSA PULIRE 2023 has established the Award “Product of the Year ISSA PULIRE 2023” to draw attention to and reward the development of innovative solutions, ideas, and designs in the industry.

The 3rd edition of the “Product of the Year ISSA PULIRE 2023” Award will be celebrated during the ISSA PULIRE 2023 show (Milan 9-11 May 2023).


Participation in the “Product of the Year ISSA PULIRE 2023” Award is reserved exclusively to companies that meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Companies which are regularly participating in the ISSA PULIRE 2023 show as exhibitors and co-exhibitors
  • Companies which are manufacturers or importers of: machinery, accessories, mechanical, electrical and electronic devices, equipment, chemical products, paper, textiles, cleaning cloths, systems and services
  • Companies which are operating in the following sectors: professional cleaning, environmental cleaning and sanitization, security, facility management, pest control, laundry, services, lifting, car washing, logistics
  • The award competition is exclusively open to exhibiting companies whose products have been introduced into the market between 1 January 2022 and 30 March 2023
  • Products that have already been submitted to award competitions organized in 2022 and 2023 trade show events, are eligible to be entered into the “Product of the Year ISSA PULIRE 2023” competition.
  • Companies can submit a maximum of three (3) products’ entries

Exhibitors can submit their original products to participate in the competition, which implies complete and unconditional acceptance of these Rules and Regulations.


The selection process of the nominated projects and the identification of the winner will operate in two phases:

  • the collection of the submitted applications sent by the participating companies via the form on the website.
  • the technical evaluation of each product candidate entrusted to a jury of industry experts, who shall examine and review each individual project based on a thorough analysis of all the key elements reported on this call.

The jury shall identify the finalist products who will receive a Nomination. The jury shall then determine the overall winner of the “Product of the Year ISSA PULIRE 2023” Award.


Companies shall submit their spontaneous application.

Companies that intend to take part are required to submit the following documents from February 1 to March 30, 2023:

  • On-line Registration form, completed in full (in English), available on the ISSA PULIRE 2023 website (“Events” section)
  • Any related documentation that describes the product in detail (in English).
  • Privacy consent form.
  • Entry fee € 400/each (separate entry fee for each product submitted)

The products may be submitted as photographs and/or other multimedia material and must be supported by a clear and comprehensive description of the item, as well as detailed documentation referring to the technical and functional specifications of the product, and the objective reasons for which the company believes the product submitted should be selected product of the year. Finally, include any documentation that describes patents and/or exclusive licenses attributed to the product.

The company submitting its product must give consent to the award’s Organizer to present and publish the documentation referring to the products upon conclusion of the selection and voting phase.


The Jury is made up of between 5 and 10 members unquestionably identified by the organizers among authoritative personalities, experts, and representatives of international institutions from the world of cleaning. The Jury is coordinated by the organizational secretariat of ISSA PULIRE 2023.

The Jury is responsible for identifying the five (5) finalists of the prize in question, according to the criteria and methods defined by articles 2 and 6, and the winner of the "Product of the Year ISSA PULIRE 2023".

The work of the Jury is confidential, and its decisions are final.

The selection jury evaluates the projects presented on the basis of the documentation provided; if it is deemed necessary, further investigations may be requested to complete the final assessment. All documentation produced will be kept confidential and will not be returned unless specifically requested.

The jury will also be responsible for interpreting these rules and regulations and applying them as strictly as possible to ensure the quality of the result while respecting the rights of the participants and the rules set forth herein.


The “Product of the Year ISSA PULIRE 2023” award aims to use the objective assessment expressed by the jury to certify that the selected products for the Nomination can meet the following criteria:   

  • Technical quality
  • Functionality and ease of use
  • Economic/Energetic efficiency
  • Technological progress
  • User benefits
  • Innovation strategy
  • Social, ecological and economic sustainability

The products must be original and demonstrate elements of novelty, improvements, and competitive advantage in direct comparison with the competition.


The competition is set up as follows:

  • Digital Submission of the projects

Starting on 1 February up to 30 March 2023, each participant can submit a product to nominate (the limit is three (3) products per exhibitor).

  • Selection & Nomination

The products submitted will be reviewed by the jury of experts which will use electronic means to transmit their voting sheet.
The process will result in a ranking of five (5) final products who will receive a Nomination

  • Winner Voting

The sorting Jury shall choose the “ISSA PULIRE AWARD 2023 - WINNER” among the five (5) finalists.  “The product receiving the highest number of votes will be named the winner.

  • Winner Ceremony

The finalists will be announced, and the winner will be awarded publicly on the first day of the trade show, May 9th 2023.

    - Use of the label "Product of the Year ISSA PULIRE 2023 – NOMINEE”
    - One personalised acrylic glass certificates "Product of the Year ISSA PULIRE 2023 – NOMINEE”
    - One Teardrop Flag on the exhibition booth
    - Mention on the website www.issapulire.com
    - Inclusion in the “Product of the Year ISSA PULIRE 2023” media and PR campaign across B2B segments
    - Opportunity to display honored product in the Product of the Year Showcase at ISSA PULIRE 2023 (Hall 8)

    - Use of the label "Product of the Year ISSA PULIRE 2023 – WINNER”
    - One acrylic glass prize sculpture "Product of the Year ISSA PULIRE 2023"
    - One personalised acrylic glass certificates "Product of the Year ISSA PULIRE 2023 – WINNER”
    - One Teardrop Flag on the exhibition booth
    - Special Mention on the website www.issapulire.com
    - Inclusion in the “Product of the Year ISSA PULIRE 2023” media and PR campaign across B2B segments
    - Opportunity to display honored product in the Product of the Year Showcase at ISSA PULIRE 2023 (Hall 8)


L’ufficio stampa di ISSA PULIRE divulgherà, a mezzo comunicato stampa, la notizia dell'avvenuta chiusura del bando a tutti gli organi di stampa e media in generale, unitamente all’informazione circa il numero di aziende aderenti e il numero di progetti candidati e alle indicazioni per partecipare alla cerimonia di premiazione.


    On Tuesday 9 May in the “ISSA PULIRE LAB” area in Hall 8, five (5) finalists (Nominees) will be announced and the Winner will be proclaimed.

    All candidates are invited to send a company representative to the awards ceremony to receive, if one of the finalists, a certificate of recognition or, if the winner, the prize itself. We also ask that the representative be available for press photos and interviews, which will be disseminated through trade publications and institutional media channels.

    Both during and after the trade fair, the companies that were shortlisted as finalists and the company with the winning product will be allowed to run advertisements and publish material containing the words “NOMINEE / WINNER OF Product of the Year ISSA PULIRE 2023", or else use a logo provided by the Organizers.


    The Organizer, starting from the first show day, on Tuesday the 9th, will showcase the products of the finalists and winner by projecting photographs of the products in rotation on one led-illuminated wall-screens located inside the trade fair centre (specifically, in the “ISSA PULIRE LAB” area in Hall 8).

    The images to be used for this purpose will be the same as those submitted by the competition entrants.

    Furthermore the finalists will have the opportunity to display honored products in the Product of the Year Showcase at ISSA PULIRE 2023 located in Hall 8


The companies participating in the award competition assume full and complete responsibility with organizers and third parties as to the originality of the designs presented and anything else declared in relation to the dates when the related products were introduced to the market. The organizer of the trade show and of the “Product of the Year ISSA PULIRE 2023” is released from any responsibility arising from complaints concerning the originality and source of the designs.


Complaints from the exhibitors or third parties concerning compliance of the products selected with the originality of the design and/or the date of introduction onto the market and/or any other irregularities, must be formally submitted to the trade show organizer no later than one week after publication of the list of finalists and the winner. Irregularities must be well documented and not anonymous.

Once a decision is made on the complaint, pursuant to Article 5 above, the jury will implement the measures it deems necessary to protect the credibility and the reputation of the “Product of the Year ISSA PULIRE 2023”. If irregularities are proven, the product subject to complaint will be disqualified. If the winning design is disqualified, the “Product of the Year ISSA PULIRE 2023” will be awarded to the runner up.


The personal data transmitted through the platform and any other data that may be communicated is treated in compliance with the most recent legislation on the collection and processing of personal data Legislative Decree 101/2019 implementing the European regulation EC Reg. 679/2016 ( so-called GDPR). The Organizer guarantees participants respect for privacy and regular processing of the collected data. Participants will be able to make a specific request for their data to be deleted from the association's databases but only after 30 days from the end of the "ISSA PULIRE 2023 Product of the Year" as this is the appropriate time to complete all the necessary administrative procedures.


Organization of the “Product of the Year ISSA PULIRE 2023” is handled by:
ISSA PULIRE NETWORK S.r.l. Organizational Offices of ISSA PULIRE 2023
Via Felice Casati, 32 20124 Milan
Tel. +39 02 6744581  

For information please contact:
Maria Elisa Latella


What is “Product of the year ISSA PULIRE 2023” Award?

The “Product of the Year ISSA PULIRE 2023” Award operates with the following purpose: guiding consumers to the best products in the relevant markets and reward manufacturers for quality and innovation.

How do I submit an entry?

Participants interested in entering should complete all fields in the Entry Form and prepare their evidence files.  The completed Entry Form, evidence files, drawings, photographs and multimedia materials must then be submitted on the submission page.
Each entry will be reviewed for eligibility and qualified entries will be posted on the awards website.