The American Cleaning Institute (ACI)

ACI Postpones 2021 Convention, Announces Virtual Summit

  • ACI Convention Postponed Until January 2022
  • Members-Only ACI Virtual Summit to be held Week of January 25, 2021

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to be a recognized critical health emergency, the American Cleaning Institute (ACI) Industry Convention is being postponed until January 2022.

Based on extensive surveying of member companies, in-depth assessments of travel policies and regulations related to the impact of the pandemic, ACI determined it is impossible to conduct an in-person event in Orlando in January 2021.

ACI asks members to continue to save the week of January 25, 2021 for a members-only ACI Virtual Summit. This event will feature meetings of ACI’s expert standing committees, annual State of the Association address, policy and issue briefings, educational sessions on topics essential to the cleaning products industry and opportunities to network with industry peers.

Registration for the 2021 ACI Virtual Summit will open in mid-October and will be free to all ACI member company representatives.

“Although we will miss gathering in person, especially given the extraordinary value of the ACI Convention, we look forward to having you join us for the 2021 ACI Virtual Summit,” said Melissa Hockstad, ACI President & CEO.

“As the cleaning products industry has demonstrated over the last several months, we are resilient, we are essential to public health and well-being and we will adapt successfully in the year ahead.”

If you have any questions, please contact Merla Zollinger, Senior Director, Convention & Meetings at

The American Cleaning Institute® (ACI – is the Home of the U.S. Cleaning Products Industry® and represents the $60 billion U.S. cleaning product supply chain. ACI members include the manufacturers and formulators of soaps, detergents, and general cleaning products used in household, commercial, industrial and institutional settings; companies that supply ingredients and finished packaging for these products; and chemical distributors.  ACI serves the growth and innovation of the U.S. cleaning products industry by advancing the health and quality of life of people and protecting our planet. ACI achieves this through a continuous commitment to sound science and being a credible voice for the cleaning products industry.

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