By Martin Vedris

SYDNEY: This year Hoover is celebrating 100 years of business and Hoover Floorcare Asia Pacific is inviting retailers and their floor staff to the party on Thursday evening 30 October at the Sydney Museum of Contemporary Art, to see the new ranges and win a prize.

Retailers will be able to preview the yet to be released 2009 Hoover ranges, as well as see the current and Christmas 2008 ranges.

There will also be a collection of celebrity decorated Hoover Freemotion vacuum cleaners that will be auctioned online, with all proceeds going to ‘Clean Up Australia’.

Also on display will be a collection of classic old Hoover vacuum cleaners found in Australia as part of Hoover Floorcare Asia Pacific’s national treasure hunt competition.

As an added incentive to attend the evening, all retailers who pre-register and attend the event will go into the draw to win dinner for two valued at $250 at Harbour Kitchen and Bar; the restaurant of the famous Park Hyatt Hotel in The Rocks.

To RSVP retailers can email their name, title and organisation to Hoover at before Wednesday 29 October. The winner of the dinner will be notified on 31 October.