- Message Boards
- Buyer's Guide
- Ask the Experts
Presented by Automotive Oil Change Association (AOCA), the International Fast Lube Expo (iFLEX), taking place April 29-May 1 at the Nashville Convention Center and Renaissance Nashville Hotel, is back in 2013! This year’s three-day event kicks off in 38 days and is packed with valuable educational and networking opportunities while minimizing time away from the shop. With more than a dozen education sessions focused specifically on the challenges fast lube operators, suppliers and distributors face each day, iFLEX 2013 is a one-of-a-kind event not to be missed.
Attendees at iFLEX will benefit from education sessions offered by industry experts from Service Champ, Fast Change Lube & Oil, East Ridge Fast Lube, FastLube, Integrated Services, Potomac Falls Express Lube, CCAR, Oil Changers, Express Oil Change and Service Centers, WECnology, McGee Tire, Affinity HR Group, Kwik Kar, Strategic Alliance Group, Wagner Brakes, MyFleetCenter.com, ITW Professional Automotive and more.
The educational content is designed to expand product knowledge, improve business and increase ticket average. Sessions focus on technical training, sales and management. Topics include:
- Adding Profitable Services to Your Fast Lube Shop (Tires & Brakes)
- Transitioning Your Business by Proactively Responding to Industry Change
- How to Improve Customer Service
- How to Survive Getting Hammered by the State and Federal Regulations
- Protecting Your Internet Image and Leveraging Social Media
- Common HR Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
- Promoting Underperformed Services
- Competition in the New Millennium
- Special keynote presentation from Scott Burrows, motivational speaker, author and wheelchair athlete
And, back by popular demand, new lube center operators, those considering the industry, or anyone in need a refresher, can take advantage of the all-day New Owners’ Boot Camp offered on Sunday, April 28. Participants will learn the “nuts and bolts” of operating a lube center from industry pros.
In addition to gleaning insight during education sessions and sharing experiences with peers at social events, attendees benefit from more than twelve hours over two days on the tradeshow floor. Participants can view the latest equipment, services and products in the exhibit hall. More than 70 of the industry’s leading suppliers and distributors are already planning to exhibit at iFLEX with many more expected to participate.
Nashville serves as the ideal setting for networking with peers. The city was named “One of the 5 Cities Worldwide to See in 2013” by Conde Nast Traveler, for its eclectic music scene and superior culinary experience. The Renaissance Nashville Hotel is a luxury property in the heart of the city and is situated close to Bridgestone Arena, LP Field, B.B. King’s Blues Club, Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum, Schermerhorn Symphony Center and Historic Second Avenue District.
iFLEX offers full conference registration and tradeshow-only options. Early-bird registration rates are valid through next Wednesday, March 27. To view a schedule of events, exhibitor information or to register, visit www.aoca.org/iflex-2013.