The International Carwash Association (ICA), in a special partnership with the Automotive Oil Change Association (AOCA) and the Western Carwash Association (WCA), welcomes carwash and automotive care professionals to Las Vegas, Nevada, for The Car Wash Show™ 2017, taking place from April 4-6 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. While trade show hours will be held from Tuesday the 4th to Thursday the 6th, early arrivers with an All Access Pass can take advantage of the education seminars planned for the afternoon of Monday, April 3rd.
The planned education sessions and presentations — from the New Investors Seminar and Reception, the Welcome Reception and the State of the Industry Breakfast/Presentation and Keynote Presentation to an Exhibitor Booth Crawl at the trade show — ensure that there is something for everyone both on and off the trade show floor.
We recently spoke with Claire D. Moore, the chief operating officer (COO) of ICA, as the association was putting the final planning pieces together before the big event.
“We are excited for all that The Car Wash Show™ 2017 has to offer to the car care industry, including the continued integration of the fast lube community into the show,” says Moore, referencing AOCA’s participation again at this year’s show. “The show features 400 exhibiting companies over three days of trade show hours, 48 education sessions, two comprehensive seminars, new and enhanced networking events and a dynamic keynote from Tom Ridge, the first Secretary of U.S. Department of Homeland Security, former governor of Pennsylvania and the chairman of Ridge Global.”
According to Moore, one of the association’s key goals this year is to make it easy and convenient for the industry to participate. And, there is no shortage of things to do and see this year. With over 130,000 net sq. ft. of product and service displays and thousands of like-minded carwash owners and operators in attendance, you are sure to hit it big in Vegas this year.
Thank you for reading our biggest issue of the year, and please stop by booth 2949 while at the show to visit with Professional Carwashing & Detailing.