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The Car Wash Show™ 2017 Schedule of Events

Be sure to stay on top of the education sessions and show hours by reviewing this agenda.


The International Carwash Association (ICA) will host The Car Wash Show™ 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada, from April 4-6. Thousands of carwash professionals will gather in the Entertainment Capital of the World to learn about the latest in equipment, chemical and supply technologies.

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From education sessions and roundtable discussions to networking events and the show floor, this annual trade show presents car care professionals from around the world with knowledge they can take home to help them operate a thriving carwash business.

In order to maximize your time at the show, proper planning is vital. Be sure to look over this Schedule of Events and determine which sessions and gatherings are most beneficial to your needs.

Monday, April 3

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Emerging Leaders Seminar and Reception*

This seminar provides an exclusive learning opportunity for emerging car care leaders to develop their leadership skills and gain a better understanding of what it means to be a leader.

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

New Investors Seminar and Reception*

This seminar provides new investors with a thorough understanding of the car wash industry and is presented by industry-leading experts who know and understand the business.

Tuesday, April 4

8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Education Sessions*

Choose from dozens of workshops and seminars catered to various audiences, such as multi-site organizations, owners/operators, site managers and fast lube operators, and covering such topics as people management, customer experience, industry trends, business management, marketing and vendor presentations. Check out for a detailed listing.


11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Trade Show Open

4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Welcome Reception in the Trade Show

Join fellow attendees to kick-off The Car Wash Show™ 2017 on the trade show floor.

Wednesday, April 5

8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

State of the Industry Breakfast/Presentation and Keynote Presentation — Westgate Hotel*

Grab a bite to eat and get to know the person sitting next to you before the State of the Industry and Keynote Presentation begin.

9:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Education Sessions*

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Trade Show Open, VIP Access Only**

11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Trade Show Open

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

AOCA Member Meeting & Lunch

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Exhibitor Booth Crawl in the Trade Show

Make sure you’re taking time to visit all of the vendors on the trade show floor. During this event, keep an eye out for exhibiting companies that feature a bar — this is the ideal time to stop by and say hello.


5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

AOCA President’s Reception

Thursday, April 6

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Education Sessions*

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Trade Show Open, VIP Access Only**

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Trade Show Open

*All Access Pass required.
**VIP Upgrade required.

All events will take place at the Las Vegas Convention Center, unless otherwise noted. This Schedule of Events is accurate as of 2/15/17 and is subject to change. For updated information, please visit

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