Welcome to The Car Wash Show™ 2016, hosted by the International Carwash Association (ICA) in partnership with the Western Carwash Association (WCA) and the Automotive Oil Change Association (AOCA).

According to the association’s preshow projections, you are one of the estimated 6,000 carwash professionals expected to attend this year’s show. As an attendee, you have the unique opportunity to network and build relationships with more than 370 exhibitors. And, you and your team have the ability to extend your marketplace knowledge at over 35 educational sessions.

Planning is essential with this level of interaction, learning and networking. Hopefully you and your team mapped out a strategy to attend “the world’s largest carwash convention and trade show.”

We have created a Web page dedicated to The Car Wash Show 2016. Follow the latest news and social media postings at www.carwash.com/the-car-wash-show-2016, and follow along on Twitter using #TheCarWashShow2016.

This show offers a great opportunity to help grow your business in so many ways. Included in our Exhibit Product Guide is useful information on exhibitors to help you navigate the show floor while at the Music City Center.

New this year, we are featuring an in-depth look at some of the exhibitors attending the 2016 event. Be sure to check out the exhibitor profiles in our EPG, and then follow up with these companies at the show.

The Car Wash Show 2016’s Schedule of Events is not only included in our EPG, but you can also find it here. ICA has once again put together a tremendous program for education and industry learning. The speakers and panels scheduled for this year’s event are among the top business and carwash professionals.

While on the show floor, be sure to stop by Professional Carwashing & Detailing‘s Booth 4628. Sign up for a free subscription, let us know how we can best serve your informational needs, pick up our most recent issue or just come by to say hello. A goal for our editors while in Nashville this year is to meet with as many readers as possible so we can continually improve our publication and its website based on your needs.

Things to do while in Nashville are also highlighted in this guide. Be sure to be productive while at the show, but save some time for fun to enjoy Nashville. In addition to several scheduled trade show-related gatherings, there are plenty of sights and attractions in the Music City. Check out our feature on Nashville, and enjoy your visit to this great American city.