Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019

CEO Forum 2019: 12:30 p.m.

The past few years have been exciting for carwash operators. The pace of the carwash industry is moving faster and in many new directions — the challenge to keep up is ever increasing. What will be the forces driving the industry in 2019? What will be the changing economic dynamics? What conditions will influence the carwash operator in the months and years to come? What leadership and business skills will be critical for your continued success?

The popular SCWA CEO Forum will kick off the 2019 Convention & Car Wash EXPO with up-to-the-minute business and industry insights to help you anticipate and plan for a successful new year.

EXPO Floor and Quick Talks hours: 2:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 25, 2019

Keynote Speaker — Dana Perino: 10:30 a.m.

Dana Perino is the co-host of the hit FOX News show, The Five. The Five won its time slot every day since it started in 2011 and last year finished as the third most-watched program in cable news. Before joining Fox, Perino served as the voice of the White House and the first Republican woman to be press secretary of the U.S. She spent more than seven years as part of the administration of President George W. Bush. After the White House years, she published “And the Good News Is … Lessons and Advice from the Bright Side”, a No. 1 New York Times best-seller. Perino founded Minute Mentoring, a program for young women that connects mentors and mentees. She also serves on the board of Companions for Heroes, which matches rescue animals with first-responders and veterans managing post-traumatic stress.

Other notable highlights:

  • 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award Presentation
  • Car Wash Investing Basics
  • Idea Exchange Sessions
  • Round Table Discussions
  • Celebrate SCWA Monday Evening: Gather at the Sheraton Hotel and travel to Sports & Social at Texas Live!

EXPO Floor and Quick Talks hours: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019

Car Wash Academy: 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Concurrent sessions offering no-nonsense business solutions, management strategies and innovative carwash business ideas. The Academy will offer topics for all carwash models, including: Virtual Car Wash Tours; Turning Point Manager Leadership; Growing Influence — Women in Car Washing; Financial Independence; Motivating & Marketing to Millennials; Round Tables for Managers; Round Tables for Unlimited Wash Club; and Round Tables for Dealing with Difficult Customers.

Other notable highlights:

  • Professional Detailing Educational Sessions presented by the International Detailing Association
  • Closing Luncheon
  • Door Prizes
  • Introduction of 2019-2020 officers and directors.