The Car Wash Show 2014

03/01/14

If you are a car washer and Chicago is your kind of town, you’re in luck. The International Carwash Association is taking its annual event — The Car Wash Show™ — to the Windy City this year. The show returns to McCormick Place in Chicago March 30 to April 2 after a 12-year absence.

The New Investor Seminar — a full-afternoon presentation on Sunday, March 30 — precedes the official start of the show on Monday morning, March 21 when the education program gets the ball rolling at 8:30 a.m. Seminars are scheduled at times that do not interfere with trade show hours, allowing attendees to devote their undivided attention to both. The educational sessions are again categorized by subject matter: business management (identified in the schedule below by the letter “B” behind the session title), marketing and brand strategy (“M”), and operations. Details about the operations sessions were not available at press time and, as a consequence, are not included in the schedule of events.

New on the schedule this year are the Chicago Car Wash Tour on Sunday afternoon and the Networking Dinners on Tuesday evening. Separate registration is required for both events.

Daymond John and Robert Herjavec from the ABC hit series “Shark Tank” will present a special keynote at the show. Daymond John is the successful fashion icon behind the FUBU brand, as well as a highly sought-after branding expert, author, consultant, and business speaker. Robert Herjavec is a technology entrepreneur who has sold two tech companies and now heads an IT security and infrastructure integration firm, The Herjavec Group.

For additional information, call

ICA headquarters at (312) 321- 5199, or (888) 422-8422,

or visit www.thecarwashshow.com on the web.

 


 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS*

 

Sunday, March 30


1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

New Investor Seminar

1:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Chicago Car Wash Tour

 

Monday, March 31

 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Educational Sessions

• Every Employee Should Be a Marketer (B)

• Are You Running Your Business or Is It Running You? (B)

• Effective Networking — Changing Your Status Quo to Status Grow (B)

• Forward Thinking: 2014 and Beyond (B)

 

9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Educational Sessions

• The Changing Landscape of Healthcare Reform (B)

• Making Your Customers Love You by Giving Stellar Service (B)

• Charisma and Your Business — The 5 Secrets to Make Your Business Magnetic (B)

• Forward Thinking: 2014 and Beyond, continued (B)

 

11:00 a.m. - Noon

Educational Sessions

• Unconventional Marketing Techniques (M)

• Understanding Generational Diversity (B)

• Are You Running Your Business or Is It Running You? (B)

 

Noon - 6:00 p.m.

Trade Show Floor Open

 

7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

100 Years of Car Washing

Celebration at the House of Blues

 

Tuesday, April 1

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Educational Sessions

• Effective Networking — Changing Your Status Quo to Status Grow (B)

• Pricing Strategies for Profits Plus (B)

• Now That’s Sharp! Cutting-Edge Marketing Strategies (M)

• Social Media: the What, the Why, and the ROI (M)

• Leading Transformation in Your Organization (B)

 

9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Educational Sessions

• Social Media: the What, the Why, and the ROI (M)

• The Art of the Interview — Hiring the Right Employee (B)

• Spontaneous Combustion — How to Become a Trusted Advisor Using Consultative Selling Skills That Provide Results (M)

• How to Put Sizzle on Your Sales Floor (M)

• Leading Transformation in Your Organization, continued (B)

 

11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

General Session

• Industry Update

• Keynote Address — Speakers: Daymond John and Robert Herjavec

 

Noon - 6:00 p.m.

Trade Show Floor Open

 

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Networking Dinners

 

Wednesday, April 2

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Educational Sessions

• Understanding Generational Diversity (B)

• Now That’s Sharp! Cutting-Edge Marketing Strategies (M)

• Roundtable Discussions

 

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Trade Show Floor Open


KEY:

(B)   Business Management

(M)  Marketing and Brand Strategy

 

* Schedule of events based on information available February 6, 2014, subject to change.



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