Auto Laundry News - July 2012

Western Carwash Association — 2012 Convention and Trade Show

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17

9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
New Investor Seminar

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18

10:00 a.m. - 10:55 a.m.
IDA University

• Interior Repair

11:00 a.m. - 11:55 a.m.
IDA University

• Odor Removal

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Conveyor & Management Tracks

Employer Challenges
• Roundtable Sessions:
• Employer Challenges Q&A
• Social Media
• Camera Systems
• Monthly Passes
• Maintenance
• Multi-site Operator Issues
• Co-op Marketing
• Management Training (Full Serve)
• Management Training (Exterior)
• Insurance Issues
• Point of Sales Systems
• Express Detailing
• Cash Management in a Difficult
Economic Environment

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Self-Serve Track

• Wireless Credit Card Acceptors
• Security LED Lighting
• Operational Efficiencies – Utilities
• Car Wash Valuation
• Car Wash Brokers

1:30 p.m. - 2:25 p.m.
IDA University

• Marketing

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
IDA University

• Open Forum

4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Tradeshow Open

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Opening Reception

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19

9:00 a.m. - Noon
Self-Serve Track

• Bill Changers/Breakers
• Cat Pump Maintenance
• Open Forum

9:00 a.m. - Noon
Conveyor & Management Tracks

• Car Wash Format of My Future
• Roundtable Sessions:
• Car Wash Format of My Future
• Social Media
• Camera Systems
• Monthly Passes
• Maintenance
• Multi-site Operator Issues
• Co-op Marketing
• Management Training (Full Serve)
• Management Training (Exterior)
• Insurance Issues
• Point of Sales Systems
• Express Detailing
• Cash Management in a Difficult
Economic Environment

Noon - 6:00 p.m.
Tradeshow Open

12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Nuts & Bolts Education Sessions

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
WCA Business Meeting and Awards

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Tradeshow Open

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Nuts & Bolts Education Sessions

* Schedule of events based on information available July 11, 2012. Subject to change. For the latest information, visit www.wcwa.org.

 

Last year, the Western Carwash Association moved its convention and tradeshow to San Diego, CA — the first venue outside of Las Vegas in more than 16 years. The move proved to be a huge success, with attendance up by 31 percent over the previous year. The WCA returns to the San Diego Convention Center for its 31st annual show September 18-20.

For 2012, the convention kicks of with a pre-show educational opportunity on Monday, September 17: the all-day New Investor Seminar. Some of the subjects covered include different
wash formats, site selection and evaluation, development, and financing. There is ample Q&A allowance. There is a separate fee for this seminar.

Dual-track sessions — self-service/conveyor — again make up the educational schedule. In addition the International Detailing Association is offering an educational program on Tuesday, September 18. Aside from the Nuts & Bolts workshops, seminars are not scheduled concurrently with exhibit hours.

Those who attended last year’s show, will already know that the new venue, located on beautiful San Diego Bay, is just across the street from the famous Gas Lamp District, placing scores of hotels and hundreds of restaurants and nightclubs within walking distance.
For more information, visit www.wcwa.org or call the Western Carwash Association at (800) 344-9274.

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