Auto Laundry News - February 2013

Southwest Car Wash Association 2013 — Convention and Car Wash Expo

The Southwest Car Wash Association’s Annual Convention and Car Wash Expo has reached an important milestone, celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. The 2013 event takes place in Arlington, TX, running from Sunday, February 17 through Tuesday, February 19. Once again the venue for the show is the Arlington Convention Center, while the Sheraton Arlington Hotel acts as headquarter hotel for the event.

At the General Session on Monday, February 18, the keynote speaker is Charles Marshall, a nationally syndicated humor columnist known for his motivational book “Shattering the Glass Slipper.” He also authored “I’m not Crazy, but I Might be a Carrier.” Marshall holds that in real life, heroes aren’t the rock stars, movie stars, or sports figures, but people who make a difference by believing in and investing in the lives of those around them. His presentation shows how to build a sense of community in your business.

The convention offers a total of eight-and-a-half hours of exhibit time. There is also a packed educational program, including the ever-popular Idea Exchange Sessions on Monday.

On Tuesday, the Car Wash Acadamy presents sessions focused on strategy, operations, and solutions.

For the most up-to-date information, visit or call the Southwest Car Wash Association at (800) 440-0644.


12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
CEO Forum

2:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Exhibits Open


8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Rapid Round Tables

8:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Car Wash Investors Basics

9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Idea Exchange Sessions

  • Conveyor/Express
  • Self-Serve/In-Bay Automatic
  • Lube

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
General Session

  • Awards
  • Keynote Address — Speaker: Charles Marshall

Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch with Exhibitors

1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Exhibits Open

6:30 p.m.
Celebrate SCWA 25 Event


8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Car Wash Acadamy

  • Strategy: Safety Issues: New
    Vehicle Technology and Car Washing
  • Operations: Latest Trends on Car Wash Conversions
  • Solutions: Mentor Council for Business in Transition

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Car Wash Acadamy Continued

  • Strategy: Mitigating Tragedy in Your Business
  • Operations: Your Car Wash and OSHA
  • Solutions: Driveway Washing — Your True Competitor

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Car Wash Acadamy Continued

  • Strategy: Best Customer Service and Damage Claim Stories
  • Operations: New Rules:
    Immigration/Labor Issues
  • Solutions: Health Care/Taxes 2013

12:15 p.m.
Closing Luncheon

  • Introduction of 2013-2014 SCWA Officers and Directors
  • SCWA President’s Report
  • Door Prizes

* Schedule of events based on information available January 8, 2013. Subject to change. For the latest information, visit

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