2013 The Car Wash Show
The International Carwash Association’s annual event, The Car Wash Show, took place April 22-24 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV.
With 5,900 conferees gathering for the 2013 show, attendance was up a smidge from last year’s count of 5,700. In an interesting development, the New Investor Seminar, held the day before the opening of The Car Wash Show, drew twice the number of potential investors compared to the previous year. The number of exhibiting companies remained steady at just over 300.
Addressing the General Session on Tuesday, April 23, Eric Wulf, ICA’s CEO, revealed that association membership had grown from 1,896 in 2011 to 1,991 in 2012 and that 600 locations were now enrolled in WashCount, adding to the program’s credibility.
The association president, Mark Curtis, also addressed the General Session, inducted Mark Thorsby, ICA executive director from 1995 to 2009, into the Car Wash Hall of Fame (for the second year running, the only award presented at the show), and introduced the keynote speaker, Magic Johnson.
Car Care World Expo 2014 moves to McCormick Place, Chicago. The show is scheduled for March 31-April 2. For information, contact the International Carwash Association at (888) ICA-8422, (312) 321-5199, or visit www.thecarwashshow.com.