Conventions - August 2009

Southeastern Car Wash Association
2009 Fall Convention and Expo

After a five-year absence, the Southeastern Car Wash Association returns to New Orleans for its Fall Convention and Expo. The 2009 event takes place at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center from Sunday, September 13 through Wednesday, September 16.

The convention program includes:

  • An expanded educational agenda
  • Equipment and product exhibits
  • The not-to-be-missed Benny’s tour and lunch
  • Companion tour to the New Orleans School of Cooking
  • Awards social at Mardi Gras World

With educational sessions being presented both on and off the exhibit floor, conferees will have every opportunity to leave the convention wiser than when they arrived. Guest speakers with specialized knowledge will share their expertise on:

  • Energy Management
  • Financing (SBA specialist) Other session topics include:
  • Loyalty Marketing
  • Insurance
  • Credit Cards/RFID

All that hard work calls for a little fun, and the organizers have included several events to make the convention enjoyable: there will be cash giveaways on the exhibit floor, the Louisiana Boil on Sunday at Benny Alford’s Car Wash, an opportunity to ride on a Mardi Gras float, and the President’s Reception to conclude the first day of the convention.

For the most up-to-date information, visit www.secwa.org on the web or call Southeastern Car Wash Association at (800) 834-9706.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS*

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13
6:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Attendee Registration
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
New Investor Seminar
11:15 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Benny’s Tour & Lunch
12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Exhibitor Registration
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
President’s Reception

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14
6:45 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Registration
7:45 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.
First Timers’ Breakfast
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
General Session
11:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Exhibits Open
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch in Expo
1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Education Session in Expo
3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Education Session in Expo
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
2010 Vendor Booth Selection

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15
7:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Registration
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Breakfast at Convention Center
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Exhibits Open
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Education Session in Expo
10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Companion Tour Off Site
Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch in Expo
2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Education Sessions
6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

President’s and Vendors’ Award Social at Mardi Gras World

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Registration
7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Breakfast
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Business Meeting

* Schedule of events based on
information available June 25, 2009. Subject to change.

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