Conventions - March 2003

AOCA Convention
& Fast Lube Expo 2003

Turbo charge your business - head for the AOCA raceway in Charlotte!" So sounds the Automotive Oil Change Association's invitation to its 16th annual Convention and Fast Lube Expo 2003. The event kicks off on Friday, April 4 at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, NC and runs through Tuesday, April 8. The educational program features some essential elements from previous conventions, including Government Affairs Update, New Owners Boot Camp, and SUPERFUND Update. The seminar lineup, in addition, covers every aspect of running your fast lube center. To prevent burnout, the organizers have arranged several social events that will allow conferees to relax and network. The highlight of the social calendar is the AOCA Grand Party on Monday evening. Dubbed "Under the Big Top," the evening promises to evoke circus memories from the past.

The association has engaged the services of two prominent speakers for the General Sessions on Sunday and Monday. Up first is Mike Ditka, Pro Football Hall of Famer and former head coach of the New Orleans Saints and the Chicago Bears. On Monday, conferees can hear Mark Victor Hansen, co-author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, expound on "The Power of Focus."

Nothing in the program, however, can eclipse the impact of 15 hours of exhibit time. Vendors to the industry go to extraordinary lengths to provide conferees with information, ideas, and answers to questions during Expo hours. This is your opportunity to see the latest and greatest in Fast Lube products, equipment, and services.

For information, visit www.aoca.org or call AOCA headquarters at (972) 458-9468 or (800) 331-0329.

Schedule of Events

FRIDAY, APRIL 4

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
AOCA Board of Directors Meeting
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Registration Open


SATURDAY, APRIL 5

7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Registration Open
7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
AOCA Scholarship Golf Tournament
(Renaissance Park Golf Course)
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
New Owners Boot Camp
(Additional fee and pre-registration required)
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Government Affairs Update
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Round Table Discussions
• Safety
• Employee Bonuses
• Cabin Air Filters
• Cross Marketing: Fast Lubes & Car Washes
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
New Members Reception
(Adam's Mark Hotel)
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Welcome Reception
(Adam's Mark Hotel)


SUNDAY, APRIL 6

7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
Prayer Breakfast
7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Registration Open
8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
Seminars
• How to Increase Your Ticket Average
• Don't Overlook the Latino Market
• Customer Service is a Contact Sport
• Personnel Issues
10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Seminars (Repeat)
• How to Increase Your Ticket Average
• Don't Overlook the Latino Market
• Customer Service is a Contact Sport
• Personnel Issues
10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
We're From the Association and We're Here to Help
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
AOCA Membership Meeting and Lunch
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Keynote Session
• ACE: Attitude, Character, Enthusiasm - Speaker: Mike Ditka
2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Fast Lube Expo Open
4:00 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Fast Lube Expo Reception


MONDAY, APRIL 7

7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Registration Open
8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
Seminars
• All You Need Is Love
• Preventive Maintenance
• The Strongest Link
• Video Surveillance - Security, Service, & Education
9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Seminars (Repeat)
• All You Need Is Love
• Preventive Maintenance
• The Strongest Link
• Video Surveillance - Security, Service, & Education
9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
SUPERFUND Update
11:00 a.m. - Noon
General Session
• The Power of Focus - Speaker: Mark Victor Hansen
11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Fast Lube Expo Open
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Complimentary Expo Lunch
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Future Forum
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
AOCA Grand Party - Under the Big Top
(Westin Charlotte Hotel Ballroom)

TUESDAY, APRIL 8
7:30 a.m. - Noon
Registration Open
8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
Seminars
• Women in the Lube
• Cost of Doing Business
• Advertising & PR
9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Seminars (Repeat)
• Women in the Lube
• Cost of Doing Business
• Advertising & PR
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Fast Lube Expo Open
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Farewell Ice Cream Social


EXHIBITOR LIST*
A.C.T./Liquid Resins 1116
AbsorbaKleen, LLC 1822
AEC Group Inc. 1721
Alemite Corporation 430
Alto Cleaning Systems Inc. 830
Amalie Oil Company 433
AMSOIL Inc. 921
Aquapel Glass Treatment - PPG Industries 525
Arpac Automotive Products 513
Atlantic Fabritech 1031
AUTEC Car Wash Systems 918
Auto Data Inc. 1102
Auto Laundry News 1211
Auto Life 1529
Auto Services Operator Magazine 912
Autocare SL Inc. 1112
AutoEdge Distribution 320
Automotive Filter Corp. 109
Automotive Flooring Systems 1217
Automotive Oil Change Association 603
Bacharach 1720
Balcrank Products Inc. 1408
Baynets Safety Systems 1029
Berryman Products Inc. 1009
BG Products Inc. 1714
BJ Enterprises 1129
Boegh Building Systems 418
BOSCH 310
BRW Unlimited Services Inc. 630
C.A.T. Products Inc./Run-Rite 1002
Cam2 Oil Products Co. 519
Carolina Pride Car Wash Inc. 1128
Castrol North America 1602
Chem-Tec Corp. 1209
ChevronTexaco 1620
Chuck & Dave's Modular Flooring 624
CITGO Petroleum Corporation 1028
Clean Burn Inc. 1711
Cobra Systems Inc. 925
Colonial Label Co. 808
Communication Graphics 1625
Computel Inc. 910
Computer Forms Inc. 829
ConocoPhillips 328
CRC Industries 213
Customer Service Solutions Inc. 1708
D & S Carwash Systems 115
Delta Kits Inc. 1722
Devon Lube Center Equipment 802
DRB Systems Inc. 708
Dura Lube/The Media Group 527
Ecolab 1020
Engine Clean Technology Inc. 1111
Engine Muscle Inc. 1703
Environmental Systems Products 529
ExxonMobil 1010
Flo-Dynamics, LLC 1528
Fluid Evacuators 1726
Fragramatics Mfg. Co. Inc. 530
Gam Enterprises 1108
Glas-Weld Systems Inc. 1130
Gold Eagle Co. 811
Graco Inc. 824
Graphic Technology Inc. 1233
Grover Manufacturing Corporation 1113
Gulf Lubricants Company 1632
Halco Lubricants 1628
Haltec Corporation 424
Hanna 1117
Heartland Manufacturing Co. Inc. 714
Herkules Equipment Corp. 626
Hicks Oil & Hicks Gas 528
Hi-Tach Oil Co. Inc. 810
Hosanna Filters Corp. 1214
ICE32 Autoair, LP 1124
Ideal Shield 532
ImproServe 1627
Ingersoll-Rand 1830
Innovative Control Systems 220
Integrated Services Inc. 402
International Patterns Inc. 1212
JAMAK Fabrication 1804
Justice Brothers Inc. 1015
K&N Engineering Inc. 112
Kafko International Ltd. 524
Kwik Industries Inc. 1308
Kwik Industries Inc. 1309
Lanair 331
Lincoln 923
Link New Tech Inc. 1025
Liquidynamics Inc. 612
Lube Center Sales 831
Lube on Location Inc. 1432
Lubegard by International Lubricants Inc. 202
Lucas Oil Products Inc. 1502
MacNeil Wash Systems 526
Mailmark Enterprises LLC 1210
Market One LLC 1412
Mega Power Inc. 508
MicronAir - Freudenberg Non Wovens 429
Mighty Distributing Systems of America 1702
Modern Car Care Magazine 1013
Motogenics 533
MOTOR Information Systems 618
Moving Targets 1110
National Oil & Lube News 709
National-Spencer Inc. 914
NCR Corp. - Systemedia Div. 628
NOCO Lubricants 1433
North American Lubricants Company 1202
Orlando 2004 1816
Pacific Trend Automotive 1614
Palm Crest inc. 316
Paychex Inc. 733
PDQ Manufacturing Inc. 1022
Peco Car Wash Systems 1719
Polydyn TX-7 410
Port-A-Cool 833
POS Consumer Products 725
Prends Automotive Supply Inc. 928
Professional Carwashing & Detailing Magazine 1623
Prolong Super Lubricants 214
Pylon Manufacturing Corporation 521
QMI 1510
Quality Air Tool 1429
Radiator Specialty Company 1302
Relizon 208
Reznor Waste-Oil Fired Heaters 1228
Richie Engineering Co. 1216
RTI Technologies Inc. 1810
Safety-Kleen 312
Sage Microsystems Inc. 814
Samson Corporation 1220
Security Filters 902
Service Champ 302
Service Pro (AIOD) 1730
Shell 724
Shenandoah Manufacturing Co. Inc. 1121
Signs By: Gulf Industries 731
Smart Blend/Life Automotive Products Inc. 1520
Smith & Smith Laboratories Inc. 1724
Software Dynamics Corp. 427
SpecCast Collectibles 1802
Specialty Equipment Co. Inc. 1122
STANT Corporation 1621
Superior Car Wash Systems Inc. 1023
Taylor Pump & Lift 108
TCC (Technical Chemical Co.) 431
Tuthill Transfer Systems 1215
Tysons Automotive Products 215
Unilube Systems Ltd. 102
Universal Buildings 1213
Universal Refining 632
US EPA - Office of Solid Waste 1115
Vangard Inc. 1120
Valvoline Company, The 514
Walsh Group Inc. 1414
Wesbrooks Inc. 1416
White Industries 1530
Wynn Oil Company 1402
X-1R Corporation, The 1332


* Schedule of events, floor plan and list of exhibitors provided by the Automotive Oil Change Association based on information available February 18, 2003. Subject to change.

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