Conventions - March 2007

Preview — Car Care World Expo 2007

For 2007, the International Carwash Association again presents its Car Care World Expo at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV.

Wasting no time, the annual event kicks off on Sunday morning, March 25 with an all-day New Investor Program as well as expanded educational sessions. The latter comprise two separate presentations:

Strategic Planning for Your Car Wash Business
Here you will find help in designing and implementing a strategic plan to reach your sales, marketing, and financial goals.

Value-Driven Leadership: Defining Your Company’s Values
Learn how everyone at your place of business can exhibit honesty, integrity, dedication, customer service, hard work, and problem solving in every transaction they make.

The first day of Car Care World Expo concludes, as usual, with a social event - but with one difference. Unlike previous years, admission to the party is restricted to association members. The breakfast on Monday morning — which includes the State of the Industry address by Frank Lash, president of the association — is also a members-only event this year.

The keynote speaker on Tuesday morning is Michael Treacy, the co-founder and chief strategist of GEN3 Partners, a firm dedicated to creating science-based product innovations for a wide range of clients. Treacy’s presentation will offer four strategies that you can implement to lay the foundation for steady double-digit growth in your business.

For additional information, call ICA headquarters at (312) 321-5199, or (888) 422-8422 or visit CarCareCentral.com on the web.

Sunday, March 25

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
New Investor Program

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Expanded Educational Sessions
• Strategic Planning for Your Car Wash Business
• Value-Driven Leadership: Defining Your Company’s Values

6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Celebrate 2007 — Members Only

Monday, March 26

8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Annual Membership Meeting
and State of the Industry Address

9:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Educational Sessions
• Discover Self-Serve/In-Bay Consumer Habits and Why You Should Care!
• Benchmarking for Self-Serve and In-Bay Automatic Washes: How Do You Stack Up Against Your Peers?
• Strategic Marketing of Multiple Profit Centers at Your Site
• Increasing Your “Per Car” Revenue in your Conveyor Wash
• Mixing Oil with Water: Is a Quick Lube Profit Center in Your Future?
• Home Grown Leadership at Your Conveyor Car Wash
• Smart Strategies for Valuing Self-Serve/In-Bay Property

11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Educational Sessions
• Developing a Quality Assurance Plan to Minimize Downtime in your Self-Serve/In-Bay Business
• Full Service Restoration or Express Maintenance Detailing Services? Which One to Offer?
• Smart Strategies for Valuing Conveyor Car Wash Property
• Increasing Your “Per Car” Revenue in Your Self-Serve/In-Bay Automatic Wash
• Innovative Self-Serve and In-Bay Marketing Strategies
• Discover Conveyor Consumer Habits and Why You Should Care

11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Exhibits Open

Tuesday, March 27

7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
Networking Breakfasts

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Keynote Presentation
• Double-Digit Growth — Speaker: Michael Treacy

9:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Educational Sessions
• New Technologies to Streamline your Self-Serve/In-Bay Business
• Business Law: What You Need to Know to Stay Out of Court and Jail
• Bargaining with Vendors and Suppliers
• Cover Your Assets: How to Safeguard Yourself, Your Family, and Your Business (Part 1)
• Developing a Quality Assurance Plan to Minimize Errors at Your Conveyor Business

11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Educational Sessions
• Benchmarking for Conveyors: How Do You Stack Up Against Your Peers?
• Complete Guide to Wage and Hour Law
• Cover Your Assets: How to Safeguard Yourself, Your Family and Your Business (Part 2)
• Today’s OSHA: A Compliance Update
• Benchmarking for Express Exterior Operators: How do You Stack Up Against Your Peers?
• New Technologies to Streamline Your Conveyor Business

11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Exhibits Open

Wednesday, March 28

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Early Bird Informational Forums
• Conveyor
• Detail
• Self-Serve/In-Bay

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Exhibit Hall Open

* Schedule of events based on information available on January 18, 2007. Subject to change.

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