For 2015, the International Carwash Association’s annual event — The Car Wash Show™ — returns to Las Vegas, NV. Presented for the first time in partnership with the Western Carwash Association, the event takes place at the Las Vegas Convention Center from Wednesday, April 22 through Saturday, April 25.

Three seminars on Wednesday afternoon — for new investors, emerging leaders, and executives — precede the official start of the show on Thursday morning, April 23. Employing a new format, educational sessions are categorized this year by the nature of the presentation: interactive, lecture, panel discussion, etc. A key to all the categories can be found at the end of the Schedule of Events.

Every day of the show provides networking opportunities. There are three receptions on Wednesday for three distinct groups: emerging leaders, international attendees, and women in car washing. The ICA hosts a welcome party on Thursday, while Friday brings separate receptions for five different car-care business segments. Finally, there is a networking breakfast on Saturday.

For the keynote address, The Car Wash Show revisits the previously much-employed world of sports. The speaker is Rick Pitino, the head coach of men’s basketball at the University of Louisville, who will talk about his “One-Day Contract,” focusing on making the most of each day by creating a contract with yourself.

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

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS*

Wednesday, April 22

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

New Investor Seminar
Emerging Leaders Seminar
Executive Seminar

5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Emerging Leaders Reception
International Attendees Reception
Women in Car Washing Reception

Thursday, April 23

7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

WCA Self-Serve Breakfast

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Educational Sessions
• Navigating Through Multi-Generations in the Workplace (I)
• FUMBLE! (L)
• Innovations in Fraud: How to Protect Yourself and Your Business Against the Newest Threats (L)
• WCA Self-Serve Education Roundtables

8:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Educational Sessions
• Getting Scrappy with Social Media (I)
• The Critical Thinking Advantage (I)

9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Educational Sessions
• ICA Consumer Study: Key Insights (L)
• Leading at the Speed of Change (L)
• Nonverbal Communication: How to Obtain Better Outcomes by “Hearing” What is Not Said (L)
• WCA Self-Serve Education

Roundtables

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Educational Sessions
• Future Trends in Full/Flex Service (E)
• Future Trends in Exterior/Express Exterior (E)
• Future Trends in Self-Service/In-Bay (E)
• ICA Consumer Study: Key Insights (L) (Repeat)
• FUMBLE! (L) (Repeat)

11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Trade Show Floor Open

12:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Expo Education (Q)
• 12:00 p.m. – Consumer Report – Top Three Findings
• 1:00 p.m. – Western States Legislative and Regulatory Issues
• 2:00 p.m. – Top Five People Management Mistakes (and How to Avoid Them)
• 3:00 p.m. – California Legislative Update
• 4:00 p.m. – Industry Spotlight

5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Welcome Party

Friday, April 24

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Educational Sessions
• Time, Talent & Terror: Overcoming

Internal Obstacles to Social Media (L)
• OSHA: Compliance and Workplace Safety (L)
• Three Successful Ideas for Marketing Your Car Wash Business (S)
• Nonverbal Communications: How to Obtain Better Outcomes by “Hearing” What is Not Said (L) (Repeat)
• WCA Safety Manual & OSHA Updates

7:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Educational Session

• Turning Information (Big Data) into Results (I)

8:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Educational Sessions
• Time, Talent & Terror: Overcoming

Internal Obstacles to Social Media (L) (Repeat)
• Tips for Hiring, Training and Keeping Employees (P)
• Innovations in Fraud: How to Protect Yourself and Your Business Against the Newest Threats (L) (Repeat)
• WCA Labor Issues and Updates –

California + Federal

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

General Session
• Industry Update
• Keynote Address — Speaker: Rick Pitino

11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Trade Show Floor Open

12:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Expo Education (Q)
• 12:00 p.m. – Jeff Lanza on fraud protection
• 1:00 p.m. – Nick Westergaard on social media
• 2:00 p.m. – Industry Spotlight
• 3:00 p.m. – WCA: Labor Issues
• 4:00 p.m. – Vehicle Risk Management
• 5:00 p.m. – WCA: OSHA and Safety Manuals

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Car Wash Connections Receptions
• Full/Flex Serve
• Express Exterior
• Self-Serve/In-Bay
• C-Store
• Detailing

Saturday, April 25

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

• Networking Breakfast
• Roundtable Discussions

9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Trade Show Floor Open

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Expo Education (Q)

Session details to be announced

KEY:
E Expert Panel
I Interactive
L Lecture
P Panel Discussion
Q Quick Hits
S Peer Spotlight

* Schedule of events based on information available January 28, 2015, subject to change.