The Southwest Car Wash Association’s Annual Convention and Car Wash Expo took place in Arlington, TX, Sunday, February 22 through Tuesday, February 24. Once again the venue for the show was the Arlington Convention Center.

Despite inclement weather, the event, sporting the tagline “Inspire, Innovate, Ignite,” drew over 1,400 attendees and exhibitors. The solid educational program, which included the ever-popular roundtable discussions, kicked off with the CEO Forum featuring Sonny’s Enterprises CEO Paul Fazio and Tidal Wave Car Wash CEO Scott Blackstock who pondered the future of the industry. Karl Rove delivered the keynote address and talked about the important role small-business owners play in the economy.

Mr. Sparkle Car Wash of San Antonio, TX was honored as the 2015 Self-Serve Car Wash of the Year during the annual awards presentation. The 2015 Conveyor/Exterior of the Year Award went to Ocean Express Car Wash of Denver, CO.

For more information and pictures of the 2015 Convention & EXPO visit www.swcarwash.org. The SCWA 2016 Convention & EXPO is scheduled for February 28-March 1, 2016 in Arlington.