The Southeastern Car Wash Association’s 2017 Convention and Expo takes place in Orlando, FL. The event runs from Sunday, July 23 through Tuesday, July 25. The venue for the show is the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort.

Day one is fully dedicated to educational opportunities, which include such timely topics as “Active Shooter Training and Awareness,” “OSHA, HR, and the New Administration,” and “Vehicles with Special Needs: Challenges with New Features.” The day concludes with a welcome reception during which association awards will be presented. Monday morning, July 24, kicks off with the SECWA General Session. Breakfast is included as is the keynote address. In the afternoon, exhibitors can claim full attention from attendees on the open tradeshow floor. On Tuesday, the final day of the event, the tradeshow is the only item on the schedule.

The keynote speaker during the General Session on Monday will be Denise Ryan, a magna cum laude graduate of the University of South Carolina with a master’s degree in business and a cerified speaking professional. Her presentation, titled “Millennials — Can’t Live with ‘Em, Can’t Succeed without ‘Em,” addresses questions such as: How do we reward them in a way that works but allows the rest of us to get our own jobs done? and How do we give work meaning in a way that inspires and doesn’t seem fake? The session is designed to help leaders manage a workforce with seemingly vastly different needs and expectations — and that, quite frankly, sometimes gets on their nerves.

For the most up-to-date information, visit or call the Southeastern Car Wash Association at (919) 338-9004.



8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Exhibitor Set Up


8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Exhibitor Set Up

8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Educational Sessions
• Devotional
• Active Shooter Training and Awareness
• OSHA, HR, and the New Administration

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Lunch on Your Own

1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Educational Sessions
• Ask the Chemist
• Vehicles with Special Needs: Challenges with New Features

6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Welcome Reception
• Awards Presentation
• Entertainment
• Networking


8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m
General Session
• Breakfast
• Industry Update
• Swearing in of Officers
• Keynote Address — Speaker: Denise Ryan
• Leadership Training

Noon – 5:00 p.m.
Exhibits Open

6:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Off-Site Function


8:00 a.m. – Noon
Exhibits Open

* Schedule of events based on information available June 9, 2017. Subject to change. For the latest information, visit