Sporting the tagline “Inspire, Innovate, Ignite,” the Southwest Car Wash Association’s Annual Convention and Car Wash Expo for 2015 takes place in Arlington, TX, running from Sunday, February 22 through Tuesday, February 24. Once again the venue for the show is the Arlington Convention Center, while the Sheraton Arlington Hotel acts as headquarter hotel for the event.

A panel discussion addressing the question: “Car Washing — What’s in Our Future?” gets the ball rolling on Sunday. The educational program includes Rapid Round Tables that offer attendees the opportunity to circulate among several tables offering 15-minute discussions on a variety of subjects. The ever-popular Idea Exchange Sessions are again on the schedule. On Tuesday, the Car Wash Acadamy presents nine educational sessions — three concurrently running presentations in three different time slots, while the International Detailing Association offers a full morning of instruction. The convention offers a total of eight-and-a-half hours of exhibit time.

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12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Panel Discussion

• Car Washing — What’s in Our Future?

2:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Exhibits Open


8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Rapid Round Tables

• Car Wash Plans
• Renovating/Updating Your Car Wash
• New Employee Regulations
• Extra Profit Center Ideas
• The New No-Wash Auto Finishes
• Plus Additional Topics

8:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Car Wash Investors Basics

9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Idea Exchange Sessions

• Conveyor/Express
• Self-Serve/In-Bay Automatic
• Lube

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

General Session

• Awards
• Keynote Address — Speaker: Karl Rove

Noon – 1:00 p.m.

Lunch with Exhibitors

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Exhibits Open

6:30 p.m.

SCWA Celebration Event


8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Car Wash Acadamy

• Department of Labor: Employee Rules for the Car Wash Owner
• Marketing: New Ideas for a New Marketplace
• Great Profit Center Ideas for Your Self Serve

8:00 a.m. – 11.30 a.m.

International Detailing Association Education

9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Car Wash Acadamy Continued

• What Now — Healthcare 2015
• Monthly Car Wash Clubs and Plans — Yes or No
• Should I Convert to the Short Tunnel

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Car Wash Acadamy Continued

• 2015 Immigration Rules
• Buying or Selling Your Car Wash
• Free Vacs vs. Pay Vacs for the Self-Serve Operator

12:15 p.m.

Closing Luncheon

• Introduction of 2015-2016 SCWA Officers
• SCWA President’s Report
• SCWA Annual Report
• Door Prizes

* Schedule of events based on information available January 2, 2015. Subject to change. For the latest information, visit