The International Car Wash Association’s flagship event returned to Nashville, TN, May 12-15. The Car Wash Show commandeered more than 190,000 square feet of the Music City Convention Center, providing amble space for more than 420 exhibitors and 9,000 attendees to network and learn from each other.

            The show kicked off on Sunday, May 12, with a car wash tour hosted by the Western Carwash Association (WCA) and welcome receptions in the evening by the WCA and the Preventative Automotive Maintenance Association (PAMA), as well as The Car Wash Show After Dark party.

            The event got into full swing on Monday morning, with the kickoff of the more than 80 educational sessions on this year’s agenda. In addition, Monday provided the first opportunity for attendees to hit the trade show, tour exhibitor booths, and experience the quick-hitter Pitch 20 sessions from the show floor. Monday ended on a high note with The Big Bash featuring live music, food, and drinks.

            Tuesday brought more educational sessions, followed by six hours of trade show action. The evening featured the ICA’s annual Hall of Fame Induction, where car wash industry veteran Lamar Beck was posthumously inducted into the hall.

            The annual event ended on Wednesday with three more hours of show floor fun. Next year, the show returns to sunny Las Vegas, NV, April 26-28.