Car Wash - Winter 2015 - (Page 40)

A HUGE S CAR WASH SHOW Europe™, the first event in Europe to be exclusively focused on the professional car wash industry, was held 5-7 October in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The event, organized by International Carwash Association®, featured car wash tours, product displays, seminars and receptions. It drew 2,100 total participants - more than twice the expected result. One participant perfectly captured the success of the event and the strategy by saying, "The car wash family finally has its own home." "What we have been hearing from European car wash owners and suppliers, that there would be great interest in an event catered to their specific needs, was certainly confirmed this week," said International Carwash Association CEO Eric Wulf.  More than 70 nationalities were represented at the event, with approximately 80 percent of attendees from Europe, 15 percent from North America and 5 percent from other markets around the globe. The nearly 90 exhibiting companies represented twice the number of car wash companies ever assembled in Europe. 40 A PLATFORM FOR INDUSTRY GROWTH "We are thankful for the exceptionally positive feedback from our participants, but we are truly most enthusiastic about the platform for industry growth that has been created," Wulf said. "Car Wash Show Europe is a venue for ideas to be created, shared and accelerated. This happened throughout the trade fair, seminars and receptions as well as on tour buses and at restaurant tables - and will be continuing in the conversations and meetings that happen well after the event concludes. We are excited about the potential for growing Car Wash Show Europe, but more so what this event - the car wash industry's new home - will do for car wash businesses." Occurring as part of Car Wash Show Europe was a meeting of car wash association leaders from seven countries, the presentation of the International Carwash Association's Car Wash Hall of Fame Awards to Dr. Joseph Enning and Mr. Ger Loogman, and a membership meeting for Dutch car wash organization BOVAG. Dates for the next edition of Car Wash Show Europe, to be held in the autumn of 2017, will be announced soon. For additional information, please contact International Carwash Association. CAR WASH MAGAZINE | WWW.CARWASH.ORG | WINTER 2015 http://WWW.CARWASH.ORG

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Car Wash - Winter 2015

Letter from the ICA
Meet the Board
By the Numbers
Overheard Online
Seven trends affecting the future workforce
Talent development and company culture
The Affordable Care Act in action: Preparing for reporting in 2016
Still stuck in traffic
Car washes in the fast lane
Car Wash Show Europe launch a huge success
Enning, Loogman inducted to Car Wash Hall of Fame
Take a Tour
If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck…
A gentler approach to damage claims
Wash Ideas
Women in Car Wash: Linda Parker
Blast from the Past
Marketing Minute
Women in Car Wash: Mandi Brower
Ask Champ
Download It!
5 ways to build trust in a business
Top Tweets
Safety Tip
Problem Solved
Index of Advertisers
5 Things

Car Wash - Winter 2015