Sep 8, 2016
9:00 am

Six Reasons to Attend the Convenience U CARWACS Show 2016


CARWACS is an annual convention dedicated to those in the c-store, service station and car wash biz. This year it is taking place on September 28th and 29th at the BMO Centre at the Calgary Stampede Grounds.

You’ll find it all here. Fuel dispensers; payment terminals; touchless, soft cloth and wand carwash products and systems; cooler and storage units; food preparation equipment; representatives from the soft drink, snack food and tobacco industries; franchise agents and a variety of service providers.

CTM has been going to CARWACS for years. We think it is an event that provides great value to business owners and managers. Here are a few reasons why we would encourage you to attend.

1. See the latest and greatest products and technologies…

CARWACS is like the Detroit Auto Show for those of us in the retail carwash, gas and convenience store industry. Every year, new products and technologies are unveiled. From the latest payment systems to soaps and waxes to new food & beverage offerings and more.

Whether you are the type of owner who strives to be on the leading edge – or prefer to take a wait and see approach – it is valuable to get a sense of where the industry is headed.

2. Or compare the tried and true…

It’s not just about what’s new. For those planning a new build, considering a renovation or looking to enhance your current service offering: CARWACS is a chance to see the full gamut of industry-standard equipment and technologies under one roof.

3. It’s a low pressure environment to shop around and learn more.

Many people find it can be intimidating to visit a product supplier’s showroom or even cold call with an inquiry… where there can be a great deal of pressure to buy on the spot. Trade shows are an easy way to get as much or as little information as you want. And you can easily walk away at any time.

4. There are several informative seminars to attend.

CARWACS does a great job of putting together valuable seminars that shed light on everything from emerging industry trends to best practices in business. There are a couple that look interesting this year.

Those with c-stores won’t want to miss “Wowing you customers with winning c-store strategies” and “Growing your c-store profits”. For those in the carwash business, check out the State of the Carwash Industry Keynote and Luncheon. There is also a tour of local carwashes hosted by the Canadian Carwash Association.

These sessions fill up fast, so be sure to register early on the CWACS website.

5. It is an excellent opportunity to compare notes with others “in the biz.”

You are in a room packed with others who are in the same business as you. These are people who face the same day-to-day challenges a you. What better opportunity to learn how others are doing things!

Maybe you have questions about a certain type of product and want to hear the unbiased pros and cons from one of your peers versus the sales rep. You’ll be amazed how easy it is to strike up a conversation in line for a booth, waiting for a seminar to begin or at the coffee area.

6. And most importantly, it’s your chance to meet the team from CTM.

Drop by Booth 406 to visit CTM, meet our team, and learn about our comprehensive offering of integrated design and engineering services. It’s your chance to speak one-on-one with our in-house experts. If you have a project in the works, we can help you determine what design services are required and if CTM is the right fit.


Hope to see you there!







Carwash Customers