International Carwash Association, Automotive Oil Change Association Collocate Trade Shows
International Carwash Association (ICA) and Automotive Oil Change Association (AOCA) will collocate AOCA’s annual convention and trade show with The Car Wash Show, beginning next year.
The Car Wash Show, the world’s largest car wash convention and trade show, attracted nearly 7,000 car wash and related business professionals this year – a 22 percent increase in attendance, compared with last year.
AOCA’s iFLEX, the international fast lube exhibition, regularly attracts more than 700 attendees.
“Adding the leading event in the fast lube industry to The Car Wash Show is just another example of how we are continually looking for opportunities to add value to our event for attendees as well as suppliers,” said ICA President Gary Dennis.
He added, “After successfully integrating the Western Carwash Association into our event earlier this year, we’ll now be able to offer an even greater menu of networking, education and products for attendees in 2016.”
The Car Wash Show 2016 will be held May 9-11 in the new Music City Center in downtown Nashville, Tenn.
“This is an opportunity that has been openly discussed for many years,” said AOCA Chairman Len Minco.
He added, “There is a great deal of overlap between our attendees, with car wash being a popular complement to the oil change business – and vice versa. Co-locating iFLEX with The Car Wash Show will provide attendees with many more opportunities to network and learn, and for exhibitors to reach a much larger buyer audience.”
International Carwash Association is the nonprofit trade group representing the retail and supply segments of the professional car wash industry in North America and around the globe.
Founded in 1955, ICA produces, The Car Wash Show and Car Wash Show Europe, administers the WaterSavers environmental recognition program and produces research on consumer trends, industry status and environmental stewardship.
Automotive Oil Change Association is a non-profit trade organization representing the convenient automotive service industry. The association was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Chicago,.
AOCA is dedicated to enhancing the competency of fast lube owners, educating the public about the benefits of preventive automotive maintenance and maintaining a favorable business environment for the industry.
AOCA has more than 900 members representing more than 3,200 auto maintenance centers throughout the United States, Mexico, Canada and many other countries around the world.