It’s February, and that means show season is right around the corner. Looks like the first one of the year is the International Fast Lube Expo, presented by the Automotive Oil Change Association. This year, iFLEX will be in Orlando, Florida, at the Disney Coronado Springs Resort, March 9-11. The show will be full of educational sessions, a trade show, family fun and a keynote speech by Dennis Snow, a longtime Disney executive and author of “Lessons From the Mouse.” For more information about Snow and a schedule of events, check out the article on page 52.
There are two shows happening in April you’ll want to be aware of.
The Car Wash Show, put on by the International Carwash Association and the Western Carwash Association, is in Las Vegas, April 23-25. They just announced this year’s keynote speaker will be Rick Pitino. As one of the NCAA’s most successful coaches, Pitino knows what it takes to succeed. Don’t be stuck on the sidelines while your competition charges forward. Pitino will help you reshape your approach to work, goals and life with his one-day contract. For more information on the Car Wash Show, visit: www.carwash.org/thecarwashshow
If you haven’t heard it by now, we better let you in on the news — Automechanika is coming to Chicago this year. That’s right! Automechanika Chicago is scheduled for April 24-26, and from talking to the show’s organizers, it sounds like a perfect show for our industry. They said they are targeting the small-to-midsize maintenance professionals. The show will be showcasing the newest tools, equipment and products in the market. In addition to thousands of products and services showcased on the exhibit floor, Automechanika Chicago offers a dynamic educational program fully focused on high-level training. On the schedule are more than 100 seminars taught by today’s top automotive training experts. Automechanika is also offering scholarships to attend the three-day training program — a $400 value. To learn more about these scholarships, visit: http://bit.ly/1yilRVQ We’ll have more about Automechanika and what it has to offer in an upcoming issue. Until then, you can visit its website to learn more: http://automechanika-chicago.us.messefrankfurt.com
Of course, several chains, such as Jiffy Lube, are having their shows in the coming months, as well. We’ll be at many of these shows, bringing you coverage and new ideas. Hope to see you at a show this show season!
Keep on lubin.’