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4 ways to maximize your Convenience U CARWACS experience!


ConvU-JeannetteWhenever The Convenience U CARWACS Show sets up shop, you can expect to find Jeannette Mandrusiak in the front row of the educational sessions, and engaging with suppliers on the trade show floor.

As the manager of Stör, the University of Calgary c-store run by the Students’ Union, Mandrusiak spends a lot of time with university students, which perhaps helps explain her tireless quest for knowledge.

She’s been to four shows in total – two in Toronto and two in Calgary.

Jeannette’s top tips for maximizing The Convenience U CARWACS Show experience:

1. Make key contacts. Spend time with suppliers, distributors, operators, and other industry experts who have helpful advice to offer.

2. Attend the right sessions. Plan to attend the seminars that best apply to projects and challenges at your site.

3. Challenge your suppliers. Keep your eyes peeled for buzz-worthy innovation, and encourage your suppliers to help you get the products in store.

4. Learn about the issues. Pay attention to the big issues impacting the industry, and get involved by joining the WCSA.