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Get ready for The Convenience U CARWACS Show Calgary!


CNUW17_StoryGraphic 455x311pxA true Canadian trade event classic, The Convenience U CARWACS Show is the place to be this October 3-4, 2017. Sited at BMO Centre at Stampede Park in Calgary, the show gathers hundreds of c-gas attendees who come to discover the latest in products and services as well as learn valuable insights from the event’s slate of industry leading presenters.

This year, organizers are touching on two key themes for the core educational sessions at the western event (The Convenience U CARWACS show also appears in Toronto). During both days presenters will address challenges and opportunities in Foodservice as well as Human Resources.

Day 1:

Interested in discovering the latest in vehicle clean technology and seeing how leading practitioners of the car wash arts create sales? Register for the CCA sponsored CARWACS carwash tour. This eye-opener is dedicated to showing off the region’s top wash performers. Plan to arrive at BMO Centre for an 8:00AM departure where busses will take attendees on an interactive tour of top wash sites before heading back for a networking luncheon at the show.

Leading off the days education sessions at BMO Centre are two insightful programs – Staffing solutions: Finding the right people and setting them up to succeed and Foodservice excellence: Which model is right for you? Both are held from 9:00A.M. to 10:30A.M.

According to presenter and business coach George Anastasopoulos Staffing Solutions is a fun and interactive session where business operators can discover how to better understand where to find good employees, how to interview job applicants, and how to get employees motivated to better represent the business.

Foodservice Excellence is an ideal way for operators to find out how to zero in on the right foodservice model for their sites. Presented by industry maven Hugh Large – The Convenience Guru, the session asks ‘which foodservice model is right for you – an established brand or a more customized build-your-own?’ and answers with a targeted discussion on leading trends and opportunities. Want to get started on foodservice? Start here.

This year the Keynote session is presented by Michael Kerr. Known widely as the “Workplace Energizer’, Kerr seeks to inspire leaders, energize employees, turn customers into raving fans, and build an inspiring workplace culture that will drive OUTRAGEOUS results. His 10:45A.M. address is titled The humour advantage: Why some businesses are laughing all the way to the bank

The trade show floor opens 12:00P.M.-5:00P.M. for business with a remarkable broad range of equipment and service suppliers.

Day 2:

The CCA opens the second day with their Carwash Investment Seminar, industry panel and luncheon. Starting at 9:00 and running till noon this get together offers strategies to help operators leverage their investments. Expect to find the most respected and knowledgeable industry professionals offering their experience.

From 9:30A.M. – 11:00A.M. George Anastasopoulos and Hugh Large will offer a second set of education sessions focusing on event’s key themes – staff and foodservice.

In his Staffing Solutions:Training, incentives and performance management presentation, George Anastasopoulos will offer a variety of easy-to-apply techniques to help you set standards and expectations, communicate more effectively, provide the types of incentives that motivate, lead your employees so they want to perform at a high level, and identify and deal with performance problems you’ll likely face.

Hugh Large will present Foodservice excellence: The critical success factors. Hugh points out that no successful offering comes without challenges. Come to this session to get a solid grounding on the critical elements you need to get right to succeed in foodservice.

Following a short break attendees are invited to join their colleagues for a fun-filled quiz – Who’s telling the truth? Hosted by George Anastasopoulos and held 11:15 A.M. to12:00 P.M. participants can turn their vast c-store knowledge into prizes. Who will win this year?


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