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The Convenience U CARWACS Show announces keynote speaker: George Anastasopoulos

Author and founder of Leadership Fundamentals will deliver insights to help attendees navigate labour challenges to create a thriving workplace where everyone wins big.

Finding and keeping great talent is hard, and retail labour challenges in the convenience, gas and car wash industry make it even harder. 

Find out how you can help create a workplace where people live, work and play extraordinarily well together so that everyone wins big.

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Be there when author and business coach George Anastasopoulos of Leadership Fundamentals delivers the opening keynote at The Convenience U CARWACS Show on September 13 at the Toronto Congress Centre. 

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Anastasopoulos is Head Coach at Leadership Fundamentals, a company he founded following a 20-year corporate sales, marketing, and general management career.

In addition to having worked for Pepsi-Cola and General Mills, Anastasopoulos has helped many companies serving the convenience and gas industry.

As the author of I LOVE MONDAYS, his mission is to enable every manager and employee on the planet to do less, accomplish more and make a difference.

KEYNOTE: “Finding good people is hard. Keeping them is harder.” Problems faced by all managers are exacerbated in your retail world where labour challenges persist. Money (what you pay per hour, and number of hours you offer) is a challenge, but it’s not the solution. YOU are the solution. When your people say “I love working here and I love working with you!” you’ll experience increased employee engagement, improved retention, better productivity and performance. Plus, your operation’s reputation as a place people love to work will attract better talent. Find out how you can help create a workplace where people live, work and play extraordinarily well together so that everyone wins big. 

Anastasopoulos has taught at the University of Toronto and York University’s Schulich Executive Education Centre. In addition, he is a Professional Certified Coach with the International Coach Federation, and a Certified Sales Leader with the Canadian Professional Sales Association. His clients become influential leaders, perform at their best, build championship teams, produce superior results and reach their goals. 

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Big opportunities

The Convenience U CARWACS Show is Canada's largest convenience, gas and car wash event and you don't want to miss it!

In addition to Anastasopoulos' deep insights designed to help your business flourish, the two-day event marks the first time the industry has come together in-person.

In the past, the show has seen strong attendance from key decision-makers.

  • An estimated 92% of past attendees had purchasing authority or direct purchasing influence.
  • Close to 93% of past attendees planned to purchase products they saw on the trade show floor.

With so many new innovations coming to market over the past two years, The Convenience U CARWACS Show will be the one-stop shop for catching up and powering forward.

“There is no other place in Canada where all the key stakeholders and buyers from petroleum, car wash and convenience come together in one place,” says Michael Cronin, VP, The Convenience U CARWACS Show. “Whether you’re already an operator and you’re looking to expand or you’re a vendor looking for growth opportunities, you need to be here.” 

In addition to the valuable keynote, the opening conference on Day 1 will place increased emphasis on consumer insights in a shifting market. Attendees will have access to exclusive research on Canadian convenience shoppers, gather insight from a top business coach and be better equipped to understand customer expectations and how to meet them.

Plus, the Canadian Carwash Association  is back to host exciting wash-specific education!

Stay tuned for more exciting announcements, conference details and more!

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The trade show floor is open 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. both days. 

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Be there to exhibit or sponsor

The Convenience U CARWACS Show brings together all areas of the convenience, gas, and car wash industries.

Thousands of retailers and operators will be on hand to find the latest in products and services to bring to the Canadian market.

The Convenience U CARWACS Show is the place to reach your target market, generate strong business leads and promote your brand to qualified buyers.


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