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08/29/2022

It's showtime! Find out what's on the agenda for the 2022 Convenience U CARWACS Show

The biggest event in the business is in-person September 13-14 - be there!
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The Convenience U CARWACS Show is back and it’s set to be the most important trade event in years. Held off the in-person event calendar since the last show concluded in March 2020, this is the one date that professionals in the convenience, gas and car wash industries cannot afford to miss. Without a doubt, the Toronto Congress Centre from September 13-14 will be the place for learning, networking and deal-making. 

This year, the Convenience U CARWACS Show will reflect the shifting marketplace—one that appears to be shifting faster than ever. The post-pandemic landscape is more uncertain than anyone could have ever predicted and industry professionals are feeling pressure like never before. There are continuing enhanced cleaning and health standards, supply chain issues, staffing issues and changing customer expectations. 

"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.” 

Amid all these unexpected pressures, there’s the need to remain competitive in what is an inherently competitive business. At the show, attendees will gain key insight into how to deal with these various pressures and strengthen your business in the process. The learning gained here will better position you to manage challenges now and capitalize on even tougher circumstances down the road. 

Each day will kick off with an action-packed morning of education, followed by the TRADE SHOW FLOOR OPENING 12 to 5 p.m.

You don’t want to miss it!

September 13th: Opening Convenience Conference kicks off at 9 a.m. with a networking breakfast for conference registrants, followed by a morning of education featuring:

Keynote:  “Finding good people is hard. Keeping them is harder.” I LOVE MONDAYS with George Anastasopolous of Leadership Fundamentals

Consumer Research: C-store IQ: New era, new opportunities with EnsembleIQ Senior Research Director, Beth Brickel, who reveals exclusive data and insights from the C-store IQ National Shopper Study.

Followed by an interactive lunch hosted by OLG.

Day 1 Agenda

September 14th: Education kicks off at 9 a.m. with a networking breakfast for registrants, followed by: 

OCSA presents SmartAge Session: Digital Age Testing is coming! Plan to attend to understand the upcoming new digital ID program and how it will affect your business and you.

National Energy Equipment presents EV Charging at C-store Gas: The fundamentals of electrical vehicle charging solutions for convenience store gas infrastructure. If you are considering how EV Charging might fit with your business and consumer expectations, this workshop is for you.

Lunch (for those registered to the above sessions).

 

Day 2 Agenda

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