Industry leaders and vendors from across Canada gather for the successful 2024 show and conference in Toronto.
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Earlier this month, The Convenience U CARWACS Show, Canada's largest convenience, gas and car wash industry event brought together hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of attendees to discover new products and network. 

The two-day event at the International Centre in Toronto provided attendees with the opportunity to find out about the latest fuel management and gas operation technologies and solutions, and the newest car wash technologies. On the c-store side, key and new vendors and suppliers showcased the newest confections, beverages and grab-and-go snacks to fill shelves and drive sales. 

Panelists and speakers offered insights into the major issues impacting Canada's gas, car wash and convenience industry: preparing for beer and wine sales at convenience stores in Ontario, strategies for increasing fuel sales and customer loyalty at your gas bar operation, how AI is fundamentally changing how suppliers works with c-store partners and more!

READ: Convenience U CARWACS Show opens in Toronto

READ: Preparing for beverage alcohol in Ontario in the countdown to 2026

READ: Leadership, AI, economic confidence and beer in c-stores: Highlights from Day 2 of the C-store IQ Conference at The Convenience U CARWACS Show

On the trade show floor, attendees were able to learn from top industry leaders as they presented and held live demonstrations on the Trade Show Stage. Key leaders who took to the stage included  Imperial Tobacco, National Energy Equipment, LocalCoin, Pacific Smoke, and Aquadetox.


Highlights and photos from the Trade Show floor

Along with the many exhibitors demonstrating new technologies and showcasing new products, this year’s Convenience U CARWACS show also offered attendees a chance to take some time to try the latest craft beers Beer Garden. Exhibitors such as Molson Coors, Sleeman, Nickel Brook Brewing Company, Cowbell Brewing Company, and Ontario Craft Brewers showed off their latest products and answered questions on the exciting news that beverage and alcohol will be coming to convenience stores as soon as 2026. 

READ:  Preparing for beverage alcohol in Ontario in the countdown to 2026

The mornings before the show floor opened the C-Store IQ Conference featured speakers and industry experts discussing topics that are of vital importance to convenience store operators across Canada, and all those who attended the morning sessions had a chance to celebrate Future Leaders in Convenience + Car Wash honourees. 

Photos of the honourees and photo gallery of the event and awards presentation can be seen by reading the story in the link below:

READ:  Industry gathers to honour Future Leaders in Convenience + Car Wash winners


Highlights and photos from the C-store IQ Conference and Industry Dinner

More photo lights from the 2024 show

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