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Car Wash Excellence Summit

To be the best, you have to learn from the best. The Car Wash Excellence Summit brings together the best operators in the country for a three-day luxury retreat. Filled with thought provoking educational sessions, powerful discussions and high-impact networking, you will make connections that will elevate your business to places you didn’t think it could go.

This is an exclusive and limited event. Those interested in participating must request access below.

Join us at the beautiful Fairmont Del Mar in San Diego, California, June 5-7, 2017

Grand Del Mar Hotel Entrance


Monday, June 5

12:10 p.m. | Optional golf outing. Tee times every 10 minutes *
6:00 – 9:00 p.m. | Welcome reception (cocktails and heavy hors d’oeuvres)

Tuesday, June 6

8:00 – 9:00 a.m. | Breakfast
9:00 – 11:00 a.m. | The Automatic Customer: Creating A Subscription Business In Any Industry – John Warrillow
11:00 – 11:30 a.m. | Networking Break
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Advanced Car Technologies - Derek Kaufman
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. | Lunch
2:00 – 4:00 p.m. | Bocce Ball Tournament
6:00 – 9:00 p.m. | Dinner

Wednesday, June 7

8:00 – 9:00 a.m. | Breakfast 
9:00 – 10:00 a.m. | Consolidation & the Car Wash Industry - Brad Mewes
10:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m. | Networking break
10:30 a.m. Noon | Industry Discussion 
Noon – 1:00 p.m. | Lunch 

Session Descriptions

The Automatic Customer: Creating a Subscription Business In Any Industry - John Warrillow

These days virtually anything you need can be purchased through a subscription, with more convenience than ever before. Far beyond Spotify, Netflix, and New York Times subscriptions, you can sign up for weekly or monthly supplies of everything from groceries (AmazonFresh) to cosmetics (Birchbox) to razor blades (Dollar Shave Club).  According to John Warrillow, this emerging subscription economy offers huge opportunities to companies that know how to turn customers into subscribers. Automatic customers are the key to increasing cash flow, igniting growth, and boosting the value of your company.

Advanced Car Technologies - Derek Kaufman
Hear about the latest in automotive technologies and what is coming down the pike!  From MobileEye Cameras to electric and autonomous cars.  With over 35 years of experience in the transportation industry, Derek will share his insights on what we can expect in vehicle technologies in the near future, as well as what we as an industry are doing to address these coming challenges.

Watch this video from Derek!

Consolidation & the Car Wash Industry - Brad Mewes

The automotive aftermarket industry is rapidly changing. Gone are the days when a can do attitude and good reputation were all that were needed to find success. Today’s industry is dominated by Wall Street backed consolidators with hundreds of locations doing billions of dollars of sales. Every week brings announcements of new acquisitions. These large companies play by a different set of rules, and they are changing the landscape of literally an entire industry. In this environment of rapid consolation and unprecedented national influence, what is a business owner without $1 billion in sales to do? In this presentation we will discover the current state of the industry and the role of Wall Street financiers in the industry. We will look at other industries that have consolidated, or are consolidating, and glimpse into the future of the industry. And of course, we will highlight strategies that companies can use to out compete the Wall Street’s most powerful investors in this environment. 


Registration Fees

  • $875 Attendee registration
  • $325 Spouse/significant other registration (Welcome Reception June 5 and Dinner on June 6) 

*Fee for golf is $230 and includes golf cart, access to practice range and caddie service.

This event is SOLD OUT!  Please contact Megan Clark ( with any questions.  

Registration Requirements

  • The event is strictly limited to 40 car wash operators.
  • Participation is restricted to the principals (owners/CEOs) of companies with 5 or more locations.
  • There is a limit of one attendee per company, not including spouses/significant others.
  • All interested in participating must request an invitation using the form below.