As you are already aware, the Board of Directors of International Carwash Association voted unanimously last week to cancel The Car Wash Show™ 2020 for April in San Antonio. Four weeks from opening, we had the largest exhibition hall in our history and were on pace for the second-largest attendance on record. This was the most difficult decision ever faced by the Association, but with every passing day it is clear that it was our only option.
To our attendees and exhibitors, we are sorry to not be able to provide the networking, products and education that we know you enjoy at the show. We were particularly mindful of our exhibitors in this decision, as their substantial investments depend upon knowing that attendees will be able to travel. As the travel guidelines turned into recommendations - and now outright restrictions in San Antonio - I’m glad we were able to give everyone some notice to prepare.
This is a disappointment, but it does not change the fundamental strengths of the professional car wash industry or The Car Wash Show. We are looking at potential options for an event later this year, as well as more immediate ways to help car washers stay connected in these times, and will update you on those in the coming weeks.
Until then, good health and good washing!
President, International Carwash Association
Owner, Clean Sweep Car Washes