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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. 

Save the Date!  June 4-6, 2018 - The Breakers Palm Beach, Florida.  


Tentative Itinerary

Monday, June 4

12:00 p.m. | Optional Golf at The Breakers Rees Jones Course
6:00 – 9:00 p.m. | Welcome Reception & Dinner

Tuesday, June 5

8:00 – 9:00 a.m. | Breakfast
9:00 a.m – 12:30 p.m. | "Creating and Maintaining Distinction"  - Scott McKain
10:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m.| Spouse Brunch 
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. | Lunch
2:00 – 4:00 p.m. | Group Activity 
6:00 – 9:00 p.m. | Reception & Dinner

Wednesday, June 6

8:00 – 9:00 a.m. | Breakfast 
9:00 a.m. – Noon | The Future of Car Washing Discussion - Stephen Zoepf  
Noon – 1:00 p.m. | Lunch 

Program Registration Fees

Member Rate:
  • $899 Single Attendee
  • $1,275 Attendee + Spouse/significant other (brunch, dinner on June 4 & 5, group activity
Non-Member Rate:
  • $1,799 Single Attendee
  • $2,550 Attendee + Spouse/significant (brunch, dinner on June 4 & 5, group activity)

Golf - Separate fees apply (to be collected closer to the event).  $225 per person for 18 holes.  Includes greens fees, cart rental, bag storage and warm-up facility.  

 Please contact Megan Clark ( with any questions.  

Speaker Description

Scott McKain: Create Distinction

Scott McKain - There are a myriad of choices in the marketplace for prospects and customers seeking the products and services of your industry. So, how does your organization – and the professionals who work with you – stand out from the plethora of competitors?

In his book, Create Distinction, (expanded and revised release of bestselling book, “Collapse of Distinction” – named by thirty major newspapers as one of the “Ten Best Business Books” of the year and reached the number one spot on’s list of business bestsellers), McKain takes a revolutionary approach by showing how organizations and individual professionals create differentiation in the marketplace.

McKain has appeared multiple times as a commentator on FOX News to discuss business, politics, and American culture. In his earlier career as a broadcast journalist, two million people saw his commentaries each week on 80 television stations in the United States, Canada, and Australia. He has also been a news anchor for a CBS-TV affiliate in one of the nation’s 25 largest markets.

McKain has been named as a “Hoosier Hero” in his home state because of his commitment to youth and philanthropy He was selected by Arnold Schwarzenegger to be the emcee and speaker for the Great American Workout, held on the White House lawn with the President in the audience carried live on CNN and NBC's "Today" show. He also portrayed the villain in a film by internationally esteemed director Werner Herzog, acclaimed by critic Roger Ebert as one of the “best movies” ever made.

Dr. Stephen Zoepf is the Executive Director of the Center for Automotive Research at Stanford.  He holds a Ph.D., M.Sc. and B.Sc. from MIT and has fifteen years of experience in transportation and mobility. Dr. Zoepf led U.S. Department of Transportation efforts to integrate confidential data into national vehicle energy policy modeling, and previously worked as an engineer and product manager at BMW and Ford.  He was an ENI Energy Initiative Fellow, a Martin Energy Fellow, and a recipient of the Barry McNutt award from the Transportation Research Board and the Infinite Mile award from MIT. His research has been covered in numerous popular press articles, initiated a Congressional probe, and has been lampooned in The Onion.

Registration Requirements

  • The event is strictly limited to 45 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. There will be a waiting list to allow for one additional person from a company to attend.  
  • All interested in participating must request an invitation using the form below.   

This event is sold out.  Please contact Megan Clark ( to be placed on a waiting list.