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In the ever-changing and competitive landscape of the carwash industry, women are quickly becoming
an integral part of successful carwash organizations.

Their impact and leadership can be found in many facets of carwash organizations – from ownership to site management. Convenience & Carwash Canada magazine is proud to recognize and celebrate these women by hosting the first ever Women in CarwashTM conference. As a woman owned, Convenience & Carwash Canada is especially pleased to host the Women in CarwashTM conference on April 29, 30 and May 1, 2019 at the Marriott on the Falls in beautiful Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. This premier event is the first conference of its kind.  Come join us for educational sessions and workshops.

The Women in CarwashTM conference is something carwashing professionals won’t want to miss.



About the Conference

Here is an overview of the great lineup of speakers and networking events that we hope will help you to make the most of this first-ever Women in CarwashTM conference.

Event Schedule

We have a roster of fabulous speakers who will help get your business and your life on the best track possible!

Dr. Peter Hansen

Ms. Nancy Schmautz

Ms. Azadeh Yaraghi

Mr. Gary McDougall

Dr. Hanson’s book “The Joy of Stress” became an international best-seller, and was translated into more than 20 languages.

In addition to writing a syndicated newspaper column, he’s done hundreds of appearances on television and radio on three continents, including a nationally syndicated radio feature that ran daily for five years.

A business coach with OCI Consulting just outside Calgary and has been working with clients on business plans, feasibility studies and business coaching. She has 35 years of experience managing a carwash service and supply company in Calgary in charge of recruitment and HR, negotiation, sales, and financial and client relations. Her study of the DISC profile goes back 35 years, with further studies at University of Calgary in the Business Management Program.

A brand strategist, #1 bestseller on Amazon, speaker, mentor, and founder of Gogo Telugo Creatives. With 14+ years of experience working locally and internationally (France, Italy, USA) in branding and marketing, she has built successful campaigns and picked up awards along the way.

She works with entrepreneurs and corporations who are looking to create an authentic connection between their company and audience, build a magnetic brand that attracts their ideal clients, and ultimately make a difference in the world.


A retired police officer who served with the Calgary Police Service for 25 years. For the last eight years of his career, Gary was a member of the Hostage/Crisis Negotiation Team.

He served as a team leader and training coordinator for the Calgary Hostage Negotiation team and upon retiring in 2006, Gary formed a company called Conflict Solutions. He is currently on the speaking circuit, delivering training in a number of disciplines, including effective negotiation skills, conflict management, dealing with difficult clients, ethics in the workplace and workplace violence issues.


Who's Speaking?

  • How to get there ?

    Flights to Buffalo, NY might be easiest for Americans coming in for the Women in CarwashTM Conference. There are shuttle service companies offering ground transportation from Buffalo International Airport to Niagara Falls.

    Click here to book ground transportation from Buffalo

    Flights to Toronto Pearson Int’l Airport

    Flights to Hamilton Int’l Airport

    For attendees arriving at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport or Hamilton International Airport, there are a number of shuttle options available.
    Here is one: Click here to book Airbus shuttle transportation

  • Where will the conference be hosted ?

    Marriott on the Falls, Niagara Falls, Ontario. If you stay at the hotel you'll wake up to the sight of the falls, and drift to sleep, mesmerised by its beauty. This hotel in Niagara Falls Canada offers a wide-range of amenities, including wireless Internet access, indoor pool, and outdoor sundeck.

  • Is there a host hotel ?

    We have secured a block of rooms at the beautiful Marriott on the Falls, Niagara Falls, Ontario. To reserve your room please contact the reservations department directly and quote the group name Women in CarwashTM by calling 1-877-353-2557.

  • What information do you have about the host hotel ?

    Room rates are $109.00 per night for a Cityview room and $129.00 per night for a Fallsview room.

    Room rates include complimentary Wi-Fi access with endless devices and 2 bottles of complimentary water per day. Rates are quoted in Canadian funds, and are subject to Promotion Fee (PF) of 5.9%, and both are subject to 13% Harmonized Sales Tax (HST). Rates are for single or double occupancy. Triple and quadruple accommodation is available at an additional cost of $25.00 per person, per day to a maximum of four (4) adults per guestroom.

  • Who do I contact for more information and to register ?

    Brenda Jane Johnstone phone: 204-489-4215  email: bjjohnstone@convenienceandcarwash.com OR

    Andrew Klukas phone: 778-772-3057 email: andrew_klukas@shaw.ca

  • What do the registration fees include ?

    Cocktail reception, April 29

    Evening dinner and Keynote speaker, April 29

    Buffet dinner followed by Evening event on the Falls,  April 30

    Breakfast and Lunch,  April 30 and May 1

    Lunch,  April 30 and May 1

    Access to all speaker presentations

Any Questions?

Register for all three days or individual single day passes!

Full conference passes – Monday, Apr 29 – Wed, May 1, 2019

$850 per person

Save when registering groups of three or more $750.00 per person

• Cocktail reception,  April 29

• Evening dinner and Keynote speech,  April 29

• Buffet dinner followed by Evening event on the Falls,  April 30

• Breakfast and Lunch,  April 30 and May 1

• Lunch,  April 30 and May 1

• Access to all speaker presentations

Single day pass – Monday, Apr 29  4:00 pm – 8:30 pm

$250 per person

Includes: Cocktail reception, and Dinner followed by our  KeyNote Speaker – Dr. Peter Hansen, "The Joy of Stress"

Single day pass – Tuesday, Apr 29  7:00 am – 10:00 pm

$525 per person

Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Cocktail Reception, and Dinner event
Two educational sessions including a two-part Disc Profiling session and learn about Branding – "Why your logo is not your brand".

Single day pass – Wednesday, May 1  7:00 am – 1:00 pm

$250 per person

Includes: Breakfast and Lunch

Negotiating Skills and Conflict Resolution sessions

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Scroll over the image of each woman's photo to learn how these women are impacting the carwash industry.

Gina Elachi

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Jennifer Pimentel

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Laura Edgmond

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Pam Temko

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Megan Reuteman

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Sue Chappel

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Jaclyn Kennedy-Dossantos

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Marla Meyer

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Megan Reuteman

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Nancy Schmautz

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Paula Shave

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Kelly Maria

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Suzanne Huisman

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Juliette Silver

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Tabitha Mueller

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Pam Piro

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Thanks to our early sponsors for making this event possible!



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Contact info

+1-204-489-4215  Brenda Jane Johnstone

+1-778-772-3057 Andrew Klukas

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International Conference – Niagara Falls, Canada – April 29-May 1, 2019


International Conference – Niagara Falls, Canada – April 29-May 1, 2019


International Conference – Niagara Falls, Canada – April 29-May 1, 2019


International Conference – Niagara Falls Canada – April 29-May 1, 2019


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