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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
As recently as a decade ago the presence of women in leadership positions in the carwash industry was negligible. Today, 20 per cent of the leaders in the carwash industry are women.
This conference is an opportunity to learn how this change has impacted today’s industry and to promote continuing growth not only in car wash but for women in all leadership positions in the convenience and carwash industry.
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.
Welcome & Cocktail Reception
Join us for the Welcome Cocktail Reception beginning at 4:00 pm Monday, April 29th.
Meet up with colleagues and meet new industry friends as you enjoy a drink and some appetizers while listening to smooth jazz performed by Mr. Keith House.
4:00 pm–5:30 pm
Buffet Dinner and Networking
Join us after dinner for The Joy Of Stress – a life-changing session on managing stress into positive energy.
5:30 pm–6:45 pm
The Joy of Stress – Keynote Speaker
Did you know you can transform stress into positive energy and make it work for you? Learn to manage stress into positive energy and watch your career take off!
Daily stresses can accumulate and manifest in a mix of emotions that are difficult to manage. Renowned physician and best-selling author Dr. Peter Hanson brings some practical medically-demonstrated tips and techniques to navigate your choices to improve your life and manage stress into a more positive energy. Audience members will be entertained by his real-life examples and will come away empowered to make active choices to avoid the dangers.
6:45 pm–8:00 pm
Dr. Peter Hanson
Ahhh... Breakfast! Start the day with a satisfying breakfast as we prepare to make the most of a fun, fabulous, and full day!
7:15 am–8:00 am
What Makes You and Others Click?
The DISC profile will help you improve interpersonal communications and connect with your staff, coworkers, owners, management, etc more effectively. This is a positively charged workshop that will make life better for you and others!
8:15-9:30 am / 9:45 -11:00 am
by Nancy Schmautz
Take a break and enjoy a refreshing lunch as we prepare to take in some out-of-the-box ideas and insights into what lies at the heart of business success!
11:00 am–1:30 pm
Your "ONE IDEA" – The Key to Your Success
Uncover the ONE IDEA that defines your company’s brand and how people connect with your business.
1:30 pm–3:00 pm
by Azadeh Yaraghi
5:30 pm–9:00 pm
Enjoy a hearty breakfast as we prepare to learn how to put those unavoidable conflicts to our advantage.
7:15 am–7:45 am
Constructive Conflict Management & Negotiating Skills
If you cringe at the thought of having to engage in conflict, this session is for you. Many people feel that conflict represents crisis when the reality is that represents an opportunity in which we get to decide which path this conflict will take and to defuse angry or verbally aggressive people. You will walk away from this session with tangible tools and strategies for managing conflict situations effectively and getting positive results.
8:00 –9:30 am/9:45–11:00 am
by Gary McDougall
Lunch & Closing Comments
Enjoy a buffet lunch and time to mingle with new friends and colleagues at the final event of the conference.
11:30 am– 1:30 pm
Apr 29, 2019
Apr 30, 2019
May 1, 2019
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.
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.
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: 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 ?
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
Register for all three days or individual single day passes!
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International Conference – Niagara Falls, Canada – April 29-May 1, 2019
WOMEN IN CARWASH
International Conference – Niagara Falls Canada – April 29-May 1, 2019
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