06/01/2016

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An event you do not want to miss.

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The Industry Event with a Vision...

What you can expect from this event.

Rather than separate people through the traditional trade show booth arrangement, the Western Convenience Stores Association (WCSA) vision for the CS EXPO event is one that is more open and engaging. One that allows retailers to compare competing products and services in a natural C-Store environment.
This is an unbeatable opportunity to:
  • meet new contacts
  • learn about the latest products and services
  • explore new ideas
  • attract new customers
  • grow your business
  • improve your bottom line
  • have fun!

Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.

Please also join us from 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm on May 31, 2016 for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at our annual Industry Networking event. The event will take place at the Anvil Centre and will offer a preview of the event venue. The first ticket is free!
(Note: Associate Members may qualify for additional free tickets as part of their association membership).
Register only for the Cocktail Event click here >

EVENT DETAILS

Where is the event.

Anvil Centre
777 Columbia Street
New Westminster, BC V3M 1B6


When is the event.

The event will take place on:
1st of June 2016
 Site tour of Shine Auto Wash – June 1 8:30 am
Tour leaves Anvil Centre. Information & register here >

 

Two day event schedule

TUE. MAY 31

WED. JUNE 1,  CS Expo

WED. JUNE 1, General Session

6.00 pm – 8:30 pm (Anvil Centre Theatre)

Annual Industry Networking Event
Networking event for cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, entertainment and a peek at the CS Expo site. (Cash bar).
Register only for the Cocktail Event (first ticket is free) click here >

7:00 am
(CS Expo Lobby Area)

Continental Breakfast for Carwash Panel and Tour

7:30 am – 8:15 am
(CS Expo Lobby Area)

Moderated Carwash Panel Discussion

8:30 am
(Departs Anvil Centre Lobby)

Shine Autowash Tour
Transportation will be provided. Registration required for the tour. Register here >

8:30 – 9:45 am
(CS Expo Lobby Area)

Keynote Speaker, Bobby Sahni
Join multicultural marketing and diversity industry veteran, Bobby Sahni, as he shares perspectives, insights and experiences on how to thrive in an increasingly diverse world – today, tomorrow and forever.

9:45 am
(Anvil Centre Conference Level)

CS Expo “Store” Opening

12:00 pm
(CS Expo Lobby Area)

Buffet Lunch

4:30 pm
(Anvil Centre Conference Level)

Closing Announcements

2:00 – 2:45 pm
(CS Expo Lobby Area)

Jeff Rogut
Jeff brings the perspective of more than 30 years’ hands-on experience in the retail industry to evaluate the results of the plain packaging experience. Join him as he presents the challenges of this approach to retailers, consumers and policy-makers.

Speakers

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Jeff Rogut, CEO of the Australasian Association of Convenience Stores, presents an informative discussion of the impact of Australia’s tobacco plain packaging policy on Australian retailers.

 
 
Jeff Rogut

CEO, Australasian Association of Convenience Stores

 

 

In 2011, Australia became the first country to implement a new experiment in tobacco control – plain packaging – a strategy under consideration in Canada at the federal level. Jeff Rogut brings the perspective of more than 30 years’ hands-on experience in the retail industry to evaluate the results of the plain packaging experience in Australia. Join him as he presents the challenges of this approach to retailers, consumers and policy-makers.

 

Mr. Rogut’s career to date has provided him with management and leadership experience at a national level and experience in retail marketing, buying, negotiating, and merchandising. He has worked as a Franchisee, small business owner, Franchisor as well as in the corporate sector with companies such as Shell, Target, 7-Eleven, Campbell’s Cash & Carry, Mitre 10 and FoodWorks.

Join multicultural marketing and diversity industry veteran, Bobby Sahni, as he shares perspectives, insights and experiences on how to thrive in an increasingly diverse world – today, tomorrow and forever.
 
 
Bobby Sahni, MBA (Keynote)

Partner & Co-founder, Ethnicity Multicultural
Marketing + Advertising

 

Bobby Sahni is a veteran and thought- leader in the multicultural marketing and advertising industry. Bobby was the Head of Multicultural Marketing at Rogers Communications for many years and has been a pioneer in developing, executing and managing diversity and multicultural marketing initiatives for organizations including Ontario Lottery & Gaming Corporation, ICICI Bank and the Toronto Star. He is now Co-founder and Partner at Ethnicity - a multicultural marketing & advertising agency dedicated to helping companies drive new growth by engaging North America’s ethnic and new immigrant communities. Clients at Ethnicity range from Scotiabank, Kruger Products, Pepsico, Direct Energy and Honda to name a few.

Carwash panel

Brad Baldwin is the Canadian Corporate Accounts Manager for Zep Vehicle Care in Canada and is based in Calgary, Alberta. Brad started in the water treatment business in Saskatchewan selling, servicing and renting equipment both for residential and commercial applications. Involved with the Canadian Carwash Association for many years, Brad sits on the Board and is the Vice President Manufacturers/Distributors/Suppliers.

Kevin Collette serves as Vice President of Sales at Compact Tunnel Organization (CTO). Kevin oversees the distribution network for SONNY’S line of mini tunnels, as well as all sales to high volume gas station, c-store, and self-serve automatic sites.  Kevin was a co-founder of Istobal USA, where he served as President and was responsible for operations in the United States and Canada.

Fred Grauer is a second generation car washer, whose family were car wash pioneers in the 1940s. Fred has been involved in all aspects of the car washing industry; manufacturing, retail operations, and distribution. Fred has written countless articles and presented various aspects of our industry to thousands of attendees and continues to provide education and counseling to the car wash industry.

 

Bryant Ruder is General Manager of Eureka, IL-based SoBrite Technologies. SoBrite has been involved in the Car Wash Industry since 1975. SoBrite offers a full line of water treatment equipment: SPOT-FREE (RO), water reclaim; wash and pre-rinse, reclaim odor control and water softening.  Bryant has been involved in the car wash industry since 1978 and will share his expertise on how different waters affect the wash process.

Location & Registration

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Register for the event by email click here >
 SITE TOUR OF SHINE AUTO WASH – June 1 8:30 am
Tour leaves Anvil Centre. Information & register here >

EVENT DETAILS

Where is the event.

Anvil Centre
777 Columbia Street
New Westminster, BC V3M 1B6


When is the event.

The event will take place on:
1st of June 2016

Event Sponsors

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Information:
A modern and vibrant gathering place conveniently located in the historic cultural district of the City of New Westminster – and the geographical centre of Metro Vancouver.
Contact Details:
Brenda Jane Johnstone
Publisher & National Account Manager
Convenience & Carwash Canada
(204) 489.4215
bjjohnstone@convenienceandcarwash.com