It is with deep regret that we must announce the cancellation of our 2018 American Carwash Expo. We truly feel that our tradeshow, panel/sessions, and keynote speakers would have made this an exceptional event this year.
We were notified earlier this week that due to major water damage in the hotel the entire tower of the Sheraton Birmingham has been closed and we cannot use any of our room block at the property.
The executive board has had many conference calls and spent several hours trying to come up with other options but there were none that would have made the show a success in such a short time frame. The board voted this morning to cancel the event in its entirety.
We will be reaching out to all sponsors, vendors, and registrants and issuing refunds for any fees paid to SECWA.
Our board will be deciding on where and when to hold a membership meeting to conduct the annual business of the association and we will notify all members as soon as possible.
If you have booked hotel rooms already at the Sheraton, they have assured us that all reservations will be canceled and refunded. Please watch your statements to make sure you see those credits come through.
Our 2019 event will be held August 19-21 in Myrtle Beach, SC and we are also planning another great roadshow for next year as well.
We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused but feel this will only make our resolve stronger to put on the best car wash events for our attendees in the future.