The Event Coordinator will assist the logistics for face-to-face meetings for the International Carwash Association, including but not limited to, The Car Wash Show, association board and committee meetings, and other events in ICA’s growing portfolio. This full-time position reports to the Vice President of Events and is based in Chicago, Illinois.
Primary responsibilities will include:
Meeting logistics, housing, food and beverage, overall specification development and meeting room requirements for The Car Wash Show
Sponsorship fulfillment, exhibitor services and support for The Car Wash Show
Assist with registration services for The Car Wash Show
Assist with meeting logistics, housing, registration services and speaker services for Splash!
Management of logistics for other ICA events.
Coordination of logistics for all board and committee meetings
Expected travel: 10-15 days per year
Two to five years of experience in meeting or trade show planning
Bachelor’s degree is preferred, or commensurate business experience
Strong project management skills, with attention to detail
Proficiency in tracking meeting expenses against budget.
Ability to manage multiple priorities and projects at one time.
Strong organization, detail-orientation and excellent customer service.
ICA is the trade association for the professional car wash industry, representing car wash operators and suppliers in North America and around the world. The association produces The Car Wash Show, ranked as one of North America’s 150 largest trade shows and one of the fastest growing in the past 5 years, and Car Wash Show Europe, launched in 2015. ICA also produces CAR WASH Magazine™ and provides... a variety of educational, informational and advocacy resources for the car wash industry. The organization, founded in 1955, has a full-time staff of 5 employees based in downtown Chicago and partners with valued cross-functional third-party teams in Amsterdam, Chicago and Minneapolis. The staff reports to a sixteen member volunteer board of directors, comprised of car wash operators and suppliers. Total revenues are approximately $5M per year.