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SUPER EARLY BIRD deal

GET $700 OFF YOUR PASS
REGISTER BY FEB. 28
 

About the event

SEPT. 20–22
THE WESTIN LOMBARD
CHICAGO, IL

Connect and boost your auto care shop with the best and brightest operators Sept. 20–22 at the only industry event geared to introduce game-changing strategies. 

This year's Ratchet+Wrench Management Conference will have brand new content and will be more personalized and in-depth than ever before. And when you register this year, you'll also be given access to Ratchet+Wrench's exclusive Facebook group where you can continue your conversations and get answers to questions.

 
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30+
Strategy Sessions

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SUPERCHARGED
Networking and Fun

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UNLIMITED
Opportunities For Growth

 

Bonus: When you register, you will be given access to our private Facebook group where you can connect with other shop operators and continue the discussion.

 

WHO CAN ATTEND

All auto care shop decision-makers—from owners and managers to service writers and CSRs.

Agenda

This year’s conference will tackle brand new auto care strategies and topics that are critical to your success. There will be strategy sessions, discussions, networking events and unlimited opportunities for growth.  

 

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20
11:00 AM - 6:30 PM

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21
7:00 AM - 8:30 PM

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM

 

Happenings

In addition to the 30+ strategy sessions, there will be an unlimited number of opportunities to kick back and connect with other shop operators (including the speakers). Here are some core events that will get you started.

 

PRE-CONFERENCE MEET + GREET
SEPTEMBER 19, 6:30 PM–8:30 PM

If you arrive early and have some free time Wednesday evening, come say hello to the Ratchet+Wrench team. We’ll be hanging out in the bar area of Harry Caray’s at the conference hotel.
 

KICKOFF + AWARDS PARTY
SEPTEMBER 20, 5:00 PM–6:30 PM

Join us as we kickoff the conference with some fun, food and networking—Chicago-style! We’ll also honor the 2018 RW All-Star Award winners and give a toast to a special group of shop operators. 
 

THE BIG NETWORKING PARTY
SEPTEMBER 21, 6:00 PM–8:30 PM

This is your time to let loose after a long day of learning! We’re taking you offsite for a night of food, fun and supercharged networking with your new friends. There will be a lot of energy and a lot of fun.
 

COCKTAIL + NETWORKING HOURS
SEPTEMBER 20–22, TIMES VARY

Take a breather, grab a drink, and go back over notes from your sessions with other shop operators. This is also a great time to seek out the speakers and ask them follow-up questions. Here's to the next step!
 

 

 

 

speakers

Learn auto care strategies directly from real shop operators who have achieved real success in this industry. More like mentors than speakers, they are part of the entire event, so you can not only learn from them, but also connect with them one-on-one.

 

SPEAKERS TO BE ANNOUNCED

hotel information

The conference will take place at the 4-star Westin Lombard Yorktown Center hotel. We have a limited number of discounted rooms, so register early and reserve your room for the biggest savings. Rooms will sell out.

 

 
 

THE WESTIN LOMBARD
70 Yorktown Shopping Center
Lombard, IL 60148
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register: SUPER EARLY BIRD

Super Early Bird Passes *Available Through Feb. 28*

ALL ACCESS
$1,499 $799

  • All conference sessions
  • Kickoff and Awards Party
  • Big Networking Party
  • Meals throughout the event
  • Online community for more discussion
  • Videos of every session

GENERAL ADMISSION
$1,324 $724

  • All conference sessions
  • Kickoff and Awards Party
  • Big Networking Party
  • Meals throughout the event
  • Online community for more discussion

SPOUSE PASS
$229

  • Kickoff and Awards Party
  • Big Networking Party
 

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