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About Us

  • Blair Qualey
  • President and CEO
  • New Car Dealers Association of BC

President’s Message

Excitement is building for the Vancouver International Auto Show, Western Canada’s best-attended consumer automotive event. More than 400 new and customized vehicles will fill the Vancouver Convention Centre from March 23 to 27 for one of Canada’s premier automotive events.

Presented by the New Car Dealers Association of BC, the 96th annual Auto Show boasts a number of exclusive debuts:

- Acura NSX, a highly technical uber-sleek supercar, will make its first appearance at the show before starting production in spring 2016;
– Lexus Canada will host a North American debut.
- Lexus will also be bringing three one-of-a-kind creations: the luxe LF C2 concept convertible, the racing-inspired RCF GT3 concept, and the unique and mysterious Lady in Red.

This year’s event will showcase some of the most unique custom supercars from private collections across the province. Highlights include a Vancouver Island custom-build that plays tribute to the 1989 Batmobile, and another tribute to the iconic Austin Martin DB5 complete with customized Bond gadgets built right here in Metro Vancouver.

Show favourites will once again be making a comeback this year, including the always-breathtaking exotics section. Luxury brands including Lamborghini, Ferrari, Rolls Royce, McLaren and Porsche will be showcased at the 2016 Show. And, if classic cars are more your speed, check out the line-up from Barrett-Jackson to see some memories from the rear view.

I hope you will join us at the 2016 Vancouver International Auto Show and take advantage of the many special displays, including:
– Two car giveaways by Nissan and Chevrolet;
– Expanded Green Ride and Drive into two locations; and,
– One of my personal favourites, Robert Bateman’s restored vintage Land Rover; and more…

Of course, the Auto Show isn’t just fun for adults. Parents can drop their children off at the Volkswagen Playcare Centre free of charge while they peruse the show floor—then pick them back up to show them the highlights. Or you can take them with you throughout the show and create an auto fan for life!

Blair Qualey is President and CEO of the New Car Dealers Association of BC. You can email him at

Auto Show Overview

The Vancouver International Auto Show (VIAS) is Western Canada’s best attended consumer show, and one of Western North America’s premier automotive exhibition events. The 2015 Auto Show was presented by the New Car Dealers Association of BC ( For 2015 and 2016, the Auto Show grew into the Ballrooms at the Vancouver Convention Centre, occupying 25% more display space on two levels. VIAS 2016 opened March 23-27. VIAS is a member of Auto Shows of North America.


About The New Car Dealers Association of BC

The New Car Dealers Association of BC represents more than 370 New Car Dealers throughout the province, who generate close to $11 Billion in economic activity, pump $1.9 Billion net GDP directly into BC’s economy, and employ more than 36,000 people in B.C.

The Association is the voice of British Columbia’s new car industry and speaks on its behalf to the public, media, and government, and deals with the legal, environmental, and consumer issues relating primarily to new vehicle sales in British Columbia.