Despite Shorter Show – Average Daily Crowds Set Show Record
Vancouver, B.C. – The 96th annual Vancouver International Auto Show drew 101,853 attendees in 2016, an increase of almost 5,000 attendees from the record setting 2015 numbers. This attendance comes despite venue timing conflicts resulting in the show being one day shorter in 2016.
“We weren’t sure how attendance would be affected by the loss of a full day of the show as well as the timing of the event happening over Easter weekend and Spring Break for many school districts,” says executive director Jason Heard, “but once again British Columbians showed that this event is the ultimate place to see, learn about and celebrate new vehicles.”
Single day attendance was extremely high, with Friday, March 25th setting a new single day record for attendance at 27,155 people.
Already the best attended consumer show in Western Canada, the Vancouver Auto Show is also one of the most highly anticipated auto events in the country.
“Over the past two years the Vancouver show has developed a significant momentum, drawing international attention from media, exhibitors such as the NOS Energy DUB Show Tour (which selected the Vancouver Auto Show as the location of its Canadian debut) and the Chinese Auto Manufacturers Association, which sent a delegation to see the Vancouver show firsthand,” says Heard. “We are changing the definition of auto show to reflect British Columbia’s love affair of everything from classic cars to hyper-luxury vehicles to family commuter vehicles. We are once again planning to expand the show in 2017 with the debut of a global conference on all things auto, which we plan to unveil in the coming months.”
The show, which ran from March 23-27 at the Vancouver Convention Centre, assembled top manufacturers from around the globe showcasing 400 new vehicles – from luxury and exotic showstoppers to the latest in family and eco friendly offerings.
Planning is now underway for the 2017 Vancouver International Auto Show. For more Information please visit: www.VancouverInternationalAutoShow.com.
About the Vancouver International Auto Show
The Vancouver International Auto Show is owned and operated by the New Car Dealers Association of BC (www.newcardealers.ca). It is British Columbia’s new model showcase for the Canadian automotive industry and represents over 35 distinct brands from the world’s leading manufacturers.
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Vancouver International Auto Show