For Immediate Release
April 3, 2017
Vancouver, B.C. – The 97th Vancouver International Auto Show proved to be the most successful year since moving to a 6-day show, with a double digit increase in attendance by 13.7%, resulting in 115,608 show attendees.
“The significant attendance numbers this year is a positive perk for all of us involved with the show,” says Executive Director, Jason Heard. “The huge turnout and crowds of people over the weekend once again confirms that British Columbians love their cars, and this is the ultimate place to see, learn and discover new vehicles in a sales and pressure free environment.”
Single day attendance reached record highs on both Saturday and Sunday, with Saturday seeing over 30,000 visitors to the event and Sunday with over 21,000. These numbers solidify that the Vancouver International Auto Show is the best attended consumer show in Western Canada.
“Over the past three years the Vancouver show has developed a significant momentum, drawing international attention from media, and showcasing world-renowned exhibitors,” says Heard. “We have created a model that is crafted to people’s love affair of the automobile – from exotics and electrics to classics and customs, the show offers something for everyone. We are once again planning to expand the show in 2018, and are looking forward to continuing to evolve the most anticipate auto event in Western Canada.
The 2018 show is slotted to run March 28 – April 1, 2018 at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
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 40 distinct brands from the world’s leading manufacturers.
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