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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 500 new and customized vehicles will fill the Vancouver Convention Centre from March 28 to April 1, 2018, for one of Canada’s premier automotive events.

We take feedback from our Show seriously, so we are happy to announce that we have worked hard for you and will be bringing the full slate of manufacturers to VIAS 2018. We are thrilled to welcome back every manufacturer from the 2017 show, AND pleased to welcome back after a couple years absence: Mercedes-Benz, Smart & Volvo. We are thrilled to have a spectacular complement of OEM participants and almost all available in North America.

Presented by the New Car Dealers Association of BC, the 98th annual Auto Show boasts a number of exclusive debuts.

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 2018 Show.

I hope you will join us at the 2018 Vancouver International Auto Show and take advantage of the many special displays.

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 Vancouver International Auto Show is owned and operated 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 2018 opens March 28 – April 1. 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 385 New Car Dealers throughout the province, who generate more than $13 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.