Statements and News Releases

December 7, 2022 – Vancouver Auto Show Cancelled for 2023

In the wake of ongoing supply chain issues plaguing the automobile sector, the New Car Dealers Association of BC (NCDA) has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2023 Vancouver International Auto Show, previously scheduled for March 22 – 26 at the Vancouver Convention Centre West.

“For the last several months, we have been working with vehicle manufacturers and other partners in anticipation of returning in-person to celebrate the 100th edition in the traditional Auto Show in March,” said Blair Qualey, President, and CEO of the New Car Dealers Association of BC. “Unfortunately, ongoing global supply chain issues mean that a number of manufacturers and distributors are not in a position to commit to participating in many North American auto shows, including Vancouver.”

“Without the solid participation of manufacturers, we are unable to produce the kind of quality show that both we and auto enthusiasts from across the province have come to expect,” continued Qualey. “We want to extend our thanks to the many dealership members, partners, sponsors, industry partners – and especially auto enthusiasts from across this province, for their patience and understanding.”

The NCDA is actively exploring other meaningful in-person event options to share BC’s love affair with the automobile in 2023 and will provide an update in the coming weeks.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Eric Nicholl
Executive Director, Vancouver Auto Show
E: [email protected]
Phone: 604-214-9964

July 18, 2022 – Vancouver Auto Show Announces New Show Manager

The New Car Dealers Association of BC, owners of the Vancouver International Auto show, are pleased to announce the appointment of new Show Manager, Eric Nicholl.

“Eric brings a wealth of experience from across the trade and consumer show sector in Canada and new and innovative ideas will create even more excitement as we plan for next year’s event,” says 2023 Auto Show Chair James Carter. “We are thrilled he has joined our team and know that his perspective will be a great benefit to both exhibitors and attendees who are excited for the return of the Vancouver Auto Show after a three-year hiatus due to COVID.”

Read the Statement here.