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100th Vancouver International Auto Show postponed due to COVID-19

Last Updated Mar 12, 2020 at 11:37 am PST

FILE - At the Vancouver International Auto Show 2019. (Richard Dettman, NEWS 1130 Photo)
Summary

The show was set to take place at the Vancouver Convention Centre Vancouver Convention West, March 25-29

A future date has not been announced

Guests who have purchased tickets for the Auto Show can receive a full refund at the point of purchase

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – The 100th Vancouver International Auto Show has been postponed due to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, but no future date has been announced.

The event, which has been described by organizers as the best attended trade and consumer show in western Canada, was set to take place at the Vancouver Convention Centre on March 25 to 29.

Organizers said Thursday that taking the extraordinary step was a difficult decision, particularly as the show prepared to celebrate its centennial anniversary, but one that was in the best interest of the exhibitors, attendees, participants and staff.

“We are very grateful to all of our partners including the Vancouver Convention Centre, automakers, event sponsors and commercial exhibitors for their understanding and support for this decision,” said New Car Dealers Association President and CEO Blair Qualey.

Planning for the 100th celebration has been years in the making and included opening day special guests Roger Penske and Jimmy Pattison.

The show was set to feature a number of never previously displayed private automotive vehicles and collections, along with a number of regional, national and global auto unveils from the world’s top automotive brands.

Guests who have purchased tickets for the Auto Show can receive a full refund at the point of purchase.