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Huge Crowds Turn Out For All New Vancouver International Auto Show

Huge Crowds Turn Out For All New Vancouver International Auto Show

April 20, 2015

2015 SHOW SEES BIGGEST ATTENDANCE GROWTH IN COUNTRY
For Immediate Release

Vancouver, BC – The most important event for the auto industry in British Columbia and best-attended consumer show in Western Canada, the Vancouver International Auto Show, released the 2015 attendance numbers of 98,694 for the six-day event. This is a 17% increase from the 2014 Show, and the largest attendance increase in the country of the 2014-2015 season.

The 2015 Vancouver International Auto Show featured over 440 vehicles from 40 national and international brands. This year’s Auto Show included a 25 per cent larger footprint and was the first consumer show ever to use both the ballrooms and all exhibit halls at the Vancouver Convention Centre West.

“Although this was the 95th anniversary year of the Vancouver International Auto Show, this year really signified the start of an entirely new era of the show in British Columbia,” says New Car Dealers of BC President and CEO Blair Qualey. “The 70,000 square foot addition allowed the show to showcase an impressive display of supercars, luxury automobiles, 30-plus regional debuts and five concept cars from global manufacturers.”

Auto Show Executive Director Jason Heard said public response to the new additions was extremely positive. “The changes we implemented for this year’s Auto Show worked extremely well in engaging the public and increasing attendance,” said Heard. “By expanding the show we were able to add a significant amount of features to the event, all of which appealed to British Columbian’s love of the automobile.”
Planning is already underway for the 2016 Vancouver International Auto Show, which will return to the Convention Centre March 23-28. 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 30 distinct brands from the world’s leading manufacturers.

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For more information, please contact:

Blair Qualey
President and CEO
New Car Dealers Association of British Columbia
T: 604 214 9964
C: 604-897-0852
bqualey@newcardealers.ca

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