Ottawa Gatineau Auto Show: Postponed

COVID-19 impacts yet another automotive event. Following directions from Ontario Public Health Officials that all events involving more than 250 attendees be cancelled, organizers of the Ottawa Gatineau International Auto Show have announced the postponement of this year’s event. “We will provide more information soon for our partners, exhibitors, those…

TADA Reschedules ACE

April event will now take place in September. The Trillium Automobile Dealers Association (TADA) has announced plans to reschedule the annual ACE (Automotive Conference & Expo) due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Originally planned for early April, ACE has been rescheduled for September 24 & 25, 2020.  “We are taking this…

Vancouver Auto Show: Postponed

COVID-19 fears in B.C. prompt the postponement of a major Canadian auto show.   Organizers of the Vancouver International Auto Show have announced that this year’s Show, which was scheduled for March 25-29, will be postponed due to growing concern over the COVID-19 pandemic. The decision to postpone what would…

NY Auto Show: Postponed

The 2020 New York International Auto Show will now take place in late August. As COVID-19 fears continue to grow around the globe, organizers of the New York International Auto Show have announced that the show will be rescheduled for August 28 – September 6, 2020. “We are taking this…

Pfaff Hosts Taycan Party

2020 Porsche Taycan debuts at the Ontario Science Centre. More than 300 guests were invited by Pfaff Automotive Partners to the company’s 2020 Porsche Taycan launch, which took place in late February at the Ontario Science Centre in Toronto. While all dealers in the Greater Toronto Area held launch events…

2020 Geneva Motor Show: Cancelled

Coronavirus fears prompt cancellation of major international auto show. The 2020 Geneva Motor Show has been cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak. According to organizers, the decision was made after Swiss authorities banned events with more than 1,000 in attendance. “We regret this situation, but the health of all participants…

First Ever WomenDriven Event at CIAS

WomenDriven team (L-R) Susan Gubasta, Justina Wilson, Miranda Pyatte and Diana Alexandra Conte.
Anne Gilligan, Corporate Liasion Manager, Weins Canada.
Bri Newman, Vice President, HR4 Dealers.
Ryan D'Mello of Auto Retail Team, Google Canada.
Jessica Todd, Senior Manager, Incentives Strategy, Hyundai Auto Canada.
Carolyn Macsween, Ontario Sales Manager, Kijiji Autos.
Jason Dale, Executive Director, Automotive Business School of Canada.
Carey Lamoureux, Senior Manager Chief Customer Experience, Nissan Canada.
Grace Kong, Vice President Human Resources, Cox Automotive Canada.
Jessica D’Alessandro, Marketing and Public Relations, 427 Auto & Avenue Collision.
Randy Price, Head of Accounts and Strategic Partnerships, Car Media 2.0.
Aniseh Sharifi, Fierce Media.
Jessica Cowan, Financial Services Manager, 400 Chrysler.
Brian Sencic, Automotive Growth, Facebook Canada.
Stephanie Wallcraft, President, Automobile Journalists Association of Canada.
Jennifer Worsley, Audi Brand Specialist, Audi Brampton.
Todd Bourgon, Executive Director, Trillium Automobile Dealers Association.
Enza Degiuli, Director of Retail Finance, RBC Automotive Finance.
Alicia Wilson, Senior Director of Sales, DealerInspire.
On February 21, the Canadian International AutoShow (CIAS) and Trillium Automobile Dealers Association (TADA) played host to the first ever WomenDriven event. The brainchild of current CIAS President and President of Mississauga Toyota, Susan Gubasta, TADA Events Planner, Diana Alexandra Conte, Automotive Consultant Miranda Pyatte and Mississauga Toyota Marketing Manager…

VIP Gala Attracts Industry Leaders

Annual event offers one-of-a-kind networking opportunities. Prior to opening their doors to the public, organizers of the Canadian International AutoShow, which takes place in Toronto, Ontario hosted the exclusive VIP Night gala. Thousands of auto industry executives, along with media, enjoyed an evening of great food, the finest vehicles on…

CIAS 2020 President’s Preview Celebrates Innovation Past and Present

Huw Evans, Canadian International AutoShow, President’s Preview, Susan Gubasta, 20th Century, Disruptors,
Cobble Beach Classics 20th Century Disruptors display, provides the ideal setting for kicking off the 2020 Canadian International AutoShow (CIAS). The theme for this year’s CIAS was Transformative Times, providing an insight into the perceived changes happening across the entire automotive industry What better way to start this prestigious annual…