It’s beginning to feel a lot like normal
The auto industry is waking up from a three-year slumber, and it feels good to be back on track.
As 2022 winds down, and as we look forward to 2023, I think most of us would agree that things are starting to feel “normal” again, for lack of a better word.
For instance, AAPEX, Global Tire Expo and SEMA were back on track this year, and our Autosphere team was there, front-and-centre, meeting face-to-face with our clients and industry leaders. The highlight of the event, for me personally, was the AIA Canada Night, which took place in Las Vegas on November 1st. It was exciting and encouraging to see over 650 participants attend the event, and to bask in the warmth of human contact.
You can read more about the AAPEX/GTE/SEMA show in this issue of Autosphere Mag where we are proud to bring you many of the highlights. We have also put the spotlight on some of the new and noteworthy products that were featured this year at the show.
Closer to home
Life seems to be getting back to normal here in Canada as well. For instance, on October 28th, l’Assemblée des Carrossiers Professionnels du Québec was held in Quebec City with collision repair professionals coming together to discuss a number of timely topics, including the advent of electric vehicles. You can read the full report on page 82 of the French version of Autosphere Mag. With many in attendance, we were encouraged to see how everyone is coping with the challenges of getting back to business after a long hiatus from in-person events.
We’re also encouraged to see that key auto industry events like the Montreal Auto Show, the Salon international de l’auto de Québec, the Canadian International AutoShow in Toronto, the Vancouver International Auto Show, and many others seem to be back on track for 2023. After years of absence
from the Canadian automotive landscape, it will be a pleasure to get back to these events and to cover them for our national audiences.
It has been a tough three years, but it would seem that we can all look forward to better days ahead. And as 2022 wraps up, I would like to personally wish everyone a memorable 2023. We certainly deserve it.