Uh Oh, Omicron: Toronto and Montreal auto shows cancel 2022 events

Toronto, Ontario — …And with nary a second glance, COVID’s cruel hand cleans the slate—the Canadian (Toronto) and Montreal International Auto Shows have been cancelled. COVID-19 cases are steadily back on the rise thanks to the new Omicron variant and governments in Ontario and Quebec are scrambling to set new rules ahead of the new […]

Going with the Flow: No trade show at CCIF Toronto 2022

Toronto, Ontario — The Canadian Collision Industry Forum (CCIF) Toronto event organizers have announced that the tradeshow portion of the event will not be taking place this year, as COVID-19 cases are back on the rise in Ontario. The show itself will still go ahead from Feb. 3-4 at the Delta Hotels by Marriott Toronto […]

Back in Business: SEMA 2021 draws more than 100,000 attendees

Las Vegas, Nevada — It appears the auto industry is more than ready to get back into the swing of massive trade shows once more as SEMA organizers report that this year’s event drew more than 100,000 attendees. SEMA president and CEO Chris Kersting said “the industry was clearly excited to be back in-person at […]

Coastal Elite: Vancouver International Auto Show back on for March 2022

Vancouver, British Columbia — Following a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, organizers have announced that the Vancouver International Auto Show is back on for 2022, currently on the schedule for March 23-27. “After detailed planning and in-depth discussions with our valued partners, we are extremely excited to welcome back visitors to the Vancouver […]

See Ya at SEMA: SEMA 2021 to kick off Tuesday, featuring Canadian Young Gun builder

Las Vegas, Nevada — Faster than you can say “specialty equipment market association”, the SEMA show is back again, following a reduced online event last year, and ready to deliver four full days of the latest aftermarket insights. Eager to return to the bustle and excitement of the trade show experience, more than 1,300 exhibitors […]

Siding with Science: Craftsman Collision to require COVID vaccination for employees

Toronto, Ontario — In a first for Canadian collision franchises, Craftsman Collision has made the call to mandate COVID-19 vaccination for all employees. According to last week’s press release announcing the policy, all employees of the Craftsman Group, which includes Craftsman Collision, Distinctive Auto Works, MB  Autoworks, Craftsman Auto Glass, Wedge Clamp Systems and Craftsman […]

This Time For Real: CCIF Toronto 2022 to go ahead in-person Feb. 3-4, 2022

Toronto, Ontario — Mark your calendars and put in your insoles, CCIF Toronto is back and in-person, as organizers announced Tuesday that the 2022 industry event is a go for Feb 3-4. CCIF Toronto 2022 will be back in a scaled back form as one of Canada’s largest automotive trade shows gets set to take […]