Monday, January 29, 2007

2007 Montreal International Auto Show: A Success

The 39th Montreal International Auto Show (MIAS) managed to attract thousands of auto enthusiasts. It finished yesterday and it was a success. Many of the visitors got impressed with the show. It attracted more than 200,000 visitors.

I found a press release about the show:

The 39th Montreal International AutoShow (MIAS) concluded Sunday night after welcoming 206 207 visitors over a period of 10 days, from January 19th to 28th. The 2007 Auto Show was a resounding success and visitors were given a very colourful show. The 7th

Heaven, a segment which presented exotic cars and humorist Michel Barrette's

personal collection of vintage cars, sparked a lot of interest from visitors.

According to preliminary results from the survey conducted by Léger Marketing,

visitors said they were satisfied or very satisfied with the Show in general

and extremely impressed by the Show's new visitors' circuit.

Pleased with this 39th edition, Show President, Mr. Jean-François Brault

proudly commented "This was an exceptional year! We had no less than 50

unveilings consisting of one WORLD premiere, 42 Canadian premieres, 3 concept

vehicles, 3 regional unveilings and 1 prototype, and lets not forget the

presentation of the award-winning vehicles from the 2007 Fuel Consumption

Guide (Energuide)."

In addition, during the Press day held on January 18th, CAA Canada

presented the 2007 Pyramid Award for Environmental Initiatives as well as the

2007 Pyramid Award of Recognition. "These award presentations coincide with

our wish to constantly enrich the On Route to a Greener Future segment"

indicated Mr. Brault.

A $265,580 Donation to Five Worthy Causes

During the Montreal International Auto Show Charity Preview evening, the

Show raised $265,580 to benefit the Sacré-Coeur de Montréal Hospital

Fondation, the Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital Fondation, the Sainte-Justine

Hospital Foundation, the Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (CHUM)

and the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC). This evening, held on

January 18, 2007 in a relaxed atmosphere, was a complete success! For three

years now, the Montreal International Auto Show Charity Preview has raised

over $731,500 for various foundations of the Greater Montreal's health care


Auto Show Blood Drive: a real success

Surpassing their objective, the Montreal International Auto Show's annual

blood drive, held from January 22 to 26, helped HEMA-QUEBEC collect over 800

gifts of life. Each donor received one free ticket to visit the 2007 Auto

Show. During the second day, many personalities from CFCF-CTV came to

encourage donors. Show organizers wish to thank all visitors for their

priceless gift of life!

The 2007 Montreal International Auto Show, organised by the Montreal

Automobile Dealers Corporation (MADC), was presented by the Laurentian Bank,

in collaboration with The Gazette.