The Calgary International Auto and Truck Show has been canceled for 2023.
Organizers cite global supply chain issues that will make it difficult for manufacturers, car dealers and aftermarket distributors to participate in the show.
“We have been very busy working with all of our partners and producers in anticipation of our show returning to Calgary, so it was very disappointing that we had to make the decision not to move forward,” said Jim Gillespie, executive manager of the Calgary Automobile, said. Traders Association (CMDA) in a press release. “With several producers unable to participate, we did not feel that we could produce a show that we could be proud of and most importantly, a show that would be at the same level that the contestants expected from us.”
The show was originally scheduled for March 8-12. The show has been canceled in recent years due to the pandemic.
Global supply chain issues have hit the auto industry hard and these trade shows are the latest casualties.
The press release noted that the only major auto shows in Canada that will take place this year are in Toronto and Montreal.
CMDA generates a large portion of the funds for the CMDA Charitable Foundation through the five-day auto show.
More to come…