January 30, 2007
206,207 visitors attend Montreal International Auto Show
Montreal, Quebec – The 39th annual Montreal International Auto Show (MIAS) wrapped up Sunday night after welcoming 206,207 visitors over a period of ten days, organizers say. According to preliminary results of a survey, visitors said they were “satisfied” or “very satisfied” with the show in general, and extremely impressed with the new visitors’ circuit.
The show featured some 50 unveilings, including one world premiere and 42 Canadian premiers. During the MIAS Charity Preview evening, the show raised $265,580 to benefit several local hospitals, while the annual blood drive, held January 22 to 26, helped HEMA-QUEBEC collect over 800 donations. Each donor received a free ticket to visit the show. MIAS is organized by the Montreal Automobile Dealers Corporation, and is presented by the Laurentian Bank, in collaboration with The Gazette.