The organization of the Montreal International Motor Show decided, Thursday, to cancel the event at the Palais des Congrès in Montreal, which was scheduled to take place from January 21-30, 2022.
The organization said in a statement that this step came due to the rise of the Omicron variable and the uncertainty about procedures related to the organization of internal events for the coming weeks.
“It is not with a really good heart that we make this decision. Montreal is the first major auto show on the Canadian circuit, we think it would be irresponsible to organize a major public event with the increase in COVID cases. We are disappointed to the public and our partners who Support us: Palace of Conferences, manufacturers, exhibitors and employees.”
“We were really confident that the event would happen this year. It was Omicron’s time to muddy the waters. But it is our company’s responsibility. All visitors who bought tickets will be returned.”
Auto Show executive vice president Denis Desroyault, however, specified that “the fundraising activities planned in support of the hospital’s six institutions will be preserved.”
More details will be announced in the coming weeks.
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