OTTAWA, Ontario — The Automotive Industries Association (AIA) of Canada has postponed its 2021 Quebec Grand Forum until March 17, 2022, due to the ongoing uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 restrictions and concerns for the health and safety of participants.
The Forum — which traditionally brings together aftermarket professionals across the province to engage in relevant industry discussions and network among peers — had been scheduled for Dec. 8, 2021, at the Saint-Hyacinthe Convention Centre in Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec
The AIA of Canada cited "uncertainty around the concerns about maintaining social distancing while attending a gathering of this size" for its decision to postpone the event.
"While we all hope that the pandemic will be under control by December of this year, given the ongoing uncertainty, we decided it was best to postpone the Grand Forum until 2022," Patrick Saint-Pierre, Quebec division president of AIA Canada, said.
"This was not a decision we took lightly. However, we felt that for the health and safety of our members and our industry, prudence was the best course of action."
Those interested in staying updated on the Quebec Grand Forum can do so at AIA Canada's events page.
The AIA Canada is the national trade association that brings together the entire automotive aftermarket supply and service chain.