OTTAWA — The Automotive Industries Association (AIA) of Canada has canceled its 2021 Canada Night event that was scheduled Nov. 2 during AAPEX in Las Vegas.
"As the host of Canada Night, AIA Canada has a responsibility to ensure that they offer a safe, high-quality event that provides value and offers sponsors and attendees an unmatched opportunity to connect, network, and socialize with industry peers from across Canada and around the world," the association said.
"Canada Night is an event that we all look forward to every year and one of our favorite ways to celebrate the Canadian aftermarket industry. However this year we cannot guarantee a quality event that provides return on investment for our sponsors," said AIA Canada Chairman and Canada Night Committee Chair Bob Jaworksi.
"It was a difficult decision to make, however, we know it's the right decision based on the information we have today," AIA Canada President Jean-François Champagne added.
Earlier, AIA postponed its 2021 Quebec Grand Forum, slated for Dec. 8 at the Saint-Hyacinthe Convention Centre in Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec, until March 17, 2022, due to the ongoing uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 restrictions and concerns for the health and safety of participants.