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Trade – Invest / SelectUSA
Automotive Sector 2013

Canadian International Auto Show (CIAS)
Metro Toronto Convention Centre,
February 14, 2013

Trade - Invest/SelectUSA - Automotive Sector 2013 is the annual event designed by the U.S. Commercial Service (USCS) to help U.S. firms connect with business partners to begin or expand their exports to the Canadian market, and to help U.S. organizations attract potential Canadian investors. Senior USG officials will participate and activities will include meetings with potential partners, primarily with Canadian automotive manufacturers.

Canada is the largest export market for the United States, and the automotive sector is one of the major trade sectors. Canadian imports of motor vehicle components for January-June 2012 increased by 14% over last year to a total of US $35 Billion, of which 63% of the imports to Canada are from the U.S. Canada is also a major investor in U.S. with US$250 billion invested in 2010, with a large amount of the investment from the Canadian auto sector.

Who should participate:

  • U.S. manufacturers of components, equipment, and technological systems, seeking to begin or expand their business in the Canadian market, mainly in the automotive sector;
  • U.S. Economic Development Organizations interested in attracting foreign investment.

Benefits of joining the event:

  • Industry briefings
  • One-on-one business appointments – introductory meetings with potential clients
  • Access to CIAS Official Opening Ceremony and activities (industry/media day, not for public)
  • USCS Networking Reception and CIAS Gala Reception

Trade - Invest/SelectUSA - Automotive Sector 2013 provides an excellent opportunity for networking with potential partners targeted by USCS, and with the industry at large, on the official opening day for the industry only, at the Canadian International Auto Show 2013, celebrating its 40th anniversary with a special program this year!

We look forward to your participation in Trade - Invest/SelectUSA - Automotive Sector 2013!


Cost* US$ 1,900 (SME, with up to 500 employees);US$ 2,500 (large companies)

*Cost is per company for a maximum two delegates (US$ 300 for each additional delegate) and includes registration, expedited matchmaking, on-site trade show assistance, briefing reports on the Canadian market, and networking receptions. Space is limited and registration will be confirmed when formalities completed, in the limit of available space.

Register online and we will contact you for confirmation!

For additional information, please contact:

U.S. Commercial Service Toronto
Stefan Popescu,
Commercial Specialist
Tel: 416-595-5412 Ext.223 •
Email: Stefan.Popescu@trade.gov

Dale Payne,
Tel: 416-595-5412 Ext.233 •
Email: Dale.Payne@trade.gov