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Welcome to the 2016 Georgian Auto Show

The Automotive Business School of Canada is pleased to introduce you to the newly redesigned Georgian Auto Show, the largest outdoor student-run automotive show in North America. This year’s event will focus on innovations within the automotive industry, specifically in safety technologies, fuel advancements and the connected car experience, showcasing many new features, services and experiences for our visitors of all ages, their families and our manufacturers to enjoy.

Friday, June 3: noon to 6 p.m.
Saturday, June 4: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, June 5: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Daily: $5 in advance – $7 at the door
Weekend Pass: $10 in advance –  $15 at the door
Kids under 12 are free.

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Come check out the 2016 Georgian Auto Show June 3, 4 and 5 at the Barrie campus!

Porsche doing a skid on a wet track
White car racing helmet with PFAFF logo on the side
Batman standing beside his car
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“We’ve just returned from the auto show! It was our first time visiting and we loved it – my son said it was way better than the Toronto show which he found quite overwhelming.  We visited all of the tents and then had a fabulous lunch, which we thought was very good value and very tasty.”

 “I would just like to say thanks to you and your students for putting on a great show on the weekend. My son and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I have attended the Toronto international show many times, but stopped going a few years ago, as it is SO large and exhausting (especially with children in tow). Your show has a ‘just right’ feel to it. I’m looking forward to next year. Thanks again.”

“My husband and I attended the Georgian College Auto Show and both of us were so impressed with the calibre of students in the Automotive program. They answered all our questions, were polite and showcased excellent customer service skills and displayed a professional appearance.”

 “Just wanted to tell you how impressed we were with the auto show. It was the first one we ever attended we thought the event was excellent. I was also pleased with all the accessibility features. The wooden stairs placed on the grassy slope were a great idea. The best part of all was the opportunity to try a lot of cars. We ended up buying a Kia product yesterday and that was a direct result of trying one of their cars at the show.”

Some of the amazing attractions at the 2016 Georgian College Auto Show

Speaker Series

Friday, June 3
1 p.m. – Ron Groves,  Plug’n Drive
2 p.m. –  Spinal Cord Injury Ontario
3 p.m. – Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Council

Saturday, June 4
11 a.m. – Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Council
noon – Jim Kenzie, Motoring
1 p.m. – Amanda Troupe, Ladies Carsense

pfaff auto track

Pfaff Autocross Track

The Pfaff Autocross Track provides the car enthusiast with an exciting off-road experience. A variety of vehicles will be onsite to rev up everyone’s engines. For a minimum donation of $5, you can have your own escorted test drive on the wet track. All donations go to Fort McMurray stabilization efforts.

show and shine trophies

Auto Show auction (main stage)

The Georgian College Auto Show annual auction is a popular event. Some of the items up for grabs will be manufacturer merchandise, sports tickets, golf green fees, electronics and much more. All proceeds from the auction will go toward student awards and scholarships for the Automotive Business School of Canada.

electric vehicle experience

Electric Vehicle Experience

Plug’n Drive returns to the Georgian College Auto Show. Come for a test drive on an electric vehicle.

batman and batmobile

Batman and Batmobile

Meet the Dark Knight and have your picture taken with him and the Batmobile.

SCI Ontario

Spinal Cord Injury Ontario

The Georgian College Auto Show Committee is proud to support Spinal Cord Injury of Ontario. SCI Ontario will have a full complement of accessible vehicles on site for viewing.

2016 Student Directors

Tristan Chalifoux-Lamatristan Chalifoux-Lamarche picrche – Third-year ABSC degree student 

Dream Car: My dream car is the BMW i8, the high technologies involved allow high performance, a low environmental footprint and a great design.

Best Sounding Car: The best sounding car for me is the Ferrari F12berlinetta. Nothing sounds better than an Italian engine.

Import or Domestic: I prefer import car but I still like the domestic.

Reason why you wanted to be part of the 2016 Auto Show Team: I enjoyed my participation at the show last summer as an ambassador and I want to push the experience to a further step to develop my leadership skills and growing with the Georgian College Auto Show.

Dream Job in Industry: My dream Job in the automotive industry will be to have the chance of being president and owner of a car dealership.

Binay Batra Profile PicBinay Batra – Second-year diploma student

Dream Car: (Should I say dream cars) Rolls Royce Phantom or Wraith, Lamborghini hurricane, Porsche 911, Ferrari LaFerrari, Aston Martin, McLaren, Camaro

Best Sounding Car: Lamborghini

Import or Domestic: Import

Reason why you wanted to be part of the 2016 Auto Show Team: It is a great experience and it is a great opportunity where you get to know a lot more about the industry and you get to interact with a lot of people from within the industry and you get an opportunity to express yourself, your ideas and establish connections that are going to be helpful in your future. Plus the knowledge and experience that this job is going to provide me is definitely going to be beneficial for my future and the best part it is FUN. 

Dream Job in Industry: I would like to start my own company within the industry, maybe an auto design or I would like to start with marketing and sales and want to go the highest I can in the corporate world.

Marcus Sisconetto profile picMarcus Sisconetto – Second-year diploma student

Dream car:

The computer game Need for Speed – Porsche Unleashed was what made me fall in love with the brand. All the history and brand philosophy just got me hooked. My dream will come true the day I own a black Porsche 993 RS. Ever since I can recall, I was always in love with the Porsche brand and its Le Mans history.

Best sounding car:

I am not much of a Supercar kind of guy, but I have to admit that the 6.0 on the Lamborghini Diablo VT sounds PERFECT! Nat King Cole must have written that song thinking of it. “Unforgettable, that’s what you are”.

Import or domestic:

Do I really have to choose? Being a Fast & Furious fan, I could choose either, but I’ll have to go with imports. Size of an engine is not what matters the most to me.

Reason part of the 2016 Auto Show team:

The Auto Show was the deal-breaker for me when choosing the ABSC rather than the other automotive schools in the world. Being involved, as a brand ambassador at the last auto show was a great opportunity to acknowledge what could be improved, which pushed me to become involved in the decision making of the auto show for 2016. I want to make this show the best one ever and hope this opens doors and creates opportunities for all the students involved!

Dream job in industry:

I used to wake up early every Sunday just to watch Ayrton Senna at the F1 races on TV. I always dreamed of becoming a race car driver but now I understand that it is not professionally possible for me anymore. Now I really want to be involved with motorsport – ideally with Porsche, but anything that takes me there will make me happy and get the most out of me.

Chris Anderson Profile PicChris Anderson –Third-year ABSC degree student

Dream car:

Mercedes-Benz Brabus SLR Roadster

Best sounding car:

Ferrari Enzo

Import or domestic:

Tesla P85D

Reason why you wanted to be part of the 2016 Auto Show team:

Joining the auto show team this year will help me in understanding the industry better. Knowledge gained from backend operations will assist me in achieving professional goals and direct me to which aspect of the industry I am best suited for. I have always seen myself as a champion of change, which is what I plan to do, change the way we do things and build a new show that will stimulate interest in the Georgian College Auto Show. I enjoy being part of a team and seeing what can be accomplished when minds are put together to create and build upon old platforms.

Dream job in industry:

My dream job is one that will challenge me. I am always looking to achieve and improve. At this moment I am looking to F&I and marketing but at the end of the day, I would like to have my own business and inspire up-and-coming talent.

josie duguay picJosie Duguay – Third-year degree student

Dream car:

Koenigsegg Agrera R

Best sounding car:

The 5.2-litre engine featured in the Lamborghini Gallardo was designed in part with Audi AG and Automobili Lamborghini.

Import or domestic:

Import cars are more luxurious, get better mileage, handle better and stylish.

Reason why you wanted to be apart of the 2016 Auto Show team?

Always setting a goal, and working my hardest to achieve that goal is why I wanted to be a part of the 2016 Auto Show team. Since my first year in program the goal has been to be a student director, to showcase my ideas and passion, and help showcase the passion and excitement each ABSC student has. I have always loved the aspects of business and incorporating my passion for the automotive industry into that is what made me think this is the only program for me. In my third year of the automotive degree program, I am more than enthused to represent ABSC and be a part of a great team as the Director of Student Experience

Dream job in industry:

Upon completion of my degree here at ABSC, I hope to attend Northwood University in Michigan to attain my MBA in finance, to accomplish my dream job within this industry as a finance manager, or business manager.

2016 Auto Show exhibitors

mini logoAcura

Cadillac Logo

Chevrolet Logo

GMC Logo

buick logo

FCA Logo


FordMercedez Benz Logo




KIA Motors


Mercedes-Benz Canada


BMW LogoSubaru





Volks Wagen Canada

2016 Georgian College Auto Show schedule

Friday, June 3

  • 11 a.m.: opening ceremony (main stage)
  • Noon: show opens
  • 1 p.m.: Speaker Series – Plug’n Drive
  • 2 p.m.: Speaker Series – Spinal Cord Injury of Ontario
  • 3 p.m.: Speaker Series – Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Council
  • 6 p.m.: show closes

 Saturday, June 4

  • 10 a.m.: Show opens
  • 11 a.m.: Speaker Series – Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Council
  • Noon: Speaker Series – Motoring (Jim Kenzie)
  • 1 p.m.: Speaker Series – Ladies Carsense
  • 3 p.m.: Show and Shine People’s Choice Award presentation (main stage)
  • 6 p.m.: Show closes

Sunday, June 5

  • 10 a.m.: Show opens
  • Noon: Registration for auction
  • 1 p.m.: Auction
  • 3 p.m.: Show and Shine People’s Choice Award presentation
  • 6 p.m.: Show closes


If you are interested in sponsoring the 2016 Georgian College Auto Show, please contact Marcus Sisconetto – Student Director, Performance and Sponsorship. He would be happy to discuss opportunities with you.

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A big thank you to the Georgian College Students’ Association for sponsoring our committee clothing this year.

Our 2016 sponsors include:

Tricor Automotive Group Inc.



Global Automakers Logo

Plug n drive
SCI Ontario

 Pfaff Auto Partners

telequip logo


MarioDesign 3D Logo


Questions or comments may be directed to

2016 Georgian College Auto Show Committee
One Georgian Drive
Barrie, ON
L4M 3X9

Auto Show hotline: 705.722.5161

View map, get directions

Now hiring – 2017 Auto Show Student Directors

Student Director Committee positions currently available for the 2017 Georgian Auto Show – June 2 to 4, 2017.

Student Directors are leadership positions held by ABSC students for the 2017 Georgian Auto Show. Directors work to engage students, exhibitors and suppliers in meaningful pursuits, while supporting the programming interests and advocacy platforms of the Automotive Business School of Canada and Auto Show Advisory Committee.

As resource providers, event planners, program developers, and creative designers; Student Directors contribute immensely to the overall student experience at Georgian College. The Auto Show Mentor Committee strives to develop its Student Directors into high performing leaders through ongoing job-training and professional development. Student Directors are paid positions from September 25, 2016 to June 17, 2017 (38 weeks/19 pay periods).   Holding a Student Director position does require a fixed time commitment, but hours are flexible depending on academic duties (not including setup days, Auto Show, tear down).

Please note this position qualifies for a Co-curricular Record approved by the Auto Show Student Manager OR a co-op placement if approved jointly by your Program Co-ordinator and Co-operative Education Consultant.

Student Director – Customer Service

Working with your Auto Show Advisor, the incumbent is responsible for the co-ordination of show and community events. The incumbent sources and organizes the show events including live auction, show & shine and Pfaff Porsche race track; as well as being responsible for representing the Auto Show at community events. The incumbent will be responsible for the culinary village.  The incumbent is also responsible for a division of automotive manufacturers.

For full job description click on this link.

Student Director – Marketing and Media Relations

Working with your Auto Show Advisor, the incumbent co-ordinates all Auto Show advertising design, sales and promotion, media relations, website, social media and internal and external communications. The incumbent works with the company printing the program to co-ordinate editorial copy. The incumbent is also responsible for a division of automotive manufacturers.

For full job description click on this link.

Student Director – Performance and Sponsorship

Working with your Auto Show Advisor, the incumbent is responsible finding vendors and organizing the performance area. The incumbent is responsible for contacting past sponsors and sourcing new sponsorship for the show. The incumbent is also responsible for a division of automotive manufacturers.

For full job description click on this link.

Student Director – Site Management and Logistics

Working with your Auto Show Advisor, the incumbent is responsible for all physical resources associated with the show. He/she works in co-operation with the Manager of Electrical Services and Georgian College Physical Resources staff as well as the Operations Manager from JJL Events. The incumbent is also responsible for a division of automotive manufacturers.

For full job description click on this link.

Student Director – Student Experience

Working with your Auto Show Advisor, the incumbent is responsible for coordinating student teams for the auto show as well as support events including product training, customer service training, team building events, the point system, and team management. The incumbent will also ensure the contact sheet for manufacturers and other exhibitors is up-to-date. The incumbent is also responsible for a division of automotive manufacturers.

For full job description click on this link.

Apply Now

Application forms are available at the Auto Show Office or email Sebrina Westbrooke for a copy.  Please complete and put in the drop box at the Auto Show office.

Applications due June 8.

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