Over two years of dedicated work have come to fruition as the Canadian International AutoShow (CIAS) prepares for its debut on the world stage, in February 2001, as an "international" show, sanctioned by the Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs d'Automobiles (O.I.C.A.). The CIAS is pleased to announce that Michelin North America Inc., has agreed to help make the international debut a success by being the official sponsor of the Media Centre for the 2001 show. This latest laurel places Toronto in the same company as the established major international auto shows in Detroit, Geneva, Paris and Tokyo where the Michelin Media Centres have set the standard for media services to the international automotive press world wide.