Detroit, Mich., Dec. 20, 2012 - Global
automakers have saved their best for the 2013 North American
International Auto Show (NAIAS), and with less than one month to go
before the curtain rises, the industry remains focused on one of
the top automotive events in the world.
"This show is a reflection of the positive changes that are
occurring in our industry," said Jim Seavitt, chairman, 2013 NAIAS.
"Automakers from around the world continue to place NAIAS at the
top of their global auto show strategies, and have committed to
more than 50 vehicle debuts with the majority being worldwide
Seavitt said the official NAIAS Press Conference Schedule, which
was released today, reads like an automakers 'Who's Who' and
features nearly 40 official events to be held at Press Preview,
Jan. 14-15, 2013.
"Our hotels are filling up, our international media registration
is up 15 percent, and the energy is back," he said. "Our city,
state and industry are in a better place. It's show time in
Together, the more than 50 worldwide and North American
unveilings are a major demonstration of confidence in the NAIAS,
which is frequently compared with shows in Geneva, Frankfurt,
Paris, Tokyo, and Beijing/Shanghai.
Most NAIAS press conferences will take place at Detroit's Cobo
Center, which is currently in the second of a three-phase expansion
plan. Some events will take place in the new three-story glass
atrium facing the Detroit River. The lone offsite press conference
will be presented by Ford Motor Company at neighboring Joe Louis
Arena on Jan. 15.
With more than 6,000 journalists from around the globe expected
to attend NAIAS, the show continues to be at the forefront as a
venue for manufacturers and Tier One suppliers to announce new
vehicles and make industry news.
Journalists may apply for credentials at
naias.com/media/credentials.aspx. To receive credentials by mail,
applications must be received by Friday, Dec. 21. Credential
applications will continue to be accepted after Dec. 21, and, upon
approval, credentials may be retrieved on-site at Cobo Center in
January. No credential applications will be accepted after Dec.
NAIAS 2013 Official Press Conference
For more information contact Rohatynski-Harlow Public Relations,
LLC, Joe Rohatynski or Marc Harlow at 517-579-0789 or NaiasMedia2013@roharpr.com.
NAIAS 2013 would like to welcome its Premier Sponsors: Delta Air
Lines, DENSO, Johnson Controls, KPMG, Michigan Economic Development
Corporation, Michelin and ZF Group, as well as its Official
Sponsors: AutoTrader.com, MSN Autos, Panasonic
Automotive, and Schaeffler. Charter One / RBS Citizens serves as
Presenting Sponsor of Charity Preview. AISIN joins NAIAS as Title
Sponsor of the AISIN Drive Green Experience.