NAIAS Connect - December 2013
  Welcome to NAIAS Connect, your e-news connection to NAIAS 2014 and your link to some of the latest news, highlights and happenings surrounding the show.


IN THIS ISSUE:
NAIAS 2014 Prepares to Host Rock-Solid Lineup of Intros
Navigating NAIAS 2014
NAIAS Ramps Up Social Media
Charity Preview Looks to Raise Over $4 Million for Children
Media Preview Set for The Gallery
Millions to Experience NAIAS on NBC Sports Special
New Motorsports Panel Joins Preview Week Lineup
Industry Gears Up for a Full Calendar of Events
An Auto Show Moment with Bob and Scott
NACTOY Prepares to Announce 2014 Winners at NAIAS
Auto Show Passport Takes Car Lovers Around the World
Another Auto Show Moment with Bob and Scott
NAIAS Welcomes New Sponsors

  2013 Show Dates - Press Preview, January 14-15 - Industry Preview, January 16-17 - Charity Preview, January 18 - Public Show, January 19-27  
 

NAIAS 2014 Prepares to Host Rock-Solid Lineup of Intros

NAIAS 2014 Prepares to Host Rock-Solid Lineup of Intros

NAIAS 2014 is now just weeks away, and show organizers have revealed a full, two-day press conference schedule that promises to be filled with worldwide and North American reveals.

Here's a peek at what's planned:*

NAIAS 2014 Prepares to Host Rock-Solid Lineup of Intros

*More intros are planned, but have not been publicly announced by auto manufacturers.

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Navigating NAIAS 2014 During Preview Week


 
Navigating NAIAS 2014 During
Preview Week


Here are some resources to help with navigating the show and planning your schedule for the press conferences and many other significant industry events and awards taking place during NAIAS.

Press Conference Schedule – A look at the full, two-day press conference schedule, beginning with the opening of the Media Credentialing Office at 6:30 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 13.

Floor Plan – Review the layout of the NAIAS show floor.

Calendar of Events – A list of important industry events and award programs that have become synonymous with the NAIAS.


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NAIAS to Launch New Social Media Push in 2014


 
NAIAS Ramps Up Social Media

Looking to grow and enhance its presence throughout the world of social media, NAIAS has named metro Detroit-based Embark Digital as its social media partner for press week. Embark will not only assist in growing the show’s social following, but will help ensure followers enjoy a unique and rewarding online experience. Embark’s main focus will be to assist in the management of all initiatives through NAIAS’s social channels, including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube. Embark will also work with OEMs, suppliers and show sponsors to help coordinate their social media efforts to amplify NAIAS across the globe. Sponsoring this new social media initiative is Ally Auto, the NAIAS Official Social Media Sponsor of Preview Week. Follow Ally Auto on facebook.com/AllyAuto or twitter.com/AllyAuto.

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Charity Preview Looks to Raise Over $4 Million for Children Charity Preview Looks to Raise Over $4 Million for Children Charity Preview Looks to Raise Over $4 Million for Children


 
Charity Preview Looks to Raise Over
$4 Million for Children


One of the most exclusive, high-profile events in the nation, Charity Preview is poised to raise more than $4 million for a wide range of southeastern Michigan children’s charities. With the longstanding tradition of being “the place” to be the night before the opening of the Public Show, plus the recently announced “An Evening with Sheryl Crow” on the Atrium stage and the party of the year -- Studio 25 at NAIAS, the event is expected to be a sellout, report NAIAS organizers. For more information on Charity Preview tickets, click here or contact 888.838.7500. Charity Preview is presented by Charter One/RBS Citizens.

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Media Preview Set for The Gallery

NAIAS-credentialed media will once again have the exclusive opportunity to experience The Gallery at a special media preview on Sunday, Jan. 12 from 10 a.m. to noon at the MGM Grand Detroit. First held in 2007, The Gallery features over two dozen of the world’s sexist ultra-luxury and performance vehicles from some of the industry’s most prestigious marques, including Lamborghini, Ferrari, Maserati and Rolls-Royce. Although The Gallery’s premiere on Saturday, Jan. 11 is a private, invitation-only gathering, NAIAS officials are making a limited number of tickets available for the event. Tickets are priced at $500 each. More information about the event and tickets can be obtained by contacting 248.593.9740. Sponsors for The Gallery are BBC.com, Tapper's, Tag Heur, and MGM Grand Detroit.

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Millions to Experience NAIAS on NBC Sports Special

For the 10th year, viewers from across the nation will experience the best of the NAIAS by tuning in to NBC Sports coverage of the North American International Auto Show Special, scheduled to air on Saturday, Jan. 25 from 1-2 p.m. EST. Hosted by Marty Snider, who will be joined by NBC Motor Sports reporters Kelli Stavast, Kevin Lee and Townsend Bell, the one-hour NAIAS special will feature the hottest and most exciting vehicles unveiled at the show, as well as the technology that drives them. This year's show will re-air in February on NBCSN. Broadcast of the 2013 NBC Sports International Auto Show special drew more than two million viewers.

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New Motorsports Panel Joins Preview Week Lineup

An all-new panel discussion, “Start Line to Finish Line: Engineers and Drivers talk Technology, Innovation, Racing and Fan Engagement in NASCAR,” hosted by Michigan International Speedway (MIS), will join the roster of industry symposiums held during the NAIAS. Scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 15, the program will feature engineers from Ford, Chevrolet and Toyota discussing how they apply research, development and technology to “Win on Sunday; sell on Monday.” The program will also feature a second panel of drivers and executives from MIS and NASCAR who will share how they energize their fan base and drive fan engagement. For additional information, contact MIS Senior Director of Communications Sammie Lukaskiewicz at 517.592.1208 or slukaskiewicz@mispeedway.com.

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Industry Gears Up for a Full Calendar of Events

NAIAS will again be the backdrop for a number of “must-attend” industry events. Kicking off auto show week will be the Society of Automotive Analysts 27th Annual Automotive Outlook Conference on Sunday, Jan. 12. Keynoter will be Jim Lentz, CEO, North America Region, Toyota Motor North America. Also on Jan. 12 will be the 18th Annual Urban Wheel Awards, the Official Multicultural Event of the NAIAS. Honoring companies and individuals who have made significant progress in embracing diversity, the Urban Wheel Awards will be hosted by actor Morris Chestnut. Featuring more than 20 industry speakers, the Automotive News World Congress will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 14 – Wednesday, Jan 15. The 38th annual program will feature top executives sharing their strategies for managing ongoing global challenges and growth opportunities. EyesOn Design Awards – recognizing the best production and concept vehicles making their debut at NAIAS – will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 14. The One Show will be back at NAIAS 2014 on Tuesday, Jan. 14 -- this time to announce its inaugural Automobile Advertising of the Year Awards. Autoline will host its Supplier Symposium on Wednesday, Jan 15, featuring multiple panels of OEM and supplier executives as well as industry analysts. John McElroy, host of “Autoline” and WWJ commentator, will lead the discussions. The Detroit Free Press Automotive Leadership Awards will be held on Thursday, Jan. 16. The Multicultural Media Luncheon will hold its 4th annual event on Thursday, Jan. 16, honoring ethnic groups for their achievements in the auto industry. Inforum will hold its Auto Show Breakfast on Friday, Jan. 17, featuring keynote speaker Ford Motor Company COO Mark Fields.

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An Auto Show Moment with Bob
and Scott


An Auto Show Moment with Bob and Scott

-Bob Shuman, Chairman of NAIAS 2014

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NACTOY Prepares to Announce 2014 Winners at NAIAS

Forty-eight automotive journalists from the United States and Canada have voted the Cadillac CTS, Chevrolet Corvette Stingray and Mazda3 finalists for the 2014 North American Car of the Year. They also named the Acura MDX, Chevrolet Silverado and Jeep Cherokee the finalists for the 2014 North American Truck/Utility of the Year. Now there will be a second round of voting, with the two winners remaining a secret until NACTOY’s news conference on Monday, Jan. 13 at the NAIAS. At the 2013 show, the Cadillac ATS took the North American Car of the Year honors, while the Ram 1500 captured the title of North American Truck/Utility of the Year.

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Auto Show Passport Takes Car Lovers Around the World

Showcasing the world’s premiere auto shows, including Detroit, Paris, Geneva, Frankfurt, Beijing, Shanghai, Tokyo and beyond, the newly introduced Auto Show Passport will bring the energy and excitement of these international shows to auto aficionados around the world with a simple touch of a finger.

Download New Passport App Here

The new Auto Show Passport App – for smart phones and iPads – will take car enthusiasts to other parts of the world, not only enabling them to preview concept cars and international debuts worldwide, but also offering them show descriptions and a flavor for the local culture of the auto show host cities. Created by the NAIAS and sponsored by Michelin North America and Delphi Automotive, the App is available for free download at autoshowpassport.com with links to Apple iTunes and Google Play Store. The Auto Show Passport includes more than 2,600 individual photos from 18 of the world’s most important auto shows and events.

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Another Auto Show Moment with Bob and Scott Another Auto S how Moment with Bob and Scott


 
Another Auto Show Moment with Bob and Scott

Another Auto Show Moment with Bob and Scott

-Scott LaRiche, Vice Chairman of NAIAS 2014

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2014 Sponsors
 
NAIAS 2014 Announces Premier Sponsors

NAIAS is pleased to welcome its Premier Sponsor, the highest level of affiliation with the show. Premier Sponsors participate with NAIAS in a number of significant ways, including hosting events and displays and providing exceptional promotional support.

Premier Sponsors




NAIAS Welcomes New Sponsors

NAIAS is pleased to greet several new sponsors to the 2014 show, including three new Official Sponsors:

New NAIAS 2014 sponsors also include: A2MAC1 Automotive Benchmarking, Celanese Engineered Materials, Comau, Inc., Health Insurance Marketplace, IHS, Makino, Inc., Michigan International Speedway, Plex Systems, MetroBee, Samsung SDI, Sprint Velocity, Steel Market Development Institute, Summit Polymers, and TomTom Automotive.


 
 
About the North American International Auto Show
Celebrating its 25th anniversary as an international event, the NAIAS is among the most prestigious auto shows in the world, providing unparalleled access to the automotive products, people and ideas that matter most - up close and in one place. One of the largest media events in North America, the NAIAS is the only auto show in the United States to earn an annual distinguished sanction of the Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs d’Automobiles (OICA), the Paris-based alliance of automotive trade associations and manufacturers from around the world.



 
NAIAS 2014 Committee
Robert Shuman, Chairman
Scott LaRiche, Vice Chairman
Paul Sabatini, Committee Member
Sam Slaughter, Committee Member
Ryan LaFontaine, Committee Member
Rod Alberts, Executive Director
 
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NAIAS 2014 Show Dates
Press Preview - Monday-Tuesday, Jan. 13-14, 2014
Industry Preview - Wednesday-Thursday, Jan. 15-16, 2014
Charity Preview - Friday, Jan. 17, 2014
Public Show - Saturday-Sunday, Jan. 18-26, 2014
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