NAIAS Connect - March 2011
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  2012 Show Dates - Press Preview, January 9-10 - Industry Preview, January 11-12 - Charity Preview, January 13 - Public Show, January 14-22  


The Detroit Regional Convention Facility Authority recently announced dramatic changes to Cobo Center in Detroit, home of the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). Construction is already underway on the $221 million project, and while many of the renovations will be ready for the 2012 NAIAS and 2013 NAIAS, all improvements will be completed for the 2014 show.

At a recent press conference, the Cobo Authority unveiled a virtual tour of the conceptualized, completed convention facility. Click on the following link to see the dramatic facility enhancements and architectural changes, including a new three-story atrium, new meeting rooms and ballrooms that will open up to stunning views of the Detroit River.

Cobo Center Renovation & Expansion

"For more than 24 years, the NAIAS has been the vehicle to drive sales and educate consumers and decision makers on a global scale with automakers’ brand messages, while it continues to be a reliable gauge of the worldwide economy,” said NAIAS 2012 Chairman Bill Perkins. “All of these functions will now be amplified through an amazing transformation of a classic facility that will enhance the image and legacy of the NAIAS. We're building on a strong, positive momentum from NAIAS 2011, and we're encouraged by what we're hearing from automakers. The industry is rebounding, and the news about the Cobo improvements comes at a critical time."

2011 Calendar of Events
March 1-13, 2011

March 24 - April 3, 2011

March 31 - April 10, 2011

April 12-23, 2011

New York
April 20 - May 1, 2011

April 21 - April 28, 2011

May 12-22, 2011

May 25-29, 2011

June 3-9, 2011

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June 10-19, 2011

Bueno Aires
June 16-26, 2010

September 13-25, 2011

September 28 - October 3, 2011

October 6-16, 2011

November 4-13, 2011

November 30 - December 11, 2011

December 1-11, 2011

About the North American International Auto Show
Entering its 24th year 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, the Paris-based alliance of automotive trade associations and manufacturers from around the world.

NAIAS 2012 Committee
Bill Perkins, Chairman
Jim Seavitt, Vice Chairman
Committee Members:
Bob Shuman
Scott LaRiche
Rod Alberts, Executive Director
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NAIAS 2012 Show Dates
Press Preview - Monday-Tuesday, Jan. 9-10, 2012
Industry Preview - Wednesday-Thursday, Jan. 11-12, 2012
Charity Preview - Friday, Jan. 13, 2012
Public Show - Saturday-Sunday, Jan. 14-22, 2012

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