LOS ANGELES, Nov. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The LA Auto Show today announced that Faurecia, North America's fifth-largest automotive supplier, will sponsor the media center for the 2013 show during Press Days, Nov. 19-21 (#LAAutoShow). The media center is expected to host journalists and industry executives from more than 50 countries in the three days leading up to the public opening of the auto show at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The media center offers work stations, Wi-Fi and high-speed Internet connectivity, photo and wire desks, e-mail kiosks, landlines, fax machines, photo copiers and other services to news reporters, writers and editors.
This year, automakers plan to debut 56 vehicles at the show, involving 22 world debuts and nearly 30 news conferences. The LA Auto Show also will launch the Connected Car Expo, a three-day vehicle-technology conference and expo to be held in conjunction with press days. The media center will serve as a site for distribution of press materials for those covering these events.
"We are grateful that Faurecia is sponsoring a wide range of services, infrastructure and information for the world's media during LA Auto Show Press Days," said LA Auto Show President, Lisa Kaz. "Its media center sponsorship serves as recognition of Faurecia's strong working relationship with the automotive press and local media."
At the show, Faurecia will demonstrate new technology that will reshape the way people interact with their vehicles, inviting media to its exhibit in the South Hall, Upper Level Lobby of the LA Convention Center, Nov. 20-21. Faurecia will be among the leading industry manufacturers attracting media to concepts and near-future products, introducing gesture-based controls for interior functions, natural fibers that eliminate oil-based materials from instrument panels or door panels, 3D covers for seats and seating comfort concepts designed to help drivers feel better on arrival after a long trip than they felt when they started.
"The media center is the heart of every auto show, fueling information around the world to keep the industry and consumers up to date on new technologies, styling and features," said Michael Heneka, President of Faurecia North America. "We are pleased to sponsor the media center this year and to support the efforts of all the journalists who cover the LA Auto Show."
Faurecia is also a host of the LA Auto Show Designers' Night on Nov. 21 to celebrate the 10th Annual Design Challenge, an event open to all guests credentialed in the "Design" category for Press Days.
Faurecia is the world's sixth–largest automotive supplier, with four Business Groups: Automotive Seating, Emissions Control Technologies, Interior Systems and Automotive Exteriors. In 2012, the Group posted sales of $22.5 billion. Faurecia employs 94,000 people in 34 countries at 320 sites and 30 R&D centers. Faurecia is listed on the NYSE Euronext Paris exchange.
In North America, Faurecia had sales of $6 billion in 2012. It employs more than 20,000 people at 47 locations in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Connect with Faurecia North America at www.facebook.com/faureciaNA, www.twitter.com/faureciaNA, and www.pinterest.com/faureciaNA.
About the Los Angeles Auto Show and Connected Car Expo
Founded in 1907, the Los Angeles Auto Show is the first major North American auto show of the season each year. Press Days for the 2013 LA Auto Show® will be held on Nov. 20 and 21. The show will be open to the public Nov. 22 – Dec. 1. The Connected Car Expo (CCE) will be the first expo to unite automotive and technology professionals in an effort to increase development and foster relationship-building in the connected car industry, providing attendees with access to the key players and top media constructing the future of the connected car. CCE will debut on Nov. 19, and continue in conjunction with the 2013 LA Auto Show Press Days. The LA Auto Show is endorsed by the Greater L.A. New Car Dealer Association and is operated by ANSA Productions. To receive the latest show news and information, follow LA Auto Show on Twitter at twitter.com/LAAutoShow or via Facebook at facebook.com/LosAngelesAutoShow and sign up for alerts at www.LAAutoShow.com. For more information on CCE please visit http://connectedcarexpo.com/.
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SOURCE LA Auto Show