DETROIT, Nov. 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) announced today that Roadshow by CNET, the soon-to-be launched brand new auto destination by CNET, will be the official digital and video partner for the 2016 event. Through the partnership, Roadshow, will host live-streaming of daily press conferences, interviews with industry luminaries and real-time news coverage from the show floor booth. Roadshow is designed to explore what it means to be a driver in today's rapidly changing automotive landscape.
"The passion and expertise of the Roadshow editorial team, combined with their global reach, make them the perfect partner to cover the industry-first innovations that make their world debuts on the NAIAS stage," said Paul Sabatini, 2016 NAIAS Chairman. "We've heard from our exhibiting automakers and suppliers that Roadshow's partnership aligns perfectly with the messages and news they are trying to convey to the industry and consumers at our show."
Roadshow will feature first looks and analysis of the latest automotive innovations coming out of NAIAS. The site's live programming and social channels will extend the global reach of NAIAS through stunning photos, eye catching videos and breaking news.
"NAIAS is among the most prestigious auto shows in the world, where the biggest players in the global automotive industry convene to reveal new cars, new tech and new concepts that will shape the market for years to come," said Tim Stevens, Editor-in-Chief, Roadshow. "At CNET, we've covered the intersection of tech and autos for more than a decade, and as the automotive world grows more complex, Roadshow is excited to introduce a smarter guide to help consumers navigate these exciting developments."
Roadshow show floor presence will include a live stream of press conferences with anchor desk coverage from CNET's Editor-at-Large Brian Cooley and Tim Stevens, as well as show floor reports and behind the scenes exclusives. Additionally, "The Next Big Thing" session will feature a panel of industry influencers for a discussion on automotive innovation. Roadshow will also announce the Roadshow SHIFT awards, which will celebrate the companies and technologies that are innovating or disrupting in the automotive industry.
About the North American International Auto Show
Now in its 28th 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. Administered by Executive Director Rod Alberts, the NAIAS is one of the largest media events in North America, and 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. For more information, visit naias.com.
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2016 NAIAS Dates:
The Gallery – Saturday, January 9, 2016
Press Preview - Monday-Tuesday, January 11-12, 2016
Industry Preview - Wednesday-Thursday, January 13-14, 2016
Charity Preview - Friday, January 15, 2016
Public Show - Saturday-Sunday, January 16-24, 2016
SOURCE North American International Auto Show