DETROIT, Dec. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The parade of fabulous new vehicles equipped with cutting-edge automotive technology from around the world is on its way to Detroit and to the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS).
"It's what we've been working toward since last January," said Bob Shuman, chairman, NAIAS 2014. "The manufacturers continue to show their confidence in the NAIAS, and will once again bring their absolute best to Detroit's world stage. The show is going to rock."
With less than one month to go before the show opens to the largest media audience in North America, the industry remains focused on one of the top automotive events in the world.
"We're at the top of our game," said Shuman, who added the official NAIAS Press Conference Schedule, released today, features more than 40 media events over the two-day Press Preview, Jan. 13-14, 2014.
"That means introductions of an expected 50 worldwide concept and production vehicles that will be seen for the very first time right here in Detroit," Shuman added.
Most of the press conferences will take place at the renovated Cobo Center, with some events held in the new glass atrium facing the Detroit River. As it has been for the past few years, the Ford press conference will be at neighboring Joe Louis Arena on Mon., Jan. 13, at 8:10 am.
With more than 5,000 journalists from around the globe expected to attend the 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. NAIAS also attracts large numbers of high ranking auto executives.
"Just by looking at the numbers, top management knows that Detroit is where they need to be," added Shuman.
Online Media Registration: 3 days Remaining
To receive a media credential by mail, journalists must register online at naias.com during the early registration period that ends Dec. 20, 2013. After Dec. 20, journalists may still register online, but will need to collect their credentials in person at Cobo Center prior to Press Preview. The registration deadline for media applications is Dec. 31, 2013; no applications will be accepted after this date.
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 Dates:
- Press Preview: Mon-Tue, Jan. 13-14, 2014
- Industry Preview: Wed-Thu, Jan. 15-16, 2014
- Charity Preview: Fri, Jan. 17, 2014
- Public Show: Sat-Sun, Jan. 18-26, 2014
NAIAS 2014 EXHIBITOR PRESS CONFERENCE SCHEDULE
Press conferences will be held on exhibitor stands unless otherwise noted.
THIS SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE. Please visit naias.com often for the most current schedule.
VALID CREDENTIAL REQUIRED FOR SHOW FLOOR ACCESS
NAIAS 2014 EXHIBITOR PRESS CONFERENCE SCHEDULE as of 12/16/2013
Monday, January 13, 2014
6:30 am Media Credential Office Opens /
8:00 am Main Show Floor and Michigan Hall Opens
7:00-7:20 am VDA-German Association
7:20-7:40 am Schaeffler Group /
(new location), Room 360
7:15-7:25 am NAIAS 2014 Welcome Ceremony/
7:30-7:55 am North American Car and Truck/
Utility of the Year Awards /
8:10-8:35 am Ford / Joe Louis Arena
8:50-9:15 am Toyota / Main Show Floor
9:25-9:50 am Chrysler Group
10:00-10:25 am Chevrolet
10:35-11:00 am Mercedes-Benz and smart
11:10-11:35 am BMW
11:45 am-12:10 pm Porsche
12:20-12:45 pm Volkswagen
12:55-1:20 pm Audi
1:30-1:55 pm MINI
2:05-2:30 pm Bentley
2:40-3:05 pm Honda
3:15-3:40 pm Kia
3:50-4:15 pm Nissan
4:25-4:50 pm Hyundai
5:00-5:25 pm Volvo
5:35-6:00 pm Panasonic / Room 330A
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
6:30 am Media Credential Office Opens /
6:30 am Main Show Floor and Michigan
7:00-7:25 am ZF / Main Show Floor
7:35-8:00 am DENSO / Main Show Floor
8:10-8:35 am Michelin / Main Show Floor
8:45-9:10 am Lexus / Room W-152 (former
9:20-9:45 am Infiniti
9:55-10:20 am Subaru
10:30-10:55 am Cadillac
11:05-11:30 am Acura
11:40 am-12:05 pm Tesla
12:15-12:40 pm VL Automotive / Concourse
12:50-1:15 pm Equus Automotive / Michigan Hall
1:25-1:50 pm VIA Motors / Main Show Floor
2:00-2:25 pm MetroBee / Concourse
2:35-3:00 pm PPG / Room 420A
3:10-3:35 pm Steel Market Development Institute /
3:45-4:10 pm The One Show's Automobile Advertising
of the Year Awards / Atrium Stage
4:20-4:45 pm Michigan Economic Development Corp. /
4:55-5:20 pm EyesOn Design Panel Discussion / Atrium
5:20-5:45 pm EyesOn Design Awards / Atrium Stage
5:45-7:00 pm NAIAS Appreciation Reception / Atrium
SOURCE North American International Auto Show