Detroit Auto Show Will Extend AutoMobili-D to Public Days in 2018


Auto enthusiasts attending the North American International Auto Show in Jan. 2018 will not only see the latest vehicles, but potentially gain the chance to design or build the next generation of vehicles and technologies.

AutoMobili-D, the auto show’s mobility and technology showcase, will remain open throughout the first weekend of the Public Show (Jan. 20-21, 2018) to connect people interested in working in the auto industry with companies at the first Future Automotive Career Exposition (FACE).

The event is a partnership between NAIAS and Michigan Economic Development Corp., and was announced today by Roger Curtis, director of the Michigan Department of Talent and Economic Development at the Governor’s Education and Talent Summit in Lansing.

“Michigan is the world’s automotive leader, and we are working to hold that title for generations to come,” says Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder. “But to do that, we must become the national leader in developing and attracting talent. The auto industry, like others, faces challenges in filling jobs it needs to further grow and innovate. The NAIAS is the perfect place for people who love cars and have in-demand skills to connect with industry representatives looking for talent.”

More than 180 different brands participated in the inaugural launch of AutoMobili-D as part of the 2017 NAIAS at Cobo Center, where innovations in mobility technologies and platforms were announced and showcased.

“AutoMobili-D was an overwhelming success as industry-leading companies and thought leaders came together under one roof to showcase and discuss future industry paths,” says Rod Alberts, executive director of the Detroit Auto Dealers Association in Troy, which hosts NAIAS. “We’re grateful to the longstanding support from Gov. Snyder and the state of Michigan in keeping NAIAS and Michigan as the global epicenter for automotive technology.”

More information regarding AutoMobili-D’s career expo will be announced in the coming months.

The 2018 North American Auto Show will offer:

Jan. 13 — The Gallery at Cobo Center Atrium

Jan. 14-21 — AutoMobili-D

Jan. 15-16 — Media Days

Jan. 17-18 — Industry Days

Jan. 19 — Charity Preview

Jan. 20-28 — Public Days

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