The North American International Auto Show today announced that tickets for the 2018 show in January are now on sale. Tickets are available for purchase to The Gallery, Industry Preview, AutoMobili-D, Charity Preview, and the public show, all of which will be held at Cobo Center in downtown Detroit.
Now in its 30th year as an international event, the NAIAS is among the most prestigious auto shows in the world, and provides access to automotive products, technologies, and industry peers. The Detroit event is the only auto show in the United States to earn an annual distinguished sanction from the Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs d’Automobiles, the Paris-based alliance of automotive trade associations and manufacturers from around the world.
“Most people don’t realize that NAIAS is actually six unique shows in one, with five of those being ticketed events for many different audiences,” says Rod Alberts, executive director of the NAIAS. “We’re looking forward to delivering an amazing show in 2018 that offers something unique and valuable for all attendees, from global executives to car lovers alike.”
The sixth event is the Press Preview Days, to held Jan. 14-16 for some 5,000 credentialed media members from around the world.
The events include:
The Gallery, Jan. 13
A night of exclusive guests, fine food, exquisite art, and the finest luxury automobiles. This marks the 12th year of the ultra-luxury automotive event, The Gallery. This event has now become the official kick-off to the North American International Auto Show. New for 2018, The Gallery will be back at Cobo Center in the atrium overlooking the international waterway. Guests will experience a multi-million-dollar collection of acclaimed automobiles, including brands such as Aston Martin, Bentley, Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Rolls Royce. Tickets are $250 per person.
Industry Preview/AutoMobili-D, Jan. 17-18
An international platform of companies, organizations, and thought leaders under one roof. Connect and share insights with nearly 40,000 automotive professionals and analysts representing over 2,200 companies from around the world. With AutoMobili-D, attendees to Industry Preview can experience the latest mobility-focused technologies and innovative platforms from global automakers, suppliers, and startups addressing autonomous driving, connected car, e-mobility, mobility services, and smart cities. AutoMobili-D (which actually runs Jan. 14-21) will feature speaker panels and presentations from the industry’s leading experts each day from noon to 6:00 p.m. Tickets for the Industry Preview will be $110 per person (shipping and handling fees may apply).
Charity Preview, Jan. 19
Charity Preview, one of the largest black tie fundraisers in the world, is one of the most exclusive, high profile events of the year. Proceeds directly benefit a wide range of children’s charities. Funds raised will support services for children of all ages from birth to 18. Since 1976, the Charity Preview has raised more than $111 million for southeastern Michigan children’s charities, over $41 million of which was raised in the last 10 years. Tickets are $400 per person, $390 of which is tax deductible.
Public Show, Jan. 20-28
Attendees can view more than 750 vehicles and numerous technologies that will shape the future automotive landscape. From muscle and electric cars, to high-performance supercars and full-size trucks, NAIAS has something for everyone to enjoy. Tickets are $14 for adults and $7 for seniors (65 and older), and children aged 7-12 (6 and under are free with a parent or a guardian).
2018 NAIAS Dates:
The Gallery – Saturday, January 13, 2018
AutoMobili-D – Sunday-Sunday, January 14-21, 2018
Press Preview – Sunday-Tuesday, January 14-16, 2018
Industry Preview – Wednesday-Thursday, January 17-18, 2018
Charity Preview – Friday, January 19, 2018
Public Show – Saturday-Sunday, January 20-28, 2018
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