2011 North American International Auto Show Ready for Prime Time


DETROIT, November 30, 2010/PRNewswire/ — The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) is less than two months away from opening its doors to thousands of media to showcase hundreds of vehicles and feature the future of automotive innovation. NAIAS 2011 officials are looking forward to maintaining the event’s global reputation for providing never-before-seen vehicles to a uniquely multifaceted audience.

“It is great to see the strides the automotive industry has made in recent months,” said Barron Meade, 2011 NAIAS chairman. “We are confident that NAIAS 2011 will be an excellent kick-off event for the automotive industry as manufacturers and suppliers continue to recover and plan for the future. In fact, 90 per cent of the vehicle unveilings by automakers will be world-wide debuts. That is a significant good news statement on the global auto industry in itself.”

The NAIAS is one of the world’s most prestigious automotive events that will run from January 10 – 23, 2011. Reviewing the 2010 NAIAS, nearly 40 total vehicles were unveiled to nearly 5,000 international media from more than 60 countries. Additionally, the show welcomed a host of government officials who were drawn to environmentally-friendly displays and the exciting product reveals. Also, the show welcomed nearly 715,000 attendees to NAIAS 2010, up from 2009’s 650,000 estimated attendees.

Based on a positive response from NAIAS 2010, the two-day press preview, January 10-11, will be continued for 2011. Journalists can register by going to http://www.naias.com and completing the form found on the “Media Access” page. Media credentials are required for entry to the NAIAS 2011 for qualified journalists. To qualify for media credentials, applicants must be working in print, broadcast or social-based/website media.

The NAIAS also has added new elements to its online presence in an effort to make the site more user friendly. One new feature is a mobile interactive map of the show floor that provides detailed profiles of exhibitors and allows show goers to navigate the show floor with ease.

Furthermore, Cobo Center, home of the NAIAS, has experienced additional facility updates with an investment of $300 million in renovations during 2010. The NAIAS continues to seek long-term improvements to help reduce the cost of exhibiting and create a welcoming and accommodating experience for the media and visitors of the NAIAS.

About the North American International Auto Show

Entering its 23rd 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. 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, the Paris-based alliance of automotive trade associations and manufacturers from around the world.

Source: North American International Auto Show

Tim Trapmann, Roth and Lorenz, Tel: +49-711-90140-57, Fax: +49-711-90140-92, tim.trapmann@rothundlorenz.de