NAIAS :: Supporting Events
American Car of the Year and North American Truck of the Year Awards
- NAIAS Stage, Michigan Hall, Cobo Center, 10:30 a.m. The 13th annual
awards recognize vehicles that have become benchmarks in their respective
segments. (Sunday, January 8, 2006)
of Automotive Analysts (SAA) 18th Annual Automotive Outlook Conference
- Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center, 8:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. The conference
theme is 'Beyond the Restructuring - Will it Deliver a Sustainable Automotive
Industry?' Luncheon keynote speaker is auto industry veteran Jerome
B. 'Jerry' York. Chief Economist from the U.S. Big 3 kick off the conference
with their analyses of structural and cyclical trends as they present
their 2006 forecasts. The program also includes a panel on 'Commercializing
Innovation for Market Position and Profit' with Jim Gillette (CSM Worldwide),
Kevin McMahon (The Martec Group), and Dr. Jan Dannenberg and Dr. Douglas
Boike (Mercer Management Consulting). For complete conference details,
visit www.cybersaa.org, or call
734.677.3518 or 800.704.0051. (Tuesday, January 10, 2006)
Design at NAIAS
- Cobo Center, NAIAS Stage, Michigan Hall, noon. Presented by Detroit
Institute of Ophthalmology. Presentation of international design awards
to honor and recognize the most significant automotive designs on display
at NAIAS. Awards are judged and presented by a panel of world renowned
designers led by Thomas Gale, former Executive Vice President of Global
Design for DaimerChrysler Corporation. (Tuesday, January 10, 2006)
- Tenth Annual
Urban Wheel Awards
- Orchestra Hall at the Max M. Fisher Music Center in Detroit at 6:00
p.m. Presented by On Wheels, Inc., publisher of African Americans On
Wheels, Latinos On Wheels and Asians On Wheels magazines. The awards
program kicks off the 11th year of On Wheels, the first national minority
automotive media group. Mike Helton, president of NASCAR, will accept
the 1st Annual Motorsports Award, and awards will be presented to automotive
companies, executives, dealers, and suppliers for promoting diversity
in all aspects of the marketplace. More than 2,000 automotive industry
executives, media, political and community leaders are expected to attend
the black-tie gala with special celebrity emcee Sinbad. For further
information or ticket, call 313.963.2209 or www.onwheelsinc.com.
(Tuesday, January 10, 2006)
- 13th Annual
Auto Week Design Forum - Cobo Center, Riverview Ballroom, 8:00
a.m. - 9:00 p.m. The forum examines iconic design and explores the importance
of design in the auto world and also the consumer product world. Event
is geared towards car design professionals, designers allied to the
field, design students and automotive enthusiasts. Visit www.autoweek.com/dforum
for additiional information and to register online. Complimentary registration
for the forum is available to credentialed media. To register in advance,
contact Pat Adanti-Joy, APR, via email at email@example.com or call
586.939.3429. (Wednesday, January 11, 2006)
- Fifth Annual
Newspaper Association of America Automotive Advertising Symposium
- Cobo Center, Room W1-54, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 2006 theme: 'Automotive
Advertising - The Engagement Challenge.' A day-long dialogue for senior
newspaper executives and their auto industry sales and marketing counterparts.
Sponsored by the Newspaper Association of America in association with
the Alliance of Newspaper Sales Representatives (ANSR Detroit). By invitation
only. For more information, contact Jake Kelderman, Newspaper Association
of America, 703.902.1649, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. (Wednesday, January
- The Michigan
Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) Symposium - Cobo Center,
NAIAS Stage, Michigan Hall, 9:00 a.m. - noon. MEDC will host their second
annual symposium entitled, 'Innovation, 21st Century Automotive Customer.'
The symposium will explore the diverse expectations of the 21st century
consumer. A personalized Jones Soda Chevy HRR Original will be showcased.
Speakers will include: Michigan Governor Jennifer M. Granholm; Sean
McAliden, Center for Automotive Research; Robert Schumaker, Delphi;
John Waraniak, Tata Consulting; Chris Kersting, SEMA; and Fred Keller,
Cascade Engineering. For more information, visit www.michigan.org/autoshow
or call 800.946.6829. (Wednesday, January 11, 2006)
Annual Auto Show Breakfast - Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center,
7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. The event theme for 2006: 'The Art of Design:
Capturing the Hearts and Minds of Women Consumers,' will focus on the
implications of product design and development as it pertains to women
consumers, and will reveal insights about what leading companies are
doing right, and wrong. Moderated by Anita Lienert, Columnist for Detroit
News and President of Lienert & Lienert, and paneled by Diane Allen,
Design Manager for Nissan Design America, Inc. in San Diego, Margaret
Hackstedde, Design Director of Color/Fabric/Mastering/Interior Craftsmanship
and Color & Material Data Administration Studios for the Chrysler
Group, Tatiana Butovitsch Temm of Volvo, and Liz Wendzel, Director of
Design - Global Design Brands for General Motors Corporation. The first
300 people to register will receive a complimentary NAIAS public show
ticket. To register, please visit www.inforummichigan.org.
(Thursday, January 12, 2006)
Economic Club - North American International Auto Show 2006
Luncheon - Riverview Ballroom, Cobo Center, noon. Detroit Mayor Kwame
Kilpatrick will be the speaker. (Friday, January 13, 2006)
- Cobo Center, Doors open to show floor 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Pre-party
and ribbon-cutting ceremony in Cobo Center at 5:15 p.m., black tie.
Ticket information at 888.838.7500. (Friday, January 13, 2006)
News World Congress
- Hyatt Regency Hotel, Dearborn. 2006 Theme, 'The Road to Prosperity:
The Right Strategies in a Shifting Landscape.' Jason Vines, vice president
- communications for the Chrysler Group, and consumer advocate Ralph
Nader will be speakers at the 30th Automotive News World Congress and
join a long list of prominent auto executives and industry experts who
will either be speakers at individual morning addresses, participate
in the afternoon panel roundtable or be keynote dinner speakers. A full
agenda and online registration are available at www.autonews.com/anwc.
For complimentary registration available to credentialed media, contact
Pat Adanti-Joy, APR, via email at email@example.com or call 586.939.3429.
(Monday, January 16-Thursday, January 19, 2006)
- NAIAS Automotive
Education Day - Presented by State Farm Insurance. Cobo Center,
7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. High school and middle school students (grades
8 - 12) from throughout Southeastern Michigan and Canada will have the
unique opportunity to learn more about the trends in the auto industry
and career opportunities. The event begins with a kick-off presentation
in Cobo Arena. Students will then be invited to visit various NAIAS
exhibitors to hear presentations by participating auto manufacturers
and industry spokespersons. Also new for 200 is an Automotive Career
Fair, enabling students to talk one-on-one with post-secondary school
representatives. For additional information, contact Sandy Herp at 248.283.5138
or firstname.lastname@example.org or Ryan Bocskay
at 248.458.1127 or email@example.com.
(Wednesday, January 18, 2006)
- NAIAS Auto
- Co-sponsored by Michigan International Speedway and AAA Michigan.
Cobo Center, 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Racecar enthusiasts will enjoy themed
attractions as well as special appearances by auto racing drivers throughout
the day. Racing fans will be able to meet their favorite drivers and
see the cars up close and personal. For more information, contact Lyle
Wolas at 248.283.5146 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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