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2007 NAIAS :: Detroit Auto Show :: Supporting Events


  • North American Car of the Year and North American Truck of the Year Awards - NAIAS Stage, Michigan Hall, Cobo Center, 10:30 a.m. The 14th annual awards recognize vehicles that have become benchmarks in their respective segments. (Sunday, January 7, 2007)
  • Society of Automotive Analysts (SAA) 19th Annual Automotive Outlook Conference - Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Jim press, President of Toyota Motor North America will make a keynote address. Chief Economists from DiamlerChrysler, General Motors and Ford will make their sales forecasts for 2007. Of the scheduled speakers, Van Jolissaint, Mustafa Mohatarem and Ellen Hughes-Cromwick. All registered conference attendees receive an "Analyst Pass" providing access to the auto show on Tuesday. For complete conference details, visit, or call 734.677.3518 or 800.704.0051. (Tuesday, January 9, 2007)
  • EyesOn 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 9, 2007)
  • 11th Annual Urban Wheel Awards - The 11th Annual Urban Wheels Awards is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2007 at the Max M. Fisher Music Center, located at 3711 Woodward Ave. in Detroit, Mich. Presented by On Wheels, Inc., publisher of African Americans On Wheels, Latinos On Wheels and Asians On Wheels magazines. The awards recognize the top African-American, Asian and Latino executives in the automotive industry. The Awards are also bestowed upon the most significant new car and truck/SUV to urban-based drivers as well as major corporations and minority suppliers for their efforts and their ability to promote diversity in their areas of expertise. Four dollars, four siblings and a language barrier were the humble beginnings of comedian actor Alex Reymundo who will co-host the 11th Annual Urban Wheel Awards alongside Vivica A. Fox. For further information or ticket, call 313.963.2209 or (Tuesday, January 9, 2007)
  • 3rd Annual Auto Show Discussion - Compuware World Headquarters, 6:00 p.m. "Is Product King?" A comprehensive, thought-provoking and candid look at the critical forces connecting consumers to the automotive market. This product-oriented panel will address balancing function and performance with style and the emotional connection necessary to generate an innovative and successful product. Panelists include David Davis Jr., Editor-in-Chief of Winding Road Magazine; Joseph Dehner, Dir. of Jeep/Truck Design Studio; Jim Dunne, Detroit Editor of Popular Mechanics; Peter Horbury, Exec. Dir. of Design, The Americas for Ford Motor Co; Jim Taylor, Gen. Mgr. of Cadillac for General Motors and Charles Vogelheim, V.P. of Automotive Development for J.D. Power & Associates. (Tuesday, January 9, 2007)
  • 14th Annual Auto Week Design Forum - Cobo Center, Riverview Ballroom, 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. "Design for Success" is the theme of the forum at Cobo Center. The event examines design in the auto and consumer product worlds and celebrates design as the ultimate differentiating factor between products, the catalyst of passion, and the primary force that drives consumers' interest and purchase decisions. Additionally, AutoWeek Editors' Choice Awards will recognize the Best in Show, Most Fun, Most Significant and Best Concept vehicles of the NAIAS 2007. Visit 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 or call 586.939.3429. (Wednesday, January 10, 2007)
  • 6th Annual Newspaper Association of America Automotive Advertising Symposium - The Annual NAA/ANSR Automotive Advertising Symposium will take place again during the North American International Auto Show in Detroit early in the new year. Top executives from the auto industry will be on hand to give us a “heads up” on how they hope to go to market in the year ahead and what the newspaper industry can do to help advance those efforts. Join your colleagues for what promises to be a profitable day-long session on what newspapers are doing to meet the auto industry’s advertising challenges.For more information, contact Jake Kelderman, Newspaper Association of America, 703.902.1649, or email (Tuesday, January 9, 2007)
  • The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) Symposium - Cobo Center, NAIAS Stage, Michigan Hall, For more information, visit or call 800.946.6829.
  • Inforum's Annual Auto Show Breakfast - 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m., Detroit Marriott, Renaissance Center. “Going Green – Detroit’s Growth Engine for the 21st Century” You’ll also get a special preview of the new “green” machines – some of which we’re confident you’ve never seen up close and personal before. In fact, some of these marvelous models have so excited customers, there are waiting lists already. We can tell you that you’ll be among the first to hear about the new environmentally conscious business models – an absolute imperative for the future. Companies who don’t “go green” will be likely to “lose green.” For more information, please visit (Thursday, January 11, 2007)
  • Detroit Economic Club - North American International Auto Show 2007 Luncheon - Riverview Ballroom, Cobo Center, noon. Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick will be the speaker. (Friday, January 12, 2007)
  • Charity Preview - Cobo Center, Doors open to show floor 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Since the show became international in 1989, the black tie event has raised over $64 million. For more information on the NAIAS 2007 Charity Preview, call 248.643.0250 or email the Charity Preview Department. Tickets are $400 each. (Friday, January 12, 2007)
  • Automotive News World Congress - Hyatt Regency Hotel, Dearborn; January 15-18, 2007. Theme, 'Life in the Fast Lane: The Pace of Global Competition' Keynote speaches will be made by Rick Wagoner, Chairman and CEO of General Motors; Roger Penske, Chairman of Penske Corporation; J. Mays, Vice President, Design and Chief Creative Officer of Ford Motor Company and Dick Dauch, Chairman and CEO of American Axle & Manufacturing. More than 20 other speakers will make an address. A full agenda and online registration are available at To register for this event, please click here. (Monday, January 15-Thursday, January 18, 2007)
  • NAIAS Automotive Education Day - Presented by State Farm Insurance. Cobo Center, January 17, 2007 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The 3rd Annual Automotive Education Day is designed to provide a fun learning experience for school groups, allowing them to explore career paths in all automotive fields. Hilary Will, a KB Racing Top Fuel Dragster will make the opening remarks at 9:00 a.m. Students will have access to the auto show from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. For more information, please contact Michelle Collins at (248) 458-1127 or visit . To purchase tickets for this event, please click here. (Wednesday, January 17, 2007)
  • NAIAS Auto Racing Day - For one action-packed day, the NAIAS 2007 will celebrate the excitement and history of auto racing during its Auto Racing Day, presented by Michigan International Speedway. A Racing Day theme will overtake Cobo’s concourse, and attendees with the need for speed can ride in race car simulators. Enthusiasts also can meet with several celebrity drivers in attendance, including Helio Castroneves, Indy Car racer; Sam Hornish, Jr., Indy Car racer; Ron Fellows, American Le Mans Series racer; Hillary Will, NHRA Top-Fuel dragster racer; and Chris Dyson, American Le Mans Series racer.
    The event will host exhibits showcasing different aspects of racing, such as Michigan International Speedway, the Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix, the American Le Mans Series, Micro Reality race cars and MSU Formula One Racing. (Thursday, January 18, 2007)




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