Car and Truck of the Year Finalists:
A special meeting of the Detroit Economic Club. Wednesday, December
12, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. inside Detroit's Cobo Center. Keith Crain, Chairman
of Crain Communications and publisher of Automotive News, will be the
speaker. Presiding officer will be Tarik Daoud, Chairman of Al Long
Ford. Topic: The State of the Auto Industry. For more details, click
for Automotive and Business Journalists: Detroit Free Press
Building. Saturday, January 12, 2008 at 9:00 a.m.. The seminar is presented
in cooperation with the Detroit Free Press, the Society of Professional
Journalists and the Center for Automotive Research. Starting the day
will be Sean McAlinden, Ph.D., chief economist of the Center for Automotive
Research in Ann Arbor, MI. His presentation will include a projection
of the significant impact that new labor agreements with the auto makers
and the UAW will have on the industry.
Car and Truck of the Year Awards: NAIAS Stage, Michigan Hall,
Cobo Center, Sunday, January 13, 2008 at 9:30 a.m. The 15th Annual awards
recognize vehicles that have become benchmarks in their respective segments.
Designers Night in Detroit: Over
500 design professionals will celebrate this event in an art/design
studio and gallery in the Fox Theater district. The studio and gallery
are owned by Camilo Pardo, representing Ford’s Advanced Studio,
Strategic Design. Pardo is a Ford designer and one of the founders and
hosts of Designers Night, which is now in its 11th year. (By invitation
only.) The theme for the 2008 event is “The Past, Present and
Future of Detroit.” Through this presentation, automobile designers
from around the world attending the NAIAS will better understand Detroit’s
history, current status and the expansive efforts underway that are
leading to its rebirth.
of Automotive Analysts (SAA) 20th Annual Automotive Outlook Conference:
Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center, January 15, 2008 at 8:00 a.m. Chief
Economists from DiamlerChrysler, General Motors and Ford will make their
sales forecasts for 2007. For complete conference details, visit www.cybersaa.org.
Design at NAIAS: Cobo Center, NAIAS Stage, Michigan Hall, Tuesday,
January 15, 2008 at 12:00 p.m.. Presented by Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology.
Presentation of international design awards to honor and recognize the
most significant automotive designs on display at NAIAS.
Urban Wheel Awards: The Awards honor automotive companies,
executives, dealers, suppliers, motorsports organizations and advertisements
that recognize the growing clout of multicultural consumers and the
industry’s embracing diversity. On Wheels, Incorporated, parent
company of African Americans On Wheels, Latinos On Wheels, and Asians
On Wheels magazines present the Urban Wheel Awards. Also produced by
On Wheels Incorporated are On Wheels With Warren Brown, the On Wheels
News Service (OWNS) and www.onwheelsinc.com.
Tuesday, January 15, 2008 at The Fox Theatre in Detroit. Red Carpet
and VIP Reception at 4:00 p.m., General Reception at 5:00 p.m. and Awards
Presentation at 7:00 p.m.
Update / China Automotive Review:
Presenting a half-day seminar with a theme of “China’s Emerging
Automobile Market.” Held at the Sheraton Detroit Riverside Hotel
(formerly Hotel Pontchartrain). CEOs of four Chinese automakers exhibiting
at NAIAS to be featured. Co-organized by auto.sohu.com and Detroit Chinese
Business Association. For further information, contact email@example.com,
or visit cbuauto.com,
AutoWeek Design Forum:
Cobo Center, January 16, 2008 from 8:00 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. "Designed
for Fun" is the theme of the 15th annual AutoWeek Design Forum,
which 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. The keynote speaker will be Jesse James, Owner
of West Coast Choppers. In addition to an outstanding speaker lineup,
the forum includes The AutoWeek Editors' Choice Awards and
Guided tours of the 2008 North American International Auto Show floor
3 days before it opens to the public. For more details, click
Annual Auto Show Breakfast:
Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center, January 16, 2008 from 7:30 a.m.
until 9:00 a.m. "Beyond Green: Unraveling Sustainability Mystique."
Do your eyes glaze over when you begin reading about hybrids, ethanols,
electric vs. gasoline powered? Are the blends at the gas pump more confusing
to choose from? Come with us Beyond Green...as we take you through an
interesting and educational session to unravel the sustainability mystique.
Hear first hand for the experts how you can do the "right thing"
for the environment yet pick out the "right vehicle" that
fits your lifestyle. For more information, please visit http://inforummichigan.org/
Economic Club's Auto Show Luncheon:
Riverview Ballroom, Cobo Center, January 18, 2008 at 12:00 p.m. Detroit
Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick will be the speaker. For more details, click
Friday, January 18, 2008 from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Black tie event.
The Charity Preview of the North American International Auto Show brings
the world to Detroit - but that's not all. The Charity Preview is one
of the most exclusive, high profile events in the nation. Celebrities,
athletes, and politicians are drawn to the gala... a perfect opportunity
to entertain clients or reward members of your team. Tickets are $400
per person ($390 of each ticket is tax deductible). Funds raised will
support vital youth services for children. You can be part of the biggest
celebration in town. To order your tickets complete the RSVP card (available
for download soon) and fax it to 248.283.5124 or call 888.838.7500.
News World Congress: January
21-24, 2008 at the Detroit Marriot Renaissance Center (NEW location!).
Keynote Speaker: Alan Mullally, President and CEO of Ford Motor Company.
It's the only automotive event of its kind in the world - and it only
comes around once a year. The Automotive News World Congress. For four
days during the North American International Auto Show, Automotive News
delivers with access to the most influential and powerful industry leaders
from around the globe. With 30 speakers and over 800 attendees, the
World Congress is one event you can't miss. Register
today. It's the one event that puts the automotive world at your
January 23, 2008 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Automotive Education Day
began at the 2005 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) as
an opportunity for schools to participate in a positive and valuable
offsite educational experience. The purpose of this event is to enable
high school students (grades 9-12) to learn more about the trends in
the automotive industry and the career opportunities available to them.
Tickets for Automotive Education Day are $10 (USD and CAN) per student
and include lunch. One chaperone per 10 students is required. Online
registration is available at www.naias.com/aed2008.htm.
School groups should arrive promptly at 7:30 a.m. in Cobo Arena. Opening
remarks will begin at 8:30 a.m. For more details, click
January 25, 2008 from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. For one action-packed day, the
NAIAS 2008 will celebrate the excitement and history of auto racing
during its Auto Racing Day, presented by Sprint. A Racing Day theme
will overtake Cobo’s concourse, and attendees with the need for
speed can ride in race car simulators. The event will feature exhibits
showcasing different aspects of racing, and will have autograph sessions
and meet & greet opportunities with celebrity drivers. The event
continues to add exciting attractions and guest appearances, more information
will be posted on this site as it becomes available. For more details,