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NAIAS: Supporting Events
North American Car and Truck of the Year (NACTOY) Finalists:
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 at Noon. The Detroit Athletic Club. The
announcement will take place during an Automotive Press Association
luncheon. More info at www.northamericancaroftheyear.org.
of Automotive Analysts (SAA) 21st Annual Automotive Outlook Conference:
Sunday, January 10, 2009 at 4:00 p.m. inside Cobo Center. All eyes
will be on the 2010 North American International Auto Show as the
industry continues to evolve. SAA - the Automotive Thought Leaders
- will hold its annual Automotive Outlook Conference, What to Look
For, on Sunday, January 10, 2010. The information-packed event will
take place on the eve of the opening of the NAIAS in order to prepare
the industry for the important week ahead. For complete conference
details, visit www.cybersaa.org.
Secretary Ray LaHood address:
Monday, January 11, 2009 at 7:00 a.m. Michigan Hall Stage.
North American Car and Truck of the Year (NACTOY) Awards: Monday,
January 11, 2009 at 8:00 a.m. NAIAS Stage, Michigan Hall, Cobo Center,
The 17th Annual awards recognize vehicles that have become benchmarks
in their respective segments. More info at www.northamericancaroftheyear.org.
- The Gallery:
January 11th from 12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., and Tuesday, January 12 from
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. The MGM Grand Detroit Casino Hotel. Tickets are
$25 per person and allow one-day entry to The Gallery and one-day entry
to the NAIAS during the public show, January 16-24. Tickets can be purchased
This is a rare opportunity to see high-end luxury vehicles showcased
under one roof, which include Rolls-Royce, Ferrari, Bentley, Lamborghini,
Spyker, and Aston Martin. The Gallery will provide luxury vehicle enthusiasts
an opportunity to see elite vehicles in a private setting.
- House Speaker
Nancy Pelosi and Bipartisan Congressional Delegation:
Monday, January 11, 2009 at 5:05 p.m. Detroit Hall stage on the main
Annual Designers Night in Detroit:
Monday, January 11, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. The Designers' Night committee
and sponsors will hold their 13th annual event at Camilo Pardo's art
studio/gallery. Automotive art and design from nationally acclaimed
artists will be on display. Live jazz performance and fashion. By
invitation only. Business cards will be required upon entry. Valet
parking will be available.
Are Green Auto Rules Based on Flawed Science?": Tuesday,
January 12, 2010 at 10 a.m. Detroit Athletic Club. All media welcome.
Moderated by WJR's Frank Beckmann. Panelists include Congressman Fred
Upton (R-Mich.), House Energy Committee; Henry Pollack, Climatologist,
University of Michigan; Pat Michaels, Climatologist, Cato Institute;
Kathryn Clay, Director of Research, Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers;
Myron Ebell, Director, Energy and Global Warming, Competitive Enterprise
Institute. Shuttle will pick up in front of Cobo Arena between 9:15
- 9:30 a.m. Tuesday morning (following the Cadillac presentation). More
info at www.naias.com.
Design at NAIAS:
Tuesday, January 12, 2009 at 3:05 p.m. Cobo Center, NAIAS Stage. 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-renowed designers led by the DIO's founding chairman
and noted designer, Thomas Gale. For more information, contact Judi
Dara at 313.82.4710. More info at www.naias.com
Annual Urban Wheel Awards:
Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at 5:00 p.m. The Sound Board Theatre inside
the MotorCity Casino Hotel. On Wheels Media has announced it will
honor four industry leaders with Lifetime Achievement Awards and one
with a Pioneer Award at the 14th Annual Urban Wheel Awards (UWA) gala
during Press Week of the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS),
January 12, 2010. The event will be held at the new Sound Board Theatre
in the MotorCity Hotel, 2901 Grand River Avenue in Detroit. The evening
will begin with a VIP reception promptly at 5:00 p.m. - awards will
be presented at 7:00 pm. Video highlights of all finalists and their
amazing contributions will precede the announcement of each award.
The theme for this year's show is "Stimulating Minority Business
Development." In order to raise awareness of its importance,
President Obama, as well as Secretary of Commerce, Gary Locke and
Secretary of Energy, Steven Chu are being invited to present recognition
awards to auto companies. More info at www.urbanwheelawards.com.
Automotive News World Congress:
Tuesday, January 12, 2010 - Thursday, January 14, 2010 at the Detroit
Marriott Renaissance Center. It's a new era. The industry is preparing
for economic recovery and growth. New opportunities are there, but
you have to recognize them and learn how to take advantage. And the
government is involved in entirely new ways. Attend the 2010 Automotive
News World Congress on January 12-14. Hear the industry's top executives
explain how they will compete and thrive. Get the information you
need most. Confirmed speakers are Fritz Henderson (President &
CEO, General Motors), Stefan Jacoby (President & CEO, Volkswagen
Group of America), Alan Mulally (President & CEO, Ford Motor Company),
and Roger Penske (Chairman, Penske Corporation), just to name a few.
More info at www.autonews.com.
Annual NAIAS Auto Show Breakfast: Wednesday,
January 13, 2010 from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at The Book Cadillac, 1114
Washington Blvd., Detroit, MI 48226. Find out what impact electric cars
will have on the electric grid. Speakers will be Anthony Earley, Chairman
and CEO, DTE Energy; Susan Cischke, Group Vice President, Sustainability,
Environment and Safety Engineering, Ford Motor Company; and Ann Marie
Sastry, CEO, Sakti3. Take a ride down Electric Avenue! The moderator
will be Katie Merx, Automotive Reporter, Bloomberg News. More info at
10 Best Engines Awards for 2010: Wednesday,
January 13, 2010 at time TBD. Cobo Center. Ward's 10 Best Engines, North
America's only award program honoring engine excellence, have been announced
for 2010. The list symbolizes the auto industry's swift movement toward
downsized engines to attract consumers who now are making fuel efficiency
a top priority. To be eligible for the competition, each engine must
be available in a regular-production U.S.-specification model on sale
no later than first-quarter 2010, in a vehicle priced no more than $54,000,
a price cap indexed to the average cost of a new vehicle. More info
- Green Vehicles
& China's Automobile Market:
Thursday, January 14, 2010 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Room W2-63
inside Cobo Center. China Business Update (CBU) and China Automotive
Review (CAR) will present our 3rd annual seminar in Detroit on China,
to discuss Green Vehicles & China's Automobile Market - What Makes
Would Come to North America and When. Learn about the latest developments
of China's automobile market, its movers and shakers and efforts in
new energy vehicles; Find out why China has made a national strategy
in favor of fuel efficient, plug-in and pure electric vehicles; Understand
China's potential as a global player to better prepare for new challenges
and opportunities; Evaluate what Chinese makes would most likely come
to North America and when; Meet top executives from Chinese OEM and
suppliers at a unique networking event during NAIAS.New automobile sales
in China are to hit 13 million units in 2009, surpassing the U.S. for
the first time in history. Until most recently, analysts believed that
China might catch up with the U.S. in sales in 2012, at the earliest.
More info at www.chinaautoreview.com.
Annual AutoWeek Design Forum:
Thursday, January 14, 2010 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. A. Alfred Taubman
Center for Design Education in Detroit's New Center. Held in conjunction
with the 2010 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) during
Industry Preview Week, the AutoWeek Design Forum brings together people
from varied backgrounds – car design professionals, automotive
marketers, business leaders, car enthusiasts and students, among others
– who recognize design as the ultimate differentiating factor
in today’s marketplace. This year's Design Forum, themed "Renaissance
of Design" will feature presentations from design professionals
in the automotive and nonautomotive worlds, followed by afternoon
tours of the North American International Auto Show. The keynote speaker
will be Ralph Gilles, President and CEO, Dodge; SVP, Product Design,
Chrysler. In addition, AutoWeek editors will recognize the most notable
vehicles of the 2010 show during a presentation of the AutoWeek Editors'
Choice Awards. Tickets are $150 per person in advance or $200 at the
door. A limited number of student tickets are available for $75 each.
More info at www.autoweek.com.
presents "Driving Solutions - Commercial Military":
Thursday, January 14 at 9:00 a.m. Detroit Hall Stage inside Cobo Center.
- The Henry
Ford presents "Electric Cars - Past & Future":
Thursday, January 14 at 11:00 a.m. Detroit Hall Stage inside Cobo Center.
for Automotive Research presents "Vehicle Electrification - From
Oil to the Grid":
Thursday, January 14 at 1:30 p.m. Detroit Hall Stage inside Cobo Center.
Advanced Vehicle Technology Act of 2009 - Expanding Public / Private
Thursday, January 14 at 3:30 p.m. Detroit Hall Stage inside Cobo Center.
Hosted by U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow and Congressman Gary Peters.
Assignment Detroit and the Culture of Innovation: Friday,
January 15 at 11:30 a.m. Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center. Time Inc.
made waves locally and nationally when it purchased a home in Detroit
and announced plans to spend an entire year getting to know the city
better. On Friday, Jan. 15 Inforum, Michigan’s largest and most
prestigious forum for professional women, brings Time's CEO to town
explain why the project was started, what Time hopes to learn from it,
and why innovations like this are to be embraced, rather than feared,
at a time of great change. Ann Moore, Chairman and CEO of Time Inc.
and one of America’s most influential women, will speak at an
Inforum luncheon to be held at the Detroit Marriott. Moore will provide
the “back story” of Assignment: Detroit and how the project
fits into a culture of innovation and innovative leadership. Tickets:
$50 members; $65 nonmembers; $575 table of 10. More info at www.inforummichigan.org.
Economic Club's Auto Show Luncheon: Friday, January 15, 2010
at 11:30 a.m. Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center. The featured speaker
will be Alan Mulally, President & CEO of Ford Motor Company. Join
fellow DEC members and guests for a special luncheon, celebrating
the opening of the 2010 North American International Auto Show. Each
attendee will receive two weekday tickets to the 2010 Show, courtesy
of the Detroit Auto Dealers Association. More info at www.econclub.org.
- The Children's
Center AutoGlow! 2010: Friday,
January 15, 2010 from 4:30 p.m. to midnight. Westin Book-Cadillac Hotel.
Continue the festivities of the 2010 North American International Auto
Show Charity Preview at the evening's premier after-glow event. The
opulent Westin Book Cadillac ballrooms will be the backdrop for the
evening celebration. Guests will be treated to elegance in all it's
splendor with just a touch of decadence. You must be an Auto Show Charity
Preview ticket holder in order to purchase AutoGlow tickets. Tickets
are $225 per person. Click
here to order your AutoGlow! 2010 tickets or call: (313) 262-1112
NAIAS Charity Preview:
Friday, January 15, 2010 from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Cobo Center.
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 $250 per person ($240 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,
call 888.838.7500 or visit www.charitypreview.com.
Red Cross Blood Drive:
Saturday, January 16 through Monday, January 18 and Saturday, January
23. Located in room W2-62 at Cobo Center, contributors may donate from
2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. American Red Cross staff members encourage both
walk-ins and/or scheduling appointments at www.givelife.org.
(Sponsor code: naias)
Annual NAIAS Automotive Education Day: Wednesday,
January 20, 2010 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Cobo Center. 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. For additional information, contact Lacey Lambert at
(248) 458-1127, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Online registration is available at www.naias.com.
Tigers Winter Caravan at the Auto Show: Friday,
January 22, 2010. Time TBD. Cobo Center.
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