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2011 NAIAS: Supporting Events

 

  • 2010 North American Car and Truck of the Year (NACTOY) Finalists: Thursday, December 16, 2010 at Noon. The Detroit Athletic Club. The announcement will take place during an Automotive Press Association luncheon. More info at www.northamericancaroftheyear.org.
  • Society of Automotive Analysts (SAA) 22nd Annual Automotive Outlook Conference: Sunday, January 9, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. inside Cobo Center. All eyes will be on the 2011 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 9, 2011. 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.
  • 14th Annual Urban Wheel Awards: Sunday, January 9, 2011 at Time TBA. The Sound Board Theatre inside the MotorCity Casino Hotel. The day's activities will begin with the Green Car Show at 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., followed by a celebrity Green Carpet and VIP reception at 5 p.m. The Urban Wheel Awards, which begins at 7 p.m. will honor four companies for leadership in environmental and fuel-efficient technologies. Winners of the Urban Car, Urban Truck and Urban Green Vehicle of the Year will also be honored along with the Minority Supplier and Dealer of the Year, Lifetime Achievement and the Urban Pioneer of the Year. The 15th Annual Urban Wheel Awards, held in conjunction with the North American International Auto Show, will host its first annual Green Car Show and Technology Exhibit. For more details, visit www.decisivemagazine.com.
  • 14th Annual Designers Night in Detroit: Monday, January 10, 2011 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.
  • EyesOn Design Awards at NAIAS: Tuesday, January 11, 2011 at Time TBA. 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 and www.eyeson.org.
  • Automotive News World Congress: Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - Thursday, January 13, 2011 at the Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center. Bob King, new president of the UAW, Wilbur Ross, Chairman & CEO of W.L. Ross & Co., Lynn Tilton, Founder and CEO of Patriarch Partners and Paul Ingrassia, former Wall St. Journal reporter, editor and executive and author of Crash Course: The American Automobile Industry’s Road from Glory to Disaster are among the speakers confirmed for the annual Automotive News World Congress taking place January 11-13 in Detroit. More info at www.autonews.com.
  • China Business Update (CBU)/China Automotive Review (CAR) 4th Annual Seminar: Wednesday, January 12, 2011 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Cobo Center. CBU/CAR's 4th Detroit seminar on the rising China market will be held on the first Industry Day, January 12, at Room W2-63, Cobo Center. The theme of the seminar will be "China's Road to Electrification: Government and Industry Responses." Confirmed and invited speakers include the following (listed in alphabetical order): Michael Hanley, Global Automotive Industry Leader, Ernst & Young; Stella Li, Senior Vice President, BYD Co., Ltd.; Linda Luo, Executive Editor, China Business Update-EV & Hybrid (CBU-EVHybrid); Pin Ni, President, Wanxiang America; Lei Xing, Executive Editor/Publisher, China Business Update/China Automotive Review; Tianbao Zhou, Chairman, Tempo Holding Group More info at: www.chinaautoreview.com to access the seminar site on or after December 15 and take advantage of our early-bird $100 discount offer valid on or before December 24.
  • Ward's 10 Best Engines Awards for 2011: Wednesday, January 12, 2011 at time TBD. Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center. Hundreds of the world’s top powertrain personnel join Ward’s each January as we honor the winners of our annual Ward’s 10 Best Engines program, the only such awards in North America. 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 at www.wardsauto.com.
  • Real Times Media: First ever auto industry book to present African American triumphs in the automotive industry. The coffee table book entitled, “Driven: A Tribute to African American Achievement in the Automotive Industry,” will be unveiled Wednesday, January 12, 2011, at Cobo Center. Published by Real Times Media and Who’s Who Publishing, the book tells the history of African Americans in the industry, the influence of the unions and the impact of the industry on the City of Detroit. For more information, contact Project Director, Cathy Nedd at 313.963.8100, or visit www.whoswhopublishing.com.
  • Biodiesel: "Powerful Fuel, Promising Future": Wednesday, January 12, 2011 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. NAIAS Main Stage - Michigan Hall, Cobo Center. The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) is pleased to present this enlightening and interactive 90-minute biodiesel symposium as part of the 2011 NAIAS “Smarter Living in Michigan” exposition. As our nation strives to develop smarter strategies for reducing its dependence on foreign oil and addressing climate change, more and more fleets and individual consumers are looking to biodiesel - America’s first commercially available ‘Advanced Biofuel’ – to help meet these challenges. Clean, renewable, domestically produced biodiesel has proven itself to be a highly sustainable and dependable fuel choice that is also readily supported by automakers. Media and Industry reps – please join us for this can’t-miss event during Industry Preview days at NAIAS 2011! For more information, please contact Jennifer Weaver at 734-904-3822.
  • Inforum's Annual Auto Show Breakfast: Thursday, January 13, 2011 from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Topic: "She's Just Not That Into You: Transforming the Auto Industry to the Destination of Choice for High-Talent Women." Designed by Inforum’s AutomotiveNEXT industry group, the event will feature fresh research and a lively discussion among industry leaders about how to reshape the industry’s image, attract and engage the next generation of top talent, and win the emerging global talent war. Speakers will include Cathy Benko, Vice Chairman and Chief Talent Officer for Deloitte and Mary Sue Coleman, President of the University of Michigan, and participants will include many of the executives recently honored by Automotive News as the “100 Leading Women in the Automotive Industry.” To register, please visit www.inforummichigan.org or call 313.578.3227.
  • AutoWeek Design Forum: Thursday, January 13, 2011 from 8:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. The College for Creative Studies. Held in conjunction with the 2011 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) during Industry Preview Week, the AW 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 theultimate differentiating factor in today’s marketplace. The AWDesign Forum is a one-day event that begins with speakers from various industries discussing design in their respective fields. For the car industry, design is the catalyst of passion that provides utility and acts as the driving force in motivating a buyer. With that in mind, attendees then spend the afternoon with AWeditors, who offer their thoughts and insights during a tour of the show floor. More info at www.autoweek.com.
  • Multicultural Media Luncheon: Thursday, January 13, 2011 from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.. Keynote Speaker: Earvin “Magic” Johnson, The Westin Book Cadillac Detroit, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Event theme: “Building Brands Through Urban Markets,” will also honor minorities in the Automotive Industry. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Haitian charity Project MediShare and Orchards Children’s Services Michigan. Open to the public – Tickets can be purchased at ajamugroup.com/UpcomingEvents.htm.
  • 2011 AutoGlow: Friday, January 14, 2011 from 4:30 p.m. until 12:00 a.m. The Westin Book Cadillac Hotel. Continue the festivities of the 2011 North American International Auto Show Charity Preview at the evening’s premier after-glow event – AutoGlow! Join event co-chairs Bill & Lisa Ford and Alan & Nicki Mulally as we celebrate the rich history of our region and the important work of The Children’s Center. AutoGlow is a perfect complement to the Charity Preview festivities. This elegant affair will be held in the opulent ballrooms of the Westin Book Cadillac and will feature complimentary valet parking, a pre-event reception, world-class food, top-notch entertainment and private shuttle service for Charity Preview ticket holders to and from Cobo Center. For more info, visit www.thechildrenscenter.com/autoglow
  • 2011 NAIAS Charity Preview: Friday, January 14, 2011 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.
  • 2011 NAIAS Public Show: Cobo Center. Doors open at 9 a.m. and close at 10 p.m. No admittance after 9 p.m. Experience the next generation of transportation at the 2011 North American International Auto Show. See more than 500 vehicles on display, representing the most innovative designs in the world and experience North America's largest and most prestigious automotive showcase.
  • American Red Cross Blood Drive: The American Red Cross will be hosting a blood drive on Saturday, January 15 - Monday, January 17 as well as Saturday, January 22. 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). For further information, please contact the American Red Cross at 313.833.4440.
  • 2011 NAIAS Public Show: Cobo Center. Doors open at 9 a.m. and close at 10 p.m. No admittance after 9 p.m. Experience the next generation of transportation at the 2011 North American International Auto Show. See more than 500 vehicles on display, representing the most innovative designs in the world and experience North America's largest and most prestigious automotive showcase.
  • American Red Cross Blood Drive: The American Red Cross will be hosting a blood drive on Saturday, January 15 - Monday, January 17 as well as Saturday, January 22. 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). For further information, please contact the American Red Cross at 313.833.4440.
  • 2011 NAIAS Public Show: Cobo Center. Doors open at 9 a.m. and close at 10 p.m. No admittance after 9 p.m. Experience the next generation of transportation at the 2011 North American International Auto Show. See more than 500 vehicles on display, representing the most innovative designs in the world and experience North America's largest and most prestigious automotive showcase.
  • American Red Cross Blood Drive: The American Red Cross will be hosting a blood drive on Saturday, January 15 - Monday, January 17 as well as Saturday, January 22. 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). For further information, please contact the American Red Cross at 313.833.4440.
  • 2011 NAIAS Public Show: Cobo Center. Doors open at 9 a.m. and close at 10 p.m. No admittance after 9 p.m. Experience the next generation of transportation at the 2011 North American International Auto Show. See more than 500 vehicles on display, representing the most innovative designs in the world and experience North America's largest and most prestigious automotive showcase.
  • 2011 NAIAS Automotive Education Day: Wednesday, January 19, 2011 beginning at 7:30 a.m. Cobo Center. The 7th annual Education Day welcomes school groups in grades 9-12 and college students to explore their career pathway opportunities in the automotive industry at the 2011 North American International Auto Show. Throughout the day students will meet with industry specialists, learn about career paths in all automotive fields, and gain insight into the latest technology, engineering, automotive design and environmental concerns. Education Day began at the 2005 North American International Auto Show as an opportunity for schools to participate in a positive and valuable offsite educational experience. For more info, contact Lacy Lambert at llambert@dada.org or 248.458.1127.
  • 2011 NAIAS Public Show: Cobo Center. Doors open at 9 a.m. and close at 10 p.m. No admittance after 9 p.m. Experience the next generation of transportation at the 2011 North American International Auto Show. See more than 500 vehicles on display, representing the most innovative designs in the world and experience North America's largest and most prestigious automotive showcase.
  • 2011 NAIAS Public Show: Cobo Center. Doors open at 9 a.m. and close at 10 p.m. No admittance after 9 p.m. Experience the next generation of transportation at the 2011 North American International Auto Show. See more than 500 vehicles on display, representing the most innovative designs in the world and experience North America's largest and most prestigious automotive showcase.
  • 2011 NAIAS Public Show: Cobo Center. Doors open at 9 a.m. and close at 10 p.m. No admittance after 9 p.m. Experience the next generation of transportation at the 2011 North American International Auto Show. See more than 500 vehicles on display, representing the most innovative designs in the world and experience North America's largest and most prestigious automotive showcase.
  • Detroit Economic Club: Cobo Center. 11:30 a.m. "The New Big Four and a New Michigan." You won’t want to miss the first time this regions’ new Big Four is together. Newly-elected Macomb County Commissioner Mark Hackel joins Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson, Detroit Mayor Dave Bing and Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano in a sure-to-be-lively discussion. Attendees will be given access to the auto show at the conclusion of the DEC meeting - courtesy of the Detroit Auto Dealers Association. More info at www.econclub.org.
  • 2011 NAIAS Public Show: Cobo Center. Doors open at 9 a.m. and close at 10 p.m. No admittance after 9 p.m. Experience the next generation of transportation at the 2011 North American International Auto Show. See more than 500 vehicles on display, representing the most innovative designs in the world and experience North America's largest and most prestigious automotive showcase.
  • American Red Cross Blood Drive: The American Red Cross will be hosting a blood drive on Saturday, January 15 - Monday, January 17 as well as Saturday, January 22. 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). For further information, please contact the American Red Cross at 313.833.4440.
  • 2011 NAIAS Public Show: Cobo Center. Doors open at 9 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. No admittance after 6 p.m. Experience the next generation of transportation at the 2011 North American International Auto Show. See more than 500 vehicles on display, representing the most innovative designs in the world and experience North America's largest and most prestigious automotive showcase.

 

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