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2012 North American International Auto Show

Sunday, 25 December, 2011 10:19 PM

2012 NAIAS: Supporting Events, Seminars and Conferences

 

  • Society of Automotive Analysts (SAA) 24th Annual Automotive Outlook Conference: Sunday, January 8, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. inside Cobo Center. SAA's annual Automotive Outlook Conference is more than just a session with a few speakers. In fact, it is the largest gathering of the year of SAA members and helps kick off the North American International Auto Show. It also sheds a spotlight on what to expect in the coming year in the automotive industry, provides outstanding networking opportunities and features insightful and compelling speakers from the OEM, analyst and financial communities. And, don't forget, all attendees receive an analyst pass that grants them admission into the NAIAS on the second day of Industry Preview week (Jan. 10, 2012). For complete conference details, visit www.saaautoleaders.org.
  • MAIN Event: Sunday, January 8, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. inside the Coach Insignia restaurant at the Renaissance Center. MAIN Event is an acronym for Motorcity Automotive Industry Night (MAIN) Event. This event is a welcome and homecoming to Detroit for all automotive professionals, especially those attending the North America International Auto Show. Not only are we recognizing the professional community, but students from Lawrence Technological University will feature their concepts. The modern venue's premium accommodations include spectacular views of the city, Comerica Park, and Riverfront, along with plenty of safe parking for event participants. For complete details, visit www.mainevent20.com.
  • 14th Annual Urban Wheel Awards: Sunday, January 8, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. inside the MotorCity Casino. This year, the Urban Wheel Awards is celebrating 16 years of "Embracing Multicultural Consumer and Diversity Inclusion" in the automotive industry. The annual event, held during the North American International Auto Show, brings together celebrities, executives, international media, government representatives, and the multicultural community to celebrate diversity and inclusion in the automotive industry. Consumers in the multicultural market buy one-quarter of new vehicles annually. The Urban Wheel Awards promotes awareness of their contributions to the industry as well as those of companies and individuals who have made progress toward embracing this reality. For complete details, visit www.urbanwheelawards.com.
  • North American Car of the Year and North American Truck of the Year Awards: Monday, January 9, 2012 at 7:15 a.m. NAIAS Stage, Michigan Hall, Cobo Center. The 18th annual awards program recognizes vehicles that have become benchmarks in their respective segments. The Ford Focus, Hyundai Elantra and Volkswagen Passat as the three finalists for the 2012 North American Car of the Year. The finalists for the 2012 North American Truck of the Year are the BMW X3, the Honda CR-V and the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque. More info at www.northamericancaroftheyear.org.
  • 14th Annual Designers Night in Detroit: Monday, January 9, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. inside the Bankle Building. The Designers' Night committee and sponsors will hold their 15th 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. 2944 Woodward Ave. Detroit, MI 48201.
  • EyesOn Design Awards at NAIAS: Tuesday, January 10, 2012 at 3:20 p.m. Cobo Center, NAIAS Stage. Presented by Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology. In January, the DIO presents a crystal Design Award to two exceptional vehicles, one production and one concept introduced at The North American International Auto Show. A highly distinguished international panel of automotive designer judges from various design disciplines select the award recipients. It is held at Cobo Hall in Detroit, Michigan. For more information, contact Kathi Askins at KAskins@eyeson.org. More info at www.naias.com and www.eyeson.org.
  • Automotive News World Congress: Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - Thursday, January 12, 2012 at the Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center. Amid a climate of shaky consumer confidence and increasing government demands, the auto industry continues to adapt to meet the challenges of the day. While looking ahead to even bigger changes on the horizon, hear how automakers and suppliers are working to strengthen their companies in the face of an unfamiliar global future.World Congress attendees have discounted access to the NAIAS before it opens to the public, on Thursday, January 12. More info at www.autonews.com.
  • Wall Street Journal ECO:nomics Symposium: Urbanization, Mobility, and Green: NAIAS Stage, Michigan Hall. Final Schedule TBD. There is a great deal of activity - driven by car companies and tech entrepreneurs - focused on developing technology and services that will help people get around more efficiently, emitting less CO2, wasting less time in congested cities searching for parking or transit options, and getting quick access to cars of different types as needed. The demographic trends and the automobile's impact on the environment continue to be important issues with which the auto industry is grappling. Join The Wall Street Journal's Senior Editor, Joseph White, as he interviews the captains of the automotive industry. The program is available to NAIAS Press Preview attendees. For further information, please contact: laura.scaglione@wsj.com.
  • China Business Update (CBU)/China Automotive Review (CAR) 4th Annual Seminar: TBA
  • Ward's 10 Best Engines Awards for 2012: TBA
  • Real Times Media: Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at Time TBA. Second annual 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 11, 2012, 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.
  • Automotive News World Congress: Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - Thursday, January 12, 2012 at the Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center. Amid a climate of shaky consumer confidence and increasing government demands, the auto industry continues to adapt to meet the challenges of the day. While looking ahead to even bigger changes on the horizon, hear how automakers and suppliers are working to strengthen their companies in the face of an unfamiliar global future.World Congress attendees have discounted access to the NAIAS before it opens to the public, on Thursday, January 12. More info at www.autonews.com.
  • Inforum's Annual Auto Show Breakfast: Thursday, January 12, 2012 from 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m., Westin Book Cadillac, Detroit. Inforum AutomotiveNEXT is pleased to bring together community leaders, industry executives and individuals to take a look at the diversity of opportunities available for contributing to the car of tomorrow. This year's theme is "Change the Car, Change the World: What’s Next for the Auto Industry." Speakers include Lisa Bodell (founder and CEO of futurethink), Kim Korth (president and owner of IRN Inc.), Jeff Martin (founder and CEO of Tribal Brands and Tribal Technologies) and Estella Woo (Bosch). More info at www.inforummichigan.org.
  • AutoWeek Design Forum: Thursday, January 12, 2012 from 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. A. Alfred Taubman for Design Education For 18 years Autoweek has celebrated the world of design with its annual Autoweek Design Forum. This year the event, held in conjunction with the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), will return to the College for Creative Studies - A. Alfred Taubman for Design Education in Detroit. Max Wolff of Lincoln, Clay Dean of Cadillac and Peter Schreyer of Kia will have feature presentations during the Forum's design panel. Peter Horbury of Volvo will anchor this powerful lineup comprised of automotive designers. This year's Design Forum, themed "Designing for Today's Consumer," includes continental breakfast and a strolling lunch provided by Forte Belanger, as well as afternoon guided tours of the North American International Auto Show. In addition, the Autoweek editors will recognize the most notable vehicles of the 2012 show during a presentation of the Autoweek Editor's Choice Awards. For more information and a detailed look at the 2012 agenda, please visit autoweek.com/designforum.
  • Multicultural Media Luncheon: Thursday, January 12, 2012 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The Westin Book Cadillac Detroit. Keynote Speaker: The Shark, Daymond John, from the ABC Television show, Shark Tank, at The Westin Book Cadillac Detroit, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Theme: "Marketing To Multiple Cultures," will also honor minorities in the Automotive Industry. A portion of the net proceeds will benefit Project MediShare for Haiti and Orchards Children's Services of Michigan. Purchase tickets on-line at ajamugroup.com/UpcomingEvents.htm.
  • 2012 AutoGlow: Friday, January 13, 2012 from 4:30 p.m. until 12:00 a.m. The Westin Book Cadillac Hotel. Continue the festivities of the 2012 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. Presented by Ford Motor Company, 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. More info at: www.thechildrenscenter.com/autoglow.
  • 2012 NAIAS Charity Preview: Friday, January 13, 2012 from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Cobo Center. VIP Reception (invitation only) and Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony in Michigan Hall at 5:00 p.m., black tie. Ticket information available at 888-838-7500 or charitypreview.com. The evening is presented by Charter One, part of the RBS group, with additional support provided by Comcast Spotlight, Delta, Humana and ION Media Networks.
  • 2012 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 2012 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: TBA
  • 2012 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 2012 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: TBA
  • 2012 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 2012 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: TBA
  • Detroit Economic Club: Tuesday, January 17, 2012 begins at 11:30 a.m. Cobo Center. "The New Big Four and a New Michigan." You won’t want to miss the first time this regions’ new Big Four is together.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.
  • 2012 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 2012 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.
  • 2012 NAIAS Automotive Education Day: Wednesday, January 18, 2012 beginning at 10:00 a.m. Cobo Center. NAIAS Education Day provides an educational experience for school groups of all ages to learn about the automotive industry. More than 5,000 area school children attend. The PNC Bank Foundation serves as the "Official Preschool Partner of NAIAS Education Day." The US Army will provide bus transportation support. For additional information, contact Lacey Lambert at 248-458-1127, llambert@dada.org.
  • 2012 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 2012 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.
  • 2012 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 2012 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.
  • WXYZ TV Channel 7 Family Day: Friday, January 20, 2012. Cobo Center. There will be musical performances, giveaways and a chance to meet Channel 7 on-air talent. WXYZ TV Channel 7 Family Day is Friday, January 20, 2012.
  • 2012 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 2012 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.
  • 2012 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 2012 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: TBA
  • 2012 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 2012 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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