DETROIT, Michigan — The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) announced it has signed a seven-year contract with Cobo Center to continue as its venue through June 2026 and confirmed show dates for June 2020.
NAIAS’s move to the summer months creates new opportunities for participating brands to deliver dynamic exhibits and experiential opportunities both inside and outside of Cobo Center and offers new avenues to showcase products and technologies. Cobo Center has played host to NAIAS for the past 53 years.
“Cobo Center is a world-class venue and the perfect home for NAIAS each year,” said Rod Alberts, executive director, NAIAS. “Over the past 30 years we have hosted thousands of international journalists, industry executives and thought leaders, and consumers. We are delighted to continue our partnership and look forward to the transformation NAIAS will undergo in 2020.”
The confirmed schedule for the 2020 show in June is as follows:
- The Gallery: Saturday, June 6
- Press Preview: Tuesday – Wednesday, June 9-10
- Industry Preview: Wednesday – Thursday, June 10-11
- AutoMobili-D: Tuesday – Thursday, June 9-11
- Charity Preview: Friday, June 12
- Public Show: Saturday-Saturday, June 13-20
“We are thrilled to extend our multi-year agreement with NAIAS that extends this contract through 2026. The new trend of event festivalization is an exciting one, and this contract keeps Cobo Center on the industry’s cutting edge through our continued partnership with NAIAS,” said Claude Molinari, general manager of Cobo Center. “It’s wonderful to work with such forward-thinking customers.”
NAIAS is one of the world’s most influential auto events, touching all facets of the industry and attracting the largest concentration of the world’s top industry leaders – from automakers and suppliers, to tech startups and venture capitalists, to universities and policymakers. To find out more about the anticipated changes to the show in 2020, visit link.
Moving the show to June in 2020, "Will allow us to show the world…the renaissance our great city is experiencing…Our ultimate goal is to provide an experience and opportunity for sponsors and automakers that only Detroit can offer."
— NAIAS Co-Chairman Doug North
— Detroit Auto Show (@NAIASDetroit) 7 december 2018
2019 NAIAS Dates:
The Gallery – Saturday, January 12
Press Preview – Monday-Tuesday, January 14-15
Industry Preview – Wednesday-Thursday, January 16-17
Charity Preview – Friday, January 18
Public Show – Saturday-Sunday, January 19-27
Source: North American International Auto Show