DETROIT, Jan. 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) today announced Gov. Rick Snyder has officially proclaimed Jan. 14 – 21, 2018, as AutoMobili-D Week in the state of Michigan. Now in its second year at NAIAS, AutoMobili-D is a global exposition of the automotive ecosystem – from startups and venture capital firms to suppliers, automakers, universities and government organizations.
In the proclamation, Gov. Snyder stated, "AutoMobili-D is unmatched in its offering, and no other event in North America provides an international platform for this vast array of mobility companies, organizations and leaders under one roof..."
AutoMobili-D will kick off on Sunday, Jan.14 with a keynote address from U.S. Secretary of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao. A full week of mobility immersion will follow with a showcase of 57 startups from around the world, over 160 exhibitors and a powerful lineup of industry leaders and visionaries taking the stage.
"We're honored by Gov. Snyder's proclamation recognizing this amazing exposition of innovative companies all coming to Detroit and the great state of Michigan to learn what the future of the automotive industry will hold," said 2018 NAIAS Chairman Ryan LaFontaine.
The first Future Automotive Career Exposition (FACE), held in partnership with NAIAS and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, will take place at AutoMobili-D on Jan. 20 – 21, connecting people interested in working in the industry with AutoMobili-D companies.
About the North American International Auto Show
Now in its 30th year as an international event, the NAIAS is among the most prestigious auto shows in the world, providing unparalleled access to the automotive products, technologies, people and ideas that matter most – up close and in one place. Administered by executive director Rod Alberts, the NAIAS is one of the largest media events in North America, and the only auto show in the United States to earn an annual distinguished sanction of the Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs d'Automobiles, the Paris-based alliance of automotive trade associations and manufacturers from around the world. For more information, visit naias.com.
2018 NAIAS Dates:
The Gallery – Saturday, January 13, 2018
AutoMobili-D – Sunday-Sunday, January 14-21, 2018
Press Preview – Sunday-Tuesday, January 14-16, 2018
Industry Preview – Wednesday-Thursday, January 17-18, 2018
Charity Preview – Friday, January 19, 2018
Public Show – Saturday-Sunday, January 20-28, 2018
SOURCE North American International Auto Show