The North American International Auto Show has signed a seven-year contract with the Cobo Center to continue as its venue through June 2026. 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,” says Rod Alberts, NAIAS executive director. “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.”
Cobo Center’s General Manager Claude Molinari says, “We are thrilled to extend our multi-year agreement with NAIAS that extends this contract through 2026. The new trend of event celebration is an exciting one, and this contract keeps Cobo Center on the industry’s cutting edge through our continued partnership with NAIAS. It’s wonderful to work with such forward-thinking customers.”
The confirmed schedule for the 2020 show in June is as follows: The Gallery (June 6), Press Preview (June 9-10), Industry Preview (June 10-11), AutoMobili-D (June 9-11), Charity Preview (June 12) and Public Show (June 13-20).
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. For more info, visit https://naias.com/about/2020-show/.