Global Stage is Set as 50+ Vehicle Unveilings are Prepared for Detroit

    Global Stage is Set as 50+ Vehicle Unveilings are Prepared for Detroit

NAIAS a reflection of positive industry changes

PR Newswire

DETROIT, Dec. 20, 2012

DETROIT, Dec. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Global automakers have saved their best
for the 2013 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), and with less
than one month to go before the curtain rises, the industry remains focused on
one of the top automotive events in the world.

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"This show is a reflection of the positive changes that are occurring in our
industry," said Jim Seavitt, chairman, 2013 NAIAS. "Automakers from around the
world continue to place NAIAS at the top of their global auto show strategies,
and have committed to more than 50 vehicle debuts with the majority being
worldwide unveilings."

Seavitt said the official NAIAS Press Conference Schedule, which was released
today, reads like an automakers 'Who's Who' and features nearly 40 official
events to be held at Press Preview, Jan. 14-15, 2013.

"Our hotels are filling up, our international media registration is up 15
percent, and the energy is back," he said. "Our city, state and industry are
in a better place. It's show time in Detroit."

Together, the more than 50 worldwide and North American unveilings are a major
demonstration of confidence in the NAIAS, which is frequently compared with
shows in Geneva, Frankfurt, Paris, Tokyo, and Beijing/Shanghai.

Most NAIAS press conferences will take place at Detroit's Cobo Center, which
is currently in the second of a three-phase expansion plan. Some events will
take place in the new three-story glass atrium facing the Detroit River. The
lone offsite press conference will be presented by Ford Motor Company at
neighboring Joe Louis Arena on Jan. 15.

With more than 6,000 journalists from around the globe expected to attend
NAIAS, the show continues to be at the forefront as a venue for manufacturers
and Tier One suppliers to announce new vehicles and make industry news. 

Journalists may apply for credentials at To
receive credentials by mail, applications must be received by Friday, Dec. 21.
Credential applications will continue to be accepted after Dec. 21, and, upon
approval, credentials may be retrieved on-site at Cobo Center in January. No
credential applications will be accepted after Dec. 31.

Press conferences will be held on exhibitor stands unless otherwise noted.
THIS SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE. Please visit often for the most
current schedule.

Monday, January 14, 2013
6:00 am           Media Credential Office Opens /
                  Oakland Concourse
6:30 am           Main Show Floor and Michigan Hall Opens
6:30-6:55 am      Johnson Controls / D2-15
7:00-7:25 am      VDA-German Association of the Automotive Industry / W2-60
                  Schaeffler Group immediately following / W2-60
7:15-7:40 am      NAIAS 2013 Welcome Ceremony / Atrium Stage
                  North American Car and Truck of the Year Awards /
                  Atrium Stage
8:00-8:25 am      Jeep
8:35-9:00 am      Chevrolet
9:10-9:35 am      Lincoln / Lincoln stand
9:45-10:10 am     Infiniti
10:20-10:45 am    Mercedes-Benz and smart
10:55-11:20 am    Volkswagen
11:30-11:55 am    BMW
12:05-12:30 pm    Audi
12:40-1:05 pm     Bentley
1:15-1:40 pm      MINI
1:50-2:15 pm      Honda
2:25-2:50 pm      Toyota / Toyota stand
3:00-3:25 pm      Hyundai
3:35-4:00 pm      Maserati
4:10-4:35 pm      Via Motors / Main Show Floor
4:45-5:10 pm      Panasonic Automotive / M2-30
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
6:00 am           Media Credential Office Opens / Oakland Concourse
6:30 am           Main Show Floor and Michigan Hall Opens
7:00-7:25 am      ZF Group / Main Show Floor
7:35-8:00 am      DENSO / Main Show Floor
8:10-8:35 am      Nissan
8:50-9:15 am      Ford / Joe Louis Arena
9:30-9:55 am      Lexus / Riverview Ballroom
10:05-10:30 am    Cadillac
10:40-11:05 am    Acura
11:15-11:40 am    Kia
11:50 am-12:15 pm Tesla
12:25-12:50 pm    Guangzhou Automobile Group Co., Ltd. / Concourse
1:00-1:25 pm      Shelby American / Michigan Hall
1:35-2:00 pm      VLP / Concourse
2:10-2:35 pm      PPG / M3-31
2:45-3:10 pm      Continental / Atrium Stage
3:20-3:45 pm      The One Show's Top 10 Automobile Commercials / Atrium Stage
3:55-4:35 pm      EyesOn Design Awards & Catalyst Award / Atrium Stage
4:45-5:15 pm      EyesOn Design Awards Designer Judges' Panel / Atrium Stage
5:15-7:00 pm      NAIAS Appreciation Reception / Atrium

About the North American International Auto Show
Now in its 25th year as an international event, the NAIASis among the most
prestigious auto shows in the world, providing unparalleled access to the
automotive products, 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.

NAIAS 2013 Dates:

  oPress Preview: Mon-Tue, Jan. 14-15, 2013
  oIndustry Preview: Wed-Thu, Jan. 16-17, 2013
  oCharity Preview: Fri, Jan. 18, 2013
  oPublic Show: Sat-Sun, Jan. 19-27, 2013

SOURCE North American International Auto Show

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