The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) is less than two months away from opening its doors to showcase the future of automotive innovation.
NAIAS 2011 officials are looking forward to maintaining the event’s global reputation for providing never-before-seen vehicles to a uniquely multifaceted audience, NAIAS said today, Nov. 26.
“It is great to see the strides the automotive industry has made in recent months,” said Barron Meade, NAIAS 2011 chairman.
“We are confident that NAIAS 2011 will be an excellent kick-off event for the automotive industry as manufacturers and suppliers continue to recover and plan for the future. In fact, 90 percent of the vehicle unveilings by automakers will be world-wide debuts. That is a significant good news statement on the global auto industry in itself.”[ Also Read: Over 50 Vehicles to Get Unveiled at LA Auto Show ]
The NAIAS is stated to be one of the world’s leading automotive events that will run from January 10 – 23, 2011.
Reviewing the 2010 NAIAS, nearly 40 total vehicles were unveiled to nearly 5,000 international media from more than 60 countries.
Additionally, the show welcomed a host of government officials who were drawn to environmentally friendly displays and the exciting product reveals.[ Also Read: Chevrolet Volt Named 2011 Green Car of the Year ]
Also, the show got nearly 715,000 attendees to NAIAS 2010, up from 2009’s 650,000 estimated attendees, says NAIAS.
Based on the response from NAIAS 2010, it says, the two-day press preview, January 10-11, will be continued for 2011. Journalists can register by going to http://www.naias.com and completing the form found on the “Media Access” page.
Media credentials are required for entry to the NAIAS 2011 for qualified journalists. To qualify for media credentials, applicants must be working in print, broadcast or social-based/website media, NAIAS informs.
The NAIAS also has added new elements to its online presence in an effort to make the site more user friendly. One new feature is a mobile interactive map of the show floor that provides detailed profiles of exhibitors and allows show goers to navigate the show floor.
Furthermore, Cobo Center, home of the NAIAS, has experienced additional facility updates with an investment of $300 million in renovations during 2010, reveal the organizers.
The NAIAS is claimed to be 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.
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