It is the culmination of a week where the eyes of the world are on Detroit, and the pride of the city is at its peak. Charity Preview Jan. 17 is a celebration of the generosity of the people of the Metro Detroit area that raises millions of dollars in one spectacular evening. Presented by Charter One / RBS Citizens, the VIP, star-studded event adds even more glitz and glamour to an already amazing week in Detroit. Charity Preview is the largest single-night fundraiser in North America, and directly benefits a wide range of children's charities with funds supporting services for children of all ages.
Since 1976, Charity Preview has raised more than $91 million for southeastern Michigan children's charities -- over $47 million of which was raised in the last 10 years alone. Tickets for the 2014 event are $350 ($340 of which is tax deductible) and can be purchased on-line now at charitypreview.com or by calling 888-838-7500.
In honor of the NAIAS 25th Anniversary celebration, NAIAS will present "An Evening with Sheryl Crow," at Charity Preview. The special performance from one of the world's top singer-songwriters takes place from 9:00-10:15 pm in the Cobo Atrium just after the show floor closes. Admittance to the Sheryl Crow performance will be permitted with the purchase of a Charity Preview ticket.
With record new-vehicle sales being projected, the relevance of auto shows has never been greater. The NAIAS is the perfect venue for research and comparison-shopping, and there's no better place to feed the new car passion. With more than 500 new vehicles on display, families and those who simply appreciate fine automobiles can evaluate and compare in a no-pressure, educational and entertaining environment. With rapid changes in automotive technology, including in-vehicle entertainment, and vehicle-to-vehicle communication, today's new cars and trucks are smarter than ever. NAIAS provides the best opportunity to learn about vehicles that are no longer "futuristic," but a permanent part of the automotive landscape.
A variety of companies will be exhibiting in Michigan Hall at NAIAS 2014, including the return of Creative Mobility and a new exhibitor, Mobility Transportation, companies primarily dedicated to drivers and passengers who are physically challenged. Other exhibitors include Equus Automotive and VIA Motors, Detroit Grand Prix, "Classy Cars-street legal golf cars," and a fun-filled Food Court with Micro Reality Racing and more. During Public Show a number of Michigan universities will display student-built vehicles used in various collegiate engineering competitions. The renowned College for Creative Studies will also exhibit its transportation design program.
Show-Related Industry Events: As a hallmark event for the global automotive industry, the NAIAS is a natural setting for industry-related events and organizations, including:
Society of Automotive Analysts Annual Automotive Outlook Conference
The SAA Conference will be held Sun., Jan. 12, 2014, at Cobo Center. The conference opens with presentations from auto journalists discussing lessons learned from the industry's resurgence, followed by a panel discussion from auto analysts. There is a show preview, and finally, closing remarks from a leading OEM keynote speaker just before a networking reception.
In the midst of a North American turnaround, questions persist: How long can the U.S. recovery be sustained? Has Europe hit the bottom of its financial collapse? Can China maintain its torrid sales pace? At the 38th annual Automotive News World Congress, slated for Jan. 14 – 15 at the Marriott Detroit at the Renaissance Center, delegates will hear the industry's top executives share their outlook on the state of the industry and their strategies to manage ongoing global challenges and growth opportunities.
This prestigious international design awards program is held annually to honor and recognize the most significant automotive designs on display at NAIAS. The event takes place at the NAIAS Stage in the Cobo Center Atrium at 5:30 on Tues., Jan. 14, 2014. It is presented by Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology.
On Jan. 16 from 7:30 – 9:30 am, lnforum kicks off the New Year at its 12th Annual Auto Show Breakfast featuring Ford Motor Company COO Mark Fields. Inforum will present an interactive discussion on the global automotive business environment, future opportunities in connectivity and mobility, changing corporate culture, attracting key talent and more. The event will take place in the spectacular Grand Riverview Ballroom.
Outlook conference to be held Jan. 12 in Detroit's Cobo Center Atrium.
New Corvette cited as the show's most popular attraction.
Students develop designs of future automotive innovation.