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December 29, 2007

2008 North American International Auto Show Welcomes Industry Insiders


DETROIT, Dec. 29 -- Automotive industry insiders will converge at Cobo Center in Detroit for the 2008 North American International Auto Show on Wednesday, Jan. 16 from noon to 9 p.m. and Thursday, Jan. 17 from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

NAIAS 2008 Industry Preview, co-sponsored by the Detroit Auto Dealers Association, Michigan Economic Development Corporation and Business Week, offers a unique opportunity for automotive companies to invite their key contacts, suppliers and employees to preview the show. Industry Preview attracts thousands of industry professionals each year to the NAIAS for important meetings and networking events at the show and throughout metro Detroit.

"Each year we look forward to hosting this exclusive opportunity for industry professionals to get a preview of the many fantastic attractions at the NAIAS," said Carl Galeana, senior co-chairman for the NAIAS 2008. "Industry Preview provides a unique occasion for industry insiders to network, attend informative special events on design and automotive trends, and get a sneak peek of the show before it opens to the public."

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Photo: Automotive suppliers and insiders view Ford products during Industry Preview day at the 2007 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan 11 January 2007. (Courtesy of the NAIAS)

Featured events during the NAIAS 2008 Industry Preview include:

• 15th Annual AutoWeek Design Forum
Exploring the theme "Designed for Fun"
the daylong forum celebrates design as the ultimate
differentiating factor between products. Attracting more than 700
attendees, the forum also will feature the 2008 Editor's Choice Awards
and attendees will tour the show floor. The forum will be held in Cobo
Center's Riverview Ballroom on Wednesday, Jan. 16 from 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Jesse James of the Discovery Channel's Monster Garage and owner of West
Coast Choppers will be the keynote speaker.

• Inforum's Annual Auto Show Breakfast
Themed "Beyond Green: Unraveling Sustainability Mystique,"
the annual breakfast will focus on the
various environmentally friendly auto choices that are beginning to
emerge in the market. The breakfast will take place on Thursday, Jan.
17 at the Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center from 7:30 a.m. - 9 a.m.

NAIAS 2008 Official Dates

Press Preview will be held Sunday, Jan. 13 through Tuesday, Jan. 15. Industry Preview will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 16 and Thursday, Jan. 17. The annual black-tie Charity Preview will be held Friday evening, Jan. 18. Public Days will be held Saturday, Jan. 19 through Sunday, Jan. 27.

Entering its 20th year as an international event, the North American International Auto Show is among the most prestigious auto shows in the world and is one of the largest media events in North America. || StumbleUpon reddit Facebook Google Plus Tweet This Seed This on Newsvine

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