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2020 North American International Auto Show begins official countdown

Posted at 12:12 PM, Jun 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-28 12:10:39-04

DETROIT (WXYZ) — The North American International Auto Show is celebrating the official countdown of the 2020 show.

“The 2020 NAIAS will be an event like no other,” Chairman Doug North said. “Automakers and industry organizations will reveal the newest products to-date, experiential ride-and-drives will be both indoors and outdoors, and we’ll host guests from across the globe all in the beautiful downtown Detroit.”

The event, taking place in Cobo Center and expanding an additional 1 million sq. ft. into Hart Plaza, announced it will also add the Crowne Plaza as an official hub for content such as symposiums and panel discussions during the event. The Industry Preview will take place June 10-11.

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation also announced the renewal of its partnership with NAIAS, which includes continued sponsorship of AutoMobili-D and the PlanetM technology exhibit that features more than 200 mobility and start-up companies annually.

NAIAS has also partnered with the Downtown Detroit Partnership to activate technology-focused programming through the downtown parks, including Campus Martius Park, Cadillac Park, Cadillac Square, Grand Circus Park, Capitol Park and Beacon Park.

The City of Detroit also announced the annual Detroit Moves event will run in parallel with the NAIAS. Detroit Moves is an event showcasing mobility solutions for cities and is a partnership between the Quicken Loans Community Fund, Detroit Regional Chamber’s MICHauto, Detroit Mobility Lab, PlanetM, and the City of Detroit.

“The month of June will be one the automotive industry will own in the city of Detroit,” Executive Director Rod Alberts said. “Kicking off with the Detroit Grand Prix, hosting the show in parallel with MICHauto’s Detroit Moves, and closing with the Ford Fireworks highlights Detroit’s heritage of being the Motor City better than anything else. We’re looking forward to an amazing month and an even better event and thank you all for your partnerships.”

Here are the 2020 NAIAS dates:

The Gallery: Saturday, June 6
Press Preview: Tuesday, June 9 – Wednesday, June 10

AutoMobili-D: Tuesday, June 9 – Thursday, June 11
Industry Preview: Wednesday, June 10 – Thursday, June 11
Charity Preview: Friday, June 12
Public Show: Saturday, June 13 – Sunday, June 19