Detroit Auto Show Moved Back a Week; Easier for Traveling Attendees

March 19th, 2012
2013 NAIAS gets pushed back a week. Photo by NAIAS.

2013 NAIAS gets pushed back a week. Photo by NAIAS.

DETROIT – The Detroit Auto Show attracts thousands of visitors from all over the country and the world for a few days of car gazing. Three parts bring visitors as the press preview starts the show, the industry and charity preview continues it, and finally the public show ends it. Normally stretched over the course of about two weeks, and this year the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) ran from January 9 to the 22.

Organizers for the 2013 NAIAS have officially announced that the Detroit Auto Show will be pushed back a week next year to be able to accommodate travelers.

“Each year our dates move up one day on the calendar, so every five or six years, we need to make an adjustment and push the show back one week,” Seavitt said in a statement. “We do our best to keep some distance between the holidays and our opening and many people have expressed appreciation for that.”

With the holidays making it difficult, NAIAS Chairman Jim Seavitt said that changing the date would make it more convenient for those journalists and executives that travel worldwide.

The dates will be as follows:

  • Press Preview:  Jan. 14-15, 2013
  • Industry Preview:  Jan. 16-17, 2013
  • Charity Preview:  Jan. 18, 2013
  • Public Show:  Jan. 19-27, 2013

Check back next January as MI Auto Times checks in with the Detroit Auto Show for sneak peeks and previews.

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