NAIAS is pleased to welcome its Premier Sponsors, the highest level of affiliation with the show. Premier Sponsors participate with NAIAS in a number of significant ways including hosting events and displays and providing exceptional promotional support. These sponsors include:

Adient

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We are Adient. A new company with a bright future. Formerly known as Johnson Controls Automotive Experience, we are the largest global automotive seating supplier, supporting all major automakers in the differentiation of their vehicles through superior quality, technology and performance. With 75,000 employees operating in 230 manufacturing plants in 32 countries worldwide, we produce and deliver automotive seating for all vehicle classes and all major OEMs. From complete seating systems to individual components, our expertise spans every step of the automotive seat-making process, allowing us to take our seats into more than 50 million vehicles every year.

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Delta Air Lines

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Delta Air Lines serves nearly 180 million customers each year. In 2016, Delta was named to Fortune’s top 50 Most Admired Companies in addition to being named the most admired airline for the fifth time in six years. Additionally, Delta has ranked No.1 in the Business Travel News Annual Airline survey for an unprecedented five consecutive years. With an industry-leading global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 320 destinations in 57 countries on six continents. Delta is the largest carrier at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, offering customers more than 400 peak-day departures to more than 120 nonstop destinations. With nonstop service to Shanghai; Beijing; Seoul-Incheon; Tokyo; and Nagoya, Japan; Detroit is a major gateway to Asia for Delta.

Delta employs nearly 80,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 800 aircraft. The airline is a founding member of the SkyTeam global alliance and participates in the industry’s leading trans-Atlantic joint venture with Air France-KLM and Alitalia as well as a joint venture with Virgin Atlantic. Including its worldwide alliance partners, Delta offers customers more than 15,000 daily flights, with key hubs and markets including Amsterdam, Atlanta, Boston, Detroit, Los Angeles, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York-JFK and LaGuardia, London-Heathrow, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City, Seattle and Tokyo.  Delta has invested billions of dollars in airport facilities, global products and services, and technology to enhance the customer experience in the air and on the ground. Additional information is available on the Delta News Hub, as well as delta.com, Twitter @DeltaNewsHubGoogle.com/+DeltaFacebook.com/delta and Delta’s blog takingoff.delta.com.

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DENSO

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Chances are, if you’re driving it anywhere in the world, there’s a DENSO product on it. As one of the largest automotive suppliers of advanced systems, technology and components, we have more than 200 subsidiaries and affiliates employing nearly 150,000 people in 38 countries and regions. Our product categories include powertrain control, thermal, information and safety, and electronics. We supply to all the world’s major carmakers. Known worldwide for technology and high manufacturing standards, we focus on advancing vehicle efficiency, safety and comfort.

For more information about DENSO, go to www.densocorp-na.com and www.denso.com. Looking to drive your career forward? Join us. Visit www.densocareers.com.

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IBM

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IBM invites you to put every set of wheels in service to the user. In today’s environment, people expect the same level of connectivity that they can get on their other devices when they are on the move, whether they are at the wheel of a car, a tractor, guiding a commercial fleet or a drone. Our Cognitive Mobility practice was created to meet those expectations. We craft dynamic experiences that harness our deep industry expertise in areas such as advanced analytics and telematics, technology and systems integration, developer ecosystems, vehicle technology, and IBM Watson Internet of Things (IoT) for Automotive. Our experience design teams draw on the powerhouse of those offerings to help you disrupt the status quo with new business strategies and revenue sources.

Come visit the IBM booth to see how we can help you design change. Explore the innovation of OnDash, our data-driven operating system that injects human wisdom into every moving experience. OnDash is an industry-first cognitive mobility platform and ecosystem that equips every driver with the world’s smartest co-pilot. It learns, understands and interacts, informing better decisions on the go as it reinvents travel time with moments of meaning, safety, and enlightenment, just one example of our cognitive mobility solutions that grow smarter by the mile.

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KPMG LLP

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KPMG LLP, the audit, tax and advisory firm us.kpmg.com, is the U.S. member firm of KPMG International (collectively KPMG).  KPMG is a global network of professional firms operating in 155 countries and employing more than 174,000 people.  As a leading professional services firm, KPMG LLP has 90 offices and more than 30,000 partners and professionals providing services throughout all 50 states.

Helping our clients meet their business challenges begins with an in-depth understanding of the industries in which they work.  Our high-performance culture promotes using our experience and insights to simplify complex challenges, seek new opportunities and deliver informed perspectives and clear methodologies of value to clients and stakeholders.  Our client focus, commitment to excellence, global mind-set and consistent delivery build trusted relationships that are at the core of our business and reputation.

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Michelin

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Dedicated to the improvement of sustainable mobility, Michelin designs, manufactures and sells tires for every type of vehicle, including airplanes, automobiles, bicycles, earthmovers, farm equipment, heavy-duty trucks and motorcycles. The company has earned a long-standing reputation for building innovative premium tires.  Since 1989, Michelin has received 80 J.D. Power tire customer satisfaction awards—five times the number of all other tire manufacturers combined. In addition to tires, the company also publishes travel guides, hotel and restaurant guides, maps and road atlases. Headquartered in Greenville, S.C., Michelin North America (www.michelinman.com) employs about 22,700 and operates 19 major manufacturing plants.

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MEDC/Planet M

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The Michigan Economic Development Corporation serves as the state’s marketing arm and lead advocate for business growth, resources and opportunity that help grow Michigan’s economy. It is also the proud steward of the Pure Michigan brand. Visit MichiganBusiness.org to learn more about doing business in Michigan. Visit michigan.org. for Michigan travel news, updates and information.

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Shell

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Shell Oil Company is an affiliate of the Royal Dutch Shell plc, a global group of energy and petrochemical companies with operations in more than 70 countries. We deliver a diverse range of energy solutions including transporting and trading oil and gas, marketing natural gas, producing and selling fuel for ships and planes, generating electricity and providing energy efficiency advice. We are investing in making renewable and lower-carbon energy sources competitive for large-scale use. In the U.S., we operate in 50 states and employ more than 20,000 people delivering energy in a responsible manner.

The Shell Lubricants portfolio of top-quality brands products for use in consumer, heavy industrial and commercial transport applications includes Pennzoil®, Quaker State®, FormulaShell®, Shell TELLUS®, Shell RIMULA®, Shell ROTELLA® T, Shell SPIRAX® and Jiffy Lube®.

Shell has collaborated with engine specialists, Geo Technology, and automotive experts, Gordon Murray Design, to co-engineer the design, along with lubricants products, to build an ultra-compact, affordable, accessible, and exceptionally energy-efficient concept city car, the Shell Concept Car.

For more information, visit www.shell.us and www.shell.com/shellconceptcar

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Steel Market Development Institute

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The Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI), a business unit of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), increases and defends the use of steel by developing innovative materials, applications and, in general, making steel the highest value material in the automotive, construction and packaging markets. SMDI works with automakers to advance and demonstrate steel’s superior performance. SMDI also collaborates with stakeholders — from customers to academia to legislators and regulators — to identify and implement steel solutions which meet society’s needs in all markets, and promotes recycling, sustainability and life cycle advantages of North American steel. SMDI’s automotive investors include AK Steel Corporation, ArcelorMittal and Nucor Corporation. For more information on SMDI and its investors, visit www.autosteel.org or follow @DriveUsingSteel on Twitter.

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ZF

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ZF is a global leader in driveline and chassis technology as well as active and passive safety technology. With a focus on creating technology that enable vehicles to be safer, more efficient and more autonomous, ZF engineers systems and components for the vehicles of today and tomorrow. The company reported sales of €29.2 billion in 2015 and now has a global workforce of around 135,000 with approximately 230 locations in some 40 countries. ZF annually invests approximately 5 percent of its sales in Research & Development (€1.4 billion in 2015) ensuring continued success through the design and engineering of innovative technologies. ZF is one of the largest automotive suppliers worldwide and also services a variety of other areas including motorsports, marine, wind power, agricultural and construction machinery, rail vehicles, aviation and other industrial drives.

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For further information regarding NAIAS sponsorship opportunities, please contact Tavi Fulkerson of The Fulkerson Group at 248-819-8332 or tavi@fulkersongroup.com.