All Roads Lead To NAIAS

Detroit is where future mobility innovations meet the pavement. With the largest concentration of the world’s top automotive and technology executives, designers, engineers and thought leaders, the North American International Auto Show serves as the global stage for companies to debut brand-defining vehicles and industry-shaping announcements.

NAIAS is unmatched in the industry in presenting six unique shows in one, including: The Gallery, an ultra-luxury automotive event, AutoMobili-D, an inside look at future mobility platforms, Press Preview, Industry Preview, Charity Preview and then concluding with a nine-day Public Show.

The Gallery - January 12, 2019

2019 marks the thirteenth year of the ultra-luxury automotive event, The Gallery. This event has now become the official kick-off to the North American International Auto Show. New for 2018, The Gallery will be back at Cobo Center in the breathtaking atrium overlooking the international waterway. Guests will experience a nearly $10 million collection of the most acclaimed automobiles the world has to offer, including brands such as Aston Martin, Bentley, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche and Rolls Royce, to name just a few.


Automobili-D is a dedicated 150,000 sq. ft. exposition focused on the rapidly evolving global automotive and mobility landscape. The inaugural launch of AutoMobili-D in 2017 featured more than 180 brands, ranging from automakers, to suppliers, to tech startups as well as universities and government organizations. From John Krafcik debuting the fully autonomous Chrysler Pacifica, to Carlos Ghosn providing insights into Nissan’s plans for a connected future, to Julia Steyn on Maven’s outlook on urban mobility as a “service,” these great industry leaders and many others took the stage and delivered more than 40 hours of mobility-focused announcements and discussions.
For 2018, AutoMobili-D, will remain open throughout the first weekend of Public Show (Jan. 20-21) for the 2018 auto show to connect people interested in working in all aspects of the auto industry with companies at the first Future Automotive Career Exposition (FACE). The event, a partnership with NAIAS and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, will allow participating AutoMobili-D companies the opportunity to interact face-to-face with qualified candidates and fill needed positions across a wide array of disciplines.

AutoMobili-D will kick-off on Sunday, January 14, 2018, with press conferences and keynote addresses. In addition, NAIAS will dedicate specific press conference slots for participating AutoMobili-D companies on the afternoons of both Press Days and panel discussions and presentations will occur during Industry Preview days.
Planet M Hall will be open:

Sunday, January 14, 2018
12 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Monday, January 15 – Tuesday, January 16, 2018
12 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Wednesday, January 17 – Thursday, January 18, 2018
12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday, January 19, 2018
6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Saturday, January 20 – Sunday, January 21, 2018
9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Press Preview - January 14-15, 2019

The world’s automotive and mobility leaders gather for three days of worldwide product and technology debuts all under one roof.

Last January, the 2017 NAIAS featured 71 vehicle introductions, including 46 worldwide debuts. News coming out of NAIAS is heard across the globe as more than 5,100 journalists from 61 different countries annually attend to cover the latest and greatest happenings our industry has to offer.

Please note: NAIAS-issued media credentials are required for admittance.

Industry Preview - January 16-17, 2019

Connect and share insights with 40,000 automotive executives, engineers, developers, designers and analysts representing over 2,200 companies from around the world. This unique networking and professional development opportunity brings together the key individuals responsible for the leading-edge products, technologies and services on display at NAIAS. Industry Preview is the largest automotive industry gathering in the nation.

Dates and Times
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Noon - 9 p.m.
Thursday, January 18, 2018
7 a.m. - 9 p.m.


Charity Preview - January 18, 2019

Charity Preview is the largest annual, single-night fundraiser in the world.

Proceeds directly benefit a wide range of children’s charities that are making a positive impact in southeastern Michigan. Since 1976, Charity Preview has raised more than $117 million, with over $40 million raised in the last 10 years alone.

Charity Preview Date and Time
Friday, January 19, 2018
6 p.m. – 9 p.m.


Public Show - January 19-27, 2019

Experience an automotive event unlike any other. At NAIAS you have the opportunity to see up-close the vehicles and technologies that will shape the future automotive landscape. From muscle and electric cars, to high-performance supercars and full-size trucks, NAIAS has something for everyone to enjoy.

Dates and Times
8 a.m. daily - Early access for handicapped individuals
Enter at the Hall C Entrance only

Saturday, January 20 - Saturday, January 27, 2018
9 a.m. - 10 p.m. (no admittance after 9 p.m.)

Sunday, January 28, 2018
9 a.m. - 7 p.m. (no admittance after 6 p.m.)


Cobo Center
1 Washington Blvd.
Detroit, MI 48226