Official, Presenting, & Title Sponsors
International Outdoor is a full service, women owned, Michigan based, outdoor advertising company with static and digital bulletins on major streets and freeways in Metropolitan Detroit. We have an unrivaled knowledge and understanding of the Detroit market. We are large enough to provide an experienced and responsive sales staff, an on-site accounting department and an excellent in-house creative team. Still, we are small enough to be flexible, quick, service oriented, and competitive on our pricing as we strive to offer our clients the best locations that deliver value for their marketing and advertising campaigns.”
Founded in 1866, The Huntington National Bank and its affiliates provide consumers, small and middle‐market businesses, corporations, municipalities, and other organizations with a comprehensive suite of banking, payments, wealth management, and risk management products and services. Huntington operates more than 1,000 branches in 11 states, with certain businesses operating in extended geographies. As a bank, Huntington’s desire is to help drive meaningful change and to improve the economic vitality, financial security, and sustainable future for those the bank serves. With a Purpose of looking out for people – Huntington is committed to being there for the people and communities in Detroit. Huntington Bank opened its new co-headquarters, Huntington Tower, in Detroit in 2022. This opening symbolizes the bank’s commitment to the city of Detroit, its colleagues, and the communities and customers it serves.
With innovative technologies, products, and services for electric mobility, CO₂-efficient drives, chassis solutions, Industry 4.0, digitalization, and renewable energies, Schaeffler is a reliable partner for making motion and mobility more efficient, intelligent, and sustainable – over the entire life cycle. We ensure to deliver manufactured high-precision components and systems for powertrain and chassis applications. As a leading global supplier to the automotive sector, Schaeffler has been driving forward groundbreaking inventions and developments in the fields of motion and mobility for over 75 years.
Born in Detroit, Shinola is a design brand with an unwavering commitment to crafting lasting products, from watches to leather goods to jewelry and beyond. These products celebrate timeless design and thoughtful craftsmanship – telling stories that inspire people to live well and be confident in a style that is uniquely their own.
Every Shinola watch is handcrafted with Swiss and imported parts by artisans working in the historic Argonaut building in midtown Detroit. Celebrating a decade in business, Shinola now employs about 400 people, operates 21 retail locations in the U.S., and partners with several American companies to create a line of products intended to last for generations. To date, there have been more than 1.2 million Shinola watches built in Detroit.
Presenting Sponsor of the AutoMobili-D University Community
Magna is more than one of the world’s largest suppliers in the automotive space. We are a mobility technology company with a global, entrepreneurial-minded team of over 171,000 employees and an organizational structure designed to innovate like a startup. With 65+ years of expertise, and a systems approach to design, engineering and manufacturing that touches nearly every aspect of the vehicle, we are positioned to support advancing mobility in a transforming industry. Our global network includes 341 manufacturing operations and 88 product development, engineering and sales centers spanning 29 countries.
Plug and Play
Presenting Sponsor of the Detroit Startup Arena
Plug and Play is the leading innovation platform, connecting startups, corporations, venture capital firms, universities, and government agencies. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, we’re present in 50+ locations across 5 continents. We offer corporate innovation programs and help our corporate partners in every stage of their innovation journey, from education to execution. We also organize startup acceleration programs and have built an in-house VC to drive innovation across multiple industries where we’ve invested in hundreds of successful companies including Dropbox, Guardant Health, Honey, Lending Club, N26, PayPal, and Rappi.
Presenting Sponsor of The Powering Michigan EV Experience and EV Learning Center and Presenting Sponsor of Malcolm Gladwell, featured speaker at the Mobility Global Forum
The Powering Michigan team of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW Local 58) are proud to present the “Powering Michigan EV Experience and EV Learning Center” at the 2023 North American International Auto Show. Supporting Malcolm Gladwell’s presentation on Thursday 9/18 was an additional way to reenforce how educating consumers to the new mobility is an important as we support new ideas and new approaches to the ever-changing automotive industry.
SMCNECA contractors and the highly skilled IBEW Local 58 workforce are installation experts for all types of EV Charging infrastructure in the commercial, public, fleet and residential markets including solar and energy storage integration. The Powering Michigan team has been trained and certified through the nationally recognized EVITP (Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Training Program) and are actively installing charging stations all over Michigan.
Visit Detroit – The Visit Detroit Media Center
Visit Detroit is proud to be the Title Sponsor of the Visit Detroit Media Center. The mission of Visit Detroit is to market and sell the Detroit metropolitan region to business and leisure visitors nationally and internationally to maximize economic impact. In collaboration with our partners, stakeholders, and customers, our team champions the continuous improvement of the region as a dynamic and memorable tourism destination.
More than 700 businesses are represented in Visit Detroit’s membership. Visit Detroit was founded in 1896 as the world’s first convention and visitors bureau.