The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), in collaboration with the Michigan Economic Development Corp. (MEDC)/PlanetM, brings back the popular business-to-business "Match Meetings" on Jan. 16 from noon to 4 p.m.
Over 500 matchmaking business development meetings took place at the 2018 NAIAS, promoting new connections and collaborations among technology startups, automakers, suppliers and venture capitalists.
"In its inaugural year, the AutoMobili-D Match Meetings at NAIAS have generated over $10 million in investment and contracts between corporations, investors and startups," Seun Phillips, PlanetM director, said. "Over 75 startups applied for meetings, each having the ability to participate in up to 20 meetings – translating into unmatched business development opportunities and exposure to key audience groups."
NAIAS, MEDC and PlanetM, together with Techstars Mobility, will once again organize a series of vetted, prearranged meetings for participating AutoMobili-D and NAIAS exhibitors. The meetings will be conducted during the first day of Industry Preview, an event to showcase a unique networking and professional development opportunity to get connected with 40,000 automotive and mobility experts.
"The North American International Auto Show is a global stage for game-changing companies to demonstrate and debut technologies on future mobility and transportation platforms," 2019 NAIAS Chairman Bill Golling said. "What better way to promote continued collaboration and tap into the talent and energy of mobility innovators than through focused matchmaking spearheaded by the State of Michigan."
Sign up for Match Meetings at naias.com.