NAIAS wraps up successful run with more than 770,000 people attending

The 2019 show featured the unveiling of 44 vehicles, including 31 global debuts.
The 2019 show featured the unveiling of 44 vehicles, including 31 global debuts. | Contributed photo

The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit featured six shows: The Gallery, its automotive event; AutoMobili-D, a show which featured mobility platforms; Press Preview; Industry Preview; Charity Preview; and a nine-day Public Show.

NAIAS Executive Director Rod Alberts reported the 2019 show revealed 44 vehicles, including 31 world debuts. 

"Detroit displayed every facet of the mobility industry over the past two weeks, welcoming visitors from across the globe," 2019 NAIAS Chairman Bill Golling said. "From startups showcasing their innovative technologies to executive discussions on a driverless future to industry giants standing on the world stage revealing brand-defining products and technologies, NAIAS was an incredible platform for one of the most exciting times in the history of our industry."

With 100,757 attendees on its final day, the total ticketed attendance for this year’s show totaled 774,179. It also drew more than 4,500 journalists from 60 countries. According to Ancora Managing Director David Sowerby, this year’s NAIAS is projected to have an economic impact of $430 million to the regional economy.

The next NAIAS is tentatively scheduled for June 6-20, 2020.

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