Starting in 2020 we’ll no longer have the brave the cold winter in Detroit to see the latest automotive debuts. The North American International Auto Show is officially being moved to June starting in 2020.
“Our show is undergoing its most significant transformation in the last three decades,” said Rod Alberts, Executive Director, NAIAS. “Detroit will continue to be a global stage for some of the world’s most significant and iconic vehicle reveals and host an unparalleled international audience of media and key industry influencers.”
The 2020 Detroit Auto Show festivities will kick off the week of June 8. For years the Detroit Auto Show has taken place in January, but by moving NAIAS to June, the show will now not be overshadowed by the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which also takes place in January.
“The North American International Auto Show is an amazing exhibition that showcases the most innovative and creative automotive companies around the world,” said Michigan Governor Rick Snyder. “Moving the show to the summer opens up new opportunities for companies as well as creating new experiences for attendees.”
The Detroit Auto Show will also now be a chance for the entire city of Detroit to shine, since the show will not only take place inside Cobo center. The plans call for the show to be expanded to multiple venues throughout Detroit.
“Detroit now has the opportunity to showcase our riverfront and our revitalized downtown during our beautiful summer months and creatively use the exterior of Cobo to launch new products that will transform Detroit into an exciting auto-centric environment,” said Larry Alexander, president and CEO of the Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau.