Despite Detroit struggling with challenging economic difficulties, the upcoming North American International Auto Show is getting ready to kick off in full glory. This annual event starts January 13th as a media/industry week with a black tie charity event scheduled for January 17th. Grammy winner Sheryl Crow will be on hand to perform at this event. She is just one part of the excitement that is scheduled for this event that should bring a break from Detroit’s struggles and open the doors to celebrate the year’s automotive glory. The event will be open to the public beginning January 18th.
Speaking of economics, there will be a Detroit Economic Club luncheon held on January 16th. This event will feature the newly Newly installed Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan along with Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson, Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel and Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano. This will be there first official event together and there will be plenty of questions expected to be coming their way about the state of Detroit. Another big event scheduled during the Detroit Auto Show is that Mary Barra will take control as the first female CEO of General Motors on January 15th. Everyone is interested in what moves she will make to keep General Motors growing strong.
The public and media alike can look forward what the 60 exhibitors have in store for the crowds including car debuts, celebrities, give aways, prizes and a variety of other informative and entertaining activities. Detroit will also get a much needed boost because this annual event has had an economic impact of around $10 billion over the past 25 years for the region.
Tickets are $350 each, and proceeds go to support local services for children from birth through age 18. Over the years, this charity preview event has raised more than $91 million for Michigan children’s charities. Call 888.838.7500 for more information.