This isn’t just a COVID-19 move, either.
For decades, the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) was held in January. After the 2019 event, show organizers recast it as a summer show with plans to hold it in June of this year. Coronavirus delayed the show to 2021, but now the event will never see summertime in Michigan. It’s been delayed again to September 2021, and it will hold that timeslot going forward.
“We have talked with many of our partners, particularly the OEMs, and they are fully on board and excited about the date change,” said NAIAS Executive Director Rod Alberts.
The new dates for the show are September 28 through October 9. With the shift to summer, the show was recast as both an indoor and outdoor venue. That format will be retained for the late-September timeframe, though sweaters might be needed to peruse exhibits along the riverfront and Hart Plaza outside the TCF Center, formerly known as Cobo Hall.
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