DETROIT (March 19, 1:05 p.m. ET) — The North American International Auto Show is starting a week later in 2013.
NAIAS announced that the event will begin in the third week of January, Jan. 14-27, 2013, instead of the second week, in order to accommodate journalists' holiday vacations, said Marc Harlow, partner at Howell, Mich.-based Rohatynski-Harlow Public Relations LLC and spokesman for the NAIAS.
“With New Year's Day falling in the middle of the week, it may interfere with a lot of folks' extended holidays,” he said. “Typically we would have done it on Jan. 7, but they [journalists] prefer to have it further away from the holidays and we're accommodating those wishes.”
This year's NAIAS at Cobo Center was held Jan. 9-22.
The 2013 press preview will be Jan. 14 and 15; industry preview will be Jan. 16 and 17; and the charity preview will be Jan. 18. The public show will run Jan. 19-27, show organizers said.