It has been announced that the 2020 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) announced it has cancelled its June 2020 show in Detroit because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Although we are disappointed, there is nothing more important to us than the health, safety and well-being of the citizens of Detroit and Michigan, and we will do what we can to support our community’s fight against the coronavirus outbreak,” said NAIAS executive director Rod Alberts in a press released announcing the cancellation. “With the more than 100 convention centers and facilities around the country being considered to potentially serve as temporary hospitals, it became clear to us that TCF Center would be an inevitable option to serve as a care facility to satisfy our community’s urgent health needs.
NAIAS said it will hold its next annual show in June 2021.
2020 NAIAS Chairman Doug North, who will act as Chairman of the 2021 NAIAS, expressed the show’s gratitude to all of its stakeholders. “The level of excitement for the 2020 show was extraordinary, and we deeply appreciate all of the support from our OEM partners and our more than 200 valued sponsors, as well as the city of Detroit and the state of Michigan.”
All tickets purchased for the 2020 NAIAS show, including tickets for the Public Show, Industry Preview and Charity Preview will be fully refunded. Charity Preview ticket holders will be given the option of a refund, or the opportunity to donate the proceeds of their refund to one of the nine designated Charity Preview beneficiaries. The NAIAS ticket office will be in contact with all ticket holders.
The NAIAS sponsorship team will also be in contact with each sponsor directly to answer questions regarding refunds and their contracts.