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2012 NAIAS to kick off 24th year with entourage of government officials

The North American International Auto Show is entering its 24th year as an international event, and an entourage of national and state elected government officials will visit on various days throughout the preview events, including four members of President Barack Obama's Cabinet.


Beginning with the press review days and throughout the show, the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) 2012 will host a number of national and state elected government officials, including four members of President Barack Obama's Cabinet.

The NAIAS is among the most prestigious auto shows in the world, and Detroit is still regard as the automotive capital of the world, providing unparalleled access to the automotive products, people and ideas that matter most - up close and in one place.

One of the largest media events in North America, the NAIAS is also the only auto show in the United States to earn an annual distinguished sanction of the Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs d'Automobiles, the Paris-based alliance of automotive trade associations and manufacturers from around the world.

"The North American International Auto Show provides a world stage for the automotive industry and, this week, will generate an enormous level of excitement from the more than 40 new-vehicle introductions and overall positive industry news," said Bill Perkins, chairman, NAIAS 2012.

"Using the backdrop of the world's most exciting vehicles and displays, the NAIAS has become the venue for executives representing the global automotive industry and our elected officials to interact and network. We're pleased to welcome those that shape this industry and our country's policies to the Motor City."

Government Officials scheduled to visit NAIAS 2012 include:

U.S. Senators and Congressional Representatives:

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown
U.S. Senator Tom Carper
U.S. Representative Hansen Clark
U.S. Representative John Conyers
U.S. Representative John Dingell
U.S. Senator Carl Levin
U.S. Representative Sander Levin
U.S. Representative Gary Peters
U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow
U.S. Representative Tim Walberg

U.S. Department Heads and Representatives:

U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu
U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary John Bryson
NHTSA Administrator David L. Strickland
Council on Environmental Equality Administrator Gary Guzy
EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson
U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood

State Governors:
Governor Rick Snyder (MI)
Governor Steve Beshear (KY)
Governor Jay Nixon (MO)
Governor John Kasich (OH)

TN Comments

It is uncertain just how much access the media will have to these officials, but I recall a large group surrounded Michigan’s new Governor Snyder last year.

If I do get close enough to the senators and congressmen, my first question will be over the taxpayer subsidies to individuals who can afford an EV will be given this economic benefit, while those who cannot afford it will not be given that same economic break.

About the Reporter: After 39 years in the auto industry as a design engineer, Frank Sherosky now trades stocks, futures and writes articles, books and ebooks like, "Perfecting Corporate Character," "Awaken Your Speculator Mind", and "Millennial World Order" via He may be contacted here by email: Fr[email protected] and followed in Twitter under @Authorfranks

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