Detroit auto show gives world’s business leaders a place to talk shop

Detroit auto show gives world’s business leaders a place to talk shop

The 2023 North American International Detroit Auto Show will close Sunday night after its nearly

Detroit auto show gives world’s business leaders a place to talk shop

The 2023 North American International Detroit Auto Show will close Sunday night after its nearly two-week long run at Huntington Place, where it dazzled thousands of visitors who flocked to the Motor City to see glitzy new vehicles and the latest in EVs, as well as flying cars and technology that will be game changers for this industry in the midst of a powering revolution.

Also resonating from the event staged by the Detroit Auto Dealers Association: Lots of networking and potential business opportunities as companies and municipalities from across the globe came to hear panels on these changes, talk about the need for inclusion and workforce development, and participate in quiet sidebar conversations about economic development prospects, which is increasingly becoming an important part of this auto/mobility confab.

It’s played out exactly as show sponsors intended as they, too, have adjusted as auto shows are going through a revolution.

Rod Alberts, of the Detroit Auto Dealers Association, at right, with Silvio Pietro Angori, CEO of Pininfarina, who spoke about design of future cars at the North American International Detroit Auto Show in 2023.

“This event is about new and upcoming vehicles, the latest mobility technology and our energy future,” said Rod Alberts, executive director of DADA. “We added panels and forums with influencers and top experts, too, which continues to help draw entrepreneurs and leaders from across the globe. Amid that backdrop, it’s been an amazing place for networking and start of business opportunities, too.”