There’s lots of great articles out there with tips on attending the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), but what if you’re not an attendee but working it for a client? Our Franco auto team is no stranger to the behemoth auto exhibit, so we asked them what they have on their must-bring lists for 2016.
Here you have it.
□ Comfortable shoes/Dr. Scholl’s – COBO Center spans 723,000 square feet, and you’ll probably cover all of it. Twice.
□ Extra pair of shoes – it can help alleviate the pain on your feet, or at least spread it out
□ Detroit People Mover tokens – it really is the most convenient way to get around the city, and who knows – you might just get pampered by an exhibitor.
□ Selfie stick – to get that coveted reveal photo over the heads of the seven-foot man sitting in front of you.
□ Bible – filled with all your brand’s messaging, Q&A documents, transportation schedules, runs of show, etc.
□ Map of the NAIAS show floor – moving from exhibit to exhibit is key for getting a good spot at press conferences and special events.
□ Phone charging battery packs – so you can charge while you’re on the go.
□ Clothes with pockets – to house your fancy map and gadgets.
□ Contact info – for everyone. Co-workers, media, support staff, your hotel, cabs, etc.
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