Auto Show Attracts Major Industry Events

Before the doors swing open to the public, the New York International Auto Show gears up for three days of exclusive access and groundbreaking revelations during its Industry and Press Days.

This crucial lead up to the show sets the stage for the automotive industry to unveil its latest innovations, connect with the press, and engage in discussions about the future of mobility. In addition to new vehicle debuts during Press Days, the Automotive Forum, World Car Awards, and MediaPost’s Automotive Marketing Conference will take place at the Show.

New York Automotive Forum

MARCH 26, 2024

J.D. Power, NADA, and the New York International Auto Show are thrilled to announce the return of the Automotive Forum to New York City on March 26, 2024. This must-attend, one-day event precedes the New York International Auto Show and serves as a crucial gathering point for the industry’s most influential leaders to delve into a myriad of pressing topics shaping the automotive landscape.

Set against the vibrant backdrop of New York City, the Automotive Forum promises a day packed with invaluable insights, engaging discussions, and unparalleled networking opportunities. Whether you’re a seasoned industry veteran or a budding entrepreneur, this event offers something for everyone.

Join us for the latest economic and automotive forecasts, where experts will provide in-depth analysis and forecasts on the industry’s trajectory in the coming years. From navigating supply chain disruptions to adapting to shifting consumer demands, attendees will gain a comprehensive understanding of the forces driving change in the automotive market.

In addition to thought-provoking discussions and keynote addresses, the Automotive Forum provides attendees with ample opportunities to connect with industry peers, forge new partnerships, and exchange ideas face-to-face. Whether you’re looking to expand your professional network or gain valuable insights from industry insiders, the Automotive Forum offers a dynamic platform for collaboration and innovation.

Don’t miss out on this unparalleled opportunity to be part of the conversation shaping the future of the automotive industry. Join us on March 26, 2024, in New York City for the NY Automotive Forum and accelerate towards a brighter, more innovative future for the automotive industry.

2024 New York International Auto Show Press Conference Schedule

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2024 New York International Auto Show Media and Industry Schedule
America’s First and Largest-Attended Auto Show Features Wide Range of Events, New Vehicles & Special Anniversaries
Company/Event Location
Tuesday, March 26
8:00 – 5:00 Automotive Forum featuring North Javits
Elena Ford, Ford; Jack Hollis, Toyota; José Muñoz, Hyundai
Dimitris Psillakis, Mercedes-Benz; Marissa West, General Motors
 paid registration –
Wednesday, March 27
8:00 – 8:30 World Car Awards Breakfast North Javits
8:30 – 9:10 World Car Awards Program North Javits
9:20 – 9:40 Hyundai Stand, Level 3
9:45 – 10:05 Kia Stand, Level 3
10:10 – 10:30 Ford Stand, Level 3
10:35 – 10:55 Infiniti Stand, Level 3
11:00 – 11:20 Acura Stand, Level 3
11:25 – 11:45 Honda Stand, Level 3
11:50 – 12:10 Polestar Stand, Level 3
12:20 – 1:10 (lunch) Auto Industry EV Press Conference Track, Level 1
1:15 – 1:30 Robert Downey Jr. Dream Cars Stand, Level 1
1:35 – 1:55 New York Power Authority / New York State Charging Infrastructure Stand, Level 1
2:00 – 2:15 Never Ride Stock SE Hall
2:25 – 2:45 Emergency Safety Solutions Crystal Palace
2:50 – 3:10 Tedson delivery to Michael Strahan Stand, Level 3
3:15 – 4:00 (reception) Toyota Stand, Level 3
8:45 – 4:00 MediaPost Automotive Marketing Conference featuring 1E Hall
Jen Brace, Ford; Dedra DeLilli, Toyota; Bridget Hanrahan, Subaru
Kimberly Ito, Mitsubishi; Alexia Kurz, MINI; Shelley Pratt, INFINITI
Andrew Savvas, Volkswagen; Russell Wager, Kia
paid registration –
Thursday, March 28
8:00 – 4:00 Media interviews and vehicle discovery Show Floor
9:00 – 2:00 World Traffic Safety Symposium featuring 1E Hall
Jennifer Homendy, Chair of the National Transportation Safety Board
10:00 – 11:00 New York State of EV Infrastructure featuring Track, Level 1
Charger Growth & Consumer EV Adoption Panel

World Car Awards

MARCH 27, 2024

It is the mission of the World Car Awards and its 100+ global jurors to recognize, reward and inspire automotive excellence, leadership and innovation in a rapidly changing automotive industry on a global scale.

To that end we test drive and evaluate new or fully redesigned vehicles that are for sale in multiple markets on more than one continent each year, voting to determine the World Car Design, World Luxury Car, World Performance Car, World Urban Car, World Electric Vehicle and World Car of the Year. Full vehicle eligibility requirements and our annual timeline can be found via the links in the menu above.

Now in their 20th year, the annual World Car Awards are the number one awards program in the world for the eleventh consecutive year in terms of media reach and analysis of forty-seven top global markets in AITASTIC’s 2023 media report.

The awards were inaugurated in 2003, and officially launched in January 2004, to reflect the reality of the global marketplace.

The 2024 World Car of the Year Awards will be announced live during an awards ceremony at the New York International Auto Show on March 27, 2024.

MediaPost's Automotive Marketing Conference

MARCH 27, 2024

While broad-reach splashy marketing efforts (think broadcast TV campaigns) are still part of the equation, automakers are spending more of their dollars and efforts on drilling down to niche customers.

Whether it’s the use of experiential, sponsorships or diverse influencers, finding customers where they live, work and play is more important now than ever.

The automotive segment is moving beyond reliance on the big media buy and testing and learning from a range of non-traditional channels – CTV, TikTok, gaming, charging stations and digital out of home, etc. This reflects a sharper segmentation of auto product development and marketing.

This conference will aim to showcase some of the best practices including:

  • When does sports and Esports marketing and sponsorship make sense and how is it best accomplished?
  • How has the use of influencers evolved over time and how important is the micro vs macro?
  • Why is getting customers behind the wheel still more important than ever, especially when it comes to electric vehicles?


MediaPost’s Automotive Marketing Conference takes place on March 27, 2024 at the Javits Center – New York City – Room 1E08

World Traffic Safety Symposium

MARCH 28, 2024

Bringing traffic safety to the forefront for 35 years, the World Traffic Safety Symposium brings together safety experts, policymakers, law enforcement agencies, and the auto industry to help address some of the critical issues facing road users.

This year the event entitled Harnessing Data to Reduce Traffic Fatalities will focus on the state of knowledge concerning traffic crashes, and important research being conducted to better understand both the human and design factors that are impacting these crashes.

The 2024 World Traffic Safety Symposium takes place on Thursday, March 28, 2024 from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm at the Javits Center – New York City.