Officials with the Los Angeles Auto Show have announced that the dates of the show have been permanently moved from early January to mid-November, beginning in 2006.
According to a press release, the change addresses the an industry desire for the Los Angeles Auto Show to have its own time slot away from the Detroit auto show and to avoid the Christmas and New Year's holiday period.
The new timeframe provides a separation among four U.S. auto shows. Los Angeles will be in the fall, followed by Detroit and Chicago in winter, and New York in the spring.
"Executives are thrilled about the move to November and the idea of the show occupying its own position on the auto show calendar," said Andy Fuzesi, general manager of the Los Angeles Auto Show. "I immediately began receiving congratulatory messages after informing them of the change, along with their intentions to take full advantage of the timing."
In general, the show will be held approximately six weeks before the New Year, with press days occurring on the Wednesday and Thursday, one week prior to Thanksgiving. The 10 public days will begin on Friday and carry through the Thanksgiving weekend to end on Sunday.
The new dates take effect for the 2007 Los Angeles Auto Show, which will have press days on November 29 and 30, and public days December 1 - 10, 2006.
This first year will be held the week after Thanksgiving because of a scheduling conflict with a previously licensed event in the Los Angeles Convention Center. The pattern of having press days the week before Thanksgiving will start with the 2008 show, when press days will be held on November 14 and 15, and public days November 16 - 25, 2007. The auto show will maintain its current January dates for the 2005 and 2006 shows.
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