Every year car manufacturers from all around the world bring their very best new vehicles to Detroit for the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), one of the worlds top automotive events. This year will be no exception. With the introduction of an expected 50 concept and production vehicles and more than 5000 journalists from around the world in attendance, the show will open to one of the largest media audiences in North America.
Some of the automakers who are expected to make debuts are BMW, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Honda, Infiniti, Mercedes-Benz, and Porsche some of whom have also been nominated for the Oscar of cars - the North American Car and Truck of the Year (NACTOY).
About James Bell, Head of Consumer Affairs, General Motors
With over 16 years of experience, James Bell is a nationally recognized and authoritative resource within the automotive industry. During his tenure, James has diligently analyzed and effectively communicated automotive data and research to multiple constituencies, including the national and international media, automotive manufacturers, dealers, and the every-day car shopper. His multifaceted experience has led to a unique perspective on the industry that easily crosses over the boundaries between the general consumer and passionate enthusiast. Prior to joining GM, James was Vice President of Corporate Communications and Executive Market Analyst for Kelley Blue Book. In this role, he was charged with promoting the KBB.com brand and driving traffic to its award-winning Web site. Bell also oversaw the companys consumer communication efforts through social media and viral marketing platforms. In addition, he served as the companys chief spokesperson with the media and has been featured on national television news shows on CNN, Fox News, CBS, NBC, national and local talk radio, as well as within the pages of both respected newspapers and automotive trade publications. James also served on the board of directors for the Motor Press Guild in Los Angeles and was President of this revered organization, the largest of its kind in the U.S., in 2010 and 2011. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcast Communications and Political Science from California State University.