INTRODUCTION Held every spring at the Jacob Javits
Convention Center, the New York International Auto Show is North America’s first and largest attended auto show.
The premiere event of its kind, the NYIAS attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. It is estimated that 62 percent of all Show attendees came from outside New York City to attend the Show. The NYIAS is an engine of commerce: The Show’s impact extends far beyond the show floor: while in New York City, attendees contribute significantly to the local economy through expenditures on hotels and restaurants, entertainment, retail goods and other local services. Exhibiting companies, along with members of the press and show-related staff, further stimulate local economic activity by purchasing goods and services directly related to their participation. The road ahead: Based on survey data involving a wide spectrum of NYIAS attendees and other stakeholders, the following report offers a robust outlook for NYIAS and underscores its pivotal importance as a key contributor to business activity in New York.