Press Events

Tuesday, November 19


Western Automotive Conference

The National Automobile Dealers Association/J.D. Power & Associates Western Automotive Conference (WAC) is a half-day event of exceptional keynotes and panel discussions focusing on the local automotive marketplace. WAC is hosted by LA Auto Show and is held in association with GLANCDA and CNCDA at the Biltmore Hotel on Nov. 19.


Connected Car Expo

Kicking off LA Auto Show Press Days on Nov. 18, the Connected Car Expo is a one-day conference and three-day expo for automotive and technology companies shaping current innovations and designing the future of the connected car space. It also serves as an open forum providing attendees access to influencers and top media paving the future of the connected car.

Wednesday, November 20


MPG Motoring Invitational Presented by Forza Motorsport 5 and Xbox One

LA Auto Show will host more than 60 unique, historic and significant vehicles as part of its inaugural MPG Motoring Invitational Presented by Forza Motorsport 5 and Xbox One, on November 20 at Gilbert Lindsay Plaza from 6:30-8:30 am.  This exclusive morning event will replace the traditional keynote and will celebrate all aspects of Southern California car culture, bringing together some of the most interesting automobiles for Press Day attendees to enjoy. Motor Press Guild will also be presenting its “Innovation Vehicle of the Year” Award.

Thursday, November 21


Green Car of the Year® Award

For the ninth consecutive year, Green Car Journal will present its Green Car of the Year® Award, honoring environmental leadership in the automotive field.  The winning vehicle will be announced at 9:00 am on Nov. 21, during LA Auto Show Press Days.


Green & Advanced Technology Ride & Drive

The exclusive media ride-and-drive highlights both “green” vehicles as well as those featuring advanced in-car technology such as automatic park assist, radar-based object detection systems and driver assist technologies.  This event brings together one of the broadest selections of green and advanced technology vehicles for side-by-side test drives on open city streets as well as in closed course demonstrations.


DESIGN LA: Open House & Challenge Presentations

Come see what’s back from the future at the new experiential gallery showing the visionary works of today’s leading automotive designers as they present on the theme of “Biomimicry & Mobility 2025 – Nature’s Answer to Human Challenges”.


DESIGN LA: Designers’ Night Party

Nov. 21 |  6:00 – 8:30 pm

After the Design Challenge awards, join more than 500 stellar designers for the annual Designer Night Party.  Guests credentialed for Press Days in the “Design” category are cordially invited to this special affair.