The Automotive News Congress, better known as the NAAC (National Association of Automotive Dealers) Congress, is held every year during the second week of January in Bilbao, Costa Rica. The Congress is intended to bring together different automobile dealers and related industry groups from all over the world to share information on trends in the auto industry. It also serves as a forum for bringing together under one roof, manufacturers, suppliers, researchers and much more.
Automotive News Congress is traditionally one of the most important events of the year for the car and truck industry. As such, thousands of delegates from across the globe are invited to attend. Along with other prominent events such as the Detroit Auto Show and International Automobile Journalists Convention, this event is considered as the largest and most attended event of its kind. In recent years, the importance of this Congress has grown as more delegates are required to be accredited by national organizations and government agencies. To accommodate this growing demand for the space, there are now two conferences instead of one being held.
The first conference, hosted by the North American Automotive Attache Bureau, or the NAAC, takes place every year and is attended by hundreds of delegates from around the world. This year, the bureau has decided to move it to a more conveniently located venue. For those interested in attending this convention, the dates are still available as usual, however the location has changed. The new date is in Bilbao. The new venue is an international standard hotel, so all attendees who travel to attend this event will need to arrange their transportation.