Show Registration Opens

Show Registration Opens

If you were already accepted for the Media Credentials in 2011, we'll send you an email with a link that has all the information from last year on it. All you have to do is double check your information and you are all set!

If you didn't register last year or did not receive the "Welcome" email, please register at http://chicagoautoshow.com/media/ and click on the Media Credentials Request link. By registering online, you can avoid the long lines when you arrive at the show and get right down to business.

Exhibitors can also register for credentials. Primary contacts for each organization should visit http://www.chicagoautoshow.com/exhibitors and click the Credential Registration/ Tracking link. A password will be sent to those shown on our current exhibitor list. If you do not receive one it can be requested from the same link.
We want to see you at our show this year and you definitely won't want to miss it so make sure to let us know if you'll be attending!

About the Chicago Auto Show: The Chicago Auto Show is the largest on the continent, spanning over one million square feet of production, concept, and exotic vehicle exhibit space. In addition to hosting multiple world and North American vehicle debuts, the Chicago Auto Show's First Look for Charity raises nearly $2 million annually for 18 worthy Chicago organizations in a single night. The 2012 public show will be held from February 10 - February 19, 2012.  For more information, visit www.chicagoautoshow.com or www.facebook.com/chicagoautoshow.

About the Chicago Auto Trade Association: 

  • Founded in 1904, the Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA) is the nation's oldest and largest metropolitan dealer organization. It is comprised of approximately 400 franchised new-car dealers and an additional 150 allied members. The group's dealer members employ approximately 19,000 people in the metropolitan area.
  • CATA dealerships contribute to the state, county and city tax base with gross receipts of approximately $12.5 billion per dealership in new- and used-cars, parts and service. The extended impact of tax base contribution through CATA dealership employees make this group one of the largest and most influential tax constituencies in the city and state.
  • The CATA's mission is to promote and maintain honesty and dependability; employ truth and accuracy in dealer advertising; strive to constantly improve business methods and ethics; and maintain fair competition to serve both dealer and customer.
  • The association has produced the world famous Chicago Auto Show since 1935.


Paul Brian
Director of Communications
Chicago Automobile Trade Association
Chicago Auto Show
630.424.6069 Direct
630.495.2260 Fax
PaulBrian@DriveChicago.com (Business)

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