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Chicago Auto Show Partners with Comcast for Third Consecutive Year

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Show Attendees to get hands-on demos of XFINITY’s innovative TV services at the XFINITY Lounge, chances to win prizes with #XFINITYFast social media challenge

CHICAGO (Feb. 2, 2018) – The Chicago Auto Show, which runs Feb. 10-19 at McCormick Place, announced today that it’s partnering with Comcast to offer show attendees an engaging onsite experience and the chance to win prizes by participating in the #XFINITYFast social media challenge. This year marks the third consecutive year that Comcast has partnered with the Chicago Auto Show.

Comcast’s XFINITY Lounge will be located just outside the North Hall. Throughout the course of the show, Comcast will demonstrate its X1 TV viewing experience, including the XFINITY Stream app, which lets customers watch up to 200 live channels and 40,000 On Demand Choices when they’re on-the-go, as well as download movies and TV shows to take with them. In addition, Comcast encourages fans to share pictures of their dream cars with #XFINITYFast for the chance to win exclusive prizes and experiences throughout the run of the show.

“Social media is a key vehicle we utilize to engage with our fans throughout the show and, frankly, all year long,” said Chicago Auto Show Chairman John Hennessy. “We look forward to building upon our established partnership with Comcast and providing exciting ways to interact with our fans – both on the show floor and through social media.”

The Chicago Auto Show encourages attendees to visit the XFINITY Lounge to learn more about the company’s products and services and the #XFINITYFast social media contest.

“Comcast is proud to sponsor the Chicago Auto Show for the third year in a row,” said Comcast’s Greater Chicago Region Senior Vice President John Crowley. “Comcast delivers innovative XFINITY products and services that allow customers to take their favorite content with them on-the-go, along with super-fast Internet speeds. To help visitors make that connection, we’re providing them with special access to the fastest cars on exhibit at the show.”
The show is open daily 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. from Feb. 10-19, with the exception of Monday, Feb. 19, when the doors close at 8 p.m. 

For continuing coverage and a behind-the-scenes look at the show, follow the Chicago Auto Show on social media. For more information about the 2018 Chicago Auto Show, please visit


About the Chicago Auto Show
The Chicago Auto Show is the largest auto show in North America, spanning more than 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 more than $2.5 million annually for 18 vital Chicago organizations in a single night. The 2018 public show is Feb. 10-19. For more information, visit or

The 2018 Chicago Auto Show is officially sanctioned by the International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers. Founded in Paris in 1919, it is known as the Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs.

About the Chicago Automobile Trade Association
Founded in 1904, the Chicago Automobile Trade Association is one of the nation’s largest metropolitan dealer organizations. It is comprised of more than 420 franchised new-car dealers and an additional 150 allied members. The group’s dealer members employ about 20,000 people in the metropolitan area. The association has produced the world-famous Chicago Auto Show since 1935. For more information please visit

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