Detroit is the home of the US automotive industry, so it’s also known as Motor City. It has its history and roots steeped in innovation and a legacy in the form of talent, universities and research centers.
Why exhibit there
Startups and new businesses can really get a boost in Detroit, they can fast become big fish in a small pond and get unparalleled attention and support from the community, seasoned business leaders, city and state government.
Once you’ve flown into Detroit Metro Airport you’ll need a car to get around town.
Restrictions on what you can bring into the country
Follow the FAA’s Pack Safe guidelines and you won’t go far wrong.
Main exhibition centres
- Cobo Center - Formerly known as Cobo Hall, the convention center is located along Jefferson and Washington avenues in downtown Detroit, Michigan.
- Russell Industrial Centre
- Renaissance Conference Centre
- Detroit Marriott
Services we provide
- Booth Host/Hostess
- Lead Generator
- Crowd Gatherer
- Product Demonstrator
- Hospitality Staff
- Brand Ambassador
- Team Leaders
- Event Managers
Key tourist hotspots
Detroit may not be renowned for being the most touristy of cities, that doesn’t mean that there aren’t touristy things to be seen:
- Detroit Institute of Arts. World famous and known as a mecca for art lovers, the Detroit Institute of Arts has a collection of more than 65,000 artworks.
- Motown Museum. Learn the story behind the music at Hitsville USA.
- Eastern Market. One of the oldest and largest year-round markets in the U.S. It takes place every Saturday, offering an eclectic mix of local food, art and music.
Where to eat
- Albena. Expect beautifully plated interpretations of Great Lakes cuisine with dishes like tomato and stone fruit sorbet, a riff on chicken salad and okra caviar with Japanese eggplant.
- SheWolf Pastificio & Bar. Ten different styles of pasta prepared with flour milled fresh daily, sets this spot apart
- Chili Mustard Onions. Expect vegan Coney Island staples like meatless coney dogs and hani, alongside a vegan burger dubbed the Big Mock, vegan chicken parmesan, and chili cheese fries.
- Local currency - US dollar.
- Language - English.
- Visa requirements. You will require a visa to enter the USA. What kind that is depends on where you have come from and what you are planning on doing there. The first step you have to take in order to start your US visa application, is to figure out under what kind of visa you are permitted to enter the United States. After you have selected the visa type you need to apply for, you should check the requirements and start gathering the documents that are required for that visa.
- Plug sockets in the USA are the standard two pin plugs.
- Cultural sensitivities. The USA is a real patchwork of cultures, identities and customs, however there aren’t any real cultural sensitivities to be aware of, but points worth noting:
- Most Americans move to a first name basis pretty quickly.
- Americans have no etiquette when it comes to giving and receiving business cards.
- Arrive on time for meetings as time and punctuality are very important to Americans.
- Use statistics to back up your claims - most Americans are impressed by hard data and evidence.