2018 Twin Cities Auto Show Dates: March 10 - 18

This page is intended for manufactures and allied vendors and those hired to design, build and manage the displays.  It can also be used for those who are interested in exhibiting at the Twin Cities Auto Show. 

Sponsorship and Exhibiting at the Twin Cities Auto Show

Main Floor contracts have been emailed.  If you did not receive a contract, please email mary@mada.org

Exhibiting and Sponsorship Questions: 

Mary Velline

Features at the 2018 Twin Cities Auto Show


Luxury Lane is moving to the All New Luxury Ballroom
Voted The Fan Favorite of the 2017 Twin Cities Auto Show 

 In 2018, Luxury Lane will move to the ballroom, located on the first floor of the Minneapolis Convention Center. The ballroom offers 28,000 square feet of space making room for more luxury cars and a chance for Auto Show attendees to experience luxury lifestyle. A private, invite only, VIP party is being planned where Luxury Lane participants will have the chance to invite qualified
buyers. Other qualified buyers will be invited and a limited quantity of tickets will be available for purchase. The VIP access will take place on Thursday, March 15 from 2 - 4 pm during non-show hours, offering an exclusive shopping experience.  Dealers, manufactures and displays are allowed to invite their customers to attend this exclusive event.  More details to be announced soon.


The Electric Room is one of the most talked about dislays by the mass media and in social media.  In 2016, it gained more than 800,000 television and print impressions.  

The Great River Energy is the title sponsor and provides information about electric costs and options for home and Minnesota charging stations. The room will be fully staffed with current EV owners, Drive Electric MN and Great River Energy making this a tremendous resource to shop for this evolving technology.  

Manufactures and dealers can click here reserving space for 2018. All vehicles on display must have a plug-in option and charging sations are welcome. 


Friday, March 16

6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

For one night only, the lights will go down in the Main Hall and Ballroom to display the interior and exterior lighting features of today's new vehicles. 
It will be a one-of-a-kind opportunity for buyers to see how their vehicle will look and feel when the sun has set. 
Dealers and manufactures are encouraged to use battery packs  on all display vehicles.  Click here to download the flier for this event. 



The Future of Auto Shows 
Video published by Autoline.  Joining host John McElroy for this roundtable is Rick Deneau, the Head of Product Communications for FCA; Steve Bruyn with Foresight Research and Stephanie Brinley, an auto analyst with IHS Automotive.