I’m heading to NAIAS 2016 with @FordCanada! #FordNAIAS

I’m heading to NAIAS 2016 with @FordCanada! #FordNAIAS
29 Dec 2015

4 years ago, I was one of the bloggers invited by Ford Canada to attend the Ford Innovation and Design Fantasy camp.

These are the 3 posts I wrote about my NAIAS experience: Day 1, Day 2, and Day 3.

That was the year they introduced the 2013 Ford Fusion.

Ford Fusions

In 2013, 2014 and 2015, I got to send out all of the invites to those that were chosen by Ford, and accompany them on the media trip.

In 2013, the Transit and Atlas Concepts were revealed.

2014 models

In 2014, Ford raised the bar with the all-new, military-grade aluminum F-150.

08 Ford Performance 2015 f150

In 2015, it was all about Ford performance. The bar couldn’t get any higher.

00 Ford Performance lineup

NAIAS 2016!

Once again, I am looking forward to my Motor City road trip with Anson, to attend the North American International Auto Show, and the 2016 NAIAS Media Summit.

naias 2015 craig anson

This year’s attendees

There will be 19 Canadian bloggers (160 worldwide) flying into Detroit throughout the day on January 10th. This year, we’ve assembled a fantastic group to accompany us to NAIAS 2016, to experience the world’s largest auto show.

Andréane Viau
Ann Bacciaglia
Casie Stewart
Chad Cranston
Daniel Bader
Daniel Desforges
Davindra Ramnarine
Eric Novak
Jennifer Van Huss
Jessica Terry
Justin Connors
Kathryn Lavalee
Knowlton Thomas
Matthew Tully
Mike Grenek
Nancy Polanco-Chansavang
Shannon Leverette
Shannon Mischuk
Vernon Chang

Press Day

Attending the Detroit auto show on press day is a fantastic experience. It’s an awesome opportunity to see all the vehicles up close and personal, without the huge crowds on the public days. As well, you get to attend the press conferences by all manufacturers of the vehicles they are spotlighting that year, and witness the reveals live!


Follow me at NAIAS 2016!

You can follow all the excitement from the floor at NAIAS on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

We’ll be using the #FordNAIAS hashtag on Twitter for the duration of the trip.

Hope you’ll follow along!

Big Daddy

Disclaimer: I am the Senior Community Manager for the Ford Motor Company of Canada. All opinions are my own.

If you would like me to review your product, service or travel destination, please send me an email at craig@bigdaddykreativ.ca or find me on “the twitter” at @BigDaddyKreativ


Craig Silva

Craig is a husband, a father, team leader, senior youth group coordinator, designer, brander, community builder, volunteer, and blogger. At work, he leads the social media community management team for Ford of Canada. Craig likes to go camping, travel, go on road trips, watch movies, read with his girls, build stuff, operate the grill, and play bass guitar. In June 2017, PR firm Cision identified Craig as one of Canada’s top 10 most popular male bloggers in the parents and family space. Known as Big Daddy Kreativ, his blog specializes in travel, lifestyle, food, automotive, events, parenting, movies, tech, recipes, health, pets, reviews, and giveaways.

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