The 43rd Miami International Auto Show reported Tuesday that ticket sales for the show’s first weekend at the Miami Beach Convention Center were up nearly 5 percent over those for the show’s first weekend a year ago, reflecting recovery in the automotive industry
“This is great news” said Tony C. Lesesne of Lesesne Media Group Entertainment. “We could see the longer lines on the opening day and that was very exciting” he added. Lesesne Media Group Entertainment will host two events during the auto show; one at the beginning – The AutoFOCUS Awards which was held last Saturday evening, and the upcoming Noche De Amigos scheduled for this coming Saturday afternoon.
The Miami International Auto Show noted that every hour the show was open during the weekend, box office sales were up, compared to the corresponding time in 2012, with the exception of late Saturday night when a downpour drenched the area. “In spite of the rain and heavy trafiic, people were still making an effort to get here” said Lesesne. That is a credit to the Miami International Auto Show team and it’s PR machine.
In addition to increased tickets sold at the door, show organizers reported that the number of e-tickets sold through Sunday evening had already exceeded the figure for all of last year’s 10-day show run. “It shows that Miami is a great market for the industry” Lesesne said.
Along with the hundreds of new cars and trucks on the convention floor, including the national debut of the 2015 Cadillac Escalade SUV, show attendees also have the opportunity to drive selected models from manufacturers like Buick, Chevrolet, GMC, Cadillac, Chrysler, Volkswagen, Hyundai, Kia, Scion, Mazda and Toyota. Lesesne Media Group Entertainment is providing week-long coverage of the event as well as post event highlights.
The show continues at the Miami Beach Convention Center through Sunday. For more information, visitwww.miamiautoshow.net.