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  • Exhibition center Suburban Collection Showplace attracts some 1.5 million people annually.

  • Detroit Metro Airport has two bustling terminals with a combined 147 gates.

  • The voluminous Cobo Center has 30,000 square feet of contiguous meeting space.

  • Detroit plays host to a wide variety of world-recognized music events each year.

  • The GM Renaissance Center is a focal point of Detroit's stunning riverfront view.

2015 Shell ECO-Marathon Americas - Niel's Story | THE COMEBACK CITY

The auto industry will be reshaped in a city synonymous with reinvention: Detroit.

–Niel Golightly
VP, External Relations, Shell Oil Company

Detroit was ideal when Shell was looking for a new destination to host 2015 Shell Eco-marathon Americas. The event brings approximately 1,500 gifted high school and college students to The D in a challenge that inspires innovation; and the newly-renovated Cobo Center is the perfect stage to show it off. Thanks to Detroit’s ongoing revitalization, Cobo is the centerpiece of a vibrant, walkable downtown that includes amazing nightlife and thriving culture waiting around every corner. Discover Detroit and all it has to offer: plan your event in America’s great comeback city.

 

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… of the Motown music!
-@juliepplett

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… the newly renovated Cobo Center looks amazing and is a great venue for conventions!
-@debrajdraper

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… it’s a comeback city making headlines at a great value!
-@tracijames_cmp

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… I grew up there. I am amazed at all the new and wonderful things, especially Cobo Center.
-@davidwendya

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… of the fantastic walkable downtown, fantastic new restaurants and @detroitrvrfrnt.
-@sharonw48993484

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… of its resurgence, breweries and distilleries.
-@benprom

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 "The city's industrial past is already giving way to a high tech future, and the excitement we've seen throughout the city ­ as well as the success that new tech firms have already had ­ is making the Big D one of the best places to launch a tech startup this year."


— Dan Blacharski, Techie.com editor-in-chief String

 

 

 

 

… Detroit has a fresh feel.
-@darlahuckaby

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… Detroit has a great blend of cultural, entertainment and lodging options.
-@jdward66

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… I know how hard everybody has worked to make a great comeback.
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