Chicago Auto Show

Oakbrook Terrace, IL


Produced by the Chicago Automobile Association since 1935, the Chicago Auto Show is not only the largest auto show in North America, but it has also been held more times than any other auto exposition on the continent. Beginning their relationship with in 2004, The Chicago Auto Show has turned to for assistance in multiple different projects leading them to the acceptance of the Horizon Interactive Award. The website features the idev Content Management System (CMS), a mobile application, Search Engine Optimization, Web Analytics, and much more! In addition to the website also developed a mobile app that allows users access to the shows content for more information Click Here



The Chicago Automotive Trade Association (CATA) first contacted in 2004 following various issues they had encountered with their existing website at the time. In turning to, CATA’s goal was to fully redevelop with a strong focus on key components such as navigation and browser compatibility. In 2012, now a longtime and valued customer, the Chicago Auto Show wanted to focus on increasing their online and mobile sales. With a mobile strategy, they could offer a unique experience before and during the show, mobile ticketing, and more. They also sought to add new interactive features to the site to generate more buzz.


The new website for the Chicago Auto Show was revamped with a bold new design and several upgraded functionalities, including a new homepage image slideshow, RSS feeds, Flash accents, an interactive show floor plan, and printable media badges. has several key features, including a photo -based Show History, multimedia galleries, vehicles on display, interactive tour, and media, sponsor, and exhibitor tools. The wealth of videos and images in the popular Vehicles on Display area offer a comprehensive listing of current and future models to generate plenty of pre-show buzz and help encourage ticket sales. The mobile site gives customers the option to purchase show tickets and obtain show information via their mobile devices in a mobile-friendly, easy-to-use format. At the show, customers were able to bring their purchased ticket up on their mobile device. Each mobile ticket included a bar code that was scanned upon entry, eliminating the need for printed tickets. After the success of the 2012 site, the Chicago Auto Show once again turned to for the 2013 site. The site was enhanced with a new look, and the CATA expects even better results in the coming years. With more multimedia tools, social publishing, and appealing graphics, the Chicago Auto Show website gives users an exciting sneak preview of the show.


Chicago Auto Show

We have used for our Chicago Auto Show website for about 8 years now. I think that speaks volumes for our level of endorsement. There are tons of designers and hosting firms out there, all wanting to have our business. We choose because they get the job done for us in great form. We get hundreds of compliments from viewers/visitors and our participating manufacturers and media visiting our site for everything from basic information to detailed specs for the show. is an outstanding organization.

Paul Brian
Director of Communications


In 2012, as a result of the mobile platform and ticketing solution, ticket sales surged. Tickets were scanned upon entry, streamlining the entry process and allowing patrons to go green with a paperless solution. "Chicago Auto Show fans expect a superior show experience, and we strive to live up to those expectations both at the show and online,” said Dave Sloan, Chicago Auto Show general manager. “We have worked closely with for nearly a decade to create a virtual show experience that’s unparalleled and expands the show’s reach beyond its attendees.”

Awards and Features

Horizon Interactive Awards
Mobile Application
idev® CMS
Site Support
Data Feeds

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