Exact worked with MINI for the Chicago Auto Show, MINI’s platform this year is, “More of What Matters.”

Throughout the Auto Show week, we held a variety of Panel Discussions throughout the Auto Show on a variety of topics that impact the greater Chicagoland Area. MINI partnered with Harman Kardon for the panel discussions and partnered with Autobahn Country Club. Also, we highlighted a social media campaign during the Auto Show that provides an opportunity for a person to win a MINI car for a year to help support an initiative that will provide a positive impact in the Chicagoland area, based on the theme of “More of What Matters.

Below you will find the panel discussions for each day and celebrity and influencer participants.

Creating an Impact off of the Field & Court
Join MINI as we discuss life off the field with three athletes that combined have given several decades of experience in professional sports. MINI recognizes that sometimes a person’s most important contribution to society and their community may come outside of your day to day work. Let’s chat with these athletes on what matters most to them as they tackle life beyond the field and court.
Confirmed Panel Participants*:
Sergio Brown, former NFL New England Patriots
David Terrell, former NFL Chicago Bears
Scottie Pippen, former NBA Chicago Bulls

What Drives Her – Women’s Day
MINI’s brand is built on the uniqueness of the brand. Join us as we chat with some dynamic women that have created their own lane in a variety of industries – including sports, spirits and the digital space.
Confirmed Panel Participants:
Amber Stocks, The Chicago Sky Head Coach
Cameka Smith, Owner Boss Network
Chrishon Lampley, Love Cork Screw

More of What Matters – Entrepreneurs in Business
Join MINI and Howard Tullman, 1871 as he takes us through the journey of 1871 and how the philosophy of this space was really built on the foundation of finding companies that respect the importance of doing “More of What Matters”.
Confirmed Participants:
Howard Tullman, 1871

Designing your Personal Brand
Join MINI and Arabel Rosales as we talk about designing your personal brand. She will talk about making critical transitions in your life within your career and personal life. We will discuss how your personal brand image can help guide this transformation.
Confirmed Panel Participants:
Arabel Rosales, AAR & Associates
Cesar Madlonado, Cesar Valdes
Anna K, Anna K Designs

Transforming a Community Through Art
Join MINI as Monica Haslip, Director of Little Black Pearl takes us down a journey of how she took her passion for art to transform her community on the South Side of Chicago. Now 25 years later, she has used her talent to build a High School and conduct programming for our City’s youth on the south side of Chicago built on the foundation of The Business of Art.

Confirmed Panel Participants:
Monica Haslip, Little Black Pearl

Driving Down Illiteracy
Driving Down Illiteracy
How to raise your child to be a Global Citizens; GEMS
Creating Family Experiences On the Road – Chicago Parent Elizabeth

Confirmed Panel Participants:
Terri L. Evans, MINI USA
Stacy Razner, Open-Books
Alissa Calomino, GEMs World Academy
Elizabeth Diffin, Chicago Parent Magazine