2016 Washington Auto Show lines up keynoters for Public Policy Day, Jan 21

2016 Washington Auto Show lines up keynoters for Public Policy Day, Jan 21

In keeping with Washingtonês place as the Public Policy Show on the global circuit two headliners are in place to deliver keynote presentations on Industry/Media Day, Jan. 21, 2016: John Mendel, executive vice president, American Honda Motor Co. and Mark Rosekind, administrator, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. As the industry keynoter, Mendel will lead off Public Policy Day at the Industry Media Breakfast, sponsored by the Washington Automotive Press Associations and International Motor Press Association. As the U.S. headliner, Rosekind will be the afternoon keynoter.

The Washington Auto Show headliners will be but two presenters to the media on Public Policy Day which is shaping up to have sun up to sun down presentations by OEM exhibitors and others through out the day.

–Mendel and Rosekind are especially timely speakers for our auto show at this point in the industry,” said Geoff Pohanka. –Mendel will take the opportunity to present Hondaês vison for the future of sustainable mobility and the companyês path toward empowering consumers to take the wheel toward a greener, cleaner world, which includes its leadership in hydrogen fuel,” he said. –Dr. Rosekind will have the industryês full time and attention on NHTSAês vehicle safety advocacy for broad innovations in automated driving, down to more specific safety design progress in things like blind spot monitoring.”

Before joining American Honda 11 years ago, Mendel was with the Ford Motor Company in a variety of high level positions, later serving as COO of Mazda North America. Rosekind served on the National Transpiration Safety Board before coming to NHTSA and is an internationally renowned in the field of human fatigue.

Public Policy Day on Thursday, January 21 will culminate with the Sneak Peek Preview on the floor of The Washington Auto Show from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. onsite at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. By invitation only, the Sneak Peek Preview draws scores of Washingtonian attendees from the White House, Congress, the federal regulatory establishment, along with the media and notables from the industry.

The 2016 Washington Auto Show will feature over 700 of the newest innovations in vehicle design over every square inch of the world class Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Public Days are January 22-31. For more information, visit www.washingtonautoshow.com.

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