2019 Washington Auto Show cycle kicks off with OEM space draw

WANADA recently kicked off the auto show planning season by hosting the annual Space Selection Meeting for OEMs. Representatives from the gamut of domestic and import automakers attended the event, held at the brand-new InterContinental Hotel in downtown Washington, DC, to select space on the Washington Convention Center floor for the 2019 WAS.


WANADA president and WAS producer John O’Donnell spoke to attendees, as did other members of the his staff, along with executives from some of the 2019 WAS’s major partners, including Diana Mayhew, president of the National Cherry Blossom Festival, and Anthony Shop of SocialDriver, the digital media firm that will be managing the show’s social media for the second consecutive year.


Following the Space Selection Meeting, attendees enjoyed happy hour, while taking in the exquisite panoramic views of the Potomac River, Georgetown, and Arlington from the prominent situs of the new InterContinental Hotel.


The Washington Auto Show will be held later in the year for 2019, April 5 – 14, preceded by the three-day MobilityTalks International Conference, which will commence April 2.

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