Automotive News reports on reception hosted by U.S. ambassador for Washington Auto Show reps and others in town for Paris Motor Show
As reported in this weekês issue of Automotive News, WANADA representatives for the Washington Auto Show were hosted by Jane Hartley, U.S. Ambassador to France, at a special reception at the embassy residence in Paris for the Washingtonians who were in town for Industry/Media Days at the Paris Motor Show. As covered in last weekês WANADA Bulletin, the ambassador also hosted WANADAês guests, to include Jeff Carlson and Peter Welch, chairman and president of NADA, respectively; Christian Peugeot, president of the French Automakers, which sponsors the Paris Motor Show; and Yves van der Straaten, secretary general of the Organisation Internationale des Constucteurs dêAutomobiles (OICA). Representing the Washington Auto Show for WANADA were Charles Stringfellow and John OêDonnell, vice chairman and president, respectively.
The AN report, published yesterday in the October 10 issue, captioned Welcome to Paris, appears below:
Ambassador Hartley, additionally, hosted senior staff from the Washington Auto Show (WAS) and the other referenced industry organizations. These included the following: Barbara Pomerance, WAS promotions; Bob Yoffe, WAS manager; Gerard Murphy, WANADA counsel; Michael Regan, NADA industry affairs; and Dominique Legendre, OICA.
This form of interaction with industry leaders and the related publicity is what the Washington Auto Show is seeking when it attends the major international auto shows each year, such as Paris. These efforts, as well as the notables Washingtonês Auto Show attracts at its Industry/Media Days–on up to President Obama and Vice President Biden–also act to enhance the stature of Washington on the global industry circuit. Washingtonês status as an OICA certified auto show is evidence that it is headed in the right direction.Download Bulletin PDF