The 2021 New York International Auto Show, which was scheduled for August 20-29 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center, has been cancelled due to the growing incidences of the Covid-19 Delta variant in New York and the stricter public-health measures put in place by State and local officials. The next New York International Auto Show is on track to return to its regular spring schedule in April 2022.
The latest development out of New York does not affect plans for the next Washington, DC Auto Show, scheduled for January 20-30, 2022 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Public Policy Day and the Sneak Peek Preview Reception are scheduled for Thursday, January 20. Starting on Friday, January 21, the 2022 Washington, DC Auto Show will be open to consumers for the next ten days.
Some positive news was recently reported out of Washington, DC. Late last month, the Walter E. Washington Convention Center successfully held the 2021 Otakon Conference, with no less than 25,000 attendees.
The Walter E. Washington Convention Center is also the first convention center in the nation to use an HVAC solution called Synexis to purify the air inside the building by using dry hydrogen peroxide, which is present throughout the building. Additionally, the building recently activated a new robot that uses disinfecting ultraviolet lighting to cleanse up to 5,000 square feet at a time in less than five minutes. These extra safety measures are welcome news for exhibitors, partners, and visitors of the 2022 Washington, DC Auto Show.
One of the highlights of any Washington, DC Auto Show is the WANADA Member Reception at the auto show. The member reception at the 2022 show is scheduled to take place Thursday evening, January 27. If any WANADA kindred-line members are interested in sponsoring the WANADA Member Reception at the 2022 auto show, please contact Bob Storin at 301-335-8289 or RS@wanada.org.