Press conference schedule in place for Washington Auto Show– Media Day next Thursday, Jan. 21

Press conference schedule in place for Washington Auto Show– Media Day next Thursday, Jan. 21

A daylong schedule of special events and press conferences for officials in the industry, U.S. government and automotive media, launches next Thursday, Jan. 21, onsite at The 2016 Washington Auto Show. WAS Media Day commences with an eye-opener breakfast hosted by the auto press associations, WAPA and IMPA, with the industry keynote address coming from John W. Mendel, executive vice president of American Honda Motor Co., and the U.S. keynoter, Mark Rosekind, administrator of National Highway Traffic Safety Administration speaking at

2 p.m. An extensive media announcement schedule will occur in between times, to include OEM presentations and a variety of industry organization news announcements.

Following Rosekindês presentation in the afternoon, the Society of Automotive Engineersê (SAE International) Plenary Session rolls out with a provocative line up of notable auto industry commentators to its Annual Washington Government/Industry Conference.

The wrap-up of the Washington Media Day at the Auto Show next Thursday culminates with the Sneak Peek Preview and Reception, 5-8 p.m., for members of Congress, high level U.S. officials and industry notables, sponsored by The Alliance of Auto Manufactures, Global Automakers, and NADA. The Auto Showês official decorators, Hargrove, are a sponsor as well.

Industry/Media events for the Washington Auto Show onsite at the W.E. Washington Convention Center are as follows:

8:00 a.m. Newsmaker Breakfast, sponsored by Washington Automotive Press Association (WAPA) and International Motor Press Association (IMPA)

Location: Honda exhibit

8:40 a.m. Opening speeches and welcome

9:00 a.m. Keynote: John Mendel, Honda executive vice president

9:35 a.m. Motors and Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA)

Location: Intelligent Transportation Superhighway

9:50 a.m. Green Car Journalês Green Car Awards:

Connected Green Car of the Year

Luxury Green Car of the Year

Green SUV of the Year

Level Two

10:40 a.m. FCA Group-Chrysler

11:00 a.m. Alfa Romeo

11:20 a.m. Toyota

11:40 a.m. General Motors

Level One

12:15 p.m. Hyundai (Lunch)

1: 00 p.m. Watch Jamaal Newman paint a 2015 Kia at the Art of Motion Exhibit presented

by Automotive Rhythms

1:30 p.m. National Safety Council

Location: Intelligent Transportation Superhighway

2:00 p.m. Government Keynote: NHTSA Administrator Mark Rosekind

3-5:00 p.m. SAE Plenary Sessions (Room 145)

3:00 4:00 Creating the Automotive Future in a Collaborative Environment

4:00 5:00 What Do Government Agencies Think?

The Role of Government and Industry in the Future of Mobility

5-8:00 p.m. Sneak Peek Preview & Reception

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