Preview days at 2014 Washington Auto Show shift with earlier NADA Convention[I]WAS Capitol Hill Summit, Media Day, and the preview evening move up one (1) day[/I]
The break of the 2014 industry calendar next January is such that the opening of public days for The Washington Auto Show occurs on the same weekend as the opening of the NADA Convention in New Orleans. In recognition of this WAS organizers moved show preview activities up by one (1) day, meaning the Automotive Summit conducted by the National Journal on Capitol Hill will move from Wednesday to Tuesday, January 21, and Media/Industry Day, along with evening preview events, will move from Thursday to Wednesday, January 22. In turn, this enables the show to open to the public one day earlier, Thursday, January 23, creating an 11 day Auto Show inclusive, as always, of two successive weekends.
2014 public days for The Washington Auto Show, then, are January 23-February 2, preceded by preview days of January 21-22. All OEM and additional exhibitors are being notified accordingly, as are all WANADA dealer members, industry stakeholder associations, WAS sponsors and public sector partners at all levels.
The January opening for NADA is the earliest the annual U.S. dealer convention has occurred in years, which is scheduled to be repeated the following year in 2015.
We have an exciting challenge in 2014, that being to exceed this years record Auto Show attendance, which were now positioned to accomplish with an extra day to expand the first weekend, said Kevin Reilly, WAS chairman.
More will be said on this as reporting and promotional materials on the 2014 Washington Auto Show come forward in the weeks and months ahead.Download Bulletin PDF