Public Policy Days have packed agenda for industry, media

Public Policy Days have packed agenda for industry, media

The Washington Auto Showês Public Policy Days, January 20 to 21, offer a full schedule for the media and industry executives. Look for a full report in next weekês Auto Show Special edition of the WANADA Bulletin. The two of industry/media events for the Auto Show are as follows:

Wednesday, January 20 – MobilityTalks

Rayburn House Office Building – Gold Room (#2168)

12:30 p.m.

Luncheon and Introductions

Sen. Gary Peters (D-Mich.), chairman, Senate Smart Transportation Caucus, to launch Washingotn Auto Show MobilityTalks.

1:00 2:00 p.m.

Panel Discussion with Q&A

Organized in partnership with the Intelligent Transportation Society of America, the panel will be moderated by Joseph White, transportation editor, Thomson Reuters. Speakers include Maureen Ohlhausen, commissioner FTC; Dr. John B. Kenney, director and principal researcher, Network Division, Toyota InfoTechnology Center; Cordell Schachter, chief technology officer, NY DOT; Ken Athanasiou, VP/CIO, AutoNation; Dr. Regina Clewlow, Dir. of transportation research and policy, RideScout; and Jeffrey Massimilla, chief product cybersecurity officer, General Motors.

2:15 2:45 p.m.

Connected Car Demonstration Caravan from Capitol Hill to Walter E. Washington Convention Center

An on-road demonstration of the latest connected vehicle technologies that are making our roads safer and our infrastructure smarter, from Capitol Hill to the show site, the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. The demonstration will host high-level government officials and also feature a vintage Ford Model T named to the National Historic Vehicle Register by the showês partner, the Historic Vehicle Association. This car has just completed the same road trip driven a century ago by Edsel Ford and his friends, from Detroit to San Francisco.

Thursday, January 21 Industry/Media Day

Walter E. Washington Convention Center

(Note the addition of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz at 9:40 a.m.)

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

8:55 a.m. INDUSRY KEYNOTE: John W. Mendel, executive vice president, American

Honda Motor Co.

9:25 a.m. Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA)

Location: Intelligent Transportation Superhighway

9:40 a.m. Dr. Ernest Moniz, Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy

9:55 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


10:40 a.m. FCA Group-Chrysler

11:00 a.m. Alfa Romeo

11:20 a.m. Toyota

11:40 a.m. General Motors


12:15 p.m. Hyundai

12:40 p.m. Lunch, sponsored by Hyundai

Location: Intelligent Transportation Superhighway

1:10 p.m. Watch Jamaal Newman paint a 2015 Kia Special Feature: ART-of-Motion presented by Automotive Rhythms

Location: ART-of-Motion exhibit

1:30 p.m. National Safety Council

Location: Intelligent Transportation Superhighway

2:00 p.m. GOVERNMENT KEYNOTE: Mark Rosekind, NHTSA Administrator

Location: Intelligent Transportation Superhighway

3:00 p.m. SAE International Government/Industry Conference (Room 145)

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

4:00 5:00 p.m. What do Government Agencies Think?

The Role of Government and Industry in the Future of Mobility

5:00 8: 00 p.m.

Sneak Peek Reception, presented by Auto Alliance, Global Automakers, NADA, Hargrove. Location: Show floor

Blind Whino will conduct live art paintings throughout the day.

Edward Joseph will paint a 2016 BMW Mini JCW during the Sneak Peek Preview from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thurs., Jan. 21.

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