Registration opens for Public Policy Days at 2018 Washington Auto Show

Registration opens for Public Policy Days at 2018 Washington Auto Show

After its successful debut at the 2017 Washington Auto Show, MobilityTalks International will return as part of the Public Policy Days at the 2018 show. By creating a premier conference on connected and autonomous vehicle regulation, WANADA has been in the forefront of this exciting industry trend. What better venue than the nationês capital, where much of the action on connected and autonomous vehicle is happening at the U.S. Department of Transportation and on Capitol Hill? Click here to register for MobilityTalks International.

MobilityTalks International will take place January 23 to 24, followed by Media Day, with a full day of announcements from automakers on January 25. The Public Days of the Auto Show will run 10 days from January 26 to February 4. Click here to register for Public Policy Days.

The Washington Auto Show is taking steps to improve and expand its communications efforts. The show is the largest consumer event of any kind in DC, and is known on the industryês auto show circuit as the Public Policy Show.

Joining the Auto Show staff as communications manager is Mike Bushnell. Bushnell has previously worked for associations and nonprofit organizations and on Capitol Hill. He is experienced with standard and digital communications.

The Auto Show has also chosen Hosford Communications as its agency of record. Agency principal Chris Hosford will report directly to Auto Show President John OêDonnell and will work with his team in Washington to support all aspects of the showês communications, including branding and MobilityTalks International.

–The show is expanding its branding efforts on many fronts, including our communications outreach,” said OêDonnell. –We are entering a new era for the show and it is critical that we communicate this to the many organizations and individuals that the show touches.”

Hosford has more than 30 years of communications experience in the automotive, fuels and sports marketing fields. He was on the public relations team for Chrysler Corporation and later became head of corporate communications for Hyundai Motor America.

The Show also announced its partnership with Social Driver, one of the leading digital and social media agencies in the Washington area. Social Driver clients include the Elizabeth Dole Foundationês Hidden Heroes Campaign, American Honda Motor Company and Childrenês Hospital Association. The firm is known for the effectiveness of its social media war rooms and immediacy of the content it provides.

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