Speakers, press previews set for WAS Media Day, Jan. 22

Speakers, press previews set for WAS Media Day, Jan. 22

An impressive lineup of industry and government speakers and manufacturer

announcements are scheduled for The Washington Auto Show Media Day, Thursday, January

22, on site at the Convention Center. Check www.washingtonautoshow.com for any last-minute


8:00 a.m. Newsmaker Breakfast, sponsored by Washington Automotive Press Association

(WAPA) and International Motor Press Association (IMPA)

8:40 a.m. Opening speeches and welcome – Kevin Reilly, 2015 Auto Show Chairman

9:00 a.m. INDUSTRY KEYNOTE: Johan de Nysschen, global president, Cadillac,

executive vice president General Motors

9:45 a.m. Ford

10:10 a.m. Toyota

10:35 a.m. Chrysler

11:05 a.m. Green Car Journalês Green Car Awards

Green Tech Car of the Year

Green Luxury Car of the Year

Green SUV of the Year

11:35 a.m. Hyundai

11:55 a.m. Kiplinger Best Value Awards for 2015

1:00 p.m. Historic Vehicle Association- GMês Futurliner #10 named to National Historic

Vehicle Register

1:30 p.m. Center for Automotive Research

Revving the Economy: New Report on the Impact of Automobiles across


1:55 p.m. BMW/Volkswagen

2:15 p.m. GOVERNMENT KEYNOTE — Dept. of Energy Secretary Dr. Ernest Moniz

3:00 p.m. SAE Plenary Session (Room 145) –Future Vehicles: Integrating Safety,

Environment and Technology”

The Sneak Peek Reception from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. offers an excellent opportunity for

networking with industry representatives and government officials, including some members of

Congress. And, of course, itês a great chance to see the cars before the big public crowds.

Cars making their Washington-area debut at the WAS include the Audi A7 PI, Audi RS5, Toyota

Mirai FCV and 2016 Volvo XC90. Because this is the Public Policy Show, alternative fuel

vehicles such as the Mirai and the Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell should draw particular attention.

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