Washington Auto Show reps visit sister show in Paris U. S. ambassador to France hosts WANADA, NADA, OICA

Washington Auto Show reps visit sister show in Paris U. S. ambassador to France hosts WANADA, NADA, OICA

As one of the grandest events of its kind, the Paris Motor Show attracts media and industry executives from across the globe as the 2017 Mondial de lAutomobile en Paris launched last week with its Industry/Media Days, Sept. 29-30. As a rule, a number of major auto shows on the global circuit mix with media and industry executives in Paris, including the Washington Auto Show (WAS) represented by a delegation led by WANADA CEO and show producer John OêDonnell.

This yearês WANADA visit to the Paris Motor Show was positively accentuated at the outset by a special reception hosted for the Washington Auto Show and their guests by the American ambassador to France, Jane Hartley. Other industry notables at the ambassadorês embassy reception were NADA dealer chairman Jeff Carlson and OêDonnellês CEO counterpart at NADA, Peter Welch. The European OEMs were represented at the ambassadorês residence, too, by Christian Peugeot, president of the French Automakers, Comite des Constructeurs Francais dê Automobiles (CCFA) which sponsors the Paris Auto Show, along with Yves Van der Straaten, secretary general of the OEM group, Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs dAutomobiles (OICA).

WAS Committee member and WANADA officer, Charles Stringfellow joined OêDonnell representing Washington, as did WAS director of communications Barbara Pomerance, WAS show manager Bob Yoffe and WANADA counsel Gerard Murphy.

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