The central address where automotive industry meets public policy, The Washington Auto Show® routinely draws national leaders to its Public Policy Preview events, with keynotes by CEOs of automakers and U.S. Cabinet officials to address the innovations and challenges ahead for the country’s critical automotive sector.
A must-attend event for media professionals specializing in the automotive industry, clean air technologies, consumer-safety innovations, and transportation policy, The Washington Auto Show opens with a forum on Capitol Hill before moving to the show site, the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. These public policy preview events feature keynote speeches, regional reveals, a sneak preview reception and landmark panel discussions, including those held in partnership with SAE’s Government/Industry Meeting, which is co-located with the show. Taken together, the occasion provides media unmatched access to industry executives, legislators and U.S. Administration officials along with a close look at the vast range of new makes, models and advanced technologies displayed throughout two floors and 750,000 square feet of exhibit space at the convention center.