Media Packet

Download (2.7 MB)

For More Information:

Mike Bushnell, Communications Director

Office: 202-800-4180, Mobile: 301-221-4135

News Releases

2016 Washington Auto Show Press Conference Schedule
- January 21, 2016
- Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Thursday, Jan. 21, marks the sneak preview of The Washington Auto Show. A daylong schedule of special events and press conferences for officials in industry, government and media, the program launches with a morning keynote address from John W. Mendel, executive vice president of American Honda Motor Co. and includes a government keynote by Mark Rosekind, Green Car Journal's Green Car Awards and a plenary session by SAE International. The evening VIP Sneak Peek Reception is an attraction for Members of Congress, staffers, the Administration, influencers, automakers and the media.

8:00 a.m.
Newsmaker Breakfast, sponsored by Washington Automotive Press Association (WAPA) and International Motor Press Association (IMPA) - Location: Honda Stand

8:40 a.m.
Opening speeches and welcome

9:00 a.m.
KEYNOTE: - John Mendel, Honda Executive Vice President

9:35 a.m.
MEMA Location: Intelligent Transportation SuperHighway

9:50 a.m.
Green Car Journal’s Green Car Awards:
Connected Green Car of the Year™
Luxury Green Car of the Year™
Green SUV of the Year™

Level Two

10:40 a.m.
FCA Group-Chrysler

11:00 a.m.
Alfa Romeo

11:20 a.m.

11:40 a.m.
General Motors

Level One

12:15 p.m.
Hyundai (Lunch)

1:15 p.m.
National Safety Council         
Location: Intelligent Transportation SuperHighway

1:35 p.m.

2:00 p.m.
Government Keynote-NHTSA Administrator Mark Rosekind

3-5:00 p.m.
SAE Plenary Sessions (Room 145)
3:00 – 4:00 pm - Creating the Automotive Future in a Collaborative Environment
4:00 – 5:00 pm - What do Government Agencies Think? - The Role of Government and Industry in the Future of Mobility

5-8:00 p.m.
Sneak Peek Reception

To register, please visit