Mark Fields to Deliver Keynote at 2014 Washington Auto Show
Ford Motor Company COO to Kick Off Event Jan. 22
The Washington Auto Show®, the automotive industry's annual public policy show and the largest public show held in Washington, D.C., is pleased to announce that Mark Fields, chief operating officer of Ford Motor Company, will deliver the keynote address at the Newsmaker Breakfast on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014.
As COO, Fields is responsible for leading Ford's business operations globally. He has been a driver at Ford for serving customers around the globe with a full family of vehicles that deliver the highest quality, fuel efficiency, safety, smart design and value.
The Newsmaker Breakfast - co-sponsored by Washington Automotive Press Association (WAPA) and the International Motor Press Association (IMPA) - is part of the show's Public Policy Days. The breakfast follows the Policy Days' kickoff event on Capitol Hill.
"We are proud to showcase our innovative products and technologies at The Washington Auto Show," said Fields. "The show provides an ideal opportunity to explore current and future trends in the automotive industry, including improvements in vehicle design and manufacturing to better serve customers and drive profitable growth."
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Understanding how technology, regulations and legislation will affect the design of light and heavy duty vehicles in terms of safety, environment and energy conservation is essential to vehicle development. This forum will provide opportunities for technical authorities from government, industry and academia who are leading advanced automotive technology, regulations and pending legislation to address issues that will influence future decision making for those within the industry.
Presentations will focus on critical developments in energy and environment, ICE, diesel, hybrid, and electric drive technology, fuel technology, crashworthiness, vehicle harmonization and compliance as well as other timely topics that are a necessity for attendees, speakers and exhibitors working within mobility to understand.
Don’t miss the opportunity to interact with key influencer as they look at advancing vehicle sustainability.
SAE Plenary Session
Continuing Collaboration for the Protection of Road Users and the Environment
Room 145 AB
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.