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MobilityTalks™ Schedule – Wednesday, January 20th
Location: Capital Hill – Rayburn Office Building – Gold Room (Room #2168)

Geared toward elected officials and policymakers, industry professionals and media, these special events will launch Wednesday, Jan. 20 with “MobilityTalks,” a Capitol Hill Panel that will explore how technology is making our nation’s roads and vehicles safer and infrastructure smarter and transforming the way we live, work and travel. Held at the Rayburn House Office Building Gold Room, the specific topics of cybersecurity, spectrum sharing, data analytics, and shared-use mobility will be discussed around connected and autonomous vehicles.

MobilityTalks™ Schedule
Industry/Media Day – Thursday, January 21st
Location: Walter E. Washington Convention Center

The events will continue Thursday, Jan. 21 at the show site for a daylong schedule of press announcements along with a sneak preview of the show floor. The day launches with a morning keynote address from John W. Mendel, executive vice president of American Honda Motor Co., keynote government address by Mark Rosekind, NHTSA Administrator, press conferences, a plenary session by SAE International and concludes with an evening VIP Sneak Peek Reception.

Press Conference Schedule

Keynote Speaker

John Mendel, Executive Vice President of the Automobile Division of American Honda Motor Co., Inc., will discuss Honda’s vision for the future of sustainable mobility and its contribution to empowering drivers to take the wheel of a greener, cleaner world, including the path to a hydrogen energy society.

Mendel’s speech, which will launch the Washington Auto Show’s Public Policy Preview Day on Thursday, Jan. 21 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, follows the world premiere of the Honda Clarity Fuel Cell at the Tokyo Motor Show this fall.

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Government Keynote Speaker

Dr. Mark Rosekind, Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, will deliver the annual government keynote address at the 2016 Washington Auto Show’s Public Policy Day, Thursday, Jan. 21, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

The 15th Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Dr. Rosekind is pursuing NHTSA’s core safety mission of saving lives, preventing injuries, and reducing crashes through all of the tools at NHTSA’s disposal – including enforcement authority, public awareness campaigns, support of technical innovation, and research into human behavior.

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2016 Fleet Conference & Training

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 – Thursday, January 28, 2016

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SAE 2016 Government/Industry Meeting

The Power of Safe Sustainable Mobility

Wednesday, January 20 – Friday, January 22, 2016

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Green Car Awards™

Green Car Journal has announced the winners of its prestigious 2016 Green Car Awards at a press conference held today during the Washington Auto Show’s Public Policy Day in Washington DC. Distinguished as 2016 Luxury Green Car of the Year™ is Volvo’s new XC90 T8. The Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid tops the field as 2016 Connected Green Car of the Year™ and Honda’s HR-V earns Green Car Journal’s 2016 Green SUV of the Year™.

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All media will be required to produce a photo ID, and all bags and equipment will be subjected to inspection.

For Media and Promotions, please contact:
Barbara Pomerance, Public Relations & Promotions Director
404-262-7811 or 404-557-7200

Bonnie Moret, Promotions & Media Relations Manager


Notice: Attendees are encouraged to arrive early as the Washington Auto Show has instituted a standard security policy for all show days at the center. Patrons will be subject to search and possible hand held metal detectors. All bags, briefcases, book bags or items similar in nature will be searched as patrons enter the arena. The Washington Auto Show consults with local law enforcement agencies on a continual basis. Some of the security measures in place will be apparent to patrons and some will not.