Show Sponsorship’s & Promotional OpportunitiesAll media will be required to produce a photo ID, and all bags and equipment will be subjected to inspection.

For more information, contact:
Barbara PomerancePublic Relations & Promotions Director
404-262-7811 or 404-557-7200

Bonnie Moret, Director of Programs

Press Releases Auto Industry News Media Credentials Press Conference Schedule

Keynote Speaker

Cadillac photo (3)Johan de Nysschen
Cadillac President

One of today’s most admired automotive leaders, Johan de Nysschen, will present the industry keynote address at the 2015 Washington Auto Show, Thursday, Jan. 22. The keynote from de Nysschen will kick-off Public Policy Preview Day at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

Made Across America

MAAsmWednesday, Jan. 21 at 12:30pm
A Salute to the Auto Industry – Driving Economies, Communities & Jobs


Press Conference Schedule

Thursday, January 22, 2015

8:00 a.m. Newsmaker Breakfast, sponsored by Washington Automotive Press Association (WAPA) and International Motor Press Association (IMPA)
8:40 a.m. Opening speeches and welcome – Kevin Reilly, Chairman, 2015 Washington Auto Show
9:00 a.m. KEYNOTE: Johan de Nysschen, global president, Cadillac, executive vice president General Motors
9:45 a.m. Ford
10:10 a.m. Toyota
10:35 a.m. Chrysler
11:05 a.m. Green Car Journal’s Green Car Awards
-Green Tech Car of the Year
-Green Luxury Car of the Year
-Green SUV of the Year
11:35 a.m. Hyundai
11:55 a.m. Kiplinger Best Value Awards for 2015
12:20 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. Historic Vehicle Association- GM’s Futurliner #10 named to National Historic Vehicle Register
1:30 p.m. Center for Automotive Research
Revving The Economy: New Report on the Impact of Automobiles across America
1:55 p.m. BMW/Volkswagen
2:15 p.m. GOVERNMENT KEYNOTE: U.S. Dept. of Energy Secretary Dr. Ernest Moniz
3:00 p.m. SAE Plenary Session (Room 145)
5:00 –
8:00 p.m.
Sneak Peak Reception
Notice: Attendees are encouraged to arrive early as 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.