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2014 Washington Auto Show

Press Conference Schedule

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

8:00 a.m. WAPA/IMPA Newsmaker Breakfast (FORD, Level TWO)
8:40 a.m. Opening speeches and welcome- Kevin Reilly, Chairman, 2014 Washington Auto Show
Patrick Blain, President of Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs d’Automobiles (OICA)
Melanie Batenchuk, President, Washington Automotive Press Association (WAPA)
Presentation Golden Quill Award
David Kiley, President, International Motor Press Association (IMPA)
George Doetsch, Apple Ford
9:00 a.m. KEYNOTE – FORD, Mark Fields, COO, Ford Motor Company, via live satellite broadcast(Level TWO)
9:40 a.m. TOYOTA – Nihar Patel, Vice President – North American Business Strategy, TMS, U.S.A., Inc. (Level TWO)
10:20 a.m. GOVERNMENT Keynote with U.S. SECRETARY OF ENERGY, Dr. Ernest Moniz (Level ONE)
10:55 a.m. RAM TRUCK – Carl Lally, Head of Ram Truck Brand Operations (Level TWO)
11:15 a.m. CHRYSLER – Mitch Clauw, Chief Engineer – Chrysler Group C & D Segment Vehicles (Level TWO)
11:35 a.m. GENERAL MOTORS and LUNCH – Vivian Pickard, President, GM Foundation (Level TWO)
12:30 p.m. HYUNDAI – Mike O’Brien, VP of Corporate and Product Planning (Level ONE)
12:50 p.m. NISSAN – Erik Gottfried, Director, Electric Vehicle Sales & Marketing, Nissan
Brendan Jones, Director, Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Strategy, Nissan (Level ONE)
1:15 p.m. HISTORIC VEHICLE ASSOCIATION (HVA): Presents the 1964 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe
Mark Gessler, President, HVA: Richard O’Connor, Ph.D., Chief, Heritage Documentation Programs,
National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior; Dr. Frederick Simeone, Executive Director of The Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum; Peter Brock, BRE and original designer of the car (Level ONE)
1:40 p.m. GREEN CAR TECHNOLOGY AWARD Announcement, Ron Cogan, Green Car Journal (Level ONE)
2:10 p.m. VOLKSWAGEN – Coffee and Smoothies (Level ONE)
2:30 p.m. CADILLAC – Jim Vurpillat, Director of Emerging Markets
David Caldwell, Cadillac Communications (Level ONE)
3:00 p.m. SAE Plenary Session (Room 145)
3:30 p.m. National Journal “Conversation with Charlie Cook”, East Registration Lobby
5:00 p.m. Sneak Peek Reception begins
7:00 p.m. Keith Crain/Automotive News Lifetime Achievement Award Honoring Rick Hendrick (BALLROOM A)
8:00 p.m. DINNER –