Annual Sneak Peek Reception for Industry influencers and Leaders Set for January 31
The annual Sneak Peek Reception*, the highly anticipated social and networking event held before Washington’s largest public show opens to attendees, offers automotive industry thought leaders and decision makers exclusive early access to the most impressive new models and technological innovations on display at the 2013 Washington Auto Show®.
Set for January 31, from 5-8 p.m. the Sneak Peek Reception marks the finale of the 2013 Public Policy days, which brings together executives and legislators who influence the automotive sector to address the key issues affecting the industry, its employees and customers, including energy conservation, the environment, and consumer safety technologies.
“Each year, the Sneak Peek Reception gives us the unique opportunity to meet and collaborate with the influencers who are shaping our industry, technology, and future direction,” said Robert Fogarty, President of Sport Chevrolet/Honda and Chairman of The Washington Auto Show®.
The event’s guest list represents the who’s who of the industry, including automotive company executives, technology leaders, legislators and Administration representatives, providing an unrivaled networking opportunity for those people who will be driving the auto industry in the coming years.
“With the economic challenges of the past several years and the beginning of a new Administration in 2013, it is especially important for us to connect our industry with the new faces on Capitol Hill, including new Administration officials, new legislators and their staff members,” Fogarty continued. “This event enables us to showcase technological advances and share new initiatives with the policy makers who represent our industry and who will be making decisions that affect our future. We are grateful for the support of the event sponsors, without whom we could not present this meaningful occasion.”
The event is made possible through the support of Gold Sponsors Global Automakers and Hargrove and the following Silver Sponsors: National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) and Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers (The Auto Alliance).
The Association of Global Automakers (Global Automakers) represents international motor vehicle manufacturers, original equipment suppliers and other automotive-related trade associations. The Association works with industry leaders, legislators, and regulators to create the kind of public policy that improves vehicle safety, encourages technological innovation and protects the planet. Global Automakers supports policies that ensure a competitive automotive marketplace and encourage investment, manufacturing and job growth in America.
The Washington Auto Show’s longtime general services contractor, Hargrove, produces some of the most complex trade shows, events and exhibits on the world stage including the last 5 global summits hosted by the U.S., the past 17 presidential inaugurals and the National Christmas Tree. Hargrove is the third largest general contractor in the U.S. and a woman-owned company located minutes from downtown Washington, DC.
The NADA story began in 1917 when 30 auto dealers traveled to the nation’s capital to convince Congress not to impose a luxury tax on the automobile. They successfully argued that the automobile is a necessity of American life, not a luxury. From that experience was born the National Automobile Dealers Association. Today, NADA represents nearly 16,000 new-car and -truck dealers, with 32,500 franchises, both domestic and international. For more information, visit www.nada.org.
The Auto Alliance is an association of 12 vehicle manufacturers including BMW Group, Chrysler Group LLC, Ford Motor Company, General Motors Company, Jaguar Land Rover, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz USA, Mitsubishi Motors, Porsche, Toyota and Volkswagen Group of America. Formed in 1999, the Alliance serves as a leading advocacy group for the automobile industry on a range of public policy issues, especially safety and sustainability.
Comcast Spotlight will host a dealer reception for the Washington Area New Automobile Dealers, producer of the Washington Auto Show during the Sneak Peek.
* This event has been designed to meet the “reception exception” as stated by the Senate Select Ethics and House Ethics Committees and the “widely attended gathering” exemption applicable to the Executive Branch.