Registration Open for 2013 Washington Auto Show
WASHINGTON, D.C. - December 18, 2012 – 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 registration for press preview days of the 2013 show is now open.
Preview days for the show are held Jan. 30 and Jan. 31. To register, visit: http://www.washingtonautoshow.com/media/press-kit/media-credential-registration. The password is POLICY 13.
The 2013 Washington Auto Show will be held at The Walter E. Washington Convention Center.
Below is the schedule for the preview events and the ten-day public show:
:: Jan. 30: 8 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Public Policy Day, Capitol Hill
“The Policy Summit,” presented by National Journal and The Washington Auto Show, will be held in the Caucus Room of the Cannon House Office Building.
:: Jan. 31: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Public Policy Day, Washington Convention Center
Industry and policy announcements for officials in government, industry and media.
:: Jan. 31: 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. SAE Plenary Session, Washington Convention Center
:: Jan. 31: 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Sneak Peek Reception, Washington Convention Center
Exclusive to officials in government, industry and media.
:: Jan. 31, 7 p.m. Reception to honor Edsel Ford II with Keith Crain/Automotive News Lifetime Achievement Award.
Dinner starts at 8. To register for either or both events, contact Kristina Henry at firstname.lastname@example.org.
:: Feb. 1-10: Show open to the public
Ride and Drives by Toyota, Cadillac, Volkswagen, Kia, Scion and Subaru (detailed schedule forthcoming).
The SAE Government/Industry Meeting will be held from Jan. 30 – Feb. 1, in conjunction with The Washington Auto Show. This meeting offers an ideal opportunity for policy makers and industry executives to connect with the leading technical authorities from government, industry, and academia to adress the regulation, legislation, and technical issues affecting the future automotive industry. Topics will include energy conservation, the environment and safety.
A “tier-one” auto show, the Washington Auto Show boasts multiple new features and attractions designed to bring visitors closer to showcase cars and technologies than ever before. The 2013 show will feature a new floor plan to accommodate new and expanded exhibits, including a luxury showcase, an assembly of 11 elite brands, as well as an expanded exotic car area.
The Advanced Technology SuperHighway Café will house the latest innovations in safety and sustainability and advanced technology. A guest lounge with computer kiosks will enable visitors to access floor plans and interactive presentations of many of the technology systems on display.
Also new this year, in response to visitor requests, is “The New Car Advanced Technology Guide,” written by Washington Post journalist and recognized automotive industry expert Warren Brown. The guide highlights Brown’s choices for the automotive vehicles and companies leading the way in sustainability, driver-assist technologies, communications and infotainment systems, and fuel economy improvements, among other advancements. It will be accessible through the computers at the Advanced Technology SuperHighway Café as well as through the show website.
“This year we are enhancing the event experience for all of our attendees by putting the cars of the future in their hands,” said Robert Fogarty, show chairman and CEO of Sport Automotive. “Our new floor plan, technology guide and exciting new exhibits combined with our showcase of stars and cars, cutting-edge technologies, contests and car giveaways makes the 2013 show an event not to be missed. We encourage all of our attendees to register soon to make sure that they don’t miss a minute of what we have in store.
More than 700 new vehicles will be on display from over 42 domestic and import manufacturers offering a showcase of cars, trucks, mini-vans, sport utility vehicles. The show fills the 750,000 square-foot space with two-levels of advanced exhibits.
The Washington Auto Show is produced by the Washington Area New Automobile Dealers Association (WANADA). For more information about The Washington Auto Show, please visit www.washingtonautoshow.org
The “Public Policy Days” of the Washington Auto Show kick off January 30, 2013 with two days of powerful and purposeful dialogue between industry leaders and public policy makers on issues impacting the automotive industry. The National Journal Policy Summit on Capitol Hill is held in the Cannon House Caucus Room, followed by Jan. 31 at The Walter E. Washington Convention Center with press conferences and special events. The event opens to the public February 1-10, and will provide more than 750,000 square feet of autos, advanced technology and experiential events throughout all levels, exhibition halls and meeting rooms of the Convention Center, in which more than 43 domestic and import manufacturers present more than 700 vehicles. This year’s event also includes the inaugural Luxury Showcase and enhanced floor plan.