Meet Our Sponsors
Toyota, the world’s top automaker and creator of the Prius and the Mirai fuel cell vehicle, is committed to building vehicles for the way people live through our Toyota, Lexus and Scion
brands. Over the past 50 years, we’ve built more than 30 million cars and trucks in North America, where we operate 14 manufacturing plants (10 in the U.S.) and directly employ more than 44,000 people (more than 34,000 in the U.S.). Our 1,800 North American dealerships (1,500 in the U.S.) sold more than 2.8 million cars and trucks (nearly 2.5 million in the U.S.) in 2015 – and about 80 percent of all Toyota vehicles sold over the past 20 years are still on the road today.
About State Farm
State Farm’s® mission is to help people manage the risks of everyday life, recover from the unexpected, and realize their dreams. We are people who make it our business to be like a good neighbor; who built a premier company by selling and keeping promises through our marketing partnership; who bring diverse talents and experiences to our work of serving the State Farm customer.
About Steel Market Development Institute
The Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI), a business unit of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), increases and defends the use of steel by developing innovative materials, applications and, in general, making steel the highest value material in the automotive, construction and packaging markets. SMDI works with automakers to advance and demonstrate steel’s superior performance. SMDI also collaborates with stakeholders — from customers to academia to legislators and regulators — to identify and implement steel solutions which meet society’s needs in all markets, and promotes recycling, sustainability and life cycle advantages of North American steel. SMDI’s automotive investors include AK Steel Corporation, ArcelorMittal and Nucor Corporation. For more information on SMDI and its investors, visit www.autosteel.org
or follow @DriveUsingSteel
About Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA)
The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) and its four specialized divisions comprise the leading international trade association in the fast-changing mobility industry. Representing vehicle suppliers that manufacture and remanufacture components, technologies, and systems for use in passenger cars and heavy trucks, MEMA works at state, Federal, and international levels to ensure that the marketplace and public policy support the development of advanced, transformative technologies that enable safer, smarter, and more efficient vehicles. MEMA’s member companies are the largest sector of manufacturing jobs in the U.S. MEMA’s members are represented through four divisions: Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA), Motor & Equipment Remanufacturers Association (MERA) and Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA). .
Founded in 1957, Enterprise Rent-A-Car is an internationally recognized brand with more than 7,000 neighborhood and airport locations in the United States, Canada, the U.K., Ireland, Germany, France and Spain. Through tremendous leadership and the entrepreneurial spirit of our employees, we have built the largest car rental brand in North America, known for exceptionally low rates and outstanding customer service. Today, Enterprise offers a wide variety of car rental, car leasing, vanpooling, and car sharing, and local car rental customers are picked up at no extra cost.
About Starship Technologies
Starship Technologies are leading the delivery industry revolution with fleets of friendly sidewalk robots. The robots deliver parcels, groceries and takeaway food within 15-30 mins up to a distance of 3 miles. The robots aim to reduce traffic congestion and pollution in cities whilst increasing efficiency and convenience for local businesses and customers.
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About Auto Alliance
The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers (Auto Alliance) is the voice for a united auto industry. We are committed to developing and implementing constructive solutions to public policy challenges that promote sustainable mobility and benefit society in the areas of environment, energy and motor vehicle safety.
About American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM)
American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) AFPM is a trade association representing high-tech American manufacturers whose membership is comprised of virtually the entire U.S. supply of gasoline and diesel. Daily, AFPM member companies fuel millions of cars inexpensively and cleanly, as well as create the petrochemicals that enhance the safety, efficiency and longevity of cars and automobiles. AFPM members make modern life possible and keep America moving and growing as they meet the needs of our communities, strengthen economic and national security, and support over 3 million American jobs.
About Global Automakers
The Association of 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 sole purpose of the National Automobile Dealers Association is to serve and represent the franchised new car and truck dealers, their managers and employees. The Association has two main goals. To protect and enhance the franchise system and forcefully communicate dealer views and concerns to all branches of the federal government, to manufacturers and to the public, and to strengthen the financial position of members as retailers through professional programs and services that improve the business skills of management personnel and the technical capabilities of non-management employees.
About Comcast Spotlight
As a local, regional or national business – you care about reaching the right audience and making an impact with your advertising. At Comcast Spotlight, we help you reach those audiences effectively – no matter where they are in a given geographical area, or which devices they’re consuming their media on. Using a powerful mix of TV and digital video advertising, we help you deliver ‘impressions everywhere’ by reaching Comcast viewers and those of our media partner households, on multiple platforms and devices. Put Comcast Spotlight to work for your business: www.comcastspotlight.com/DC
About Manheim Pennsylvania Auto Auction
2017 will feature an amazing selection of frontline ready vehicles and wholesale opportunity for the Washington Area Auto Dealers. Please check out our sales calendars for special mega sale events. Be sure not to miss our Friday Sale and also our Thursday Highline & Value Sale. Don’t miss our popular and largest event of the year, Xtreme Spring 100Grander & Classic Car Sale on March 16th. We are also the host of the World Auto Auctioneer Championship held on May 12th. If you need help with anything please call our Dealer Concierge Department at 717-664-5980.
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About Textron Aviation Inc.
Textron Aviation Inc. is the leading general aviation authority and home to the Beechcraft, Cessna and Hawker brands which account for more than half of all general aviation aircraft flying. Our products include best-selling aircraft such as: Citation business jets, King Air and Caravan turboprops, and T-6 Military aircraft.
About Shapiro, Lifschitz & Schram, P.C.
Shapiro, Lifschitz & Schram, P.C. is a Washington, DC-based law firm with a unique flair. We apply our experience, infuse our passion, and deliver solutions for our clients in the areas of business, construction, real estate and commercial litigation. Years of practice in big firms have shaped our depth of knowledge in precise areas of law, but we’ve chosen a boutique environment for a reason: we like our clients and our clients like us, and we’ve learned that working the way they need us to translates into success for them and us. It is a realization gained from true experience.
Congressional Media Sponsor
About The Hill
Through print, online and events, The Hill’s powerhouse of vehicles signal the important issues of the moment, and together have earned the reputation of being a complete and comprehensive source of Congressional news. The Hill serves to connect the players, define the issues and engage Washington’s decision makers in the debate. Since 1994, The Hill has reported on the intersection of politics and business, connecting Capitol Hill, K Street, Wall Street and Pennsylvania Avenue for non-partisan coverage of all factors in legislative decisions. It offers objective and in-depth coverage of Congress, the Administration, business and lobbying, campaigns and more. The Hill has a print circulation of above 24,000 and is read by opinion leaders, including 100% of Congressional offices, the White House, political pundits, association executives, lobbyists and corporate leaders.
About Autobahn Indoor Speedway
Speed-lovers, be prepared for the newest attraction taking over locations across the country: European-style indoor go-karting at Autobahn Indoor Speedway. Our state-of-the-art electric indoor go-kart racing experience offers perfect racing conditions every day. Change your speed at our Grand Prix style tracks with our unique, electric Italian go-karts reaching speeds up to 50 MPH. Find your nearest Autobahn Indoor Speedway in Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Virginia.
About Parking Panda
Parking Panda is a rapidly growing company with a vision for making parking painless and inexpensive. Our service allows customers to find and reserve guaranteed parking online in their city. Customers also enjoy exclusive online-only discounts at parking lots, garages, and other private spaces around the city for both daily or monthly parking for games, shows, events, and trips into the city. Even if a garage or lot sells out, by reserving with Parking Panda your space is pre-paid and guaranteed. Parking Panda also allows parking owners–whether you have one space or thousands–to list their spaces for rent to monetize and improve yield and profit of their spaces through our proprietary dynamic pricing system.
Good news: Lyft, the app that gets you rides in minutes, is the official ridesharing partner of The Washington D.C. Auto Show. Even better news: You get 2 free rides up to $15 each. Here’s how it works: 1. Download the Lyft app 2. Request a ride 3. Go!
About Crystal City
The Crystal City Business Improvement District (BID) is a public-private partnership established in April 2006 to promote the vibrant Crystal City business, retail, restaurant and residential community. The BID is committed to showcasing the area as a world-class destination for visitors, employees and residents. Crystal City is INNOVATIVE, ACTIVE, ARTFUL, ACCESSIBLE, and GREEN.
Sponsorships & Advertising Opportunities
Enjoy great visibility and value for your company! Show Sponsorships & Promotional Opportunities Barbara Pomerance, Public Relations & Promotions Director 404-262-7811 or 404-557-7200 Exhibitor Opportunities & Ride ‘N Drives Bob Yoffe, Show Director 1-800-963-3395 Digital TV Network (In-Show), Program & Website Advertising Bob Storin, Director of Marketing, Events & Sponsorships 202-237-7200