MobilityTalks International®, January 23-24, 2018


MobilityTalks International® on Capitol Hill: Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Venue TBA
Tentative Times: 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm EST: Panel Discussion 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm EST: Networking Reception

Once again, the Washington Auto Show brings MobilityTalks International® to the beating heart of US lawmaking: Capitol Hill. In a reprise of 2016 and 2017’s imminently successful MobilityTalks panel discussion, 2018 promises to present an even more impactful dialogue about the future of connected and autonomous technologies, featuring the leading thinkers, researchers, lawmakers and regulators from around the world.

MobilityTalks International® Plenary Sessions: Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Walter E. Washington Convention Center Salons A, B, C
8:30 am – 12:00 noon EST: MobilityTalks Breakfast & Morning Sessions 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm EST: MobilityTalks Lunch Plenary 2:00 pm – 3:45 pm EST: MobilityTalks Afternoon Sessions 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm EST: Networking Reception

MobilityTalks International® is a forum designed for governments from around the world to exchange ideas on best practices related to the emerging trends in transportation surrounding connected and autonomous vehicles.

Industry/Media Day: Thursday, January 25

Walter E. Washington Convention Center
8:00am – 3:00pm EST

Manufacturers, trade associations and government agencies offer news and announcements on the floor of the Washington Auto Show.

Be sure to visit the Washington Auto Show’s Press Room in Room 204 A/B of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. The 2018 Washington Auto Show Press Room is sponsored by USAA.

For more information, please contact: John O’Donnell, Producer: [email protected] Joe Koch, Assistant Producer: [email protected] Bob Storin, VP/Marketing & Sponsorships: [email protected] Bob Yoffe, Show Director: [email protected] Mike Bushnell, Manager/Communications, Media Relations & Promotions: [email protected] Telephone: 202-237-7200


Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Location: Walter E. Washington Convention Center, East Salon C

The electrification of transportation is picking up pace in the U.S. and Germany. This development offers an opportunity to reduce carbon emissions and improve local air quality. However, it also presents a challenge for industry and society. Germany, home to some of the most prestigious carmakers, actively supports the switch to electric vehicles. The German Government is investing in the electrification of all transport modes through incentives in R&D, procurement, and charging infrastructure.

Please join us for his event and a panel discussion on the opportunities and challenges of e-mobility in the U.S. and Germany with key representatives of the German and U.S. governments and the auto industry. Participants will include BMW, Bosch, Mercedes-Benz, and the Volkswagen Group.


Wednesday, January 24 – Friday, January 26, 2018
Location: Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Understanding how technology, regulations and legislation affects the design of light and heavy duty vehicles in terms of safety, environment, and energy conservation is essential to vehicle development. This forum provides opportunities for technical authorities from government, industry, and academia who are leading regulations, pending legislation, and the advanced testing and technology to address these issues influencing future decision making within the industry.




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Thursday, January 25, 2018
Location: Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Art-of-Motion artists will give a preview of their exhibit to attendees of Public Policy Day and the Sneak Peek.


Tuesday, January 30 – Thursday, February 1, 2018
Location: Walter E. Washington Convention Center

The General Services Administration (GSA) is excited to host FedFleet 2018 at the Washington Auto Show. This is a no cost event for federal employees with valid federal identification. There are currently over 40 training sessions scheduled that cover issues related to both agency owned and agency leased vehicles. Learn more

All media will be required to produce a photo ID, and all bags and equipment will be subjected to inspection.
Notice: Attendees are encouraged to arrive early as the 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. The Washington Auto Show consults with local law enforcement agencies on a continual basis. Some of the security measures in place will be apparent to patrons and some will not.

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