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Please note: As of June 11, D.C. will be fully re-opened and all capacity limits at large venues, both indoor and outdoor, will be lifted entirely.

Please stay tuned for additional details regarding The Washington, D.C. Auto Show’s Public Policy and Media Days. 

2020 Industry Media Day Schedule

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Washington Auto Show Media Breakfast, Sponsored by Toyota and the Washington Automotive Press Association
8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. The Washington Auto Show’s Annual Government Keynote Address by Mark W. Menezes, Under Secretary of Energy, United States Department of Energy
9:05 a.m. – 9:30  a.m.

“What’s Coming Next in Mobility” Panel

 This panel discussion offered up perspectives from startups in the mobility space on how they approach getting their technologies in front of OEMs and other major players, while continuing to develop and mature their solutions to remain on the cutting edge.

  • Ms. Leslie Allen, Mobility Editor, Automotive News (Moderator)
  • Mr. Alex Thibault, Vice President & General Manager, Vulog North America
  • Mr. John Xin, CEO, Lunewave
9:35 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

5GAA Presentation feat. Ford Motor Company

As mobility eco-systems – vehicles, public transit, scooters, bikes, infrastructure, and ultimately AV’s – become increasingly connected, Ujkachevic discussed some of the best technologies to get us to an inter-connected, seamless, and more efficient transportation system in the future.

  • Ms. Desi Ujkachevic, Global Director for Auto Safety, Ford Motor Company
9:50 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Panel Presented by Advanced Energy Economy

Companies have begun to realize the benefits that come along with transitioning high mileage fleets to all-electric vehicles, including lower maintenance and fueling costs. Recently, major companies have announced efforts to electrify fleets from local delivery fleets to ride-hailing services, and cities from Los Angeles to New York City have begun transitioning their transit bus fleets. This panel offered insight from key players in the fleet electrification space on key trends, challenges, and motivating factors for fleets to electrify.

10:20 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Panel Presented by CTIA

  • Ms. Jackie McCarthy, Assistant Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, CTIA (Moderator)
  • Mr. Jeff Stewart, Assistant Vice President, Global Public Policy, External & Legislative Affairs, AT&T Services, Inc.
  • Mr. Douglas C. Longhitano, Senior Engineer, Automotive Safety, Honda
10:50 a.m. – 11:10 a.m. Toyota Press Announcement
11:15 a.m. – 11:35 a.m Ford Motor Company Press Announcement
11:45 a.m. – 12:05 p.m. Honda and Acura Press Announcement
12:10 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. Maserati Press Announcement
12:30 p.m. – 12:55 p.m. Lunch Sponsored by U.S. News & World Report
12:45 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Keynote Address by Eric Meyhofer, Head of Advanced Technologies Group (ATG), Uber
1:20 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Address and Q&A from FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly
1:50 p.m. – 2:20 p.m. U.S. News Best Cars for the Money Awards Presentation
2:25 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

2020 Green Car Awards

Luxury Green Car of the Year

Green Car Technology of the Year

2:55 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

DriveSafe DC Award Presented by the National Road Safety Foundation

3:45 p.m. –

5:00 p.m.

SAE Government & Industry Meeting Plenary Session

5:00 p.m. –

8:00 p.m.

Washington Auto Show 2020 Sneak Peek Preview Reception Sponsored by Hargrove, NADA & U.S. News & World Report



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