Policy Makers

 

Click HERE for a full schedule of the 2022 Public Policy Day

 

2022 Public Policy Day Schedule

NOON – 2:00 p.m.

EV Pavilion Stage, Hall B, Lower Level

  • Media Lunch, sponsored by Toyota, in the Washington, DC Auto Show’s EV Pavilion sponsored by Electrify America
  • Opening Keynote – Gina McCarthy, National Climate Advisor
  • EV Press Announcements 
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

MobilityTalks Stage, Hall E, Upper Level

  • Coffee Break sponsored by Arcimoto
  • Industry Keynote – Chris Urmson CEO of Aurora
  • Panel Discussion – “How Are States Preparing for Tomorrow’s Infrastructure?”
    • Kevin Tynan, Moderator, Senior Auto Industry Analyst, Bloomberg Intelligence
    • Cathy McGhee, Director, Office of Transportation Research and Innovation, Virginia Department of Transportation
    • Matthew Nelson, Director of Government Affairs for Electrify America LLC
    • Trevor Pawl, Chief Mobility Officer, Michigan Office of Future Mobility and Electrification
3:30 p.m. – 4:30  p.m.
  • Industry Keynote – Alex Vetter, CEO, Cars.com
  • Panel Discussion – “International Policy Trends in EVs and Autonomy”
    • Jennifer Safavian, Moderator, CEO, Autos Drive America
    • Dilip Sundaram, Chief International Business Officer, Arcimoto
    • Monica J. Gorman, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Manufacturing, International Trade Administration
    • Paul Rennie, Counsellor for Global Issues, British Embassy
    • Seiji TAKAI, Director of International Policy Planning Division, Road Transport Bureau, Japanese Ministry for Land, Infrastructure & Tourism
  • Closing Keynote – Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD)
5:00 p.m. 
  • US News & World Report’s “Best Cars for the Money” Awards
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Sneak Peek Preview Reception

 

Confirmed Participants

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Gina McCarthy, National Climate Advisor

Chris Urmson, CEO, Aurora

Alex Vetter, President and CEO of CARS Inc

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U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.)

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Kim Castro, Editor and Chief Content Officer at U.S. News & World Report

Cathy McGhee, Virginia Transportation Research Council Director

Cathy McGhee, Director, Office of Transportation Research and Innovation, Virginia Department of Transportation

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Matthew Nelson, Director of Government Affairs for Electrify America LLC

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Trevor Pawl, Chief Mobility Officer, Michigan Office of Future Mobility and Electrification

Jennifer Safavian, President & CEO, Autos Drive America

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Dilip K. Sundaram, Chief Global Business Officer of Arcimoto, Inc.

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Mr. Seiji TAKAI, Director of International Policy Planning Division, Road Transport Bureau, MLIT

Kevin Tynan, Auto Industry Analyst, Bloomberg Intelligence

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John Vincent, Senior Reporter on the Autos team at U.S. News & World Report

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US News & World Report Best Cars for the Money Awards

Joe White, Global Automotive Industry Editor, Reuters

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