January 19-28, 2024 / Washington DC, Convention Center


Welcome to the Washington DC, Auto Show.

We are excited to welcome all our exhibitors to this year’s show. You can access the 2024 show exhibitor manual below. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our team. We look forward to seeing you in January.

For more information, please contact:

Telephone: 833-249-4078

Auto Shows: Crucial in Shaping Consumer Purchase Decisions

A recent study by Productions Plus, surveying 14,908 U.S. auto show attendees, highlights the significant impact of events like the Washington, D.C. Auto Show on the automotive industry. Data from 10 auto shows reveals that attendees spend an average of 2.8 hours engaging with vehicles and exhibits. Notably, 43 percent plan to buy a vehicle within a year, 69 percent find the visit helpful in their decision, and 37 percent add a new brand to their consideration list. These findings validate the essential role of auto shows in attracting and influencing in-market consumers.

See the full article here.

Welcome to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center

The Walter E. Washington Convention Center is a GBAC STAR™ accredited facility.GBAC STAR™ is an outbreak prevention, response and recovery accreditation. This performance-based program establishes requirements to assist facilities with work practices, protocols, procedures, and systems to control risks associated with infectious agents, such as SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19. This is the “gold standard” for sanitization. Learn more about GBAC STAR™

In addition to achieving GBAC STAR™ accreditation, the Convention Center is currently utilizing the following additional, state-of-the-art sanitation protocols:

  • The building is the first convention center in the nation to use an HVAC solution called Synexis to purify the air inside the building by using dry hydrogen peroxide which is present throughout the entire building. For more info, please visit Synexis.
  • Additionally, the building recently activated a new robot that uses disinfecting ultraviolet lighting to cleanse up to 5,000 square feet at a time in less than 5 minutes. More info can be viewed on YouTube.

The producers of The Washington, DC Auto Show will provide any operational or policy updates on this page and elsewhere on the site if any changes are to occur. For more information, please contact Joe Koch.

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.