As the “public policy show” on the global auto show circuit, the Washington, D.C. Auto Show advances its 10-day consumer event with an exclusive look at the people and policies shaping the U.S. auto industry. The exclusive event, geared toward officials in government, industry and media, launch just prior to the show’s public opening and encompass special announcements, fireside chats, and panel discussions focusing on the current state of the country’s essential automotive sector and its future initiatives. Make sure to register today. All sessions will be held in the EV Pavilion, located in Hall B on the lower level of the Convention Center.
|12:00pm - 12:30pm||
Check-In & Lunch
Join us for a networking lunch prior to the start of the agenda.
|12:30pm - 12:50pm||
Senator Tom Carper (D-Del)
The 2023 Public Policy Day will kick off with a keynote by Senator Tom Carper.
|12:50pm - 1:05pm||
Jason Keller, Director – Dealer Policy, Government Affairs with Toyota Motor North America will announce the East Coast reveal of the Toyota Prius Prime.
|1:05pm - 1:15pm||
Lamborghini Urus Performante Launch
|1:15pm - 1:30pm||
Bentley Bentayga EWB Launch
|1:30pm - 1:55pm||
Fireside chat with:
|1:55pm - 2:25pm||
Best Cars for the Money Awards
US News & World Report will announce the 2023 Best Cars for the Money Awards.
|2:25pm - 2:40pm||
|2:40pm - 3:10pm||
Fireside chat with:
|3:10pm - 3:40pm||
EV Policies Supporting US Competitiveness
This panel will feature experts discussing US competitiveness in EVs along the entire supply chain and the benefits to the EV market and job growth from both the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, the Chips and Science Act, and the Inflation Reduction Act. As part of this discussion, Alex Laska will discuss a recent study on US EV competitiveness and policies that support it.
|3:40pm - 4:10pm||
Supporting Clean Vehicle Transition
The panel will focus on automakers and government commitments and investments towards increased sales of cleaner vehicles by 2030. This panel will feature experts discussing the realities of how we are going to overcome the challenges of this transition and what is needed to reach the industry EV goals, comply with the “Buy America” restrictions of the IRA, work with our allies to accomplish our shared goals and meet the challenges of sourcing component parts and ultimately persuading customers to transition to EV’s.
|4:10pm - 4:30pm||
Fireside chat on technology and how it will continue to advance and evolve the automotive retail experience.
|4:30pm - 5:00pm||
The 2023 Public Policy Day will close with a moderated discussion between Michael Lohscheller, CEO of Nikola, and Dave Shepardson of Reuters
|5:00pm - 8:00pm||
Auto Show Sneak Peek
Enjoy the full consumer show of the Washington, D.C. Auto Show prior to it opening to the public.
Look at the range of new makes, models, and technologies displayed around the exhibit space at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center and interact with automotive industry leaders and other very special guests.
Senator Tom Carper
U.S. Senator - Delaware
Joint Office of Energy and Transportation
Ambassador Stavros Lambrinidis
Ambassador of the European Union to the United States
Federal Chief Sustainability Officer
Deputy Assistant Secretary Sustainable Transportation
Department of Energy
Secretary of Commerce
Director - Dealer Policy, Government Affairs
Toyota Motor North America
Senior Transportation Policy Advisor,
Vice President & Head of Global Public Policy
General Motors Corporation
Professor of Economics
University of Michigan, Ford School of Public Policy
American International Automobile Dealers Association
Vice President of Corporate & Government Affairs
Climate Zeitgeist Reporter
The Washington Post
President and CEO
Autos Drive America
Senior Resident Fellow for Climate and Energy Program
Designated as one of the nation’s top five auto shows by the International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers, The Washington, D.C. Auto Show® is a world class event that continues to wow audiences with its cutting-edge exhibits, latest model cars, and displays of historic vehicles.