January 20-29, 2023 / Washington DC, Convention Center

About the Conference

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.

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Conference Schedule

Time Session
12:00pm - 12:30pm

Check-In & Lunch

Join us for a networking lunch prior to the start of the agenda.

12:30pm - 12:45pm

Opening Keynote

Ali Zaidi, National Climate Advisor 

The 2023 Public Policy Day will kick off with a keynote by Ali Zaidi. Zaidi is the current National Climate Advisor for the Biden Administration and a key player to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and Inflation Reduction Act.

1:00pm - 1:30pm

OEM Annoucements

Join us for product announcements by leading industry manufactures.

  • Toyota
  • TBA
  • TBA
1:45pm - 2:00pm

Fireside Chat

Alex Vetter, CEO of Cars.com, will lead a fireside chat with top industry leaders.

2:15pm - 2:30pm

US News & World Report Awards

US News & World Report will announce the 2023 Best Cars for the Money Awards.

2:45pm - 3:00pm

Coffee Break

3:00pm - 3:15pm

Fireside Chat

Fireside chat with industry leaders and government officials.

3:30pm - 3:45pm

Panel Discussion

Panel discussion with industry leaders.

4:00pm - 4:15pm

Panel Discussion

Panel discussion with industry leaders.


Closing Keynote

The 2023 Public Policy Day will close with a keynote speech presented by Michael Lohscheller, CEO of Nikola.

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.

2023 Conference Speakers

  • Ali Zaidi

    National Climate Advisor

    US Government

  • Michael Lohscheller


    Nikola Corporation

  • Alex Vetter



    2023 Conference Sponsors


    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.