On Wednesday, January 26, automotive industry executives and representatives will converge on Capitol Hill to kick off the 2011 Washington Auto Show at the “Green Car Summit” held in the Caucus Room of the Cannon House Office Building. This year’s “Green Car Summit” will be especially timely, starting shortly after the new 112th Congress convenes. Each year, the Summit launches the WAS Public Policy Preview Days – open only to Members of Congress, Hill staffers, industry representatives, and press.
The “Green Car Summit” focuses on industry issues such as new green technologies, how to achieve better fuel economy, and how to wean the U.S. off of foreign oil supplies. The Summit is sure to full of juicy automotive tidbits this year with a panel that includes industry leaders such as BMW North America’s President, Jim O’Donnell and Ford Motor Company’s Sue Cischke, VP of Sustainability, Environment, and Safety.
The Summit may not be open to the public, but that should not discourage locals from attending. Not only are auto shows fun but they are also great resources for anyone looking to buy a new car in the next year or two.
The 2011 WAS will open to the public on Friday, January 28. Tickets are available at their website (www.washingtonautoshow.com). Adults can attend for $12.00, children between 6 and 12 years of age for $5.00, and children under 5 are free. WAS also offers discounts for military personnel and seniors.