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Press Registration Open for 2010 SAE International Government/Industry Meeting - Event is Co-Located with the Washington Auto Show

WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 7, 2010 - “Celebrating Progress and Potential for Safer Sustainable Vehicles” is the theme of the 2010 SAE International Government/Industry Meeting set Jan. 26-29 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C. This event is co-located with the Washington Auto Show®.

For the ease of journalists wishing to cover both the 2010 SAE International Government/Industry Meeting and the Washington Auto Show, registration for the Washington Auto Show provides press access for both events. Visit http://www.washingtonautoshow.com/media/index.asp for press registration, which requires a password, and may be obtained by requesting it via an email to pr@sae.org .

The 2010 SAE International Government/Industry Meeting opens Tuesday, Jan. 26, at 3 p.m. with a plenary session co-sponsored by EDTA that will look back at the early environmental and safety milestones and advances, along with the role of government agencies throughout this process. The session will be moderated by Dan Ryan, Manager of Government and Safety Affairs, Mazda North American Operations, and SAE 2010 Government/Industry Meeting General Chair. Panelists will include Jack Basso, Director of Program and Finance, AASHTO; Joe Kanianthra, President, Active Safety Engineering; Dave McCurdy, President and CEO, Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers; Roland Hwang, Transportation Program Director, Natural Resources Defense Council; and Thomas Kuhn, President, Edison Electric.

David Strickland, newly confirmed administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, will give the opening remarks at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 27; Gil Sperling, EERE Senior Advisor for Policy and Programs, U.S. Dept. of Energy, will give the opening remarks at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 28, and Gina McCarthy, Assistant Administrator for the Office of Air and Radiation, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will give the opening remarks at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 29.

For additional highlights of the 2010 SAE International Government/Industry Meeting, please visit http://www.sae.org/events/gim/ .

SAE International is a global association of more than 121,000 engineers and related technical experts in the aerospace, automotive and commercial-vehicle industries. SAE International’s core competencies are life-long learning and voluntary consensus standards development. SAE International’s charitable arm is the SAE Foundation, which supports many programs, including A World in Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series.

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