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

WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 7, 2009 - “Reinventing the Automobile – A Global Challenge” is the theme of the 2009 SAE International Government/Industry Meeting set  Feb.3-6 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 2009 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/login.asp for press registration, which requires a password, and may be obtained by requesting it via an email to pr@sae.org .


The 2009 SAE International Government/Industry Meeting opens Tuesday, Feb. 3, at 3 p.m. with “Roadmap for the 44th President and 111th Congress.” This session, moderated by Allen Schaeffer, Executive Director, Diesel Technology Forum, will include panelists:


* Greg Cohen, President, American Highway Users Alliance;

*John M. DeCicco, Ph.D, Senior Fellow for Automotive Strategies, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF);

*Adrian Lund, President, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety;

*John P. McEleney, President, McEleney Autocenter, Inc. and 2009 NADA Chairman;

* Robert E. “Bob” McKenna, President and CEO, Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA), and

* Michael J. Stanton, President and Chief Executive Officer, Association of International

Automobile Manufacturers, Inc. (AIAM).


For additional highlights of the 2009 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 automotive, aerospace and commercial-vehicle industries. SAE International’s core competencies are life-long learning and 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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