Government/Industry Meeting

January 16 - 18, 2024 │ Washington, District of Columbia

Intersection of Engineering and Policy

When automakers and policymakers are aligned, regulations promote innovation which enhances regulatory thinking. SAE’s Government/Industry Meeting is the annual forum where the auto industry and regulatory agencies unite and find mutual understanding on issues including safety, emissions control, and energy conservation. This meeting is the preeminent opportunity for representatives in Government and Industry to engage in critical dialogue in order to find common ground on future vehicle design.

Registration is FREE for all government employees.

This meeting is co-located with the

Government/Industry Meeting Highlights

Technical Program

Discuss the most pressing legislative topics with leaders from regulatory agencies, the OEM community, and suppliers.

Panel & Roundtable Discussions

Industry experts take on the biggest issues facing automotive development.

Special Events

Take advantage of designated opportunities to meet executive leadership from government and industry throughout the event, as well as the VIP reception with early access to the Washington D.C. Auto Show.

Introducing the 2024 Chair

Adam McNeill

Vice President of Engineering US

Adam McNeill started his career at Land Rover UK before moving to BMW Germany in 1999. Adam has over 20 years’ experience in vehicle safety development and has held various management positions in the vehicle safety area.

During the 2019 ESV conference, Adam received a special award of appreciation in recognition and appreciation for vast developments in vehicle safety from NHTSA.

His last role was leading the passive safety concept department focusing on pre-development, crash simulation, side impact protection, rear impact protection and high voltage safety.

As of January 2020, Adam moved to the USA to take over the BMW of North America, VP of engineering function.

Keynote Speaker

Amy Walter

Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of the Cook Political Report with Amy Walter and Popular On-Air Political Analyst



For more than 25 years, Amy Walter has built a reputation as an accurate, objective, and insightful political analyst with unparalleled access to campaign insiders and decision-makers. Known as one of the best political journalists covering Washington, she is the publisher and editor-in-chief of the non-partisan Cook Political Report with Amy Walter, where she provides analysis of the issues, trends, and events that shape the political environment. A contributor to the PBS NewsHour, she provides weekly political analysis for the popular “Politics Monday” segment and is a featured contributor for the network’s election and convention special coverage events. She is also a regular Sunday panelist on NBC’s Meet the Press and CNN’s Inside Politics, and appears frequently on Special Report with Bret Baier on Fox News Channel. From 2017 until early 2021, Walter was the host of the weekly nationally syndicated program “Politics with Amy Walter” on The Takeaway from WNYC and PRX. She’s also the former political director of ABC News.

In her presentations, Walter expertly breaks down the electoral process, congressional culture, and the Washington political scene. Her astuteness, wit, and range of expertise creates an engaging, compelling presentation, and her reliable and accurate analysis has earned her numerous accolades. Exclusively represented by Leading Authorities speakers bureau, Amy Walter takes audiences on an insider’s tour of Washington through the eyes of the woman with her finger on the pulse of politics.

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