Government/Industry Meeting

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

The 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 the industry to engage in critical dialogue in order to find common ground on future vehicle design.

Registration is FREE for all federal and state government employees.
Proof of employment status/ID required for entry.

Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Allen Y. Lew Pl NW
Washington, DC 20001

This meeting is co-located with the

All registered participants will receive early access to the Washington DC Automotive Show.

NEW in 2024!

The Government/Industry Meeting will be welcoming aerospace professionals for the first time ever for the NEW co-located AeroTech Government/Industry meeting. This cross-sector opportunity provides a neutral forum for the aerospace industry to meet with government and regulatory agencies on future technologies and safety priorities, and to discuss issues and concerns across the mobility spectrum that affect the future of our industry. Take advantage of cross industry networking during special events and networking receptions.

It's a great collection of people, and it's a nice mix of industry and government. It’s been really helpful to get that inside view about where the government's at and then how that relates to the industry's trajectory.
– Marissa Walker, Senior Vice President, International Trade, Arizona Commerce Authority

General Chair

Adam McNeill

Head of Energy Management & Customer Functions, BMW Group - Government/Industry General Chair

Adam McNeill started his career at Landrover UK before moving to BMW Germany in 1999.  Adam has over 20 years experience in vehicle safety development, and has held various different 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 in the vehicle safety area was leading the concept department focusing on pre development, crash simulation, side impact protection, rear impact protection and high voltage safety.

From January 2020 Adam moved to the USA to take over the BMW of North America, engineering function encompassing all homologation and validation activities for the US market.

Since July 2023 Adam returned to Germany to take over team responsible for total vehicle energy management and customer functions for all BMW group vehicles.

Keynote Speaker

Amy Walter

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

Where to Turn When the Political Climate Heats Up

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.

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Daniel Böttger

Senior Vice President, Total Vehicle Management, BMW Group

Daniel Böttger has been with the BMW group for 25 years, having completed his Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1998.

Over the years, he has held various key positions, including Vice President of Total Vehicle Management, Vice President of BMW Group Product Strategy, and Vice President of the MINI Next project.

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