Government/Industry Meeting

January 24-26, 2018 │ Washington, DC, USA │ Walter E. Washington Convention Center

The SAE Government/Industry Meeting is an annual conference designed to unite significant numbers of government policy and regulatory makers with auto industry representatives to discuss the effect of government action on future vehicle design. The Meeting provides a neutral forum to share information to provide the legislative and regulatory bodies the means to properly analyze the technical aspects prior to drafting legislation or regulations for safety, emission control, and energy conservation.

Attend the Government/Industry Meeting to gain a critical understanding of new legislation and regulations on emissions control, safety, energy conservation issues, and more to plan your compliance strategies. Engage, network, and connect with technical authorities who are leading regulations, pending legislation, and the advanced technology to address critical compliance issues as we move forward toward zero emissions and zero fatalities. Build or grow relationships with other industry professionals to compare strategies and successes for dealing with legislation and regulations.

Plus, obtain complimentary access to the Washington Auto Show.

Keynote Speakers

Opening Keynote Wednesday

Mitch Bainwol

CEO, Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers Inc.

Wednesday Lunch Keynote

Gary Shapiro

President and CEO, Consumer Technology Association

Gary Shapiro is President and CEO of CTA, the U.S. trade association representing more than 2,200 consumer technology companies and that owns and produces CES. Shapiro directs a staff of more than 160 employees and thousands of industry volunteers, leading his organization's promotion of innovation as a national policy to spur the economy, create jobs, and cut the deficit. He sits on the State Department's Advisory Committee on International Communications and Information Policy, the USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore Board of Directors, and the American Enterprise Institute Global Internet Strategy Advisory Board. As chairman of the Home Recording Rights Coalition, Shapiro led the manufacturers' battle to preserve the legality of recording technology and consumer fair-use rights, and was an early opponent in the fight to defeat SOPA and PIPA in Congress. Shapiro authored CTA's best-sellers, "Ninja Innovation: The Ten Killer Strategies of the World's Most Successful Businesses" and "The Comeback: How Innovation will Restore the American Dream." Shapiro received a law degree from Georgetown University Law Center and is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate with a double major in economics and psychology from Binghamton University.

Thursday Lunch Keynote

Carl M. Cannon

Washington Bureau Chief, RealClearPolitics

Opening Keynote Friday

Bill Wehrum

Assistant Administrator, Office of Air and Radiation, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

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