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2019 WAPA Spring Gala

Washington Automotive Press Association (WAPA)

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)

2019 WAPA Spring Gala

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Event Details

Celebrate 2019 with WAPA at Monaco Hotel's Dirty Habit on

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Join fellow WAPA Members on Wednesday, March 13 6 to 9 pm at The Dirty Habit in Washington DC's historic Monaco Hotel located in the Penn Quarter neighborhood of Washington DC for an evening of celebration of all things WAPA


WAPA members have asked for more opportunities to network and for professional development. The 2019 WAPA Spring Gala is a great place to do just that. You will share in fine food, libation, and camaraderie. 


Event Details

The 2019 WAPA Spring Gala will take place at the Kimpton Hotel, Hotel Monaco's Dirty Habit, an atrium bar located inside this historic Washington DC building. Open bar for libations and heavy Hors-d'oeuvres and dessert. 

Time:  6 to 9 pm 


Dress: This is an upscale setting, the dress for the WAPA Gala is business attire.


Upon arrival: Enter the Dirty Habit through the 8th Street Entrance, or you can valet your car at the hotel's F Street, NW entrance, thanks to our friends at FCA.


 Valet Parking is at the entrance to the Hotel Monaco and is courtesy of FCA, please request valet on your registration. Without a parking RSVP, we will not be able to provide a valet ticket. The Gallery Place Metro Stop is adjacent to the hotel if you are coming by Metro.


 As you will be making connections, bring Business Cards! Or sharable digital examples of your work.


This event is free for current 2019 WAPA members and a guest (one guest per member, please.)


Event sponsors are encouraged to bring team members from their organizations and any industry colleagues who may be interested in joining or becoming involved with WAPA.


2019 #WAPAGala Partners

The 2019 WAPA Spring Gala is supported by our automotive partners, as well as by WAPA. Please take a moment to thank them, not only at this event and at all WAPA events throughout the year.

2019 WAPA Gala Valet Sponsor - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

2019 WAPA Gala Cocktail Sponsor - Volkswagen

2019 WAPA Gala Platinum Sponsor - Mazda - Mercedes-Benz 

2019 WAPA Gala Gold Sponsors - Acura - Honda - Motus1 - Nissan

We thank our sponsors for supporting the #WAPAGala. For those interested in sponsoring events throughout the year, please contact for more information.

Hotel Details

This year's WAPA Gala is located in the Penn Quater neighborhood of Washington DC and is an easy Uber/Lyft or Taxi ride from around the region. The best bet is to follow your regular hotel partners. If you would like recommendations, please contact William Hopper ( / 202.365.0672) for recommendations

Have questions about 2019 WAPA Spring Gala? Contact Washington Automotive Press Association (WAPA)


Wednesday, March 13, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)

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Washington Automotive Press Association (WAPA)

The Washington Automotive Press Association (WAPA) serves to improve communication between automotive journalists in the Mid-Atlantic region and the automotive industry, regulators, and other related groups. 

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