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Apr 2018


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WCX 18 World Congress Experience - Society of Automotive Engineers






$275 - $2,000


Event Overview:

The SAE World Congress assembles the best talent in the automotive industry; experts, management teams, engineers, and executives alike gather to collaborate and address current challenges, seek new windows for discovery and exploration, and promote the multitude of opportunities fundamental for a successful future.  Become inspired, join us at SAE  World Congress.

Attendee Information:

Top 4 Reasons to Attend SAE World Congress:

Knowledge: Hear from the best and the brightest the industry has to offer with topics covering the spectrum of automotive engineering.

Networking: Expose yourself and your team to new ideas and new perspectives, participate in Q&A with Subject Matter Experts, and benchmark best practices.

Innovators Only Exhibition: Discover what's new from proven industry innovators - OEM's, top-tier suppliers, and other related companies from around the world.

Management Program: Listen in on fascinating dialogue, realize trends, and gain valuable insight from respected industry leaders.

Benefits of Attending

SAE World Congress represents an unparalleled opportunity to explore new technology through both technical sessions and the Innovators Only Exhibition. In short, SAE World Congress is:

    The best venue for automotive technology trends
    The most outstanding networking and learning experience
    The gathering place of the best talent in the engineering field
    The most important meeting place for global networking practitioners
    And, the greatest event to meet new companies and view new technologies

Exhibitor Information:

This exclusive opportunity is limited to companies who accept the "Innovators Only" challenge and have proven to be top industry innovators and solution providers. The Innovators Only Exhibition supplies the perfect venue for engaging a qualified audience of reviewers, collaborators, and customers. Here, your product or service is guaranteed to get noticed.

Benefits of Exhibiting

Why should your company take the "Innovators Only" challenge?

Participate in a focused and exclusive event that captures worldwide attention

Unmatched opportunities to position your company as an innovative technology thought-leader

Accomplish more with less time out of the office with this concentrated three-day event

Enjoy a level playing field - exclusive exhibiting opportunities for industry innovators only

Your product/solution will be reviewed by an influential Executive Panel of OEM and Technical Experts as well as Automotive Engineering International (AEI) Editorial Staff

Priority consideration for coverage in both AEI and the SAE World Congress e-Daily communications

Expanded product/solution profile in the Congress Event Guide and on the online exhibitor listing - including premiere logo placement

Receive valuable one-day badges - connect with your customers pre-event and host them at Congress with one-day customer badges - includes lunch ticket, reception on exhibit floor, access to technical program

About SAE:

SAE International is a global association of more than 138,000 engineers and related technical experts in the aerospace, automotive and commercial-vehicle industries. SAE International's core competencies are life-long learning and voluntary consensus 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.

Venue is subject to change.

Exhibitor Prospectus and Kit

Keynote Speakers

Bob Lutz

Former Vice Chairman

General Motors

Bob Lutz has enjoyed a robust 50-year tenure in the automotive industry, leaving an indelible mark on all three of the big US automakers. Most recently Lutz retired as Vice Chairman at GM, where he was noted for reinvigorating its vehicle lineup—leading the renaissance of fresh, bold designs and performance engineering in US cars. Lutz is the author of the New York Times bestseller, Car Guys vs. Bean Counters. Car Guys was chosen for the Financial Times/Goldman Sachs Best Business Book of 2011 long list. His latest book is Icons and Idiots: Straight Talk on Leadership is a management manifesto, chronicling colleagues that made the strongest impression on him throughout his career. Additionally, Lutz is a contributing writer to Forbes and Road & Track.

Ken Kelzer

Vice President, Global Vehicle Components and Subsystems

General Motors

Ken Kelzer, currently GM Vice President, GM Global Vehicle Components and Subsystems, leads engineering operations, components development, advanced vehicle development, and other engineering business initiatives. Most recently, Kelzer was Vice President GM Europe Powertrain Engineering, where he oversaw European powertrain operations. Kelzer began his GM career as a student intern from 1982-1984, and was hired on as a college graduate in training in 1985, and was quickly promoted to project engineer a year later. After rotating through several engineering positions of increasing responsibility at Chevrolet and Pontiac, and Midsize and Luxury vehicles, he was promoted to Director, Chassis, HVAC, Electrical and Operations at the Canadian Regional Engineering Center in Oshawa, Ontario in August 2002. Upon returning to Michigan two years later, he was named Director of Vehicle Performance at the Milford Proving Grounds. Kelzer is GM’s key executive for the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, and represents GM on the board of PATAC (Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center), and also is a board member of the Michigan Science Center.


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