SAE 2016 World Congress and Exhibition

April 12-14, 2016

Detroit, Michigan, USA

Cobo Center


Top Reasons to Attend SAE 2016 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.

Who Attends

Last year, over 11,000 people attended SAE 2015 World Congress. Attendees consisted of:

  • Engineers
  • Engineering Management
  • Industry Executives
  • Academics
  • Government/Military Officials
  • Consultants
  • OEM 32%
  • Tier 1 Supplier 19%
  • Academia 13%
  • Parts and Components Supplier 11%
  • Other 10%
  • Government 4%

Benefits of Attending

SAE 2016 World Congress represents an unparalleled opportunity to explore new technology through both technical sessions and the Innovators Only Exhibition. In short, SAE 2016 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

What You Can Look Forward to in 2016

11,000+ attendees 3 full days (And Evenings) of networking 40+ countries represented 7 technology topic tracks 1500+ technical presentations 1400 published manuscripts 60 executive panelsists activities designed for young professionals 190+ innovators-only eExhibitors 3 days of tech hub programming 100 SAE awards presented 30+ professional development seminars

Emergency Procedures During This SAE Event

During this SAE event attendees are to follow the established emergency guidelines of the facility where the emergency occurs. Based on the location of the incident, report emergencies to the nearest venue representative and/or security personnel if available, or report to the SAE operations office onsite.

Should a catastrophic event occur, attendees should follow the safety and security instructions issued by the facility at the time of the event. This includes listening for instructions provided through the public address system and following posted evacuation routes if required.

In case of an emergency, or a major disruption to the schedule of the event, attendees and exhibitors may call the below number to receive updated information on the status of the event. Updates will also be provided via the SAE website at and event mobile app.

SAE Emergency Hotline