September 11-13, 2018

Rosemont, Illinois, USA

Hyatt Regency O'Hare

Special Events

Executive Panels

The Executive Panels at COMVEC provide a key venue for provocative discussion of the key issues facing the future and growth of the industry. Developed by industry executives from the on-highway, off-highway and defense communities, these panels cover topics and issues most relevant to the commercial vehicle industry.

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58th Annual L. Ray Buckendale Lecture

Donald Stanton Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Lecture at 8:00am-9:30am, reception immediately following

Honoring the memory, character and work of L. Ray Buckendale, 1946 SAE President whose greatest desire was to develop potential abilities in young people, the Annual L. Ray Buckendale Lecture promotes automotive ground vehicles for either on- or off-road operation in commercial or military service. The objective is to provide procedures and data useful in formulating solutions pertaining to commercial vehicle design, manufacture, operation and maintenance. The Buckendale lecture is directed primarily to the needs of young engineers and students with emphasis on practical aspects of the topic.

This year's honoree is Donald Stanton, Director of Engine Business Product Line Architecture at Cummins Inc. Please click here for complete bio information.

Current sponsors include:
Cummins, Inc.
Dana Holding Corporation
Eaton Corporation
Meritor, Inc.
TRW Automotive

Welcome Reception

Tuesday, October 1, 2013
5:30 - 7:30pm

All registered event attendees are invited to network with colleagues in the exhibit hall while enjoying complimentary refreshments. See the latest in commercial vehicle technology and equipment while connecting with suppliers and other commercial vehicle engineering professionals.

Technical Tour

Tuesday, October 1, 2013
7:00pm - 9:00 PM

Parker Hannifin - Elk Grove Village (Chicago) Facility
This state-of-the-art multi-bay technology center houses the Parker Hannifin Mobile Systems Team. This is where true customer partnerships are cultivated and where Parker's industry-leading systems are developed and validated.

Facility features:
  • 45,00 Square Feet
  • Whole-Vehicle Integration
  • 8 Vehicle Bays
  • Hydraulic Test Cells
  • Electromechanical Test Cells
  • Electronics Laboratory
  • Machine Shop
  • House Fabrication Bay
  • Mule Test Vehicles
Cost of tour: $25.00
Tour capacity: 50 people

Networking Lunches in Exhibit Hall

Wednesday & Thursday, October 2-3, 2013

Discover the latest supply chain innovations from around the globe, while networking with your colleagues on the exhibition floor! These networking lunches, designed to foster contact & collaboration, are an excellent opportunity to break from the technical sessions and interact with peers.

Wednesday's lunch provided by Delphi


Pre-Banquet Reception & Awards Banquet

Rod Schrader Wednesday, October 2, 2013
4:45 - 8:00pm

A can't miss event! Attend the SAE Commercial Vehicle Engineering Conference Industry Keynote & Awards Banquet with your peers and colleagues. Enjoy a unique opportunity to network with industry leaders. An additional ticket is required for the banquet. Purchase individual tickets or a table (seats 8) at time of registration.

Industry Keynote
Keynote Speaker:
Rod Schrader

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Komatsu America Corporation

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