SAE 2016 North American International Powertrain Conference

September 21-23, 2016

Chicago, Illinois, USA

Westin Chicago River North Hotel


Who Attends

  • By invitation-only event
  • Senior executives from all OEM's
  • Senior government officials from key regulatory agencies
  • Top executives from Tier 1 and 2 suppliers

Benefits of Attending

  • Unparalleled networking with global senior powertrain executives
  • Participate in candid discussions about regulatory, technological and strategic powertrain issues
  • Understanding of North American powertrain trends, challenges and regulations
  • Non-traditional attendance from academicians, consultants, economists, investment bankers and inventors
    • Opportunity to gain an "outsider's perspective" on the industry
    • The roadmaps used by other sectors can open doors to new ideas!


As a result of NAIPC, major OEM Powertrain Strategies were influenced…

Graham Hoare "NAIPC is quite simply a game changer! The event creates an environment where those normally locked in fierce competition debate and share their genius insights about Powertrains of the future, Fuels & Energy in pursuit of a better world for everyone. An enjoyable & rewarding experience."

Graham Hoare
Director - Global Vehicle Evaluation
& Verification, Ford Product

Bob Lee "The diversity of ideas and perspectives on challenges we face as a powertrain community makes NAIPC a must attend event for me. Frequently I return to the office with ideas to adjust our strategic powertrain plan or modifications to the assumptions upon which it is based."

Bob Lee
Vice President and Head of Engine Powertrain and Electrified Propulsion Systems

Dr. Wolfgang Warnecke "An impressive meeting place and conference 'behind closed doors' - with the right balance of number of attendants. And senior leaders from the auto industry evaluating the options for future mobility and the energy required, to find the solutions for the powertrain challenges of tomorrow."

Dr. Wolfgang Warnecke
Chief Scientist Mobility, Shell
Geschäftsführer Shell GS (Deutschland)


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



Platinum Sponsors
  • AVL
  • BMW
  • FEV
  • Fiat Chrysler
  • Ford Motor Company
  • GM
  • Hyundai
  • Nissan
  • Ricardo

Gold Sponsors
  • Aisin
  • BASF
  • Bosch
  • Delphi
  • Denso
  • Denso
  • Mahle
  • Roush
  • Schaeffler
  • ZF

Silver Sponsors
  • Honeywell
  • Nemak
Bronze Sponsors
  • Federal Mogul
  • Jatco
  • Means
  • Timken
  • Tremec

Conference Supporters
  • BorgWarner
  • Continental
  • Horiba
  • Navistar
  • Novation
  • KSPG Rheinmetall
  • Toyota
  • Victrex