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Energy, Environment and Safety on the Agenda at SAE International 2011 Government/Industry Meeting

WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 10, 2011 - “Navigating change in a dynamic environment” is the theme for the 2011 SAE International Government/Industry Meeting, set for Jan. 26-28 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) will serve as Honorary Chair of the event, which is co-located with the 2011 Washington Auto Show. Karl Simon, Director, Compliance and Innovative Strategies Division, Office of Transportation and Air Quality, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, is General Chair of the event; and host organization is the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

The SAE Government/Industry Meeting brings together the leading technical authorities from government, industry and academia in a neutral forum to discuss the regulation, legislation and technical issues impacting the future of transportation, energy conservation, the environment, and safety.

This year’s agenda features:

  • Plenary session talking about new technologies and fuels coming to the nation’s transportation systems and how market competition as well as regulatory and legislative mandates will impact customers – the panel will feature Ron Medford, Deputy Administrator, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Luncheon speech on Thursday, Jan. 27 by David Champion, Senior Director of Automotive Testing, Consumer Reports
  • In addition, the technical program will include the following topics:
    • Fuel economy and alternative fuels
    • New technologies, electric vehicles
    • Motor vehicle safety
    • Crash avoidance studies and technologies
    • Light and heavy duty engine efficiency, emissions and regulations

    For more information on the 2011 SAE International Government/Industry Meeting, visit http://www.sae.org/events/gim/ .

    For the ease of journalists wishing to cover both the 2011 SAE International Government/Industry Meeting and the Washington Auto Show, registration for the Washington Auto Show provides press access for both events. Visit http://www.washingtonautoshow.com/media/press-kit/media-credential-registration for press registration, which requires a password, and may be obtained by requesting it via an email to pr@sae.org .

    SAE International is a global association of more than 128,000 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.

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