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"Get Connected" Theme of SAE International 2012 World Congress

WARRENDALE, Pa., March 23, 2012 - The SAE 2012 World Congress will offer relevant technical information and innovative content when it convenes April 24-26 at Cobo Center in Detroit. Host company for the event is Nissan; the Tier One Strategic Partner is GE.

The SAE 2012 World Congress theme, “Get Connected,” represents the new and diverse connections that will drive significant advancements in the auto industry of tomorrow. Not only does the theme symbolize literal connections, such as those between vehicles, infrastructure, the Internet, and the nation's electrical grid, but also demonstrates the most fundamental of connections; the connections and relationships between engineers who are developing the next generation vehicle technology.

“There is no better place than the SAE World Congress for those in the automotive community to gather and expand their knowledge and training,” Patti Kreh, Manager, Engineering Meetings, SAE International, said. “This year’s event offers something for everyone in the automotive engineering industry.”

Along with the technical program, the SAE World Congress will feature:

· Technical Program – Learn from a large collection of expert engineers through a technical program that is relevant and stimulating—enhancing your skills and creativity. Connect with over 1,500 technical experts on advanced propulsion, safety, and advanced materials!

· Peer-to-Peer Networking – Connect with your peers by discussing challenges and ideas during designated networking opportunities as well as between sessions and leave with invaluable improvements and solutions!

· Management Program – Listen to industry leaders to learn about automotive technology trends and gain insight into the big picture. SAE 2012 World Congress makes it possible for you to connect with over 60 of the automotive industry and government’s top leaders!

· Innovators Only Exhibition – Discover new companies and innovative technologies from OEM, top-tier suppliers, and other industry-related companies worldwide. Connect to over 150 technology companies displaying their latest concepts and products on the show floor!

Also, the AVL Technology Leadership Center and the FEV Powertrain Innovation Forum will feature top-level management discussions throughout the week. Topics will include powertrain strategies, electrification for personal mobility, petroleum alternatives, improving safety, global collaboration, new transmission technologies, CNG, and top electrification technologies.

For additional information on sessions, topics and speakers at the SAE 2012 World Congress, visit . To request press credentials, e-mail .

SAE International is a global association of more than 134,000 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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