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SAE International Announces Wednesday and Thursday Keynote Speakers for 2014 World Congress

WARRENDALE, Pa., Feb. 19, 2014 - An industry futurist and a trend-setting publisher will serve as keynote speakers during the SAE 2014 World Congress & Exhibition, which will be held April 8-10 at Cobo Center in Detroit, Mich.

Hyundai will serve as Host Company; and Tier One Strategic Partner for the event is Delphi. With a theme of “Creating New Possibilities,” the SAE 2014 World Congress assembles the best talent in the automotive industry; experts, management teams, engineers, and executives alike gather to collaborate and address these current challenges, celebrate evolution and achievement over the last 100+ years, and promote the multitude of opportunities fundamental for a successful future.

Wed., April 9, 2014
AVL Technology Leadership Center
9:00- 9:45 a.m.

Dr. Peter Phleps, Senior Research/Futurist with the Institute for Mobility Research, BMW Group, will present "Mobility: Future Market, or End of Growth?"

For more than a century, intercity rail, public transport and the mass production of cars has strongly supported economic growth and continuously rising sub-urbanization. Transportation has pushed industrial development all around the world. Mobility has become a necessity to handle everyday life. Yet, while developing countries have just recently entered the period of fast mobility growth, in many industrialized countries one can find evidence for stagnating passenger travel, especially driven by changing car usage. Next to economic factors, explanations point to demographic development or increasing multi-modal mobility patterns of young adults.

What does this mean for the future? Must industrialized countries like the US or Germany cope with stagnating mobility development? Which mobility path will subsequent developing countries (such as BRIC - Brazil, Russia, India, China) follow in the future? Based on international research initiated by the Institute for Mobility Research (ifmo), this keynote address will answer the above questions and conclude new possibilities for the future mobility market.

Thursday, April 10, 2014
AVL Technology Leadership Center
9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

Myles Kovacs, President/Co-Founder, DUB Magazine

Kovacs is a leading voice of the influential, trend-setting youth segment. He connects with young consumers through America's influencers-entertainers, media, hot- product designers and mainstream corporations-and through his cornerstone asset, DUB magazine.

Kovacs has propelled DUB Publishing Inc. and its family of companies into an annual $50 million-plus business. He has partnered with such organizations as Best Buy, Chrysler, Energizer, General Motors, Ford, Microsoft, Mobil 1, NASCAR, Procter & Gamble and Wal-Mart, targeting the youth market, and is now the executive producer of two new TV series "The DUB Magazine Project" on MTV2 and "DUB Latino" on mun2. Newsweek named Kovacs one of the nation's "10 Big Thinkers for Big Business in the 21st Century."

For more information about the SAE 2014 World Congress, visit; to request press credentials, call 1-724-772-8522 or email .

SAE International is a global association committed to being the ultimate knowledge source for the engineering profession. By uniting over 138,000 engineers and technical experts, we drive knowledge and expertise across a broad spectrum of industries. We act on two priorities: encouraging a lifetime of learning for mobility engineering professionals and setting the standards for industry engineering. We strive for a better world through the work of our philanthropic SAE Foundation, including programs like A World in Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series™.



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