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Journalists Invited to Attend the SAE/JSAE 2016 Small Engine Technology Conference & Exhibition

WARRENDALE, Pa., Nov. 7, 2016 - Journalists and other credentialed members of the media are invited to attend the SAE 2016 SAE/JSAE 2016 Small Engine Technology Conference & Exhibition.

Slated for Nov. 15-17 in Charleston, S.C., the event will offer up-to-date information on the state of technology, safety and sustainability for small engines including the challenges and developments from OEMs, suppliers and academia from around the world.

In addition, the program will feature an opening keynote address from industry leaders, a plenary panel and more than 30 additional sessions.

The Tuesday Opening Ceremony and keynote address will take place from 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. on November 15 and will include insights from Jaal B. Ghandhi from University of Wisconsin Madison, Hiroshi Ito from Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. and Zoran S. Filipi from Clemson-ICAR. In this three-part keynote, these industry experts will address the evolution of the industry. Ghandhi will explore the impact of sustainability considerations on different areas of the small engine industry. Ito will discuss the impact of automatic drive and ICT technology on future of motorcycles. Filipi is a recent addition to the program and will give a vital update on the use of thermal barrier coatings for improved HCCI engine efficiency and operating range from the small engine perspective.

The Plenary Panel will be held at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, November 16 and will discuss the conference’s theme, Towards Safer and More Sustainable Small Engines and Applications. Moderated by Tony Szczotka of Robert Bosch LLC, the panel will feature Janet Buyer from US Consumer Product Safety Commission, Geoff Liersch from Robert Bosch (Australia) Pty. Ltd and Thomas Wallner from Argonne National Laboratory.

For the most up-to-date information about keynote speakers, plenary panel and other sessions along with information for the exhibition and special events, please visit the SAE/JSAE 2016 Small Engine Technology Conference & Exhibition website at

To request media credentials, email or call 1-724-772-8522.

SAE International is a global association committed to being the ultimate knowledge source for the engineering profession. By uniting more than 127,000 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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