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SAE 2008 World Congress to Host Global Experts at Three Theaters

WARRENDALE, Pa., March 25, 2008 - The SAE 2008 World Congress will not only host automotive experts from around the world, but ones who are truly shaping the world of transportation.

More than 35,000 automotive professionals will attend the SAE 2008 World Congress, April 14-17, at Cobo Center in Detroit . Chairman of the event is Frank Klegon, executive vice president of product development at Chrysler LLC. Chrysler is the host company of the SAE 2008 World Congress with BorgWarner serving as the Tier 1 Strategic Partner. It is the 75th anniversary for the event in Detroit .

In order to best showcase the high-level issues impacting the global automotive industry, three executive-level business theaters will serve as focal points of the SAE 2008 World Congress:

  • The AVL Technology Leadership Theater; 
  • The FEV Powertrain Innovation Forum;  
  • And new this year will be the SAE Executive Business Theater co-sponsored by ATX Group and Consulting4Drive.


“We take a great deal of pride in presenting speakers who are some of the most influential in the world of automotive business and engineering,” said David L. Amati, Director of SAE International’s Global Automotive Business. “And now we have three new showcases to feature the topics and speakers that will have a direct impact on how automotive business and future product development will be conducted.”

Press requesting credentials to cover the SAE 2008 World Congress should email pr@sae.org . For the most up-to-date information regarding speakers and events, please visit http://www.sae.org/congress/eventguide.pdf .

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