Hyundai Vice Chairman Woong-chul Yang to Speak at SAE 2014 World Congress Banquet

WARRENDALE, Pa., Jan. 22, 2014 - SAE International announces that Woong-chul Yang, Vice Chairman, Automotive Research Design and Development Division, Hyundai Motor Group, will deliver the keynote address during the SAE 2014 World Congress Annual Banquet on Thursday, April 10 at Cobo Center in Detroit.

Hyundai will serve as Host Company; and Tier One Strategic Partner for the event is Delphi.

Prior to his current position, Mr. Yang served as Hyundai Motor Company’s President, Research and Development Division and Head of Eco Technology Center. He serves as a Consultant for the Presidential Advisory Council on Science and Technology; Vice-Chairman of the National Academy of Engineering of Korea; and Vice-Chairman of the Korean Society of Mechanical Engineers.

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.

While the industry continues to evolve, one thing remains constant – around every corner new possibilities exist; relationships evolve into partnerships…what once seemed innovative becomes the standard…the impossible becomes possible.  By “Creating New Possibilities” at the 2014 World Congress, together we will shape the future of the automotive industry.

For more information on the SAE 2014 World Congress & Exhibition, visit To request media credentials, email or call 1-724-772-8522.

SAE International is a global association of more than 138,000 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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