North American International Powertrain Conference

September 12-14, 2018 │ Chicago, IL, USA

The 2018 North American International Powertrain Conference (NAIPC) is an INVITATION-ONLY event planned by the Executive Leadership Team of your peers comprising the most senior level powertrain executives in the automotive industry. At NAIPC, you’ll gain access to a stimulating and unparalleled technical program—developed by industry leaders, for industry leaders—as well as a unique opportunity to network with your peer executives from OEM and supplier companies.

Only at NAIPC can powertrain leaders hear presentations not published or discussed in any other forum. All speakers and topics are peer-selected, with the goal of addressing not only the most pertinent and current powertrain issues, but also future challenges such as:

  • Powertrain technology
  • Transition from ICEs to EVs
  • Hybridization
  • Autonomous vehicles
  • Ride-sharing services
  • Energy sources

Join SAE International to participate in the discussion, gain vital insights, and develop your strategies for success.

Featured Speaker

Wednesday Keynote

Bob Lutz

Former Vice Chairman, General Motors

Bob Lutz has enjoyed a robust 50-year tenure in the automotive industry, leaving an indelible mark on all three of the big U.S. automakers. Most recently, Lutz retired as Vice Chairman at General Motors, where he was noted for reinvigorating its vehicle lineup—leading the renaissance of fresh, bold designs and performance engineering in U.S. cars. Lutz is the author of the New York Times bestseller, "Car Guys vs. Bean Counters." Car Guys was chosen for the Financial Times/Goldman Sachs Best Business Book of 2011 long list. His latest book, "Icons and Idiots: Straight Talk on Leadership," is a management manifesto, chronicling colleagues that made the strongest impression on him throughout his career. Additionally, Lutz is a contributing writer to Forbes and Road & Track. At NAIPC 2018, Lutz will speak to the disruptors facing the automotive industry with a specific emphasis on powertrain.

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