North American International Powertrain Conference

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


This essential event is your opportunity to connect directly to the key players in the North American powertrain market.

Who Attends:

  • Senior executives from all OEMs
  • Senior government officials from key regulatory agencies
  • Top executives from Tier 1 and 2 suppliers

Why Should You Attend?

  • Discuss the latest powertrain-related subjects as they relate to technology, energy, legislation, consumers, and other top-of-mind issues of the day
  • Learn how the latest developments in powertrain are impacting the industry
  • Network and interact with top-level executives from OEM and supplier companies
  • Get exclusive access to presentations not published or discussed in any other forum


"SAE's NAIPC is the best event SAE provides for powertrain and propulsion system OEM and supplier executives. Over its existence, it has consistently provided for relevant and timely information and debate, well focused on the main issues facing the industry's key stakeholders. The invitation list and resulting attendance have been carefully evolved to remain relevant to the changing dynamics of vehicular propulsion systems, and the conference steering committee does an excellent job of creating a focused agenda with speakers that are competent for the conference themes. The stimulating topics and participation by industry leaders make for excellent networking opportunities during the breaks and evening receptions, which are organized to enable friendly informal interactions."

–Executive at VanDyne SuperTurbo Inc.

Hotel Information

The NAIPC room block is sold out at the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park, and with a citywide event in Chicago most of the downtown hotels are full. We have arranged a sub-block at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare for $199/night. We will arrange shuttle transportation between the Hyatt Regency O’Hare and the Fairmont at the beginning and end of each day.

Reserve Hyatt Regency O’Hare

If you would like to look for rooms in other hotels, please visit this link.

Driving Directions and Transportation

Alert: Room Reservations

SAE International and our housing partners do not solicit hotel room reservations via telephone, email, or fax. SAE International has no affiliation, thus cannot ensure the integrity of the reservations process, pricing, etc. for other companies. All attendees should coordinate their own hotel reservations directly through our listed reservation link on each event hotel and travel page. Thank you.

Message to Attendees

SAE International has made every effort to secure the best possible group nightly room rate for you at this event. That rate results from a negotiated overall package of event needs such as sleeping rooms, meeting room space and other requirements. Contracts with the venue include a provision to reduce event costs if SAE meets or exceeds its minimum sleeping room block guarantee. Conversely, event costs will increase if SAE falls short of its minimum room block guarantee. Please help SAE keep the costs of this event as low as possible by booking your housing needs at the designated host hotel and through the reservation process created by SAE. Reserving elsewhere means you are booking outside the contracted room block, jeopardizing SAE's ability to meet its contracted obligations and to keep registration fees to a minimum. SAE appreciates your support and understanding of this important issue.

Deadlines & Pricing

Pre-Registration/Cancellation Deadline: Aug. 31, 2018

Category By Aug. 31, 2018 After Aug. 31, 2018
SAE Members $ 2090 $ 2590
Nonmember $ 2590 $ 3090
(includes moderator, organizer, panelist, presenter)

Registration packages include:
Sessions; Breakfast–Thursday & Friday; Lunch–Thursday & Friday; Receptions–Wednesday & Thursday.

Conditions of Sale

Registrations received after Aug. 31, 2018 will automatically be charged the on-site price. NO CHILDREN UNDER AGE 16 ARE PERMITTED. All cancellations must be received by SAE prior to Aug. 31, 2018. A $50 processing fee will be assessed for each canceled registration that results in a refund. Refunds for special event/meal tickets will not be processed after Aug. 31, 2018. Refunds will not be issued if cancellation occurs on or after Aug. 31, 2018.

Registration Hours

  • Wednesday, Sept. 12: 3:00 - 7:00 pm
  • Thursday, Sept. 13: 6:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday, Sept. 14: 6:30 - 10:00 am