Partner Events

The Battery Technology Show

April 21-23, 2020
TCF Center

Discover the latest developments and innovations in battery and EV technology. Hear from leading companies shaping the battery-testing revolution in this new pavilion right on the WCX show floor. Innovation in battery technology is moving at an incredible pace, with applications across every aspect of our lives, whether automotive, aerospace, manufacturing or consumer technology. The Battery Technology Show brings together thousands of delegates to discover the latest developments.

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The Center for Automotive Diversity, Inclusion & Advancement

Rev Up 2030 & Career Fair

Sponsored by:

April 22, 2020
7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Grand Riverview Ballroom


The Center for Automotive Diversity, Inclusion & Advancement (CADIA) is a non-profit organization focused on advancing talent in the automotive industry in a diverse and inclusive way.  CADIA and SAE International have partnered to present Rev Up 2030, to be held April 22, 2020 at the TCF Center (formerly Cobo Center), Detroit, MI, in concurrence with the WCX 2020 SAE World Congress Experience, North America’s largest mobility engineering event.

Rev Up 2030 will feature industry experts, panel discussions and case studies in Diversity & Inclusion, with topics that include:

  • Finding, Attracting and Developing Talent

  • Cultural Awareness:  What You Need to Know

  • The Importance of D&I “Allyship”

  • Career Advancement Tips

  • Company D&I Success Stories

New for 2020, Rev Up 2030 will offer an optional break out:  Diversity & Inclusion 101 and an afternoon Career Fair, along with an optional curated visit to the SAE Show floor.

Automotive companies of all types will benefit by learning more about D&I in the industry; take-aways will include practical application of D&I essentials at the organizational level. Individuals will gain insight into personal and career growth and development.  Company D&I champions and advocates, diverse professionals, and anyone interested in learning more about the automotive industry and Diversity & Inclusion should attend.



7:30 a.m.  – Noon: Rev Up 2030 Main Event
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.: CADIA Career Fair (Open to All WCX Attendees)
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.: Diversity and Inclusion 101

Rev Up 2030 2019 Highlights


Event Information

  • Registration and light breakfast begins at 7:30am

  • Event begins at 8am

  • Lunch will be on your own

Registration Cost

  • Early Bird Registration is $175 and ends on March 15th
  • Regular Ticket Price is $195
  • CADIA members – check your email for your discount code

Discounts available for blocks of 10 or more.

All registrants receive complimentary attendance to all of the SAE meetings, events and exhibits for the duration of WCX 2020.  This includes a not-to-miss Automotive Leadership Summit and more than 800 hours of technical sessions.


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Automotive Women’s Alliance Foundation (AWAF) Speed Mentoring Lunch

Sponsored by:

Thursday, April 23, 2020
10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Grand Riverview Ballroom

Join the women of the Automotive Women’s Alliance Foundation for speed mentoring featuring contributors to the SAE book, “The Road to the Top is Not on the Map.” This publication brings together over 30 of the most influential women in the automotive industry to share their insight and advice. The book will be available for purchase at a discounted rate.

WCX attendees can start and end the day with complimentary light meals, snacks and refreshments right on the show floor. Check event schedule as details are subject to change.

Registration Cost

  • $50.00 Member Registration Speed Mentoring Lunch
  • $75.00 Non-Member Registration Speed Mentoring Lunch
  • $1,000.00 Speed Mentoring Lunch Sponsorship


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Mobile Electronics Association (MEA) Panel

Sponsored by:

April 22, 2020
10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Leadership Summit

Keeping Consumer Electronics Modernized and Safe Over the Lifecycle of the Automobile

Very few automakers have mastered the ability to keep consumer electronics up to date in the automobile. Consumers expect a seamless connection for whatever they carry into their cars. With the average lifespan of an automobile on the road today at eleven and a half years, they also expect their car will be upgradeable for future technologies. Listen to the thought leaders of today pave the road toward fixing future compatibility issues, envisioning a future in which all automobiles are fully technology-enabled.

Moderator: Chris Cook, Mobile Electronics Association


Aron Demers Voxx
Sethuraman Gopal, Rivian
John Waraniak, SEMA
Mike Anderson, Alpine

Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA) Panel

Sponsored by:

April 22, 2020
1:15 - 2:30p.m.
Leadership Summit

As CTOs of Tier 1 Suppliers, Where are we Spending our Resources?

Executives talk about what will the product development of the future look like, the effects of software and hardware and a technology portfolio which meet customers’ current and future needs.

Moderator: Brian Daugherty, Motor and Equipment Mfrs Association


Boris Shulkin, Magna
Charles Vaillant, Mann + Hummel GmbH


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