SAE’s Largest Commercial Vehicle Event to Focus on Building a Sustainable Future

Commercial Vehicle Experts to Discuss Reliability, Sustainability and Energy Efficiency at COMVEC 2023 Sept. 19-21 in Schaumburg, Illinois

WARRENDALE, Pa. (June 15, 2023) – Ensuring the reliability, sustainability and energy efficiency of commercial vehicles is essential. SAE International’s COMVEC™ 2023 brings industry leaders together to discuss trends, share successes, discover the latest research and technology, and tackle the challenges of a safe low-carbon vehicle future. This annual forum will take place Sept. 19-21, 2023, at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center in the Chicago suburb of Schaumburg, Ill.

SAE International’s COMVEC™ is the leading forum where experts in the on-highway, off-highway and defense sectors can collaborate in a neutral environment to find advanced technical solutions and address standards that help the industry stay ahead of new regulations.

COMVEC 2023 is excited to welcome industry-leading keynotes including:

  • Jill K. Sanchez, Director, Sustainability, Deere & Company, is responsible for leading the company's sustainability strategy and execution, communicating the company's ESG strategy and outcomes, and overseeing Deere's sustainability reporting.

  • Robert Wagner Ph.D., Division Director, Buildings and Transportation Science, Energy Science and Technology Directorate, Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Dr. Wagner is known in the industry as a futurist for his ability to anticipate and predict emerging trends. This has enabled him to identify topics of increasing importance and develop symposiums at critical times and strategic locations to drive the discussion.

“SAE is excited to lead the industry by bringing industry executives together to collaborate and problem solve at COMVEC 2023,” said Frank Bokulich, manager of engineering events at SAE International. “Attendees will get to see the latest technology and solutions entering the commercial vehicle industry while learning how others are overcoming challenges of zero emissions, alternative fuels, electric propulsion, digital data, and connectivity.”

COMVEC 2023 also features panels of industry and innovation leaders discussing innovation and technology trends, and what's top-of-mind for using innovation to solve customer pain points and remain relevant in the commercial vehicle sector. Sustainability will also be a focus with industry experts discussing direct and indirect impacts of CO2 on overall product life cycle, including the design, manufacturing and supply chain processes.

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