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SAE Hoping Congress Will Get More Attention
The Society of Automotive
Engineers is planning a comeback for annual Congress & Exposition,
which will be held in early April in
The annual SAE meeting has lost
its luster in recent years, but for 2006 five different manufacturers - General
Motors, Ford, DaimlerChrysler,
For 2006, the technical sessions and educational seminars have been reorganized so that participants get a better chance to look at the displays on the Exposition floor inside Cobo Hall. In addition, the SAE has set up a series of private salons so suppliers can show off their ideas and components to customers without having competitors peering over their shoulders - one of the key reasons many suppliers had withdrawn from the SAE event in recent years.
Chalker said this year SAE is expecting more visitors from abroad due to the changing nature of the business, which is more global and international than it was only ten years ago.
Don Whitsitt, vice president with
Aisin, a Japanese supplier that has a large presence in
"The SAE meeting is one of the few venues in the world where we get a look under the skin of an automobile," said Robert Last of FEV, a German auto supplier.