Annual Banquet

Thursday, April 12
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Cobo Center
Grand Riverview Ballroom B
(Held during WCX)

Keynote Speaker:
Mark Reuss, Executive Vice President, Global Product Development, Purchasing and Supply Chain
General Motors Company

Mark L. Reuss leads the design, engineering, safety, quality, research and development, advanced vehicle technology and program management of General Motors cars, trucks and crossovers around the world. He also oversees GM’s Global Purchasing and Supply Chain organization, and is a member of the GM Executive Leadership Team and the board of Shanghai General Motors (SGM). Read more.

Please note that you must be registered for WCX in order to purchase banquet tickets. Click the button below to access the WCX registration page, select your desired pass, and then purchase your banquet ticket(s) during the check out process.

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WCX 18 Women’s Panel and Networking Breakfast

Sponsored by

Thursday, April 12
7:00 - 8:30 a.m.
Cobo Center
Location: The Exchange at WCX (on the WCX Exhibit show floor)

7:00 - 7:30 a.m. – Continental breakfast
7:30 - 8:30 a.m. – Panel discussion

Women Leading Disruptive Innovation

The global landscape of the automotive industry is changing rapidly. New players, new markets, and new technologies are disrupting the status quo faster than ever before. Leadership in automotive is also changing dramatically as well. Come hear thought leaders discuss challenges and opportunities they face in making the cultural transformation needed for organizations to successfully handle complexity, uncertainty, and volatility in industry today to take advantage of the incredible new opportunities that disruption is creating.

  • Moderator: Carla Bailo, Center for Automotive Research
  • Mary Gustanski, Delphi Technologies
  • Kristen Tabar, Toyota Motor North America
  • Jane Nakagawa, Honda R&D Americas Inc.
  • Christine Sitek, General Motors

Learn more about the panelists.

This event is open to all WCX registrants. Fee: $10

Please note that you must be registered for WCX to purchase a ticket for this event. Click here to access the WCX registration page, select your desired pass, and then purchase your ticket(s) during the check-out process.

Pre-register by March 30, 2018. After this date, you can purchase tickets on site at the Registration Area.

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Fellows Reception & Dinner

New Fellows, the highest grade of SAE Membership, will be honored in a formal ceremony Monday, April 9, 2018.  An SAE Fellow grade of SAE Membership recognizes long-term members who have made a significant impact on society’s mobility technology through leadership, research, and innovation.

To register and view more information, visit:  Or, contact Nicole Iorfido at for additional details.

Please note:  this event is open only to SAE Fellows.

Annual Global Automotive & Mobility Innovation Challenge (GAMIC™)

Tuesday, April 10
Room 252B
Noon - 5:30 p.m.

Automotive and Mobility solutions from around the globe will be center stage at the 10th Annual GAMIC presented by SAE International and MI Innovation Alliance. Twelve finalists competing in four categories will be presenting their early-stage transportation products and mobility solution in hopes of winning $300,000 in commercialization assistance and cash awards. The goal of GAMIC is to bring new technologies to the forefront, accelerate commercialization, and help forge new partnerships and collaborations for growth.

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Annual SAE Business Meeting and Recognition Presentations

Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Grand Riverview Ballroom
3:30-4:30 p.m.

The Recognition Presentations honor those who have shown dedication and commitment through their contributions and service to SAE International. A cocktail reception will follow the meeting and presentations.

SAE Awards Ceremony

Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Grand Riverview Ballroom
5:30 p.m. Ceremony
7:00-8:00 p.m. Reception

All are welcome and encouraged to attend to honor those individuals who have contributed so significantly to the technological advancements and success of SAE International.

In addition to recognizing the award recipients, this year’s ceremony will remember and honor Arnold (Arne) W. Siegel, an SAE friend and member for more than 50 years.

This is a non-ticketed event, however attendees should indicate their plans to attend on the WCX registration form.

For additional information or questions please contact

International JetToy Competition (12th Annual) at WCX

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
COBO Center - Hall D

The JetToy Challenge offers students, teachers, and volunteers who have participated in the A World In Motion - JetToy Challenge an opportunity to come together and share what they have learned through their experience. The JetToy Challenge is set up as a friendly competition where students (in engineering design teams of four) compete in distance, accuracy, weight carrying, and timed events.

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General Motors Super Cruise Technology Vehicle Event

Wednesday, April 11
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Cobo Center
Grand Riverview Ballroom B
(Held during WCX)

5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Social Hour
6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Dinner
7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Presentation

SAE members and guests will have the opportunity to hear a presentation from key members of the General Motors Team surrounding the technology of the Super Cruise.

Please note: Registration will close Monday, April 9 at 4:00 p.m. (or when sold out). There will be no onsite ticket sales and no refunds after April 4.

For more information, email Stephanie Feroni or call (248) 324-4445 ext. 1.

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Experience the Ultimate SAE International Journey

We’re the ultimate knowledge source for the mobility engineering community, providing the technical resources you need throughout your career.

  • We’re the only U.S.-based engineering organization to o­ffer a full continuum of pre-K-college STEM programs
  • We develop more technical standards than any other organization
  • We bring together the largest global network of engineers in the world

What can SAE do for you? Visit us in between sessions to:

  • Demo the SAE MOBILUS platform that o­ffers the most comprehensive collection of mobility engineering technical standards and publications online
  • Access to the exclusive SAE Member Lounge: enjoy free co­ffee, new member benefit demonstrations, win prizes, plus:
  • Attend a Mentor Open House on Tuesday, April 10, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. to learn more about SAE’s Mentor Program offerings. Sign up as a Mentor or Mentee to win an SAE gift basket and other prizes! Refreshments will be served.
  • Purchase books and journals featuring the hottest topics in the automotive industry—plus SAE merchandise in the store
  • Discover our pre-K-college STEM programs
  • Meet and greet the SAE Mobility History Committee and learn about our rich history
  • Learn more about upcoming events, training, awards, and volunteer opportunities

Experience the SAE International Journey. You’ll start the SAE Journey at the entrance to the exhibit hall.

Naya Autonomous Shuttle Demonstration Rides

WCX Exhibit Hall
Demonstration rides available during show floor hours

Visit the show floor to hop a ride on the NAVYA Autonom Shuttle. Demonstration rides are available to all WCX attendees on the show floor closed course that highlights the capabilities of the automated vehicle. No registration or appointment is required to participate. Want to arrange large group or extended demonstration? Contact to schedule your appointment.