2011 SAE World Congress Hosted by GM

On Tuesday, April 12, the automotive world will turn its attention towards the Cobo Center in Detroit, where this year's SAE World Congress will take place. Combining the glamor of an auto show with the solution finding traits of a congress, the event will be hosted by GM's top brass.

The congress, which will take place under the theme Charging Forward Together, will see CEO Dan Akerson and Opel and Vauxhall CEO Karl Stracke take the center stage, with the latter to open the event and the former to close it.

The Cobo Center will draw like a magnet everybody who's anybody in the industry, from automakers, suppliers and academia to engineers and designers. Most of all, the congress will be the perfect venue for all to advertise their products and ideas in the hope that the other will take note.

From GM's point of view, the congress will be one pretty much void of new products. Karl Stracke however will give the signal for the start of a collegiate engineering competition aimed at reducing the environmental impact of vehicles without compromising performance, safety and consumer acceptability.

As a treat for those planning to take a behind the scenes look at the automotive industry, GM will open the doors of the Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Center (the place where the Volt is being built) for tours for all those willing and interested.

With more than one auto premieres scheduled to take place at the congress, autoevolution will keep a close eye on the events in Detroit to bring you the latest on what takes place there.
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