Frequently Asked Questions

How is WCX different from the SAE World Congress?

WCX World Congress Experience is the evolution of SAE World Congress. While the technical programming is still the crux of the engineering event, WCX has transformed into a complete mobility industry experience. Gain new perspectives in an engaging atmosphere that encourages discovery. Scout products and source solutions in specialized pavilions that showcase the power and potential of the evolving mobility industry.

What can I see and/or experience at WCX that’s different from previous or other automotive engineering events?

WCX features a completely re-engineered Exhibition Floor that includes 11 featured destinations, designed and built to foster deeper discussions and examinations of automotive technology. Experience exclusive previews of the newest products at the Innovation Market and uncover the latest solutions in the Learning Labs. Opportunities to network and collaborate with colleagues, suppliers, and industry leaders can spur new ideas for mobility innovation. See more destinations on the WCX Exhibition Floor.

How do I register for WCX?

Complete the online form on the Registration page.

How much does it cost to register?

See a full list of registration costs on the Registration page.

Who attends WCX?

More than 11,000 engineering industry professionals attended WCX in 2017, representing a wide variety of job functions and technology foci. See a breakdown of attendees.

Can I still submit an abstract for a technical session?

The abstract deadline for WCX has passed. You can still participate by attending the WCX technical sessions. Check out the seven unique tracks in the robust technical programming.

What topics will be covered in the technical sessions?

The technical sessions cover six tracks, from safety to powertrain. This cornerstone of WCX enables you to engage with industry experts from around the globe to solve problems and move the mobility industry forward. See the full list of topics.

What educational opportunities are on the Exhibition Floor?

WCX offers a wealth of opportunities to expand your knowledge. Interact with new technologies in the Learning Lab where you can also ask questions and, in some cases, experience hands-on demonstrations.

How many companies will be exhibiting at WCX?

Close to 200 exhibitors — including of OEMs, suppliers, and technology companies — will be exhibiting at WCX. See the full list here.

What are the hours of the Exhibition Floor?


Tuesday 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

Wednesday 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

Thursday 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Are photography and/or videotaping allowed on the Exhibition Floor?

Attendees are permitted to bring camera equipment onto the Exhibition Floor. Exhibitors retain the right to restrict photography of their products or displays and such decisions are within the discretion of the exhibitor and are not controlled by SAE International. Please note that photographs and video taken by attendees shall be the property of SAE.

How is WCX different for exhibitors and sponsors from SAE World Congress?

The completely re-engineered Exhibition Floor features destinations designed and built to foster deeper discussions and examinations of the automotive engineering industry. These attractions drive more traffic, engage more attendees, and provide more exposure to a curious audience. Unveil new products and solutions, connect with key prospects, and establish your company as an industry leader. See all the benefits of exhibiting at or sponsoring this global engineering event.

How do I apply to exhibit at WCX, and what are the payment terms?

Download the Exhibitor Contract on this page. 50% deposit is due upon submission of contract. If contract is submitted after December 11, 2017, 100% payment is due upon submission of contract. Any balance remaining must be paid by December 11, 2017.

What are the rates for exhibiting at WCX, and are any discounts offered for SAE members?

Depending on the space needed for exhibiting, prices range from $50–$70 per square foot. Visit the Exhibit & Sponsor page to see information on special exhibitor sponsorship rates.

What is included with the exhibit space?

Depending on exhibit space purchased, opportunities can include: company listings in WCX materials, exhibitor and customer one-day registrations, and more. See a full list of items included in your exhibit space.

Are sponsorship opportunities for WCX still available?

Yes, sponsorship opportunities are currently available for WCX. For a full list of available sponsorship options, visit the Sponsorship Opportunities page.