Recognizing the need of dialogue among the industry, professionals, technocrats, and experts in the field of automotive technology, ARAI took lead and started the journey of SIAT (Symposium on International Automotive Technology) in the year 1985 to promote such interactions. The biennial SIAT conference helps in bringing people of varied experiences and expertise together on a single platform. Serving as an important forum for the exchange of ideas and brainstorming over the years, the event has grown in stature and is now considered as a prestigious forum marked by the presence of global automotive fraternity.

I have pleasure in sharing with you that ARAI, in the association of SAEINDIA, SAE International and NATRIP has organized Symposium on International Automotive Technology 2019 (SIAT 2019), the 16th in the series, from 16-18 January 2019 at Oxford Gold Resort – Hill Top, Mumbai Bangalore Highway, Bavdhan, Pune 411045.

We had received around 1000 abstracts from authors across 15 countries, out of which around 700 abstracts were shortlisted for submission of draft manuscripts. After a detailed review by experts, 237 manuscripts have been selected for publication. During the Conference, 120 best technical papers would be presented in 30 Technical Sessions.

There will be around 40 Keynote Presentations during SIAT 2019 by domain experts from India and abroad. 

Additionally, the Conference will host 2 Plenary Sessions wherein world renowned domain experts will present their views on the Theme of SIAT 2019.

The delegates will have the opportunity to listen to eminent personalities from Automotive R&D domain during a Panel Discussion on a topic “Collaborative R&D for future mobility solutions” corroborating with the Theme of SIAT 2019 on the last day of the event. 

We would publish the Conference Proceedings as well as a Technical Reference Bulletin (TRB), which will have technical articles and case studies of relevant technologies.

SIAT EXPO 2019 is also organized concurrently, providing an opportunity to the auto, component and allied industry to demonstrate their products, technologies, equipment, etc., to the automotive fraternity and academia through 240 stalls, by 120 exhibitors.

The Conference is expected to be attended by 1200 delegates from various countries. I am sure that you will find this to be the ideal platform to share and network with the participants and get the maximum benefit.

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