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About APAC - Asia Pacific Automotive Engineering Conference 

The Asia Pacific Automotive Engineering Congress exists to advance the development of automotive engineering and the automobile industry internationally.

Held every two years, APAC provides excellent opportunities for automotive experts to present the latest product and development innovations and to exchange information in the field of mobility, connected cars and automotive technology as a global challenge for industry, users and society.

The inaugural APAC was held in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1981 under the name  International Pacific Conference on Automotive Engineering. It was initiated by four countries, the U.S., Indonesia, Australia, and Japan. South Korea and China joined the following year, Thailand, Vietnam, and Sri Lanka in the 1990s, India in 2004, and Iran in 2005, with a total of 11 countries now represented.

The name was changed to the Asia Pacific Automotive Engineering Conference in 2007 to help attract new participants from the Asian region.

Upcoming Event - APAC 20

APAC 20 takes place from 1 -4 April 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand, organised by our colleagues at TSAE (Society of Automotive Engineers Thailand). The theme is “Next Revolution in the Automotive Industry" and will cover a range of topics including a visit to the Motor Show.

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Important dates


Previous Events

YearConference ThemeOrganiser
2013 Innovation Technology for Next-Generation Mobility SAE-Thailand
2015 Meeting Regional Challenges with Global Technology SAE-Australia
2017 Creating the Automobiles and Mobility for the Future SAE-China