Building a Sustainable Future

COMVEC comes to Schaumburg, Illinois, in 2023

COMVEC 2023 is setting its sights on the next frontier in innovation: sustainability. As the only forum that addresses vehicles spanning the on-highway, off-highway, agricultural, construction, industrial, military, and mining sectors, you don't want to miss this event. Discover emerging trends and technologies, engage with engineering and technical experts focused on meeting the demands of the future, and grow your professional network.

Event Venue

Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center
1151 N Thoreau Drive N
Schaumburg, IL 60173


Keynote Speakers:

Tuesday Keynote Presenter

Jill K Sanchez

Director, Sustainability, Deere & Company

Jill Sanchez is Director, Sustainability for Deere & Company, a position she has held since March 2022. She is responsible for leading the company's sustainability strategy and execution, communicating the company's ESG strategy and outcomes, and overseeing Deere's sustainability reporting.

Sanchez joined Deere & Company in 2011 as Senior Tax Attorney in the Tax Department. Starting in 2016 she served as Senior Tax Counsel, International Tax Planning, where she was responsible for delivering tax optimization through global restructuring and supply chain initiatives. Her most recent previous role was as Manager, Sustainability & Investor Relations, where she was responsible for developing Deere's sustainabilityreporting strategy and developing the sustainability aspects of the Leap Ambitions.

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Wednesday Buckendale Lecture Keynote Presenter

Robert Wagner Ph.D.

Division Director, Buildings and Transportation Science, Energy Science and Technology Directorate, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Dr. Robert Wagner has been a champion of SAE since the late 1990s. He has founded, organized, or chaired more than 20 SAE International symposiums, panels, and conferences. His belief in the power of collaboration evolved into a passion for developing forums that provide a unique and timely way to connect international transportation thought leaders from diverse disciplines across industry, academia, research laboratories and governments. These programs have addressed current and anticipated challenges and opportunities in the industry.

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What's New in 2023

Executive Leadership Provided By:





Jenny Preston

Director, John Deere Electric Powertrain & CEO, Kreisel Electric


Julian Sanchez

Director of Emerging Technologies, Intelligent Solutions Group



Combining commercial vehicle, off-highway, and defense industry leaders, COMVEC is a fantastic way to learn about every type of emerging technology you can think of, especially important in today's disruptive mobility space.
– Ben Chiswick, Director, Engineering Business Development, Drive System Design Inc.

In The News


Hiring talent to meet high-tech demands

Sep 30, 2022 – Companies must “go where the talent is” – be it Austin or Israel – to acquire the competencies required for autonomous, connected and electric commercial and off-highway vehicles.

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Electrification’s impact on commercial-vehicle chassis design

Sep 22, 2022 – Transition to EV propulsion is causing a simultaneous shift in design considerations for commercial-truck OEMs.

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Electrification is the future for defense vehicles

Sep 21, 2022 – Despite infrastructure challenges, electrified and automated military vehicles will save fuel and lives, said Allison’s VP of Defense Programs.

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