On-highway | Off-highway | Defense

Sustainability: The New Frontier for Innovation

September 19-21, 2023 | Schaumburg, Illinois



COMVEC comes to Schaumburg, Illinois

COMVEC™ returns to Schaumburg, Illinois, in 2024!

We are in the fast lane, driving toward a software-defined future. The commercial vehicle industry must come together to exchange ideas, get up to date on research and technology, and tackle challenges — so the world can continue to depend on us. SAE International’s COMVEC™ is the leading forum where global experts in the on-highway, off-highway and defense sectors collaborate in a neutral environment to find advanced solutions that will keep CV reliable, sustainable and efficient. The forum will also cover ever-evolving standards to help everyone stay ahead of new regulations.

COMVEC delivers the information and connections you need to keep the world running.


Event Venue

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


Registered Attendees: Download the Mobile App!

Download the COMVEC 2023 app to add sessions to your schedule, explore exhibitors and more. The mobile app is a helpful must-have.

  • In the App Store, search Cvent Events or click on these links based on your operating system Apple or Google Play (or scan the appropriate QR code below to be directed to the app)
  • Once you have downloaded the Cvent Events app, search for COMVEC 2023

- To login to the COMVEC 2023 app, enter your first name, last name, and email address.  Via email, you will immediately receive a unique pin number/verification code. Note: This email may land in your junk/spam folder, so please check there.

  • After you have logged in, be sure to update your profile and make your privacy settings public so you can connect with other attendees.



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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