WARRENDALE, Pennsylvania, February 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Menahem Anderman, Ph.D., will serve as chairperson for SAE International's Vehicle Battery Summit, scheduled 1-3 September 2010. The event will bring together the world's most highly regarded engineers, scientists and corporate decision makers from the battery, automotive, utility and lithium mining industries. In recognition of China's growing significance in both the development and implementation of electrified vehicles of all types, this international summit will be held at the Sheraton Hongqiao Hotel in Shanghai, China.

Dr. Anderman, President of Advanced Automotive Batteries, USA and founder of Total Battery Consulting, Inc., is distinguished in the industry as a broad-based battery expert who has taken both lithium- and nickel-based products from material research, through product development, and into the marketplace. He is a well-known inventor, speaker, and author, and is a recognized authority in technology assessment and battery technology legal cases.

Co-sponsored by the Society of Automotive Engineers of China (SAE-China), the Summit is designed to provide corporate-level engineering and business decision makers with an assessment of current and near term Li-ion battery systems alternatives and capabilities; as well as critical marketplace and supply chain information. Dr. Anderman has organized an outstanding list of more than twenty expert speakers representing the world's largest and most successful companies in the vehicle battery and related industries.

The program compares technological advances occurring worldwide, including developments in Europe, Taiwan, Korea, the U.S. and in particular China, it also examines growth projections for the electrified vehicle/battery markets and explores their implications for the global marketplace-thereby providing the insight required for optimum business decision-making. Reliability and safety issues as well as other challenges the industry faces, including standardization, will also be addressed.

The Summit will provide an exclusive opportunity to interact with corporate technology peers from the automotive OEM, the battery components and manufacturing industry, and the lithium mining industry. The event will include opportunities for corporate sponsorships and exhibits as well as technology related poster sessions.

Visit http://www.sae.org/events/battery/ for more details as they become available on the SAE International Vehicle Battery Summit.

The Summit is organized in cooperation with Advanced Automotive Batteries USA and the China Automotive Technology and Research Center (CATARC)

SAE International is a global association of more than 121,000 engineers and related technical experts in the aerospace, automotive and commercial-vehicle industries. SAE International's core competencies are life-long learning and voluntary consensus standards development. SAE International's charitable arm is the SAE Foundation, which supports many programs, including A World In Motion(R) and the Collegiate Design Series.

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Contact: Shawn Andreassi of SAE International, +1-724-772-8522 or pr@sae.org

SOURCE: SAE International

CONTACT: Shawn Andreassi of SAE International, +1-724-772-8522, pr@sae.org