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They all count
The Society of Automotive Engineers 2004 World Congress was verified with great precision, using bar codes and a database that eliminated any no-shows and double entries. The official attendance for the four-day event was 35,392. More than 20 per cent of those attendees were from outside the USA, a telling statistic about the global nature of automotive engineering and the auto industry today.
For the first time ever, Asia was the leading source of overseas visitors to the World Congress. Europe, the traditional number two source of SAE World Congress visitors after the USA, was right behind Asia. The largest increases in Asian attendance were from South Korea and China, representing two of the fastest-growing global automotive marketplaces.
See the Web page www.sae.org/congress