May 9, 2017 | COBO Center | Detroit, Michigan
Since 2005, WardsAuto has produced the North American auto industry’s must-attend event laser-focused on the automotive interior.
After several years operating as a trade show, WardsAuto reconfigured the event in 2008 to a conference model, creating a more intimate forum for information exchange and networking.
Recognizing the increasing time constraints on designers and engineers, WardsAuto condensed the event schedule into a single day, placing topics in conference tracks so an attendee may select the topics most important to his or her role. Any presentations missed are available to attendees aftwerward (with presenter approval.)
The event has drawn a who’s-who of major automotive figures as speakers, including Ed Welburn of General Motors, Stefan Sielaf of Audi, Ralph Gilles of Chrysler, Amko Leenarts of Ford, Johann Jungwirth of Mercedes-Benz, and many other big names in auto interiors.
After several successful years at the Henry Hotel in Dearborn, MI, the event’s growth has necessitated a new venue. The event routinely sold out, and an expanding list of exhibitors expressed desire to share their products and services, though space severely limited the opportunities.
In 2015, WardsAuto moves the Interiors Conference to the newly renovated Cobo Conference Center.
For more information on the event, including how to sponsor or exhibit, contact Larry Schlagheck at 248-799-2611 or firstname.lastname@example.org