The Auto Interiors Show 2018

Event contact title
Managing Director
Event contact first name
Event contact last name
Event contact telephone number
(248) 799-2611

North America’s Only Event Devoted to the Automotive Interior 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.

Attendee information

Designers, Electronics/Electrical Engineers, R&D Specialists, QA/QC Personnel, Purchasing/ Specifiers, Product Development/Prototype Fabrication, Production Engineering, Marketing, Corporate Managers and others.


Exhibitor information

Dozens of top suppliers and solution providers in interiors will display their technologies, materials and services. During networking breaks, attendees will have opportunities to visit with these innovative companies and find ideas on improving their vehicle programs.

For more information on the event, including how to sponsor or exhibit, contact Larry Schlagheck at 248-799-2611 or

Partner Voices

Sporting events are no longer the most preferred target for terrorists, according to the Department of Homeland Security. Outdoor events, conferences, festivals, and other events featuring public figures are all vulnerable. And with over a thousand different-level attacks since 2015, it’s no surprise that safety and security are among the top concerns for event professionals.