Penton's WardsAuto Interiors Conference To Explore Future Of Vehicle Interiors

Top Automaker and Supplier Speakers to Offer Glimpses at Upcoming Vehicles and Technologies, Ward's 10 Best Interiors Winners On Display, Networking and More

May 01, 2014, 09:00 ET from Penton

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Penton's WardsAuto will hold the annual WardsAuto Interiors Conference on May 21st at the Henry Hotel in Dearborn, Michigan. The event, expected to sell out as it has for the past five years, is focused on exploring the latest technologies, materials, design trends and consumer demands related to vehicle interiors of today and tomorrow.

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Highlights of the day-long conference include:

  • Top designers and executives from leading OEMs and suppliers will share insights on upcoming vehicle programs and their thoughts on major opportunities and trends reshaping vehicle interiors.
  • Winners of the recently announced Ward's 10 Best Interiors competition will be on display in the event ballroom for attendees to climb inside and find out what made them award-worthy.  In addition, the awards ceremony will feature a live video tour of each winning interior, pointing out the innovative design and material choices that stood out to WardsAuto judges.
  • Many top suppliers, and some up-and-coming players in interiors, will showcase their latest technologies and materials, offering OEM and Tier One designers solutions for their current and upcoming programs.
  • Multiple networking breaks and a closing reception give attendees ample time to meet influential designers and decision makers, raising their profiles within a tightly knit niche of the automotive world.

Details on the conference, including full agenda and listing of 30+ speakers and panelists are available at

About WardsAuto
WardsAuto is a world-leading provider of auto industry news, data and analysis, having served the industry's information needs for more than 85 years. WardsAuto World is a monthly magazine serving automotive professionals around the world. The twice-monthly newsletter WardsAuto Engine & Technology Update provides analysis of engineering advancements and technical issues. is an online subscription service delivering all the industry news, data and analysis compiled by WardsAuto. A Southfield, MI-based division of Penton Inc., WardsAuto also publishes the weekly industry newsletter Ward's Automotive Reports, the digital tablet magazine WardsAuto Dealer Business, and offers a wealth of other automotive information services including reference annuals, online databases, and customized data reports.

About Penton
Penton is a leading professional information services company that engages and informs millions of professionals every day, helping them grow and solve their most critical business challenges. As a provider of critical workflow solutions and insightful content, marketing services and networking, Penton helps businesses do business in five core growth markets: agriculture, transportation, natural products/food, infrastructure, and industrial design/manufacturing.

Penton is a growth company with a track-record of strong performance and success and is backed by its co-owners: MidOcean Partners and U.S. Equity Partners II, an investment fund sponsored by Wasserstein & Co., LP.

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Chris Lamphear
Director of Marketing
Penton Transportation Group
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