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2018 WardsAuto Interiors Conference


The 2018 WardsAuto Interiors Conference will draw who's who from the world of vehicle interiors. Nearly 700 people attended in 2017, creating the perfect environment to meet up with your colleagues from OEMs and suppliers and make new connections.

WardsAuto has teamed up with PlanetM, the State of Michigan's mobility initiative to provide you a tailored opportunity to uncover and engage with cutting edge and innovative interior companies through prequalified one-on-one meetings at the WardsAuto Interiors Conference. Whether you're looking to uncover the latest, up-and-coming startup to stay ahead of competition or connect with fully established automotive companies, the PlanetM Match Meetings will provide you a platform to efficiently meet with prospective companies, making your conference as productive as possible.

To participate, please fill out either the "Tech Seeker" (exploring new interior innovations) or "Tech Provider" (pitching your products/services) application.

Once you fill out the brief application, a PlanetM representative will reach out to discuss next steps. The process is seamless - submit your application, connect with the PlanetM team, confirm your schedule and the companies you're meeting with, and participate in your 1:1 meetings during the event to establish win-win connections.

Your 1:1 meetings will not overlap with other breakout sessions during the WardsAuto Interiors Conference.

"During the PlanetM Match Meetings at the WardsAuto UX Conference in 2017, our teams were exposed to a refreshingly talented, local mobility designer and innovator. PlanetM provided a trusting environment for speedy, no-nonsense meetings with Tech Providers" Jing Zhang, FCA, Uconnect Human Interface Lead

“I participated in the MatchMaker event at the 2017 WardsAuto UX Conference as both a Tech Provider and Tech Seeker, and the experience was fantastic. Brief, concise meetings allowed me to open doors that I would otherwise not have been exposed to” Jeff Kenzie, Business Development Manager USA East, Motherson Innovations

Please see the 2018 WardsAuto Interiors Conference page for more information on the conference itself

For WardsAuto sponsorship information please contact Larry Schlagheck at or 248.799.2611 and for WardsAuto conference registration questions, please contact Chris Lamphear at or 248.799.2658


Cobo - Detroit, MI

Detroit, MI 48226 United States