FCA Global and BMW Group Designworks Set to Keynote the WardsAuto Interiors Conference in May

March 01, 2017 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
Event Offers Exhibits, Nine Robust Panel Discussions and Celebrates the Winners of the Wards 10 Best Interiors Awards Program

Southfield, MI, March 1, 2017 The WardsAuto Interiors Conference, the annual event with a laser-focus on the automotive interior, announces Ralph Gilles, Head of Design for FCA Global, and Eric Brown, Director, Interaction Design at BMW Group Designworks will deliver the keynote addresses. The event will be held May 9, 2017 in Detroit, MI.

The event will also host vehicle and supplier exhibits as well as an awards ceremony for Wards 10 Best Interiors and will celebrate the industry's top designers. The ten winning vehicles will be on display for attendees to see the advanced features, styling excellence, innovative material usage and other details that make the vehicles worthy of their honors.

Plus, attendees will choose from a number of conference sessions, each focused on specific aspects of the vehicle interior:
  • Materials Innovations
  • New Ideas in Seating
  • Autonomous Interiors 2.0
  • Lightweighting Interiors
  • Creating the Ultimate User Experience
  • Manufacturing World-Class Interiors
  • The Future of Premium Materials
  • Designing the Cockpit of the Future
  • What Do Consumers Really Want?

  • The event will also spotlight the winners of the WardsAuto Interiors Student Design Competition sponsored by IAC and Lear Corporation. The work of finalists from the College for Creative Studies, judged by a panel of the industry's top designers, will be on display. The grand prize and special award winners will be called to the stage just prior to the Wards 10 Best Interiors awards ceremony.

    "The WardsAuto Interiors Conference packs a lot of information and inspiration into a single day," says Drew Winter, content director and senior editor at WardsAuto. "From our two OEM keynotes to our panel discussions, awards ceremony and networking opportunities, it's an event that the industry has embraced as a can't-miss for anyone involved with automotive interiors and future mobility solutions."

    Registration is now open, with a limited number of seats available and individual session seating available on a first-come, first-served basis. Limited exhibit space is also available for suppliers of interior technologies and materials to display their products. Registration, exhibit and additional information is available at www.AutoInteriors.com.

    About WardsAuto
    WardsAuto is a world-leading provider of automotive insights and analysis, having served the industry's information needs for more than 90 years. A Southfield, MI-based division of Penton, WardsAuto provides a forward-looking perspective on all aspects of the automotive business, from the tech center to the plant floor to the showroom. Its services include the premium WardsAuto.com resource and suite of customizable data reporting tools, the WardsAuto Interiors, WardsAuto User Experience and WardsAuto Outlook Conferences, and digital newsletters and more. Subscribe to WardsAuto and attend its events by visiting www.wardsauto.com.

    About Informa
    WardsAuto is part of Informa, the international business intelligence, academic publishing, knowledge and events group. Informa serves commercial, professional and academic communities, helping them connect and learn, and creating and providing access to content and intelligence that helps people and businesses work smarter and make better decisions faster.

    Informa has over 7,500 colleagues in more than 20 countries and a presence in all major geographies. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a member of the FTSE 100.

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