Map Your Time | AutoTech: Detroit

Joining us June 8-9th, 2022 at the Suburban Collection Showplace as a Grid Pass (Free Expo) Holder?

Now is the time to plan your visit. Map your time and make sure you get the most out of the show. Below are a few suggested points to plot on your map.

Brunch Briefings

Day One | June 8th, 11:00 – 11:40 AM

Start the day off right! Reserve your space for complimentary brunch and join a leading expert in Automotive to discuss particular specialist areas. Slots must be booked in advance! All registered attendees have access and the opportunity to submit their questions in advance.

Topics Include:




Supply Chain


Exhibition Hall Sessions | June 8th – 9th

Throughout the 2 days, as a Grid Pass Holder, you get access to expert-led sessions. Taking place right on the show floor!

Our experts will point you towards trends and technology set to disrupt the market.

Speakers include:

Laura Stewart, Continental Surface Solutions America

Laura Stewart – Head of Design

Partha Goswami – Senior Manager – Technology Trends & Insights

Alex Perkins – Technology Strategist

Kemal Curic – Design Director

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From Pitches to Riches – Autotech Council Startup Review

Day One | June 8th, 2:05 – 2:50 PM 

Autotech Council members are carmakers, vendors, and investors from around the world who are committed to working with and investing in startups.  

In this session 4 startups from a variety of mobility segments will pitch their technologies to 3 mobility tech scouts representing OEs, T1s, and CVC.  Don’t miss the feedback and types of questions startups face as they attempt to get the green light and break into the industry. 

Moderated by Liz Kerton, Executive Director, Autotech Council 

AutoTech: Trends Trivia & Drinks 

June 8th | 3:30 – 4:30 PM

Test your metal at AutoTech: Trends Trivia. Arrive with your team in advance or show up on the day and find a band of automobile fans to go out on the line together. Expect plenty of drinks, to learn some surprising facts about industry giants, and show off your automotive expertise! 

Top tip – Take a few laps around the Expo Floor beforehand and absorb what you can from our exhibitors, as we’ll be gearing questions around what’s on offer. Also take some time to explore our AutoTech: Trends community on Swapcard to get a leg up on your competitors. Special prizes will go to the ultimate networkers!


Informa Tech Automotive Awards

These prestigious and anticipated awards celebrate the best talent, companies, products and services working in AutoTech today. The ceremony will take place on Tuesday, June 7th during AutoTech: Detroit. View the shortlist here >>


Wards 10 Best Interiors & UX Awards

Join us as we honor the Wards 10 Best Interiors & UX winning vehicles for 2022! Upgrade your pass to take part in the awards ceremony, honoring those who played instrumental roles in the design and production of each vehicle.

To upgrade your pass, visit the registration portal and select the ceremonies you would like to take part in under “Pass Selection”.

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Automotive Inspire – LIVE Recording

June 8th – 9th

Automotive Inspire is a series of interviews with interesting and inspirational people working in the automotive and mobility industries. Throughout the 2 day show, join us at the Inspire & innovation Recording Studio to see the latest interview, filming live. 

Automotive Woman’s Alliance Foundation’s Afternoon Tea  

June 9th | 12:30 – 1:15 PM

Join the Automotive Women’s Alliance for an Afternoon Tea and Group Discussion as they debate the current state of automotive supply chains.  

  • How have supply chains been affected by material and labor shortages? 
  • Which strategies can the automotive industry implement to protect themselves from negative external influences, such as weather and logistics disruptions? 
  • Are we beginning to see reshoring gaining momentum? Which areas of automotive will be the first to see localized production?

Moderator: Vanessa L Miller, Partner, Foley and Lardner LLC 

Tanya Skilton, Purchasing & Supply Chains, BrightDrop 

Kim Thomas, Sales Manager – Americas, MELEXIS 

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SBD Show Floor Tour

Day One | June 8th, 10:30 – 11:00 AM or 1:00 – 1:30 PM

Day Two | June 9th, 10:45 – 11:15 AM or 12:35 – 1:05 PM   

SBD Automotive, our Media Partner, will be hosting 4 Show Floor Tours. These tours are designed to help you top navigate the Exhibition Hall, and make sure you experience the best of what’s on show.

Places are limited. Register today to ensure you have the chance to book your space!

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