AutoTech: Detroit

Real Conversations, Real Connections & Real Impact

AutoTech: Detroit gathers 2,500+ industry stakeholders for 2 days of focused B2B networking.
June 7-8, 2023 | Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi, MI



Welcome to AutoTech: Detroit

Real Conversations, Real Connections & Real Impact

Wards is synonymous with automotive, reliably reporting from Motown, the town that put the world on wheels, since 1924. Our content is our community; AutoTech: Detroit gathers 2,500+ industry stakeholders for 2 days of focused B2B networking that drives substantial conversations, connections, and impact. Enjoy conference sessions curated in collaboration with our Industry Advisory Board that solves real challenges and drives impactful innovation by blending strategy and technology.  

Invested in the future of AutoTech, our VIP matchmaking services, along with our focused Exhibition and Showcases, connects the best in tech. The Informa Tech Automotive Awards and Wards 10 Best Interiors & UX Awards shine a spotlight on inspiring companies, cars, and individuals.

At the convergence of AutoTech, AutoTech: Detroit is the principal B2B meeting place for our audience to connect and shape the future of automotive technology.

On-Site Conference Hours
June 7 – 8, 2023
9:00AM – 6:00PM ET

Expo Hall Hours
June 7, 2023: 10:00AM – 5:00PM ET
June 8, 2023: 10:00AM – 4:00PM ET



Our show is a celebration of developments and achievements within the automotive tech industry. During the event we will be hosting the Informa Tech Automotive Awards the Wards 10 Best Interiors & UX Awards, award-winning vehicle displays & tours, and Automotive Inspire Interviews.

Wards 10 Best Interiors & UX

Recognizing and Celebrating Award-Winning Automotive Interiors & UX

Now in its 14th year, the Wards 10 Best Interiors & UX list recognizes outstanding achievement in aesthetics, comfort, ergonomics, materials usage, fit-and-finish and user-friendliness of technology such as touchscreens, smartphone pairing, voice-control navigation, head-up displays and the effectiveness of driver-assistance technologies such as adaptive cruise control and blind spot monitoring.
Winners will be announced April 18 and honored June 8 at a special awards ceremony during AutoTech: Detroit.

Informa Tech Automotive Awards

Where Auto Innovation Meets Tech Inspiration

Join us for an evening of celebration as we recognize the best in AutoTech. Meet and honor the inspirational leaders, the innovative companies and the groundbreaking products/services changing the future of AutoTech.
Awards are highlighted across three categories: Automotive Inspire, Product & Service and Company, featuring individual awards within each.
Winners will be announced and honored during an award ceremony June 6 at AutoTech: Detroit.

Winners will be announced April 18 and honored June 8 at the Wards 10 Best Interiors & UX awards ceremony during AutoTech: Detroit.

Winners will be announced and honored during the Informa Tech Automotive Awards ceremony June 6 at AutoTech: Detroit.

A Front Row Seat to the Future of Automotive

AutoTech: Detroit 2023 returns June 7 – 8, 2023 at the Suburban Collection Showplace for two full days of invaluable on-site content.

Our automaker community has been shaped over (almost) 100 years for Wards, and 24 years for TU-Automotive, and engaged throughout the year through the AutoTech: Trends community, TU-Auto, WardsAuto and Wards Intelligence.


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Industry-Leading Speakers


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& Tier 1s

Why AutoTech: Detroit is a must attend show


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Government Organizations
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Motown. The Motor City. The D. The 313.

AutoTech: Detroit returns for the 23rd time in 2023, bringing together an engaged community of over 2,500 automotive tech experts in the town that put the world on wheels.

Named “One of the World’s Greatest Places” by in June 2022, Detroit is paving the way as a world-leading hub for the automotive industry. 

2023 Agenda

Our Advisory Board ensure that our agenda is curated by the industry for the industry. Our community connections provide vital insight that feeds into our research, ensuring we produce sessions that are reliable, that blend strategy with technology, and that solves real challenges.

Together we help AutoTech to think and act with agility.



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What makes AutoTech: Detroit different

Join us to celebrate and highlight achievements in automotive technology with the Informa Tech Automotive Awards, taking place on June 6th, 2023.


Attend free & premium sessions, explore an active expo floor, take advantage of our VIP lounge and meet with speakers, sponsors and tech providers.

Jump in our award-winning vehicles and experience them for yourself! Winning vehicles of the Wards 10 Best Interiors & UX awards will be on-display and available to tour.

Attend a women’s private cocktail hour for a chance to meet, network and discuss current industry challenges. 

Attend Inspire Studio to meet this year’s young talents, watch project demos and learn how can we create pathways between automotive industry and Universities.

Our Wards Analysts, with a 98-year legacy, ensure that each session is reliable and impactful, blending strategy and technology to cut through the noise and solve today’s global challenges.

Connect with our expert team of analysts, industry leading tier 1s and exhibitors, knowledgeable OEM speakers and more, on-site at the event.

Our expert speakers lead the discussion, while industry-leading solution providers offer best practice through exclusive, downloadable resources.

2023 Advisory Board

The content at AutoTech: Detroit is informed by the industry, for the industry. The agenda curation process is being overseen by the Advisory Board made up of industry trailblazers, providing unique insight both from the research and the automotive community feedback.

Matt Harden, AVP Business Development Connected Car, AT&T

Cheryl Thompson, CEO and Founder, Center for Automotive Diversity, Inclusion and Advancement

Matt Jones, Director of Global Technology Strategy, Ford Motor Company

Partha Goswami, Senior Manager – Technology Trends & Insights, General Motors

Paul Costanzo, Android Automotive Product Business Development Specialist, Google

Dave Zoia, Senior Director, Content Speakers, Wards Intelligence

Stephen Bell, Chief AnalystWards Intelligence

Henry Bzeih, Chief Strategy Officer Automotive & Transportation, Microsoft 

Christopher Andrews, Director of Mobility Business Development, Pratt Miller Engineering

Alex Oyler, Director – North America, SBD Automotive 

Roger Lanctot, Director in Global Automotive Practice, Strategy Analytics

Steve Schwinke, Vice President of Customer Engagement, Sibros

Greg Overfield, Director of Automated System Development, Toyota

Scott Nash, Director Automotive/OEM and Autonomous Vehicles, Verizon Business Group

Brandy Goolsby, Product and Solutions Marketing Director, Wind River Systems

Gregg Geiselhart, VP of Sales and Marketing, WirelessCar 

Barath Indrakumar, Vice President, ZF North America 

How AutoTech: Detroit inspires

Over 23 years, our show has grown, alongside our key partners, from 400 to 3,000 attendees. We continue to ensure we provide the opportunity for you to build strong connections with vital industry stakeholders.

What our attendees say about AutoTech: Detroit

At this year’s conference, which was the first in a physical format since the outbreak of Covid-19, it was possible to meet the best leading players in the industry, including the car manufacturers, tier 1 suppliers, and a variety of startups and technology companies. It was great to meet everyone in person and the results from a business point of view were just great. The organizing team was simply amazing. The feeling is that they went above and beyond to provide us with an excellent experience, both on a professional and personal level.

I more than recommend the conference and there’s no doubt we will see each other again soon.

Ran Timor, VP of Marketing, Tactile Mobility

As a small start up, working with Informa to gain access to the AutoTech: Detroit conference was extremely valuable. We were able to attend numerous sessions and learn about high priorities and concerns throughout the industry. There were wonderful opportunities to connect with panel participants and meet with other innovative companies trying to bring meaningful solutions to the space. I highly recommend allocating the time to attend!

Syed Mubeen Saifullah, COO, Aiden Automotive Technologies 

We were very satisfied with the quality of the leads and meetings generated at the event.

Amit Ninary, Head of Marketing – Automotive, Vayyar

I thought it was a really positive event, great to see more people, a full show floor, a robust line-up of speakers and topics – In short a great step in return to a bit of normalcy. Very well organized and our panel speakers enjoyed the experience – Thanks!

John Wilkerson, Senior Communications Manager, Corporate Communications, ZF

AutoTech: Detroit 2022 | What our Sponsors say about us

Cubic Telecom


Global Mobile Alert



Loop Energy

Nexteer & Tactile Mobility


Rolling Wireless

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The Venue

Suburban Collection Showplace

46100 Grand River Ave,

Novi, MI 48374,

United States

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