More stories related to Auto Interiors Show Ward's Communications will present the 12th annual Auto Interiors Show May 18-19, 2005, at Detroit's Cobo Conference and Exhibition Center.

Ward’s recently acquired the show from VNU Expositions.

The Auto Interiors Show, the only event in North America dedicated to new technology, design and materials trends for vehicle interiors, is expected to draw thousands of attendees from the ranks of the world’s major auto manufacturers and suppliers.

Conference sessions will cover such topics as the evolving relationship between OEMs and suppliers when it comes to development of automotive interiors and how OEMs view the future of vehicle interiors. There also will be sessions dedicated to the integration of specific technologies into vehicles, including XM's Satellite Radio, Apple's Ipod, Bluetooth and more.

Nearly 100 automotive suppliers are expected to exhibit at the event.

Ward's also plans to present the sixth annual Interiors of the Year awards during the event. The awards, honoring dynamic passenger car and light truck interiors from the new model year, currently are being judged by automotive journalists and the industry at large, with winners to be announced at the show Wednesday, May 18, at 3 p.m.

Ward's currently is registering conference and exhibition attendees via the website, http://www.autointeriors.com and its customer service line, 800-927-5007.