Keep India moving
Enhancing the pace of changing regulation, infrastructure and skills
There are changes both large and small afoot in India’s thriving economy and its booming automotive industry.
Among the larger ones are the looming introduction of the Goods and Service Tax (GST) and the government’s latest 10-year Automotive Mission Plan. And among the smaller are new laws on maximum car transporter length that could disrupt current practices substantially, the establishment of new rail infrastructure (such as the new Indian Railways finished vehicle hub in Chennai) that could dramatically boost the number of cars moving by train, and price cuts at ports like Mumbai being introduced in a bid to encourage more short-sea ro-ro movements.
With a more stable financial system than many parts of the world and a faster growing economy than some other emerging markets, India’s consumers are starting to want more from their automotive sector, too – and OEMs are gearing up to give it to them, including VW’s recently revealed plans to increase production at its Chakan plant, where the new Ameo targeted directly at the domestic Indian market will be built. “We are expecting a higher demand from the domestic Indian market while we look at supplying more cars to our export markets, too,” confirmed Andreas Lauermann, president and managing director of VW India, in explaining the move recently.
Helping those involved in the Indian automotive logistics scene to make sense of all this change and avoid being caught out will be the focus of this year’s Automotive Logistics India conference, which will see all the big hitters from vehicle OEMs, service providers, infrastructure operators and technology solutions suppliers join together to debate the strategies best suited to tomorrow’s automotive supply chains in the country.
Celebrating its 10th successful year, Automotive Logistics India is already a well established conference with a proven track record of top-level debate.
“A good forum to present, discuss and share thoughts and ideas,” is how Jai Pal Singh, supply chain analyst, direct and indirect procurement at Harley-Davidson, put it after last year’s conference. “Very good and informative, giving an opportunity to interact with people and clarify queries,” agreed Jagdeep Singh, senior logistics analyst at Ford Asia Pacific. “One of the most useful and informative automotive conferences I have attended,” added Suresh Nandakumar, counsellor at the CII Institute of Logistics.
This year’s event takes place on November 8th-10th at the glorious Leela Ambience Gurgaon Hotel near Central Delhi and the single delegate fee includes:
- pre-conference drinks reception
- access to all speaker presentations and Q&A sessions
- networking lunch and coffee breaks
- messaging, video and comment via the in-conference app
- the fabulous Automotive Logistics India gala dinner
- soft copies of speaker presentations to download after the event.
The conference is part of the worldwide Automotive Logistics series, which for the outbound sector also includes the Finished Vehicle Logistics North America conference in Newport Beach, CA and the major Automotive Logistics Global event in Detroit. Worldwide, the series includes conferences in Mexico, South America, Europe, Russia, UK, China and India.
Register via the link at the top of this page to join today’s most influential industry figures as they debate the tactics and strategies that will help define the winners in one of tomorrow’s most significant global automotive markets.