international partner

Victorian Government
Trade and Investment

hotel itc grand chola,chennai

14th march 2018, 09:00 HRS

09840948053, 07598846561


about the conference

The research ecosystem in India presents a significant opportunity for multinational corporations across the world due to its intellectual capital available in the country. Legions of Indian engineers working across the globe highlight the highly trained manpower available at competitive costs. Consequently, several MNCs have shifted or are shifting their research and development (R&D) base to India. These R&D bases either develop products to serve the local market or help the parent company overseas deliver new innovative generation of products faster to the markets across the world.

India is the 3rd Largest Automobile Industry in the global market, 7th largest manufacturer of commercial vehicles and the only country among top seven car markets globally to achieve double digit growth rate of 11 per cent during Jan-May 2017. Automobile exports to grow at a CAGR of 3.05 per cent during 2016-2026. Two-wheeler production estimated to grow at 16 per cent CAGR between FY17-20. Domestic sales of passenger vehicles expected to increase at a CAGR of 12.87 per cent between 2017-2026. 25 million automobiles produced in FY17. Total production volume grew at a CAGR of 5.56 per cent between FY12-17 and increased 9.36 per cent year-on-year in April-November 2017. Automobile exports from India increased 11.94 per cent year-on-year in April-November 2017. During the same period, two and three-wheelers exports increased 17.48 per cent and 21.29 per cent, respectively.

Future of Vehicles – Green Mobility

Future of Vehicles – Green Mobility

Focus Area: Clean Energy | Environmental Impact | Battery Management System | Zero emission | Hybrid Vehicles India is one of the fastest growing automobile markets in the world today, thanks to increasing income levels of the middle class. In fact, automotive experts estimate that by 2020, India may well become the third largest automotive market in the world, after China and the US. Sales across all industry segments have almost doubled in India over the past five years, be it two-wheelers, passenger cars or commercial vehicles. At the same time, increasing CO2 emission and huge import of crude oil will continue to remain a cause of concern in the coming years. Therefore, Indian government has been trying to advance alternative vehicle technologies. In the government’s scheme of things, some broad categories considered include electric vehicles (EV), hybrid electric vehicles, plug-In hybrid vehicles, and fuel cell vehicles.Across vehicle segments, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and suppliers have focused R&D effort towards better emission control, improved fuel economy, and (as result) lower CO2 emissions. Over the past decade, there has been a significant improvement in power train and vehicle-level systems that have resulted in more fuel-efficient vehicles. Moreover, emergence of alternate fuels like CNG, LPG and biofuels has opened alternatives for better emission control. However, the green benefits reaped from these initiatives have been undermined by inadequate road infrastructure, improper maintenance of vehicles, and insufficient regulation for reducing on-road vehicle emission, all of which present significant challenges that require action from government, policy makers, and industry
Increased Competition & New Regulations – Auto Makers & Auto Components Growth

Increased Competition & New Regulations – Auto Makers & Auto Components Growth

Focus Area: Newer Technologies | Capacity Constraints | Vehicular Safety Standards & Regulations | AMP 2026 | BS V&VI | Foreign Trade Policy (FTP) | Free Trade Agreements (FTA) The auto-components industry accounts for almost seven per cent of India’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and employs as many as 19 million people. The Indian auto-components industry has experienced healthy growth over the last few years. Some of the factors attributable to this include: a buoyant end-user market, improved consumer sentiment and return of adequate liquidity in the financial system. The auto-component industry of India has expanded by 14.3 per cent because of strong growth in the after-market sales to reach at a level of Rs 2.92 lakh crore (US$ 44.90 billion) in FY 2016-17. Ensuring green mobility in a cost-effective manner is the call of the hour for India, with the input of all stakeholders across industry and government. Industry needs to focus on developing greener power trains and vehicle-level systems that work well with greener and better fuels, and the government needs to work on regulation, policies, and infrastructure. NATRiP a US$ 200 million fund to modernise the auto components industry by providing an interest subsidy on loans & investment in new plants & equipment. AMP 2026 targets a 4-fold growth in the automobiles sector in India which includes the manufacturers of automobiles, auto components & tractor industry over the next 10 years. It is expected to generate an additional employment of 65 million. Fame scheme is aimed at incentivising all vehicle segments i.e. 2 Wheeler, 3 Wheeler Auto, Passenger 4 Wheeler Vehicle, Light Commercial Vehicles and Buses. It covers hybrid & electric technologies like Mild Hybrid, Strong Hybrid, Plug in Hybrid & Battery Electric Vehicles. The scheme has been extended to March 2018 from March 2017. The Union Budget 2017-18 has tried to boost skill development by announcing to increase the establishment of skill centres by ten folds. A reduction in tax on Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) from 5 per cent to 2.5 per cent was also announced under the Union Budget.This session discuss on the the growth of global OEM sourcing from India & the increased indigenization of global OEMs which is turning the country into a preferable designing and manufacturing base and how India is emerging as a global hub for sourcing auto components with the help of Government regulations
Automotive Industry evolution & Digital Transformation

Automotive Industry evolution & Digital Transformation

Focus Area: Industrial IoT& Industry 4.0 | Smart infrastructure integration | Connected Supply Chain | Improved Manufacturing | Data Security & Protection | Predictive Maintenance | Connected Infrastructure Disruptive technologies, environmental issues, changing demographics and the economic volatility in the emerging markets make predicting the future of automotive industry difficult. Technology-driven trends will revolutionize the way industry players respond to changing consumer behavior, develop partnerships, and drive transformational change. The complete manufacturing ecosystem is undergoing a phenomenal shift with technological advancements happening at a fast pace. The need to understand and adopt the advanced manufacturing techniques is the need of hour. In current times, Industry 4.0 is talked about at various levels. Automotive sector being the key driver for many technological advances, is now looking and exploring the ways to understand and internalise the same. It is now formulating a National Policy for Advanced Manufacturing, which would be one of the key tools to attain its objective of increasing the contribution of manufacturing output. Consideration is being given to the framework for introduction of ‘Industry 4.0’. There will be tremendous impetus towards modern manufacturing including advanced materials, advanced robotics and 3D printing, among others. The Indian automotive sector is witnessing a boost and thrust from the Government of India which emphasises and focuses on introduction of new and revolutionary production processes into the Indian manufacturing system by keeping ICT at the heart of development. Along with this, there is also a great thrust from programmes/policies that include Make in India, introduction of GST and FDI policies (100 percent Foreign Direct investment is allowed under the automatic route in the auto sector). The security of information becomes paramount as we move away from closed systems towards increased connectivity from the IoT and cloud. Security and reliability enable the successful implementation of a truly modern and digitised production work flow, leveraging all of the benefits of a connected environment.This session discuss on the Digital technologies that are transforming every vertical market – understanding both the ICT and industry perspectives that are driving change is vital. Industry disruption and transformation will present numerous opportunities, as well as challenges, for technology vendors, service providers, and enterprise customers.
Additive Manufacturing

Additive Manufacturing

Additive manufacturing is another breakthrough technology that will shape the industry. The global labs have the charter to research additive manufacturing technology apart from supporting local prototype, tool and fixture requirements. Across businesses many industries is actively focusing on reducing spend on capital and expense tooling from effective usage of additive manufacturing. This capability was not possible prior to using 3D printing due to the limitations of conventional manufacturing process. Additive manufacturing assisted in pushing the technological design limits of the tooling leading to a successful project in India. In addition, the technology of 3D printing allowed for a lead-time reduction of approximately 85% and a cost reduction of approximately 80%. The growing need for product customisation and co-creation, difficulties of creating complex shapes using traditional manufacturing techniques, rapid prototyping and parts replacement is driving the adoption of additive manufacturing. Although this is not a new technology, it was never considered for serious mainstream production other than prototyping earlier. Today, with the falling cost of 3D printers and advancement in 3D printing (3DP) technologies, additive manufacturing is set to become one of the leading technologies used by manufacturing companies in the future. Additive manufacturing offers numerous advantages, SMEs will benefit tremendously from this method.
Potential Growth Opportunities & Challenges for OEM’s / OEM’s Market

Potential Growth Opportunities & Challenges for OEM’s / OEM’s Market

India is presently known as one of the most important players in the global economic landscape. Its trade policies, government reforms and inherent economic strengths have attributed to its standing as one of the most sought after destinations for foreign investments in the world. Also, technological and infrastructural developments being carried out throughout the country augur well for the trade and economic sector in the years to come. The growth of global OEM sourcing from India & the increased indigenisation of global OEMs is turning the country into a preferable designing and manufacturing base.The best way the government can contribute to enhance the competitiveness of the Indian manufacturing is to provide good infrastructure that calls for a massive investment in logistics, warehousing, financial system for SMEs. Public investment in infrastructure must, therefore, be supplemented by public-private partnership (PPP), wherever possible. Clear targets could be set for the mix of public sector and PPP investments envisaged in each sector. The SME sector is also strongly impacted by the flourishing Indian automobile sector. SME’s helps the automobile industry in manufactures engine parts, manufacture body & chassis parts, manufacture suspension and braking parts and manufacture drive transmission & steering parts. There are immense opportunities for growth in the Indian Automobile industry and these are proving to be a boon for the SME’s. The auto component industry is growing steadily. India is emerging as one of the key auto components center in Asia and is expected to play a significant role in the global automotive supply chain in the near future. This sunrise sector has over 400 firms in the organized sector producing practically all parts and more than 10,000 firms in small unorganized sector, in tierized format. The SME’s in this sector are thus seeing immense growth prospects and bright future.The government has initiated cluster-based development – geographical concentration of enterprises having similar lines of business – which gives rise to external economies and favors emergence of specialized technical, administrative and financial services.The Ministry of MSME is implementing Micro Small Enterprises - Cluster Development (MSE-CD) scheme under which capacity building, technology, and marketing support are provided to the Auto Clusters in physical presence areas, and ensure their readiness to absorb the changes at the locations of their operational control. Under the Cluster Development initiatives of the Ministry of MSME, Govt of India, effort is being made that the auto components industries, which are located physically in 10 different states, will be further streamlined and boosted into playing their role effectively

objectives of conference

  • To serve as a platform for stakeholders from the automotive and allied industrial sectors to share their views on Indian & Global automotive regulations
  • Develop a systematic approach to make R&D aid in meeting the regulations
  • Strengthen the base for automotive R&D; Aid the Government Agencies in development of effective R&D policy
  • Create awareness among the end-users and consumers; Assess the automotive industry market impact
  • Understand the domestic and global R&D phase to plan for future developments
  • Highlight priority areas for developing robust systems and solutions through research and innovation
  • Catalyze the automotive R&D growth through innovation and technology
  • Aid Indian industries in interactions with international networks for best practices, collaborative R&D, product development etc
  • Facilitate knowledge flow by working with international organizations through bi-lateral / multilateral cooperation mechanism

Highlights Of Conference

  • The event duration is for one day
  • Inaugural, panel discussion and technical sessions addressed by speakers on the latest advancements and technologies for the electronics manufacturing services
  • For the delegates this would be the forum where they would learn about the experiences, success stories and opportunities in this robust sector. They would also get to meet and interact with organizations with various opportunities
  • The conference would prove to be an excellent "Learning Platform & Business Networking opportunity" to the participants.
  • Around 250 participants with interest in manufacturing industries would participate in this event
  • Meet, network and learn from the experiences of top industry experts, practitioners and professionals from disruptive automotive manufacturers in the region



  • Industries & organizations working in the area of automotive & allied sectors
  • Prominent industries like Mahindra & Mahindra, Ashok Leyland, Toyota, Tata Motors, Maruti, TAFE, Hyundai Motors, Renault, Nissan, Volkswagen, BMW, Mercedes, Fiat, TVS Group, Rane Group, Murugappa Group, Amalgamations Group etc.
  • Technology companies catering to the automotive & allied sectors like TCS, CTS, Dassault, Siemens, Robert Bosch etc
  • Indian institutions (academia/national labs etc.) such as IIT, IISC, iCAT etc
  • Participation from official bodies like DHI, DSIR, DIPP, Ministries - Road Transport & Highways, Science & Technology, Environment, IREDA, PCRA, NATRiP, ARAI etc. are also expected, where representatives would be invited to participate and address.


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0800 - 0900 HRS


0900 - 1015 HRS 

Inaugural Session

Mr Balasundaram Radhakrishnan

Member, CII Tamil Nadu State Council &

Executive Director (Manufacturing)

Ford India Pvt Ltd

Mr Vikram Kirloskar

Conference Chairman,

Chairman, CII (SR) &

Vice Chairman,

Toyota Kirloskar Motor Private Ltd

Mr Gautam Dutta

Senior Director

Siemens Industry Software India

Mr Harish Lakshman

Vice Chairman

Rane Group

Dr S S V Ramakumar

Board Member & Director (R&D)

IndianOil Corporation Limited

Mr Philip Dalidakis

Hon’ble Minister for Trade and Investment,

Innovation and Digital Economy and Small Business,

State Government of Victoria, Australia

1015 - 1030 HRS

Tea / Coffee Break

1030 - 1200 HRS

Plenary Session I: Future of vehicles – Green Mobility

Clean Energy | Environmental Impact | Battery Management System | Zero emission | Hybrid Vehicles


Mr Srihari Mulgund


Ricardo India Private Limited

Mr Karthick A

Head, EV & eMobility Solutions

Ashok Leyland Limited

Mr Uday Oak

Manager – EV/HEV Power Electronics

Engineering and Industrial Services

Tata Consultancy Services

Professor Aniruddha (Ani) Desai

Director, Centre for Technology Infusion

College of Science, Health and Engineering

La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia

Mr Krishnamurthy Vaidyanathan

President – Telematics

Spark Minda

Minda Corporation Limited

1200 - 1315 HRS 

Plenary Session II : Increased Competition, New Regulations & Skill Development – Auto Makers & Auto Components Growth

Newer Technologies | Capacity Constraints | Vehicular Safety Standards & Regulations | AMP 2026 | BS V&VI | Foreign Trade Policy (FTP) 


Mr Krishna Srinivas

Sr. Vice President – CTC

Tube Investments of India Ltd

Mr K Rajan

Senior Associate Vice President &

Head - Products & Training

Cholamandalam MS General Insurance

Mr Kapil Malhotra

Sr. Vice President

Gujarat Fluorochemicals Ltd

Cmdr. Rakesh Verma (Retd.)



Dr Preethi Karthikeyan

Sr Manager – CTC

Tube Investments of India Ltd

Networking Lunch 

1400 - 1515 HRS

Plenary Session III : Automotive Industry evolution & Digital Transformation

Industrial IoT & Industry 4.0 | Smart infrastructure integration | Connected Supply Chain | Improved Manufacturing | Data Security & Protection | Predictive Maintenance | Connected Infrastructure

Mr Mantha Venkataramana

Chief Executive Officer

Assystem Technologies India Pvt Ltd

Mr Anmol Kaul

Portfolio Manager – Product Cost Management and Quality Management

Siemens Industry Software India

Mr K Ravi Shankar

Lead Technology Specialist

Ansys Inc

Mr Thiru Vengadam

India Business Leader

Regional Vice President

Epicor Software Corporation

Mr Suresh Govindagatta

Deputy General Manager - Advanced Engg.

Pricol Limited

1515 - 1630 HRS

Plenary Session IV : Additive Manufacturing

Advanced Composite Materials | High Productivity | 3D printing | Innovative Additive manufacturing solutions| WAAM Process 


Mr Ganesh Babu

Head – Technical

Additive Manufacturing Technologies

DesignTech Systems Ltd

Associate Prof Bernard Rolfe

Associate Head of School (Research)

Deakin University, Australia

Mr Naresh Jayakumar

Presales – Specialist PLM &

Smart Manufacturing Solutions

Fujitsu India Pvt. Ltd

Mr Meenakshi Sundaram

Director – Technical & Commercial

Gates India Pvt. Ltd

1630 - 1645 HRS

Tea / Coffee Break

1645 - 1815 HRS

Plenary Session V : Potential Growth Opportunities & Challenges for OEM’s / OEM’s Market

Emerging Technology – OEM’s Approach |Limitations for MSME’s | OEM’s - Quality | Buy (Indian – IDDM) | Indigenisation

Mr A Ramasubramanian


AMW Motors Ltd

Dr Reji Mathai

General Manager (TPF)

IOC R&D Centre

Indian Oil Corporation Limited

Mr Deepak Joseph

Head of Development - Truck

Knorr-Bremse Technology Center (I) Pvt Ltd

Dr V Balasubramanian

Technical Advisor

Simpson & Company Limited

Mr Krishna Srinivas

Senior Vice President - CTC

Tube Investments of India Ltd

1845 - 1900 HRS 

Sessions wrap up & Close 

1900 HRS

Networking Dinner

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