November 16, 2016 – Hyatt Regency, New Delhi, India

Two-Wheeler Industry Conclave 2016

Preparing for a New Era

Two-Wheeler Industry Conclave 2016 - 'Preparing for a New Era'

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About the event

The Indian two-wheeler industry is set to enter a new era starting next year. A new era in terms of regulations – safety (2017) and stringent BS VI emission norms (2020). A new era of electric mobility is set to begin where startups are promising to offer game-changing products, where OEMs are climbing up the technology curve and where the overall EV ecosystem (including vendors and dealers) sees major developments with the government providing support like never before.

Along with these developments, a new era is taking shape in the marketplace. Meanwhile, the once motorcycle-dominated industry is being scooterised as families and youngsters opt for rider-friendly, multi-utility features and zero maintenance costs. Also, conventional retail channels are witnessing some serious change, while some alternate channels are taking a digital shape in a market that is attracting new players. Then there is a new set of young consumers born at the turn of the century who will get their licence to ride/drive soon. They speak a totally different language in terms of technology, design or even mobility.

All in all, the Indian two-wheeler market space is set to see some major developments which will change the contours of the industry. In such a scenario, incremental efforts or conventional strategies may not yield the desired results. There are challenges, but there are even bigger opportunities in the industry's journey.

With the India Two-Wheeler Industry Conclave 2016, our effort is to create a knowledge forum where policy makers, key representatives from OEMs, suppliers and dealers come together and discuss and debate a wide range of ideas and issues pertaining to this key industry and take it to the next level. The India Two-Wheeler Industry Conclave 2016 is India's first exclusive forum for the two-wheeler industry.

Why you should attend

If you are a stakeholder (OEM, supplier, dealer) in the two-wheeler industry or an industry consultant, here are a few reasons why you should attend India's first two-wheeler industry forum.

Gain insights from policy makers and industry leaders about upcoming regulations and how to meet the new emission, safety norms.

Learn from policymakers about the government's vision for the industry.

Learn about future technology trends and how to be prepared for the new era.

Get insights into the electric mobility roadmap (for OEMs, suppliers and dealers) in India.

Meet new startups of the automotive industry.

Get answers to industry challenges from captains of the trade.

Get to know about disruptions and new trends that the marketplace is set to witness.

Network and create strategic association with key executives of the industry.

This event will also be valuable for students pursuing an engineering or marketing course hoping to make a career in the automotive industry.

Join us in New Delhi on 16 November 2016

Event Schedule

08:30 am to 09:15 am


09:30 am to 10:00 am

Inauguration & Keynote Address

The future of the Indian two-wheeler industry. Scope for Indian OEMs and suppliers in the domestic and international arenas.

10:00 am to 12:20 pm

Session 1: Preparing for a New Era of Regulations and Technologies

The new safety regulations and meeting the challenge of new emission norms in record time. Connected two-wheelers - the new trend.

12:20 pm to 01:20 pm


01:30 pm to 03:50 pm

Session 2: The New Era of Electric Mobility

Scope of electric mobility in India: developing the technology roadmap and building a viable vendor base and business model for OEMs, dealers

04:00 pm to 06:20 pm

Session 3: A New Era in the Marketplace

Changing Dynamics of the Indian two-wheeler market: the rise of new segments, scooterisation, new retail avenues, tapping the youth brigade with new product concepts and marketing strategies .

06:30 pm to 06:40 pm

Vote of Thanks

06:45 pm to 07:45 pm

Networking over High Tea

Keynote Speakers

Well known industry leaders and emerging talents

  • Shri Abhay Damle

    Guest of Honour: Shri Abhay Damle

    Joint Secretary, Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, Government of India

  • Mr. Panduranga Prabhu

    Mr. Panduranga Prabhu

    MD, Bosch Automotive Electronics India, Head, Two-wheeler Business, Bosch India

  • Mr. Vinay Chandrakant Harne

    Mr. Vinay Chandrakant Harne

    President - NPD,
    TVS Motor Company

  • Dr. Markus Braunsperger

    Dr. Markus Braunsperger *

    Chief Technology Officer, Hero MotoCorp

  • Mr. Brett Chouinard

    Mr. Brett Chouinard

    Chief Operating Officer, Altair Inc. USA

  • Mr. Sohinder Gill

    Mr. Sohinder Gill

    Chief Executive Officer, Hero Electric, Director - Corporate Affairs, SMEV

  • Dr. Ravi Damodaran

    Dr. Ravi Damodaran

    President - Strategy & Technology, Varroc Group

  • Mr. Pankaj Dubey

    Mr. Pankaj Dubey

    Managing Director, Polaris India

  • Mr. Vikram Pawah

    Mr. Vikram Pawah

    Harley-Davidson India

  • Mr. Vimal Sumbly

    Mr. Vimal Sumbly

    Managing Director,
    Triumph Motorcycles India.

  • Mr. Shivapada Ray

    Mr. Shivapada Ray

    BMW Motorrad India

  • Mr. Roy Kurian

    Mr. Roy Kurian

    VP (Marketing & Sales), India Yamaha Motor

  • Mr. S. Thalavai Venkatesan

    Mr. S. Thalavai Venkatesan

    Head - Programs,
    Continental Automotive India.

  • Mr. Sridhar V Pissay

    Mr. Sridhar V Pissay

    VP (Sales & Marketing),
    IMT – Division,
    Carl Zeiss India

  • Mr. Nikunj Sanghi

    Mr. Nikunj Sanghi

    Director-International Affairs, Federation of Automobile Dealers Associations (FADA)

  • Mr. Tarun Mehta

    Mr. Tarun Mehta

    Co-Founder & CEO, Ather Energy

  • Mr. Kapil Shelke

    Mr. Kapil Shelke

    Director, Tork Motorcycles

* Confirmation awaited

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  • Kluber
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Association Partners

  • Federation of Automobile Dealers Associations (FADA)
  • SMEV

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Hyatt Regency Delhi, Bhikaiji Cama Place, Ring Road, New Delhi, India, 110066

Phone: +91 11 2679 1234

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