26th october 2018, 09:30 HRS

hotel itc grand chola,chennai.

09840948053, 07598846561

about the conference

The automotive industry is experiencing a radical upheaval as the key megatrends of electromobility, autonomous driving, and connectivity bring about comprehensive, long-term changes to automotive design. The new technological developments effect both the exterior and interior design. Auto design and engineering services is a huge emerging opportunity that India is well positioned to exploit – given the growing maturity of its automobile industry and proven offshoring capabilities.

The automobile industry, especially in the US and Europe is facing intense competitive pressures – rising labour costs, shorter product cycles, dropping profitability and rapid growth in emerging markets. This has created a set of enabling factors, or drivers, that are forcing Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and auto ancillaries to explore outsourcing and offshoring options. Offshore Indian vendors stand to gain substantially, as outsourced engineering and design is set to witness double-digit growth for the next five years. According to a latest report by ValueNotes, revenues from automotive design and engineering offshoring are expected to cross US $1 billion by 2010, from US $270 – $300 million in 2005. Estimates also show that the industry employs 12,000 people in India and is likely to see 30 per cent growth every year for the next three years. Independent engineering and design firms will be hot targets for mergers and acquisitions as companies with greater financial strength, primarily IT firms, subsidiaries of Indian OEMs and ancillaries look to acquire capabilities and clients.

The future of Automotive design can be discussed from multiple perspectives technology, trends, design, manufacturing etc.,The ecosystem which will disrupt to come up with ideas to meet the user needs will be predominantly the startup ecosystem. OEM’s deal with sophistication and perfecting the existing products for sustenance by incremental innovation. The Startups will disrupt the market with experimental innovation and the OEM’s will be adopters of these business models.Design will be driven by newer business models that will be revolving around the user , their needs and the needs that are adding value to them. We will be seeing lots of experimental innovation that will bring about a change in how automobile are designed. The experiments will be around the user and enhancing their experiences.

The Future is completely based on the innovation, we are becoming a trend setter with respect to the contributions made towards designing in vehicles that are being well accepted globally. India is one of those countries which is the fastest growing & adapting nation with respect to engineering and design of the vehicle. Designs have played a crucial role in bringing a change in the automotive Industry, India has a huge bunch of young talented designers who will shape the future of the designing in vehicles by bringing in innovative designs to cater the needs of the customer.

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Focus Area: Product Development Process; Design Strategies; Virtual & Integrated Product Development; Design of efficient components, products, sub-systems / systems; Cost Reduction strategies; need for localized design and engineering, design for India market, Innovations in designs; new product technology, DFM/DFA, Regulatory and Safety Compliance, CAE/CFD
Focus Area: Automotive materials – Metals, plastics and composites, Advanced Materials in Design; Interface between aesthetics and engineering; Product Life Cycle Challenges; System engineering interaction, design for light weighting, design for recycling, biodegradable materials
Focus Area: Tooling design and engineering, Key challenges for tooling development in India, Prototyping – Tools /methods/strategies; Innovative tooling solutions; DVP&R planning, product testing and validation, explosive demand for local tooling capability development, Certified labs for testing
Focus Area: Skill development in Automotive and component industry, Automotive Technology curriculum, Industry Academia Interface, Addressing critical talent shortage, leadership challenges, Education, Experience and Exposure

objectives of conference

  • Serve as a knowledge platform to discuss on Automotive Engineering and Design trends in automotive sector with a Global / Local standpoint.
  • Discuss emerging technologies that support design and innovation and offer higher freedom to today’s designers while not compromising on QCD (Quality, Cost and Delivery).
  • Discuss, create, imagine, debate a design-rich ecosystem that ensures sustainability and profitability.
  • Aid government agencies in the development of effective policy and provisions for design resources / infrastructure.

conference retrospect

conference highlights

target audience

More than 300 senior management personnel from diverse industries all over India and abroad are expected to attend this conference.

Registration

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Delegate Fee

(Per Participant/including Service tax)

Category Standard (INR)(Payment after 26 Sept 2018)
CII Members 4000
Non Members 5000
Academic Institution 3000
For more details please contact:

Regin Jude Cline A

07598846561

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Agenda

time session
08:30 - 09:15 HRS
Registration
09:15 - 10:45 HRS
Inaugural Session

09:15 Hrs

Welcome & Theme Address

Mr Gajanan V Gandhe

Conference Chairman & Vice President, IAC South Asia and Executive Director, IAC India

09:25 Hrs

Special Address

Mr Velusamy R

Sr. Vice President Mahindra & Mahindra Limited

09:45 Hrs

Special Address

Mr Gajendra Chandel

President & CHRO Tata Motors Ltd

10:05 Hrs

Keynote Address

Mr Nitin Seth

President Ashok Leyland Limited

10:25 Hrs

Inaugural Address

Ms Neeti Sarkar

IRAS CEO & Project Director National Automotive Testing and R&D Infrastructure Project (NATRiP) Department of Heavy Industries Government of India

10:45 Hrs

Vote of Thanks

Mr Gajanan V Gandhe

10:50 Hrs

Session Close

10:50 - 11:00 HRS Tea / Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:30 HRS
Session I - Automotive Product Design and Engineering Cycle

This session shall discuss on the Product Development Process; Design Strategies; Virtual & Integrated Product Development; Design of efficient components, products, sub-systems / systems; Cost Reduction strategies; need for localized design and engineering, design for India market, Innovations in designs; new product technology, DFM/DFA, Regulatory and Safety Compliance, CAE/CFD

11:00 Hrs

Changing landscapes of Engineering & Development

Mr T S Srikanth

Head – Engineering & Development, Body Exteriors & Safety Technologies, CREAT UNO MInda

11:15 Hrs

Address by

Mr Venkataramana Mantha

CEO, Assystem Technologies India Pvt Ltd

11:30 Hrs

Address by

Mr Srikanth R

Senior Director - Technology, Altair Engineering India Pvt. Ltd

11:45 Hrs

Address by

Mr Amit Singhal

Senior Business Development Manager, Ansys India

12:00 Hrs

Automobile Design - Process and People

Mr Sivakumar S

Head - Industrial Design , Royal Enfield

11:15 Hrs

Address by

Mr Venkataramana Mantha

CEO, Assystem Technologies India Pvt Ltd

12:15 Hrs

Discussion

12:30 Hrs

Session Changeover

12:30 - 13:45 HRS
Session II – Materials and Process technology – Lightweighting and Environmental Friendly

This session shall discuss on the Automotive materials – Metals, plastics and composites, Advanced Materials in Design; Interface between aesthetics and engineering; Product Life Cycle Challenges; System engineering interaction, design for light weighting, design for recycling, biodegradable materials

12:30 Hrs

Opening Remarks & Address by Session Chairman

Mr B Bhaumik

Consultant, Force Motors Limited

12:40 Hrs

Automotive Light-weighting using Long-Glass Thermoplastics

Mr Achal N Thakkar

Managing Director, Tipco Industries Ltd. and Autotech-Sirmax India Pvt. Ltd.

12:55 Hrs

IMC: Light Weighting Metal Structural Parts to Plastics

Mr Anil George

Director, Autodynamic Technologies & Solutions Private Limited

13:10 Hrs

Address

Mr P C Jayan

Director – Engineering, International Automotive Components (IAC)

13:25 Hrs

Discussion

13:30 - 14:30 HRS Networking Lunch Break
14:30 - 15:30 HRS
Panel Discussion: Future Mobility - Visions & Challenges of Mobility Scenarios in Near Future

14:30 Hrs

Context Setting by Panel Moderator

Mr Balaji Iyer

Associate Partner , McKinsey & Company

14:40 Hrs

Remarks by Panelists

Mr Arvind Balaji
Jr. Managing Director, Lucas-TVS Limited

Mr Srikanth Kethu
Head - Mechanical Engineering Competencies , ZF Group

Mr Panduranga Rao Chirala
VP - Product design India & ASEAN Altair Engineering

15:15 Hrs

Discussion

15:30 Hrs

Session Changeover

15:30 - 16:45 HRS
Session III – Tooling, prototyping and Testing for Automotive Products

Discuss on Tooling design and engineering, Key challenges for tooling development in India, Prototyping – Tools /methods/strategies; Innovative tooling solutions; DVP&R planning, product testing and validation, explosive demand for local tooling capability development, Certified labs for testing

15:30 Hrs

Opening Remarks & Address by Session Chairman

Mr Dilip Chhabria

Chairman & Managing Director DC Design Pvt Ltd

15:50 Hrs

Address by

Mr Laxman Chidamber

Director, PCK Buderus (India) Spl Steel Pvt. Ltd.

16:05 Hrs

Trends in Prototyping in Automotive

Dr Mukesh Agarwala

Managing Director, 3D Product Development

16:20 Hrs

Address by

Dr V Shankar

Vice President, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd

16:35 Hrs

Discussion

16:45 Hrs

Closing Remarks by

Mr Gajanan V Gandhe

Conference Chairman & Vice President, IAC South Asia and Executive Director, IAC India

17:00 HRS Session Wrap-Up & Close

contact us

K Samuel Johnson

Tamil Nadu Technology Development & Promotion Center

Confederation of Indian Industry

98/1 Velachery Main Road, Guindy,

Chennai - 600 032, India

044-4244 4555 / 530, 09840948053

044-4244 4510 (Fax)

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