4th October 2019, 09:30 HRS

hotel Feathers, 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.

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 Highlights

  • Key officials from the automotive industry, vehicle R&D, auto components, product design studios etc., in national and international level are expected to part of this conclave.
  • The latest advancements and technologies on advanced engineering & design in automobile industry will be discussed.
  • For the delegates this would be the forum where they would learn about innovations and the experiences of new technologies and R&D aspects in the advanced engineering & design in automotive sector and also with the design studios. They would also get to meet and interact with organizations involved in these technologies.
  • This event would prove to be an excellent "Learning Platform & Business Networking opportunity" to the participants.

Target Audience

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

  • CxO’s, VP’s. Heads of R & D / Operations / Quality / Sales / Marketing and Service / Corporate Communications etc. Engineering and allied sectors.
  • OEMs, Auto Component Industries, System Integrators, Design Organizations & Studios, Technology Providers, ICT companies, System Providers, etc
  • Researchers, Designers, Academicians, Innovators, Industrialists etc
  • Industrial & Business Consultants, Knowledge Consultants etc


Click here to download our Conference Delegate Registration Form

Delegate Fee (in INR)

(Per Participant/including GST)

Category Early Bird
(Payment by or on 4th Sept 2019)
(Payment After 4th Sept 2019)
CII / SAEINDIA Members 3000 4000
Non Members 4000 5000
Academic Institution 2000 3000

Note: * Delegate fee is non-refundable. * Change in nomination is accepted
* Prior registration is essential * We would accept the nominations on first-come-first served basis.

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time session
0800 Hrs
09:30 - 10: 30 HRS
Inaugural Session

09:30 Hrs

Welcome Address

Mr Gajanan Gandhe

Conference Chairman &
Country Head Dana India

09:35 Hrs

Theme Address

Dr Prakash Krishnaswamy

Conference Co-Chairman &
President and CEO < Xitadel CAE Technologies India (P) Ltd.

09:45 Hrs

Special Address

Mr Krishnan Sundararajan

Managing Director
Renault-Nissan Technology Business Centre India Private Ltd

10:00 Hrs

Keynote Address

Mr Matthew Gausden

(COEs) – Product DevelopChief Engineer & Head of Vehicle Systems
Centers of Excellence ment, Auto Sector Mahindra & Mahindra Limited

10:15 Hrs

Inaugural Address

Dr J Radhakrishnan IAS., *

Principal Secretary to Government
Transport Department Government of Tamil Nadu

10:30 Hrs

Vote of Thanks

Mr Gajanan Gandhe

10:35 - 10:45 HRS Refreshment Break
10:45 - 12:25 HRS
Session I - Electric Vehicle Powertrain Development

• What are the different options for electric powertrain from 2-3 wheelers to commercial buses?
• How is the Government policy affecting the growth of EVs in India?
• How can Indian suppliers be ready for the onslaught of foreign competition in electric motors
• What competitive advantages does the Indian Industry have for leading the EV change?

10:45 Hrs

Opening Remarks & Address by Session Chairman

Mr Umesh Shah

Sr. VP & Head - Strategy,
Corporate Planning at ANAND Automotive Pvt Ltd

11:00 Hrs


Mr Niju Nair

Business Management, Indo-Pacific Region DEP

11:15 Hrs


Mr Ravi Sankar

Lead Technology Specialist, ANSYS

11:30 Hrs


Mr Thalavai Venkatesan

General Manager &
Head of Key Account Management Continental Automotive Components
(India) Pvt. Ltd.,

11:45 Hrs


Mr Saad Nasser

Ati Motors Pvt. Ltd

12:00 Hrs

Discussion (Q&A)

12:15 Hrs

Session Changeover

12:15 - 13:30 HRS
Session II: Vehicle Dynamics and Simulation Solutions

• Potential effect of Electrification, Weight reduction, Driver Automation on Vehicle Dynamics
• Relevance of the above to the India market?
• Simulation trends in Crash, NVH, Durability, CFD and Thermal applications
• Advances in simulation trends for Materials, Multiphysics, Optimization, Stochastics, etc.

12:30 Hrs

Opening Remarks by Session Chairman

Mr Prakash Krishnaswamy

Conference Co-Chairman & President and CEO
Xitadel CAE Technologies India (P) Ltd.

12:30 Hrs


Mr Pradeep David

General Manager, South Asia
Universal Robots (India) Pvt. Ltd

12:45 Hrs


Mr Arvind Neelakanthan*

Head of Technolgy and Evangelism,
Indian Subcontinent
Unity Technologies

13:00 Hrs


Mr Saurabh Gehlot

Xitadel CAE Technologies

13:15 Hrs


13:30 - 14:15 HRS Lunch Break
14:15 - 15:00 HRS
Panel Discussion: Design & Engineering – Emerging Business Opportunity.?

Panel to discuss the implication of automation, machine learning and artificial intelligence in the design and engineering of products. How will it change the current landscape of product development and what should budding entrepreneurs and engineers focus to make themselves globally competitive and employable. What is the future for external design and engineering companies that are primarily service providers? How are captive engineering centres affecting the growth of independent design and engineering firms?

14:15 - 14:20 Hrs

Remark By Panel Moderator

Mr Gajanan Gandhe

Conference Chairman & Country Head
Dana India

14:20 - 14:45 Hrs

Remarks by Panelists

Mr Dhana Radhakrishnan
Director, FCM India Engineering Faurecia Clean Mobility
Technical Center India

Mr Sandeep Singh
General Manager - India
A2Mac1 India (P) Ltd.

Mr Prabhakar R Marur
Head - Mechanical Engineering Competencies , ZF Group

Dr Prakash Krishnaswamy
President and CEO
Xitadel CAE Technologies India (P) Ltd.

Mr Senthil B M
Senior Strategic Account Manager
MSC Software Corporation India Pvt Ltd

14:45 Hrs


15:00 Hrs

Session Changeover

15:00 - 16:15 HRS
Session III: Advanced Materials & Composites

• What are new trends and developments in materials applications for the automobile industry?
• What challenges do new materials pose in design, simulation, manufacturing?
• What specifically are the choice of materials for the automobile industry in India? Consider such factors as design and engineering, recycling, repairs, pricing

15:00 Hrs

Opening Remarks & Address by Session Chairman

Dr Prakash Krishnaswamy

Conference Co-Chairman &
President and CEO
Xitadel CAE Technologies India (P) Ltd.

15:20 Hrs


Mr Ankur Betai

Autotech-Sirmax India (P) Ltd.

15:35 Hrs


Mr Dhinesh Kanagaraj

Fabheads Automation Pvt. Ltd

15:50 Hrs


Mr Suresh Polluru

General Manager - Materials
Renault Nissan Technology Business Centre

16:05 Hrs


16:15 HRS Tea/Coffee Break
1630 Hrs – 1800 Hrs
Session IV: Lightweight Design for Future Mobility Concepts

• What are the drivers for lightweight design?
• What are the Lightweighting opportunities for cars, light trucks, commercial vehicles?
• Identify the “low hanging fruits” for Lightweighting in the design of vehicles for India?

16:30 Hrs

Opening Remarks & Address by Session Chairman

Mr Biranchi Mohapatra

Mr Biranchi Mohapatra
Xitadel CAE Technologies India (P) Ltd.

16:45 Hrs


Mr Sathiyaseelan G

Vice President &
Head - Styling, Ashok Leyland Ltd

17:00 Hrs


Mr Dhana Radhakrishnan

Director, FCM India Engineering
Faurecia Clean Mobility Technical Center India

17:20 Hrs


17:35 Hrs

Discussion (Q&A)

18:00 Hrs

Conference Conclude

Contact Us

Tamil Nadu Technology Development & Promotion Center

Confederation of Indian Industry

98/1 Velachery Main Road, Guindy,

Chennai - 600 032, India

044-4244 4510 (Fax)