Opportunities across the Value Chain

03 December, 2014, New Delhi

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ASSOCHAM, India’s Apex Chamber for Commerce and Industry, set up in 1920, represents some of the largest and finest companies as it’s Member. The Chamber believes that Indian Automobile Sector is one of the example of successful manufacturing success story in the country and ultimately becoming an export hub for the Automobile and Auto Component sector.

While most of the leading global Auto companies have their presence in the Indian market, the Industry is currently facing some challenges, yet is poised for higher growth in the coming years. To identify the challenges and emerging opportunities, ASSOCHAM, along with world's leading Consultants in the Automobile Sector Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, proposes to invite the stakeholders in the Automobile Sector to the Second WORLD AUTO CONGRESS on Wednesday, 3rd December 2014, New Delhi.

All major global automotive markets are expected to achieve steady growth rates after 2013. Overall global passenger vehicle sales growth will be in the range of 5-6% after 2013. But at the same time, global automotive industry faces numerous challenges. Apart from the short-term challenge of uncertain production volumes, due to still existent uncertainty in key global markets, industry has to face numerous mid-term challenges:

  • Sales and production increasingly shifting to China, India and other Asian markets
  • Shortage of qualified manpower in traditional triad markets (NAFTA, Western Europe, Japan, Korea). Hence challenge for capacities in these markets
  • Changing consumer preferences, fastest growth in small cars. Manufacturers need to fine-tune their overall processes and practices to ensure small cars are designed, manufactured and sold as per market requirements
  • Regulations getting more stringent – Worldwide Governments are focusing on reducing emissions and OEMs need to ensure they have vehicles that comply with stringent emission norms. OEMs also are focusing on electric-vehicles.

The Indian Automobile Industry produced a total 1.69 million vehicles including passenger vehicles, commercial vehicles, three wheelers and two wheelers in August 2013 as against 1.56 million in August 2012, registering a growth of 8.18 percent over the same month last year. Going forward, Indian passenger vehicle demand is expected to grow by 9.3% p.a. to reach ~5 Mn units by 2020. Indian OEMs also need to gear up to tackle challenges of stringent emission norms, skilled manpower, safety norms in vehicles etc.

Indian 2-wheeler demand, which was at 13.8 mn units in 2013, is expected to grow at 8.9% p.a. to reach 25 mn units by 2020.

Regulatory environment in India is also getting challenging for OEMs. Emission and safety norms are set to get more stringent and new laws for recalls and end-of-life expected to be introduced.

The cumulative foreign direct investment (FDI) inflow into the Indian Automobile Industry during April 2000 to July 2013 was recorded at US$ 8,932 million, amounting to 4.5 per cent of the total FDI inflows (in terms of US$). Global OEMs are not just setting up Indian plants to serve Indian market but also to use Indian as a exports hub. This clearly indicates that Indian auto sector would witness increased competition with more brands being launched by OEMs.

Registration Fees: 

  • Delegate Registration Fees: Rs. 4,000/- per delegate