March 15, 2019 - Hyatt Regency, New Delhi

Two-Wheeler Industry Conclave 2019

Identifying Growth Opportunities In A Disruptive Era

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Identifying Growth Opportunities In A Disruptive Era

2017-18 was a key milestone year for the Indian two-wheeler industry which crossed the mammoth 20 million-units mark in annual sales for the first time ever. The bottom of the industry pyramid continues to be the entry-level motorcycle or scooter, but there is a trend of premiumisation that has the entire two-wheeler market covered. That explains the recent introductions of the Suzuki Burgman Street scooter in the mass market, and the entry of BMW Motorrad's first Made-in-India motorcycle twins – G310R and G310GS – in the mainstream premium motorcycle market.

The megatrends of electrification, connected vehicles and safety are gradually making their mark in the two-wheeler market too. In India, two-wheelers have been taking the lead in the country' electrification journey so far and it looks like this will continue, what with some start-ups entering the fray and making it more interesting. These developments, along with the introduction of new regulations, are challenging engineers and product planners to come up with the right solutions at competitive prices. Challenges and opportunities are emerging for both vehicle OEMs and component manufacturers.

The scenario is not getting easier for sales and marketing teams too. Consumer trends today are reflected across multiple segments. Trends are changing faster, both in terms of consumer tastes and purchase/usage patterns. Will the conventional retail model in the industry need to undergo a major change? Will electric two-wheelers reach a critical scale in India? What are the new regulations and technology trends that the industry should prepare for? All in all, what all does every industry player need to do to ride the new growth wave? The third edition of the annual Two-Wheeler Industry Conclave will see plenty of lively discussions and debates among two-wheeler industry leaders to find the answers. The conclave will see top notch keynote speakers and presentations by domain experts, in addition to panel discussions.

It's a must-attend event for every stakeholder of 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 at Hyatt Regency, New Delhi on 15 March 2019

Event Schedule

08:30 am - 09:30 am

Registration + tea & coffee.

09:30 am - 09:45 am

Welcome address and formal inauguration

09:45 am - 10:05

Inaugural address by Chief Guest Shri Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog.

10:05 am - 10:25 am

Presentation of White Paper on the Two-Wheeler Industry.

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Session 1: Evolution of the Indian two-wheeler industry. What next?

Invited speakers:
Mr. Naveen Munjal, MD, Hero Eco Group
Mr. Malo Le Masson, Head - global product planning, Hero MotoCorp
Mr. Ravneet S Phokela, Chief Business Officer, Ather Energy
Mr. Sajeev Rajasekharan, MD, Harley Davidson India
Mr. Dinesh Tyagi, Director, International Centre for Automotive Technology

Discussion points

Sustaining profitability in an increasingly competitive industry

Make-in-India. Tapping India for its engineering, manufacturing base

Product planning -- has the approach changed?

Will the scooter gain even more space in the market?

Growing number of players in the market. Is it going to be sustainable?

Emergence of new brands. Is there a different strategy at play?

The growth of premium/luxury brands.

New technologies and regulations that will influence the two-wheeler market.

12:00 am - 13:30

Session 2: Riding in a new era of mobility, regulations, technologies and electric vehicles.

Invited speakers:
Mr. Anil Srivastava Principal Adviser, NITI Aayog & DG - DMEO
Mr. Sohinder Singh Gill CEO, Hero Electric and Director (Corporate affairs), Society of Manufacturers of Electric Vehicles
Dr. Ravi Damodaran CTO, Greaves Cotton
Mr. Prashanth Doresamy Head, Continental India

Discussion points

Role of two-wheelers in the changing mobility landscape in India

Two-wheelers lead the electric mobility drive in India. Can India become a global hub for electric two-wheelers?

Government's vision for safe, clean mobility and the role of two-wheelers in it.

Scenario for electric mobility post FAME II

Start-ups, will they be the new technology leaders in an era of electric mobility?

BSVI - how is the industry preparing for the new emission norm, and what would be its impact in the market.

ABS & EFI - technologies that are set to go mainstream. Are there new cost effective versions being developed in India?

13:30 pm - 14:30 pm


14:30 pm - 16:00 pm

Session 3: Emerging opportunities and disruptions ahead

Invited speakers:
Mr. Pankaj Dubey MD, Indian Motorcycles India
Mr. Sergi Canovas MD, Ducati India
Mr. YS Guleria senior VP - sales & marketing, HMSI
Mr. Aniruddha Haldar VP (marketing) - commuter motorcycles, scooters & corporate brand
Mr. Nikunj Sanghi Director - International Affairs and past president, Federation of Automobile Dealers Associations

Discussion points

Mid-size motorcycles -- the sweet spot in the motorcycle industry. How big could it grow?

What is the road ahead for the scooter? New avatars? Moto-scooters?

Technology trends in two-wheelers.

Role of rural economy in growing the two-wheeler industry.

Changing customer tastes. Is customisation the next trend in the market?

Catering to the growing demand for safer vehicles.

The changing face of automobile retailing. How will two-wheeler retailing evolve in the coming years?

16:00 pm - 16:15 pm

Tea Coffee break

16:15 pm - 17:15 pm

Panel Discussion: Road ahead for the two-wheeler market. Building a sustainable and world-class two-wheeler industry

Invited panelists:
Ms. Hema Annamalai, Founder & CEO, Ampere Vehicles
Mr. Jayant Davar, Founder, Co-chairman and MD, Sandhar Technologies
Mr. Kaushik Madhavan, Frost & Sullivan
Mr. Prabhu Patil, President & CEO, Prolim Global

Discussion Points

India tops the global two-wheeler market, but can it top on quality?

Driver of electric mobility, can Indian electric two-wheelers go global?

The road ahead for retro/classic motorcycle market.

Reviving motorcycle brands with rich history. What is the scope in the long term?

Role of suppliers in building a world-class two-wheeler industry.

Is EV infrastructure a big opportunity for OEMs?

Adoption of new processes/techniques by OEMs, suppliers.

Areas where we lack and how can that be addressed.


Well known industry leaders and emerging talents

  • Amitabh Kant

    Amitabh Kant

    CEO Niti Aayog

  • Jayant Davar

    Jayant Davar

    Founder, Co- Chairmain & MD, Sandhar Technologies

  • Malo le masson

    Malo Le Masson

    Head - Global Product Planning, Hero MotoCorp

  • YS Guleria

    YS Guleria

    Sr. VP - Marketing & Sales, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India

  • Pankaj Dubey

    Pankaj Dubey

    Managing Director, Indian Motorcycles India

  • Naveen Munjal

    Naveen Munjal

    Managing Director, Hero Eco Group

  • Sanjeev Rajasekharan

    Sajeev Rajasekharan

    Managing Director, Harley Davidson India

  • Sohinder singh gill

    Sohinder Singh Gill

    CEO Hero Electric & Director (corporate affairs) SMEV

  • Anil Srivastava

    Anil Srivastava

    Director General - DMEO & Principal Adviser, NITI Aayog

  • Dinesh Tyagi

    Dinesh Tyagi

    Director, iCAT

  • Aniruddha Haldar

    Aniruddha Haldar

    VP Marketing, Commuter Motorcycles, Scooters & Corporate Brand, TVS Motor

  • Hemalatha Annamalai

    Hemalatha Annamalai

    Founder & CEO - Ampere Vehicles

  • Kaushik Madhavan

    Kaushik Madhavan

    Vice President-Mobility, Frost Sullivan

  • Prasanth Doresamy

    Prashanth Doreswamy

    Head - Continental India

  • Dr. Ravi damodaran

    Dr. Ravi Damodaran

    Chief Technology Officer, Greaves Cotton

  • Ravneet

    Ravneet S Phokela

    Chief Business Officer - Ather Energy

  • Nikunj Sanghi

    Nikunj Sanghi

    Chairman ASDC & International Director, F A D A

  • Prabhu Patil

    Prabhu Patil

    President & CEO, PROLIM Global Corporation

Registration Closed
India Two-Wheeler Industry Conclave 2019