March 15, 2019 - New Delhi

Two-Wheeler Industry Conclave 2019

Identifying Growth Opportunities In A Distruptive Era

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Identifying Growth Opportunities In A Distruptive 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 in New Delhi on 15 March 2019

Event Schedule

09:45 am - 10:15 am

Keynote Address: Identifying growth opportunities in a disruptive era.

(Suggested speaker: Mr. Pawan Munjal, CMD & CEO, Hero MotoCorp)

10:15 am - 10:30 am

Tea / Coffee break.

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. Satoshi Uchida, MD, Suzuki Motorcycle India
Mr. Dinesh Tyagi, Director, International Centre for Automotive Technology
Mr. Tarun Mehta, Co-founder & CEO, Ather Energy
Mr. Sajeev Rajasekharan, MD, Harley Davidson India)

Discussion points

Sustaining profitability in an increasingly competitive industry.

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

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 pm - 13:30 pm

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

Invited speakers:
Mr. Anil Srivastava, 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.

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. YS Guleria, senior VP - sales & marketing, HMSI
Mr. Malo Le Masson, Head - global product planning, Hero MotoCorp,
Mr. Nikunj Sanghi, Federation of Automobile Dealers Associations

Discussion points

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

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. Anupam Thareja, Founder, Classic Legends
Mr. Kaushik Madhavan, Frost & Sullivan

Discussion Points:

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

river 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

  • Pawan Munjal

    Pawan Munjal

    CMD & CEO, Hero MotoCorp

  • Jayant Davar

    Jayant Davar

    Founder, Co- Chairmain & MD, Sandhar Technologies

  • Satoshi Uchida

    Satoshi Uchida

    MD Suzuki Motorcycle India

  • 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

    Sanjeev Rajasekharan

    Managing Director, Harley Davidson

  • Sohinder singh gill

    Sohinder singh gill

    CEO Hero Electric & Director (corporate affairs) SMEV

  • Anil Srivastava

    Anil Srivastava

    Director General, Niti Aayog

  • Dinesh Tyagi

    Dinesh Tyagi

    Director, iCAT

  • Anupam Thareja

    Anupam Thareja

    Founder, Classic Legends

  • Arun Siddharth

    Arun Siddharth

    VP Marketing - Head Global Marketing & Premium Business, 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

  • Tarun Mehta

    Tarun Mehta

    Co founder & CEO, Ather Energy

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