The way forward
Creating an open, connected and competitive India
Central to the growth taking place in India is the progress being made in the automotive logistics and manufacturing industries.This has come in the form of major investment from OEMs such as Suzuki, Honda, Ford and GM, which are pumping billions of dollars into new models and production capacity to meet local and export demand. Ford, for example, intends to export at least 50% of production from its new plant in Gujarat and expects exports to triple over the next 5-10 years. This increased investment is helping India to become South Asia’s vehicle export hub – especially for the small car market.
Despite its relatively sluggish domestic car market of recent years, India continues to see industrial and economic development. Infrastructural improvements are continually being made, including for seaports, rail and new roads, which is helping to draw more OEMs to the region. Hyundai Motor, for example, is reported to be considering another plant in India.
Progress has also been made through governmental reform, including improvements to road and rail networks and policy, widespread bureaucratic cuts to reduce state line red tape, and concrete developments for the long-awaited Goods and Services Tax Bill (GST) – all of which further encourages investment, development and ultimately growth.
Now in its 9th successive year, Automotive Logistics India is carefully structured over three days to provide significant value for delegates. It begins with a cocktail reception on the evening prior to the first day and contains presentation sessions, Q&A panels, round-table discussions and a mid-conference gala dinner. There is plenty of time for networking at coffee and lunch breaks. All these benefits are included within a single delegate fee.
This year’s conference is the place where automotive supply chain professionals will tackle current challenges, while discussing how best to deal with those on the horizon. India is already more open, connected and competitive than many of its competitors, but how can that be improved for the next phase of automotive growth?
Book your place and join your peers, customers, suppliers and competitors who will be there.