India's biggest 2-Wheeler Industry Conclave opens on October 25

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 20 Oct 2021


The most affordable form of motorised transport is the two-wheeler, and India is easily the largest manufacturing base as well as market for petrol-run scooters and motorcycles. And the advent of electric two-wheelers, the lead segment in the emerging electric mobility market, has just begun.

In FY2021, 1.83 million units (1,83,49,941) were produced – while 1.51 million units (1,51,19,387)were  sold in the domestic market and 32,77,724 two-wheelers were exported. These numbers though are a decline on the previous two years and the result of a country and world impacted by the pandemic. But resilient India Auto Inc is fighting back.

Of course, there is change in the two-wheeler market. On the one hand, manufacturers of conventional ICE vehicles are jostling in a tight race to sales revival while on the other electric two-wheelers are gradually carving out a place of their own. 

Autocar Professional will address the various facets, challenges and opportunities across the two-wheeler ecosystem to bring you a comprehensive understanding of future trends in its mega Two-Wheeler Week – October 25-29, 2021, starting 10 am – every day.

Given the new normal of social distancing in a Covid-scarred world, this edition of the Two-Wheeler Week will be ‘digital only’. The debate and discussions every day will encompass key topics as well as burning issues of the two-wheeler eco-system. There will be a one-on-one conversation with captains of India Auto Inc followed by a panel discussion comprising  speakers representing every sub-segment of the two-wheeler industry from manufacturers to component makers and government representatives too. 

This is a must-attend event for all stakeholders of the industry. 

Register now to ensure your participation everyday of this power-packed last week of October. Participants can hear and share their views and also pose questions. At Autocar Professional we try to take up all our viewer questions and maximise the value of every minute that all of you share with us. Remember to join us at 10 am every morning between October 25-29, 2021.

Here is a day-wise split of the topics that the Two-Wheeler Week.

October 25 – Industry Regains Momentum
10-10:30 am- Rakesh Sharma, Executive Director, Bajaj Auto

10:35-11:35 am
YS Guleria, Director - Sales & Marketing, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India 
- Deepak Jain, Chairman & MD, Lumax Industries
- Vinkesh Gulati, President, Federation of Automobile Dealers Associations (FADA)
- Srinivas Kantheti, Co-founder & MD, Bike Bazaar

October 26 – The Race To Go Electric
10-10:30 am-
Sudarshan Venu, Joint MD, TVS Motor Company

10:35- 11:35 am
- Ravneet Phokela, Chief Business Officer, Ather Energy
- Kabir Bhandari, Padmini VNA Mechatronics
- Shivalik Prasad, VP (Sales & Alliances), Sibros
- Arjun Jain, Business Head - Electrical/Electronics at Varroc Group

October 27 – Road to Greener Mobility
10- 10:30 am - 
Diego Graffi, CEO & MD, Piaggio Vehicles

10:35- 11:35 am
- Mahua Acharya, MD & CEO, Convergence Energy Services (CESL)
- Anumita Roy Chowdhury, Executive Director, Research & Advocacy    Centre for Science and Enviornment (CSE)
- Sanjeev Saxena, President - Automotive Technology, Schaeffler India
- Pankaj Dubey, Co-founder & CEO, Power Global India

October 28 – Emerging Safety Trends and Challenges
10- 10:30 am -
Krishan Kohli, Head India Market — BU HBS & VED and MD, Continental Automotive Brake Systems India

10:35- 11:35 am
Piyush Tewari, Founder & CEO, SaveLife Foundation
Uri Lavi, CEO & Co-founder, Ride Vision
Renuka Srinivasan, Sales Director, Dassault Systemes

October 29 – Premium Biking and the Way Forward
10- 10:30 am - 
Exclusive conversation with top premium biking manufacturers across India

10:35- 11:35 am
Bipul Chandra, MD, Ducati India
Shoeb Farooq, Business head- Triumph Motorcycles
Ravi Avalur, Head - New Business Unit, Harley-Davidson India