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SIAM is the Apex National Body representing Indian Automobile Industry

Venue : Virtual
Event Type :Seminars
Date : 04-Sep-2020   Time :10.00 hrs. - 13.30 hrs.

Automobile Industry witnessed the steepest ever decline in the first Quarter (April – June 2020) of the Financial Year 2020-21, as vehicle sales plummeted by about 75% in this Quarter, compared to the previous year. This steep decline, came at the backdrop of one of the landmark achievements, wherein the Industry moved to BS VI Emission Norms from 1st April 2020, across all vehicle segments, bringing India at par with rest of the world, meeting one of the most stringent environmental regulations for vehicles.


Indian Auto Industry has always demonstrated extra ordinary resilience and is weathering this unprecedented storm with confidence that the on-going pandemic will wither out sooner than later, leading to early resumption of all-round economic activity, across the world. However, the dent that has already been created in the economy is likely to take some time to repair itself and therefore it becomes essential that all Stakeholders across the Value Chain need to come together and think towards ‘Re-building the Nation, Responsibly’.


In this context SIAM is organising its 60th SIAM Annual Convention on 4th September 2020 on a Virtual Platform from 1000 - 1330 hrs.



Tentative Programme Schedule



1000 – 1100 hrs : Special Plenary Session 1 – Reviving Demand


1000 – 1005 hrs : Welcome and Opening Remarks by Mr Rajan Wadhera, President, SIAM & Senior Advisor, Mahindra & Mahindra 


1005 – 1010 hrs : Remarks by Mr Uday Kotak, President, CII and Managing Director & CEO, Kotak Mahindra Bank


1010 – 1025 hrs : Address by Guest of Honour, Shri Prakash Javadekar, Hon’ble Union Minister of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Information & Broadcasting and Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises, Government of India


1025 – 1055 hrs : Question Answer Session Moderated by Ms Swati Khandelwal, Executive Editor, Zee Business


1055 – 1100 hrs : Concluding Remarks by Mr Kenichi Ayukawa, President Elect, SIAM & Managing Director & CEO, Maruti Suzuki India 


1115 – 1215 hrs : Special Plenary Session 2 – A Long Term Regulatory Roadmap and Infrastructure Development


1115 – 1120 hrs : Opening Remarks by Mr Vikram Kirloskar, Past President, SIAM & Vice Chairman, Toyota Kirloskar Motor


1120 – 1135 hrs : Address by Guest of Honour, Shri Nitin Jairam Gadkari, Hon’ble Union Minister of Road Transport & Highways and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Government of India 


1135 – 1210 hrs : Question Answer Session Moderated by Mr Hormazd Sorabjee, Editor, Autocar India


1210 – 1215 hrs : Concluding Remarks by Mr Vinod Aggarwal, Treasurer, SIAM & Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, VE Commercial Vehicles


1230 – 1330 hrs : Special Plenary Session 3 – ‘Atma Nirbhar’ – The Roadmap to Increased Localisation and Harnessing Export Potential of the Indian Auto Industry

1230 – 1235 hrs : Opening Remarks by Dr Pawan Goenka, Past President, SIAM and Managing Director, Mahindra & Mahindra


1235 – 1250 hrs : Address by Guest of Honour, Shri Piyush Goyal, Hon’ble Union Minister of Commerce & Industry and Railways, Government of India


1250 – 1320 hrs : Question Answer Session Moderated by Mr Parikshit Luthra, Assistant Editor, CNBC-TV18


1320 – 1325 hrs : Summing up of the Session by Mr Deepak Jain, President, ACMA and Chairman and Managing Director, Lumax Industries


1325 – 1330 hrs : Concluding Remarks of the SIAM Annual Convention by Mr Rajan Wadhera, President, SIAM