India's automotive sector is going through an unprecedented boom. With just one vehicle per one hundred people and mass motorisation only years away, there are significant challenges facing India's automotive logisticians. Next month, the industry's most influential players will convene at the Renaissance Mumbai Hotel from 2 – 4 December, for the Automotive Logistics India conference, to discuss the future of this exciting marketplace.
Faced with poor infrastructure, challenging terrain and extensive distances, logistics is of fundamental importance to companies operating in India. Couple this with the country's automotive arena growing at a rate of around 18 per cent per annum, and it's easy to see how much pressure there will be on India's infrastructure.
At Automotive Logistics India vehicle manufacturers and tier one suppliers have the chance to share best practice and discuss how to deliver innovative solutions to this challenging marketplace. Those at the very centre of the industry will be presenting at the event and there is also a rare chance to hear from representatives from major OEMs participating in a question and answer session.
The event's forums will allow attendees direct access to top-level decision-makers from some of the sector's leading organisations including Tata Motors, Maruti Suzuki and General Motors. A comprehensive seminar programme will cover topics that are crucial in shaping the future of India's automotive sector including material management, collaboration and a stream dedicated to finished vehicle logistics. The event will also include an interactive roundtable session, allowing delegates the chance to debate the industry's burning issues with their peers.
Jean-Pierre Potel, group marketing manager of automotive logistics operator, GEFCO, commented: “India holds huge opportunities for the automotive sector but its challenges are equally substantial. Automotive Logistics India is a key event for industry professionals to attend as a way of keeping up to date on events in the industry, while anticipating the trends that will affect the marketplace in the future.”
To find out more about Automotive Logistics India 2008 or to book your place, visit www.automotivelogisticsindia.com.