Mumbai, January 07: The Curtain Raiser program of the upcoming India Auto Show – Exhibition & Conference on Automotive Industry was successfully held at the Bombay Exhibition Center, Nesco, Mumbai. It was the first of its kind Industry gathering post lock-down and was witnessed by 100+ Senior Automotive Industry dignitaries. Nesco Exhibitions along with Bus & Car Operators Confederation of India (BOCI), Mumbai Bus Malak Sanghatna (MBMS) and Federation of Tourist Taxi Operators (FOTTO) has taken this initiative to bring together the Automotive OEM’s and Bus & Car Fleet Owners to deliberate further on the future of the Industry. With immense proud and joy, welcoming the Industry colleagues, Mr. Tejinder Singh Nagi, General Manager, Nesco Ltd said “Nesco, being hosts for today has taken a great and brave step to start the organising of exhibitions in Mumbai. We as a venue promise to have a clear and hygienic exhibition with all the safety precautions as per the guidelines of the Government”.
This curtain raiser program highlighted the importance of organizing the 2nd India Auto Show at this critical juncture to give a further impetus to this quickly reviving sector. Addressing the audience on the occasion, Mr. Harsh Kotak, Treasurer, BOCI, stated, “It would be an apt time to organize the India Auto Show from 12th to 14th February 2021 as the Bus & Car Fleet Owners across all segments viz; Intercity Travel, School Bus, Employee Transport, Tour Operators and Tourist Cabs are all gearing up for the season beginning from April 2021”. Wishing a great success to this initiative, Mr Mahendra Arya, President, All India Transporters’ Welfare Association further added “We all have stood together in solidarity with the Industry which was badly hit last year. But now is the time to start this New Year with a renewed zeal and passion and make the most of this business and networking opportunity”.
Also present amongst the dignitaries were Mr. Avinash Subhedar, IAS – Jt. CEO, Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC). MIDC is an integral part of the event along with Aurangabad Industrial City (AURIC) which is one of the pillars and pioneer projects for DMIC, India’s most ambitious and one of the world’s largest infrastructure program.
Tata Motors – The Event Lead Partner also showcased their new BS6 Tata Winger and garnered a lot of attention from the Fleet Owners. After an unfortunately forced hiatus, and at a time where the entire world is looking at India as an alternative for setting up their manufacturing units, this 3-day event aims to address the paradigm shift in automotive manufacturing and boost the local brands in Indian Automotive Industry. “The central theme of the Show is “Creating a unified push for an enriched, robust and thriving Automotive Industry in India” and will bring the stakeholders on one platform viz; Manufacturers, Policy Makers, Regulators, sector experts, end users and media,” according to an official statement.
It is expected that 8,000+ Dealers, Distributors and Importers of Spare Parts, Vehicle Accessories, Lubricants, 3,000+ Garage Owners, Multi Brand Service Station & Workshop Owner and 1000+ Plant Head’s, Vendor Development Head’s, Purchase Managers of Automotive OEM’s will meet, conduct business and explore possibilities of a deeper collaboration with 150+ Leading Exhibitors at the 2nd India Auto Show.
The Exhibition spread over 10,000 sqm will showcase leading Passenger & Commercial Vehicles, Electric Vehicles, Component and Accessories, IT & Mobility Solutions etc.
Giving a clarion call together to participate at the 2nd India Auto Show, Mr. Deepak Naik, President, Mumbai Bus Malak Sanghatna (MBMS) and Mr. Zubin Khapoliwala, President, Federation of Tourist Taxi Operators (FOTTO) acknowledged and thanked the brave hearts attending the brief program today.
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