CII - Commercial Vehicle Summit

Theme: Viksit Bharat powered by CVs

25 April 2024 : 0930 Hrs – 1900 Hrs : Hotel Feathers, Chennai, India

Confederation of Indian Industry (SR) is organising a one-day CII - Commercial Vehicle Summit – 2nd Edition with the theme of “Viksit Bharat powered by CVs” on 25 April 2024 between 0930 Hrs – 1900 Hrs at Hotel Feathers, Chennai, India.

The Commercial Vehicle Summit brings you closer to the transport solutions of the Future, New customers, Market and Regulatory Requirements which challenges the operators as well as developers permanently. The summit brings together top-class experts from the automotive & automotive supply industries (OEMs, Suppliers & Technology providers), Government agencies and Research Institutions to discuss about the best practices and new approaches.

The summit proposes to cover the following areas in the technical discussions and panel discussions:

  • Inaugural Session
  • CxO Panel Discussion on: Indian CV Industry Towards Viksit Bharat
    Focus Areas: Infrastructure, Research & Development, Manufacturing, Sustainability, Mobility, Policies & Regulatory Framework.
  • Session on Technology Megatrends Shaping the Future of CV Industry
    Focus Areas: Digital Solutions |Telematics | Remote Diagnostics | Autonomous Technologies (ADAS) | IoT | Connectivity HMI (5G) | Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) and Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) communication | Automotive Electronics | Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) in HMI.
  • Fire Side Chat with Industry Veteran
  • Session on Advancements in Powertrain Technologies
    Focus Areas: Advances in IC Engine Technology | Bharat Stage VII – Challenges & Opportunities | Plug-In Hybrids (PHEVs)| Fuel Cells| Electric |LNG Engines | H2-ICE Future – Challenges & Opportunities.
  • Session on Forging the Future of Commercial Vehicles Prototyping
    Focus Areas: Commercial Vehicle Design | Simulation | CAE Testing | Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) in design and testing | Proving Grounds | Digital Twin etc.
  • Panel Discussion on Driving the Future of Aftermarket
    Focus Areas: Enviro Framework | Green Parts | Sustainable Strategies | Recycling | Supply Chain | Digitalization | Connected | Role of AI | Skill Development |
  • Exclusive Session on Future Prospects & Career Building in CV Industry for Academia (Concurrent Session: Timing: 1500 Hrs – 1630 Hrs)
    Focus Areas: Driving your Career : The CV Way | How to be Future Ready ?

Speakers at the summit:

Mr V Vishnu, IAS
Managing Director and CEO
Guidance Tamil Nadu

Mr Shenu Agarwal
Managing Director and CEO
Ashok Leyland Limited

Mr Satyakam Arya
Managing Director & CEO
Daimler India Commercial Vehicles Pvt. Ltd.

Mr Rajesh Mittal
President & Managing Director
Isuzu Motors India Private Limited

Mr Pradeep Kumar Thimmaiyan
Summit Chairman & President & CTO
Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (P) Limited

Mr S S Gill
EVP – International Business & Company – Owned Retail
VE Commercial Vehicles Ltd.

Mr Ramanathan Srinivasan
Managing Director
Automotive Test Systems

Mr Raghavan N
Lucas Indian Service Ltd.

Mr Yeshwanth Kumar Kini
Chief Human Resource Officer
Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (P) Limited

Mr Sanjeev Annigeri
Vice President - R&D,
Engineering and Service,
TATA Autocomp Hendrickson Suspensions Pvt Ltd

Mr Sathiyaseelan G
Vice President – Design & Styling
Ashok Leyland Limited

Mr Jalaj Gupta
Head – CV Business Unit
Mahindra & Mahindra Limited

Dr N Saravanan
President & Chief Technology Officer
Ashok Leyland Ltd.

Mr T Giriprasad
President - Rane Aftermarket Business
Rane Group

Mr Zakkir Hussain M.H.
Alkraft Thermotechnologies Pvt Ltd

Mr Kaushik Madhavan
Vice President & Global Head of Consulting – Automotive & Transportation
Marketsandmarkets Research Pvt. Ltd.

Mr Harish Kumar
Regional Head - South India
Ascendas Firstspace

Ms Veena Y V
Deputy General Manager
Bosch Ltd

Mr Sanjeev Sharma
Founder & CEO
Swaayatt Robots (P) Ltd.

Mr Harshvardhan Sharma
Head - Automotive Retail Practice
Automotive Industry Consulting Group
NRI Consulting & Solutions India

Mr A A Badusha
Sr Deputy Director

Mr Vijay Sharma
Managing Director
FEV India

Mr Nikhil Kulkarni
Tata AutoComp Hendrickson Suspensions Pvt. Ltd

Mr Vinayaka Nagaraja
Head of Development Center - Japan, Korea, and India
Segment ADAS, Autonomous Mobility
Continental Automotive Components (India) Private Limited

Mr Ramakrishna D
Vice President, Powertrain and e-Drives
Daimler Trucks Innovation Center India Pvt Ltd,

More than 200 senior management personnel from diverse industries all over India and abroad are expected to attend this summit.

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Why Sponsor this Summit ?
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  • Your organization will be acknowledged, at the appropriate sponsorship level, as sponsor in the Summit documents and website, i.e. your organization’s logo will be displayed prominently in the Summit website and handbook.
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Summit Delegate Fee (Per Participant/excluding GST):

  • Rs. 7000 per participant for CII Member
  • Rs. 8000 per participant for Non-member
  • Rs. 5000 per participant for Educational Institution / Startups

Note: Delegate registration allows access to the summit sessions, summit delegate KIT, networking coffee/tea breaks, Networking Lunch & Dinner. Prior registration is required / No spot registration.; *for Startups category - Please provide the DPIIT Certificate to Avail this offer after the registration.

The summit starts at 0930 Hrs (Registration starts at 0830 Hrs.) and conclude at 1900 Hrs followed by Networking dinner.

For more details, Please contact Mr K S Johnson @ +91-9840948053 | Email: