(Dated: Friday, December 18, 2015
For south Region)
Circular No.: ACMA/SR/CH/73
To: All south Members
1st Conference on Automotive Aftermarket - Strategies for Sustenance

1st Conference on Automotive Aftermarket – Strategies for Sustenance

January 22, 2016 : Hotel Le Royal MeridienChennai


Further to our announcement of re-scheduling the 1st Conference on Automotive Aftermarket – Strategies for Sustenance as a safety precautionary measure in view of the rains and the resultant flooding, we are pleased to inform that the conference on “Automotive Aftermarket – Strategies for Sustenance” would now be held onJanuary 22, 2016 at Hotel Le Royal Meridien, Chennai.


As mentioned, this is the first ever conference on the subject in the South by ACMA.


The aftermarket, as you are aware forms an integral part of the automotive component industry and is a key source of brand building and income for many of us.  However, it is not without its challenges. Only through constant and regular interactions, exchange of ideas can we increase our reach, improve our competitive position and prevent the proliferation of spurious and counterfeit parts.


This conference is aimed at discussing some of the key challenges, opportunities and strategies for the value chain. 


                        The likes of Anand Group, Brakes India, Lucas Indian Service, Rane, Stork Rubber, WABCO India, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan -- key players in the automotive, component, Government and Law firms have confirmed to be a part of this this one-day session and will share their experiences and knowledge.  The detailed programme would be shared with members shortly.


The topics that are proposed to be addressed at the conference include, IPR & Brand Protection, Aftermarket Exports, Opportunities and Strategies and Distributor Field perceptions, and will include panel discussion.


An exclusive “Business Linkage Forum” is also being planned with the Federation of All India Auto Spare Parts Dealers Association (FAIASPDA) wherein players from the aftermarket community have been invited for a networking session with members to look at enhancing business opportunities. 


We look forward to your personal participation and that of your aftermarket teams.  Please use the enclosed reply form to assist you register at the event. Also available are slots for brand promotion at the event, details of which form part of the reply form.


Best regards,

Ram Venkataramani                                 Sriram Viji

Chairman (SR)                          Chairman (Consumer Affairs & Anti-Counterfeiting)