The Virtual Auto Showcase 2020 – A Times Group Initiative

A Times Group Initiative

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23rd December 2020


23rd December 2020

Virtual Auto Showcase 2020

India’s first ever digital automotive show

A signature event that will witness the congregation of the country’s biggest brands, policy makers and industry specialists who will debate and advocate the way forward for the auto industry, showcase their product range and unveil exclusive deals for consumers.

The Virtual Auto Showcase 2020

India’s first ever digital automotive show

Virtual Auto Showcase 2020 will commence with a preview of the best in the auto industry.

The Virtual Auto Showcase 2020 would include

  • Gallery
    Auto Gallery
  • Power Talks
    Power Talks with policy makers, industry leaders and experts
  • Engagement
    Consumer Engagement activities
  • Interactions
    Interactions with Target Audience
  • Masterclasses
    Sessions and Masterclasses with celebrities and influencers

Exclusive Display Areas

Exclusive display areas booths where consumers can talk to brand sales representatives, download brochures, watch videos and avail discounts

  • Opportunity for brands to interact directly with The Target Audience
  • Special brand speaker sessions
  • Exclusive area for services and accessory providers
  • Platform for brands to meet industry leaders and government officials

Delegate Segments

Two Wheelers, Passenger Vehicles, Commercial Vehicles, Three Wheeler, Car Segment, Electric Vehicles, Auto Component Manufacturers, OEMs, Tyres, Lubricant Companies, Trucks& Buses, Plugin Hybrids, Automobile Designing Companies, Online Buying & Selling Platforms, After Sale Service Companies, Car Rental Companies, Fuel Cell, Vehicle Insurance & Auto Finance Companies, etc

Delegate Profiles

CEOs, MDs, Chairperson, CIOs, CTOs, CXOs, CMOs, Vice Presidents, Presidents etc of companies from the mentioned segments.

Avail exclusive offers and deals on cars and motorcycles

*valid only for the event*


Opportunity to view a range of cars and motorcycles, compare specifications

Register for test drives

Opportunity for one-on-one interaction via chat/drop in queries

Chance to participate in the contests and win exclusive goodies

Insights about how to proceed in the new normal –‘Safety standards, road trips

Gain knowledge about the technology behind cars and motorcycles, designing etc

Opportunity to interact with auto influencers

Consumer Activities

Auto Showcase 2020

Road trips and how to travel
Addressing the ‘new normal’, this session will focus on safety steps to be followed, where to travel and how. Addressed by travel experts and interesting takes from influencers
Contest giveaways
During the course of event, various contests will take place and the winners will be announced. For E.g.: 1000thregistration for test drive to get goodies.
Women & Cars
Women and cars and motorcycles – Capturing their travel stories.
Virtual Tours through brand websites all on one platform
Visit the best brand virtual showrooms under one roof
Masterclasses with auto-influencers
Sessions focusing on taking personal care of vehicles, tips etc
Expert sessions with a car designer
Featuring India’s top car designers
Announcement of new cars

For Participating Brands


Abhinandan Gopalsetty

Head- Sales & Marketing - BMW Motorrad India

Aniruddha M S

Associate Director Manufacturing, Ola Electric Mobility

Arun Kumar Malhotra

Auto Industry Expert & Former Managing Director - Nissan India

Atulya Mittal

Founder, Nexzu Mobility

Bevin Jacob

Partner and Co-Founder, Automobility

Bjørn Elnes

Systems Engineer, Aventi Intelligent Communication

Bob Paul Raj

Head-Connected & Digital Platforms, Mahindra & Mahindra (Mahindra Research Valley)

Dilbagh Gill

Team Principal & CEO, Mahindra Racing

Dino’s Vault

Moto-vlogger & Auto Journo

Gul Panag

Indian Actress & Automobile Enthusiast

Dr. Hans-Peter Kleebinder

Director of Studies (Smart Mobility Management), University of St. Gallen

Jasminder Singh (a.k.a Jaysn)

Moto-Vlogger & Bike Enthusiast

Pratiksha Das

Bike Enthusiast & Social Media Influencer

Kumar Priyesh

Head of Sales Operations, Volkswagen passenger cars India

Raquel Piñan

Internationalization Manager, Automotive Intelligence Center (AIC)

Rayomand Banajee

8 Time National Champion & Founder, Rayo Racing, IndiKarting & IR eSports

Sagar Apte

CEO & Founder, CarIQ

Sakshi Vij

CEO & Founder, Myles Automotive Technologies

Shailesh Borse

Sr. General Manager, TVS Auto Assist

Shreyas Shibulal

Founder & Director – Micelio

Siddhartha Bagri

CEO, Pravaig Dynamics

Sirish Chandran

Editorial Director, evo India, Fast Bikes India & Motor Sport India

Sohinder Gill

CEO‐Global Business, HERO ECO & Director General, SMEV (Society of Manufacturers of Electric Vehicles)

Sujan Roy

Head-Passenger Vehicles International Business & Head-Marketing Electric Vehicles, TATA Motors

Tarun Mehta

CEO & Co-founder - Ather Energy

Vijay Jaiswal

Head-Ecosystem Development Future Mobility, UK, India Tech Partnership

Vinkesh Gulati

President, Federation of Automobile Dealers Associations (FADA)

Y.S. Guleria

Director, Sales & Marketing, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India

Zac Hollis

Brand Director, ŠKODA AUTO India


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Program Schedule

09.30 – 10.00


10.05 – 10.10

Welcome Address by ET Edge

10.15 – 10.30

PRESENTATION | UK India Tech Partnership – Strengthening the Indian Future Mobility Ecosystem
Vijay Jaiswal,Head-Future Mobility Tech Cluster – UK India Tech Partnership – British High
Commission of India

10.35 – 10.50

Learnings from leaders in mass market in the auto industry
Arun Kumar Malhotra, Auto Industry Expert & Former Managing Director – Nissan India

10.55 – 11.10

PRESENTATION | Competing in the ‘Internet of Mobility’ Era – A paradigm shift and once-in-a-century
to invest in Auto + Mobility disruption 
  • Secular shift & exponential rise of EV and what to expect in the next 1~2 years?
  • Premiumization of Smart EVs, with Intelligent & Connected Vehicles (ICV)
  • Mass commercialization of “Consumer AV” and the competitive race of Hi-Tech companies and new
    Auto OEMs

Bevin Jacob,Partner and Co-Founder – Automobility Ltd

11.15 – 11.45

FIRE SIDE CHAT |Understanding the 2025 Intelligent Vehicle – Evolution of connected car technologies
with respect 
to safety and improved customer experience in the new normal 
  • Identifying technologies, challenges & future trends
  • Envisioning tomorrow’s connected car and the enhanced driver experience it brings
  • 3 Megatrends transforming the automotive industry

Bjorn Elnes,Systems Engineer – Aventi Intelligent Communication

  • Sagar Apte,Founder – CarIQ
  • Bob Paul Raj,Head of Connected and Digital Platforms, Mahindra & Mahindra – Mahindra 
    Research Valley

11.50 – 12.00

Special message from ŠKODA AUTO India
Zac Hollis, Brand Director – ŠKODA AUTO India

12.05 – 13.05

PANEL DISCUSSION | Indian EV space: Is there a light at the end of the tunnel in a post pandemic world?

  • Customizing India’s EV policy to make it economically viable
  • Role of the government in accelerating electrification
  • Impact of EVs on economic growth and employment
  • Support & infrastructure required to push India to become the largest EV market in the world by 2030

Sirish Chandran,Editorial Director — evo India, Fast Bikes India & Motor Sport India

  • Atulya Mittal,Founder – Nexzu Mobility
  • Shreyas Shibulal,Founder & Director – Micelio
  • Sohinder Gill,CEO Global Business – Hero Electric & Director General – SMEV
  • Tarun Mehta,CEO & Co-founder – Ather Energy

13.10 – 13.30

Through the eyes of an EV enthusiast – Creating a cleaner planet!
Gul Panag, Indian Actress & Automobile Enthusiast

13.35 – 13.55

Story of a bike enthusiast – Your love for gears & gasoline!
Jasminder Singh (a.k.a Jaysn), Moto-Vlogger & Bike Enthusiast

14.00 – 14.15

PRESENTATION | Future of Motorsports in India
Rayomand Banajee, Founder – Rayo Racing, IndiKarting & IR eSports

14.20 – 14.30

Volkswagen India 2.0; Vision 2021 – Mobility Solution; SUVW in India
Priyesh Kumar,Head of Sales Operations – Volkswagen

14.35 – 14.45

PRESENTATION | The Future Impact of Industry 4.0 – The Automobile industry perspective
Aniruddha M S,Associate Director Manufacturing – Ola Electric Mobility

14.50 – 15.30

PANEL DISCUSSION | Accelerating sales & marketing for the automotive sector in a post covid era

  • Strategies to secure a short-term survival and preparing for a post pandemic future
  • Identifying the priorities for the automotive sector post the crisis
  • Future outlook and marketing trends impacting the sector

Sirish Chandran,Editorial Director — evo India, Fast Bikes India & Motor Sport India

  • Abhinandan Gopalsetty,Head Sales & Marketing – BMW Motorrad
  • Sujan Roy,Head – Passenger Vehicles International Business & Head – Marketing Electric
    Vehicles – TATA Motors
  • Y.S. Guleria,Director Sales & Marketing – Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India

15.35 – 15.50

Transforming Roadside Assistance to Mobility Services
Shailesh Borse,Sr. General Manager – TVS Auto Assist

15.55 – 16.10

Dealerships: The future of automotive sales in a changing world
Vinkesh Gulati,President – Federation of Automobile Dealers Associations (FADA)

16.15 – 16.35

PRESENTATION | The Future of Subscription services in the automotive industry in growing and
emerging markets

Sakshi Vij,Founder & CEO – Myles

16.40 – 16.55

PRESENTATION | Future of Motorsports – The EV Story
Dilbagh Gill,CEO & Team Principal – Mahindra Racing

17.00 – 17.10

PRESENTATION | Pravaig – The best way to move in your city
Siddhartha Bagri, CEO – Pravaig Dynamics

17.15 – 17.30

Safety & Road Safety – What can we do to bring about significant improvements
Dino’s Vault, Moto-vlogger & Auto Journalist

17.35 – 17.45

Through the eyes of a bike enthusiast – A lifelong adventure!
Pratiksha Das, Bike Enthusiast & Social Media Influencer

17.50 – 18.10

PRESENTATION | Safer, Smarter & Sustainable – Mobility of the Future!
Dr. Hans-Peter Kleebinder,Director of Studies (Smart Mobility Management) – University of St. Gallen

18.15 – 18.45

PRESENTATION | Megatrends in Mobility: A European perspective – how to accelerate innovation 
though collaboration
Raquel Piñan, Internationalization Manager – Automotive Intelligence Center (AIC)




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