The highly anticipated 7th edition of the Commercial Vehicle Forum (CVF) took place at the prestigious J.W Marriott in Pune. The event brought together industry leaders, policymakers, and stakeholders to explore and shape the future of the Indian commercial vehicle and road transport sector.
The forum was honoured to have Shri Nitin Gadkari, Hon’ble Union Minister of Road Transport & Highways, Government of India, as the Chief Guest. His presence added immense value to the discussions and underscored the government’s commitment to the growth and development of the sector. Mr. Rajendra Petkar, President & CTO, TATA Motors, served as the Chairman, bringing his extensive expertise and leadership to the forum.
With a diverse array of 60+ speakers, 500 + attendees, 30+ exhibitors the 7th edition of CVF provided a platform for knowledge sharing, insightful conversations, and fruitful networking opportunities. Participants gained valuable insights into the current state of the commercial vehicle industry, emerging trends, and the path forward for sustainable and efficient road transport in India.
CVF had two conference tracks running in parallel to provide greater depth, particularly on Disruptive Innovations & Sustainable Mobility. Participants could attend the track that they find most suitable to their interest area. Throughout the event, prominent speakers, thought leaders, and industry experts delivered compelling presentations, engaging panel discussions, and interactive sessions. Key topics covered included evolution of the CV & Road Transport Industry, connected and digital disruption of the Indian CV & road transport industry, electrification of CV’s, impact of regulatory trends, last mile delivery, trailer trends for 2023 and alternative fuels.
The success of the 7th edition of CVF can be attributed to the active participation and contributions of all attendees & speakers, who collectively advanced the dialogue on transforming the Indian commercial vehicle and road transport sector.
Few prominent speakers at the event included Dr. Sudhir Mehta, Founder & Chairman, EKA Mobility and Chairman & Managing Director, Pinnacle Industries, Ms. Reema Jogani, Director, Reema Transport Pvt. Ltd, Mr. R. Shankar, Executive Director- Special Projects of TVS Supply Chain Solutions, Mr. Siddharth Kirtane, Head of Marketing and HQ Operations, DICV, Mr. Kaushik Narayan, CEO, Leaptrucks, Ms. Ujjwala Karle, Deputy Director, ARAI, Mr. Gopi Sankar M, VP – Advanced Engineering, Ashok Leyland, Ms. Harinder Pal Kaur, Head of Logistics in Northern Cargo Service, JIS Group, Mr. Uday Narang, Chairman, Anglian Omega Group and Omega Seiki Mobility, Mr. Amitabh Saran, Founder & CEO, Altigreen Propulsion Labs, Mr. Rajeev Batra, CEO, Tata International Vehicle Applications Pvt. Ltd, Mr. Prashant K Banerjee, Executive Director, Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) and many more.
The Commercial Vehicle Forum continues to serve as a crucial platform for industry players to collaborate, exchange ideas, and find synergies that will shape the future of the commercial vehicle and road transport sector. The event continues to foster innovation, address challenges, and identify opportunities for sustainable growth in India.