|Day 1 – Aftermarket Trends, and Market analysis|
|Opening by the Academy Chairman and Automechanika Dubai Representative||-|
|11:30||Keynote||Dubai's total automotive trade stats 2020 and 2021||Fuad Bassam, Senior Officer Data Validation and Monitor- Statistics Section, Dubai Customs|
|11:50||Keynote||Market Outlook Survey||Andrea Piccin, Partner & General Manager, GRS Research & Strategy|
GCC AUTOMOTIVE AFTERMARKET POST-COVID-19
The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)—comprising Oman, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain—is a significant politico-economic bloc in the Middle East. It constitutes 53% of the nominal gross domestic product (GDP) (for 2020) of the entire Middle East and, more significantly, contributes to the majority of the automotive aftermarket demand in the region. With the pandemic, likeall industries, the automotive aftermarket has seen a rise and fall in performance over two years. This presentation will cover: 1. Impact analysis of the pandemic and its effect on GCC automotive after market 2. How large the after market is expected to be (Forecast & Revenue Split) 3. What are the key after market trends driving and redefining the business as usual 4. Key Growth opportunities
|Subhash Joshi, Vice President - Mobility Regional Head – ME, Frost & Sullivan|
|12:40||Market Report||Passenger Car Service Ecosystem in UAE, 2021||Vishal Pandey, Partner - Automotive & Mobility Practice, Glasgow Consulting Group – UAE|
|13:00||Market Report||Retail Aftermarket during the Covid times||Prachi Satoskar, Regional Strategic Account Manager, GfK Middle East & Africa FZ LLC|
How the Automotive Aftermarket Can Plan and Prevail Amidst Market Volatility in China
Market volatility in China is causing an unprecedented impact to manufacture and product prices across industries. In this talk, Karan Gupta will dissect the root causes of these changes and share predictions on how they will change in the short and long term. We will unpack the impacts on the bearing as a case study.
Karan will also propose scenarios for how the future will unfold base on magnitude and additional duration of the volatility in order to extract activities that companies can undertake to reduce risk and improve profitability. We will pay special attention to the critical role trust plays in today’s pandemic-impacted economy.
|Karan Gupta, Head of Strategy, KG International FZCO|
|14:00||Session||Aftermarket, testing & insurance – The need for standards on the repair estimating process||Mirsad Nezirevic, General Manager, Aftersales, Al Masaood Automobiles|
|14:20||Session||Workshop-Net closes the digital gap in the workshop
The presentation introduces the international communication standard "Workshop-Net" and highlights the advantages of using "Workshop-Net" to close the digital gap between the back office and the equipment of a workshop or inspection centre. This standardized communication supports the digitalization of the working processes an implies an improvement of productivity and profitability.
|Frank Beaujean, President, ASA-Association e.V.|
|14:40||Panel Discussion||It's no longer an option - Win in the Digital Race or Disappear
This session explores a 360 overview of the consumer journey, the car retailing industry, and the most critical pain points.
Key discussion points:
• Consumer understanding - What does the customer really want?
• Market Analysis - Where is the industry now?
• Sneak peek into the future - What does the future of car retailing would look like in the next 20 years?
• Transition & Transformation - What are the barriers to change?
Session Chair: Craig Stevens, CEO, Dubicars
Abinav Gupta, Job Title, Cars24
Thalib Alrubau, Job Title, Albacars
|16:00||Panel Discussion||Women in Automotive|
|16:00||Keynote||Women in Automotive|
|16:45||Panel Discussion||An Interview with Women in Automotive, enabling women as industry leaders and serving female consumers||
Session Chair: Alan Whaley, Chairman, AMENA TBC
Sepideh Malekzadeh, Portfolio Strategy Manager, FORD
Marwa Kaabour, Head of Marketing & Communication, AlMassoud
Maryam Mahini, Business Development Manager, Autoglass ME
Dr. Majida AlAzaz, TBC
Berna Akinci, Head of Marketing, Bridgestone Middle East & Africa
|17:30||End of Day 1|
|Day 2 – Innovation & Future Mobility|
|Opening by the Conference Chairman||-|
|11:40||Keynote Interview||Country Dedicated Session||Representative of the Ministry of Commerce, Colombia
Moderator: Gareth Wright
|12:50||Sponsored Session||Digital Trends in the Automotive Industry||
Ravi Pincha, CEO, ISS Middle East
Aasif Ahamed Khan, Industry Executive Advisor, SAP MENA
|13:10||Innovation Talk||Tire Safety, Regulations, and Standardization in the Middle East||Abdelhameed Hegazy, Standards & Regulations Manager, Bridgestone EMIA|
Mohammed Aqel, General Manager, CENTRAL TRADING COMPANY LLC
Zulfiqar Dilawar, Service & Solution Business Development Manager, Michelin
|13:50||Mobility Solutions and Digital Tools in the Tire Industry||Fadi El Karmi, Product Manager, Commercial - Emerging Markets, Goodyear|
Transforming an organization into a customer centric one post 2020
|Hussein M. Dajani, General Manager - Digital and CX Transformation - AMIO Region Nissan Motor Co.|
|14:40||Innovation Talk||It isn't just Tesla! The EV Industry in the GCC: Insights and Predictions||Salman Hussain, Chief Product Officer, EV Lab|
Aaditya Bharatkumar Thakrar, Strategic Transport Planning, AECON
|15:20||Developing, mentoring, and pioneering future mobility in UAE
Electric vehicles, hybrid vehicles, renewable energy, sustainability and smart solutions in the country
|Harigovind Kaninghat, General Manager, One Moto TBC|
|15:40||Helping reduce the Cost of Ownership through advanced lubricants||Mark Mathias, Sales Director, Trinity Lubes and Greases and GRENVO|
|16:10||Market Report||Passenger Car Component Aftermarket Outlook - UAE & Saudi Arabia 2021||Vishal Pandey, Partner - Automotive & Mobility Practice, Glasgow Consulting Group – UAE|
The Future of Car Ownership in the UAE
Key discussion points:
• Current state of car ownership
Chirenj Chandran, Co-Founder & CEO, MySyara
• Karim Davis Dib, Co-Founder & COO, Hala Insurance
• Phillippe Dupin, General Manager, Exxon Mobile
• Mirsad Nezirevic, General Manager, Aftersales, Al Masaood Automobiles
• Naomi Dsouza, Influencer
|17:50||End of Day 2|