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Webinars

With the help of industry associations and knowledge partners, we’re doing our best to create and deliver industry-relevant, free-to-attend webinars to automotive aftermarket professionals around the world.

Date & Time Webinar Topic Presented by Registration
19 May, 2 pm (GST) Impact of COVID-19 on the Global Automotive Aftermarket Industry Vishal Sanghavi
Senior Manager - Business Research & Advisory, Aranca
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01 Jun, 2 pm (GST) Impact of COVID-19 on GCC's Automotive Aftermarket with a Focus on Saudi Arabia Subhash Joshi
Vice President - Mobility & Regional Head Middle East, Frost & Sullivan

Vishal Pandey
Director, Glasgow Consulting Group
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22 Jun, 2 pm (GST) Understanding Impact of the Pandemic on Your Consumers and Implications for Auto Industry Prachi Satoskar
Sr. Business Group Manager - MENAP, GfK Middle East and Africa
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July The IAM Markets in Africa – Current Situation and Potential Future Scenarios Marc Zander
Managing Partner & CEO, africon GmbH
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Upcoming Webinars

01 Jun, 2 pm (GST)
Impact of COVID-19 on GCC's Automotive Industry with a Focus on Saudi Arabia 

Subhash Joshi from Frost & Sullivan will discuss the GCC, covering:

  • Future of GCC economy & economy diversification 
  • The changed economic growth environment - Impact of COVID-19
  • Discussing impact of COVID-19 on global and GCC automotive industry
  • COVID-19 responses in the mobility industry - Respond & recover, opportunities in new normal

Vishal Pandey from Glasgow Consulting Group will focus on Saudi Arabia, covering:

  • Global economy post-pandemic and what it means for Saudi Arabia
  • Impact of COVID-19 on Saudi Arabia's car sales, used cars and components aftermarket
  • China's handling of recovery as lessons for Saudi Arabia

22 Jun, 2 pm (GST)
Understanding Impact of the Pandemic on Your Consumers and Implications for Auto Industry

Prachi Satoskar from GfK Middle East and Africa will discuss:

  • Consumer sentiments during the current situation
  • How the current situation has impacted the aftermarket and the auto industry

July
The Independent Aftermarket (IAM) in Africa – Current Situation and Potential Future Scenarios

Marc Zander from africon GmbH will present:

  • The current state of the IAM markets in Africa – How to prepare for the after COVID-19 scenario 
  • Reducing the dependency from Asia in the IAM markets – Next growth market Africa?

Past Webinars

19 May, 2 pm (GST)
Impact of COVID-19 on the Global Automotive Aftermarket Industry

Vishal Sanghavi from Aranca discusses the global industry, covering:

  • Impact of COVID-19 on global auto industry
  • Aftermarket impact
  • How are players responding?
  • Possible recovery scenario and implications

Host & Speakers

Abdelrahman Kurdieh

Messe Frankfurt Middle East

Abdelrahman Kurdieh, Project Manager & Webinar Host
Abdelrahman is the project manager for Automechanika Jeddah + Riyadh, where he oversees the organization of the annual show in the Middle East’s largest market. Abdelrahman also regularly hosts the Network events for Automechanika Dubai and will be doing the same for the new webinars.
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Aranca

Vishal Sanghavi, Senior Manager – Business Research & Advisory
Vishal leads the automotive practice at Aranca. A thought leader with over 13 years of consulting experience in the automotive industry, he is a passionate mobility futurist. Vishal’s team at Aranca are constantly monitoring the impact of COVID-19 on the auto industry globally and guiding industry leaders with actionable intel to navigate through this unprecedent crisis.
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Frost & Sullivan

Subhash Joshi, Vice President - Mobility & Regional Head - Middle East
Subhash is a thought leader, futurist and a strategist with over 15 years of experience in following his passion of contributing to the mobility industry. In his current role, Subhash works on futuristic scenarios and forecasts in understanding how mobility will operate. He works closely with clients to help them understand the impact of these changing scenarios and mega trends on their businesses.
Vishal Pandey Glasgow Consulting Group

Glasgow Consulting Group

Vishal Pandey, Director
Vishal is a Dubai based Market Entry & Insights advisor who has lived and worked in the UK, India and across the Middle East. Previously as a research lead with Deloitte Consulting’s Dubai offices, he was part of a team responsible for strategy and operations assignments across the Middle East and North Africa region. Vishal has been involved in over 750 research + market entry engagements mostly across MENA and South Asia region in his career spanning 18 years across a diverse set of industries. He is a leading MENA focused Market Entry & Go-To-Market Strategy Specialist.
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GfK Middle East and Africa

Prachi Satoskar, Sr. Business Group Manager - MENAP
Prachi is a market research professional, with an overall experience of 15+ years in various domains of marketing. She has been working with GfK for the past 10+ years, and is responsible for developing the Automotive business in the MENAP Region. She has supported multiple Multinational clients in the Automotive Business to effectively leverage GfK’s data for their Go-To-Market strategies.
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africon GmbH

Marc Zander, Managing Partner & CEO
With more than 20 years of experience with living, working and doing business with Africa in international organisations such as the MAN Group and Wincor Nixdorf, Marc developed a strong understanding for this market. His belief in the continent’s potential, the increasing interest of companies who are hesitant but willing to enter business relations with Africa, as well as his entrepreneurial spirit led him to start africon Ltd., a German based consulting company with sole focus on the African continent.