Innovation and Growth of Online Business: The Way Forward for Automotive Aftermarket
Date: March 20, 2023
Digitalization and innovation will have a profound imprint on the future of the automotive aftermarket industry. From customized insurance contracts, remote diagnostics and repair, predictive maintenance services, and outsourcing aftermarket products, digitalization will allow new cases and business models to develop and spearhead the industry.
The Automechanika Network will provide a comprehensive industry overview from the platforms to OEMs to dealers, insurance providers to garages and workshops in enabling an understanding of how the ecosystem has developed and collaborated, whilst providing future opportunities. Attending the Network will give the industry an overall stakeholder perspective. Click below if you are interested in being part of the Network.
Director, Glasgow Research & Consulting
Head of Region Middle East & East Africa, Managing Director, ZF Services Middle East
Principal Consultant, Mobility Practice, Frost & Sullivan
Founder & CEO, Autorox & Autozilla
Director - Mobility Practice, Frost & Sullivan
General Manager, JINO
Mahmut Gazi Bilikozen
Portfolio Director, Mobility & Logistics, Messe Frankfurt Middle East
Welcome and opening remarks
Remarks by: Mahmut Gazi Bilikozen, Portfolio Director, Mobility & Logistics, Messe Frankfurt Middle East
Session 1: Key trends and market updates
Speaker: Vishal Pandey, Director, Glasgow Research & Consulting
The presentation discusses key market disruptions impacting the automotive aftermarket and the future of automotive aftermarket - digitization in component sales and service.
Session 2: Together in motion
Speaker: Sheerhan Jeaudeen, Head of Region Middle East & East Africa, Managing Director, ZF Services Middle East
Discover ZF's innovative approach to the Next Generation Aftermarket. The session will examine the challenges and opportunities inherent in harmonizing society's mobility needs with the imperative of business sustainability. Gather insights from our experience in guiding customers towards a sustainable and digitally-driven future of mobility, using cutting-edge technology and our deep industry expertise. This session will also provide a valuable opportunity to learn about the latest trends and best practices in the aftermarket industry, as well as gain practical advice for achieving long-term business sustainability.
Session 3: Innovations and growth of online business: The way forward for the automotive aftermarket
Speaker: Subhashree Ramarathnam, Principal Consultant, Mobility Practice, Frost & Sullivan
• Key GCC e-commerce trends in the automotive aftermarket industry
• Shifting business models with the introduction of technology in service & parts retailing -
• How will innovation and digitalization change the way we look at business expansion across other economies
Session 4: Revving up Innovation: Exploring the intersection of technology and the automotive aftermarket
Speaker: Vijay Gummadi, Founder & CEO, Autorox & Autozilla
Explore how emerging technology is disrupting the traditional business models of the automotive aftermarket. Based on real-world case studies, discover how eCommerce, digitization and data are revolutionizing the way we repair vehicles and distribute spares, and how seamless connections between vehicle owners, fleets, repairers, spares sellers, and insurers are transforming the vehicle service experience. This talk will illustrate the potential to leverage the latest tech to drive growth in your business and help you stay ahead of the curve
Session 5 Panel discussion: How has e-commerce and technology innovation shaped the automotive aftermarket industry
Vitali Bielski, Director - Mobility Practice, Frost & Sullivan
Vishal Pandey, Director, Glasgow Research & Consulting
Sheerhan Jeaudeen, Head of Region Middle East & East Africa, Managing Director, ZF Services Middle East
Vijay Gummadi, Founder & CEO, Autorox & Autozilla
Bechara Haddad, General Manager, JINO
Based on the presentations, panellists will engage in a lively discussion focusing on
- Investment Vs RoI: Key considerations to evaluate for profitability
- Supply chain management
- Best practices for the automotive aftermarket sector
This will be followed by a Q&A with the audience.