UBM India Announces its 1st Auto Conference

                 UBM India Announces its 1st Auto Conference

  PR Newswire

  CHENNAI, March 6, 2013

CHENNAI, March 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

UBM India's Auto 2013 conference will be taking place on 16 May 2013 at
Radisson Blu,  Chennai, India . This conference aims to aid OEMs to deliver
on customer perception parameters by upgrading R&D, quality and procurement
functions with latest technologies and integrating with suppliers to source
cost-effective andhigh quality parts.

Mr Venugopal Krishnamoorthy (Head -Supplier Quality Engineering, Chrysler
India ) foresees the future of the auto industry as 'highly competitive,
survival of the fittest, giving more importance to innovation and cutting cost
without compromising on quality. In Asia, India emerges clearly as a growth
engine because of its best cost country advantage'. The Indian automotive
industry is growing steadily at 13% and is eyeing a growth rate of 15% by
2013.

Auto 2013 conference comprises of 3 parallel tracks discussing top challenges
of the industry. Each track is dedicated to a function such as R&D, quality
and procurement. Some of the top topics of discussion include upcoming 2015
emission norms, hybrid and electric propulsion systems, managing tier 2 and
tier 3 suppliers, customer's perception of quality, government policies for
the auto industry, enhancing customer affordability and many more.

The expert speaker panel confirmed includes Shrikant Marathe, Director, ARAI ;
CV Raman, Executive Director R&D, Maruti ; HK Dwivedi, Vice President and Head
Corporate Quality, Fiat India Automobiles ; Ajay Kumar Tomer, Executive
Director Quality, Maruti* ; Jagadish Hegde, Head Materials, Tata Motors
amongst others. For more information, please visit: www.automotive-india.com

*Tentative confirmation

About UBM India

UBM India is a subsidiary of UBM plc, which is the second largest independent
exhibition organiser in the world. It is the largest trade exhibition
organiser in India, responsible for 26 exhibitions in different locations
across the country. The company is also involved in the organisation of
conference programmes throughout India and in the publications of trade
journals and magazines. For further details, please visit the UBM India
website: www.ubmindia.in

Primary Media Contact: Shwetha Prabhu, shwetha.prabhu@ubm.com , 91-22-61727001

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