One Mega Event| Over 1000 Delegates| 50 Eminent Speakers| Unmatched Inspiration| Unparalleled Dialogue


Dear Dealer Colleagues,

I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart in making the 10th Auto Summit a mega hit! During this summit, we have broken all records as we witnessed 1000+ footfall during the entire day of the summit. Post event, we have also received quite insightful feedbacks and suggestions which I am sure will make the next summit, even grander! 

The 10th Auto Summit on the theme ‘Control Our Destiny’ aptly discussed what the future holds in store and how one can start preparing for it from today. The Summit witnessed engaging and lively discussion right from the start of the day and till the very end. It was also very encouraging to see jam packed hall right at 9 am on a cold Delhi morning! This shows how F A D A is making its presence felt among all of us!

I am grateful to all our esteemed guests and speakers and in particular to His Excellency Shri M Venkaiah Naidu, Hon’ble Vice President of India who announced the Summit open! I am in high appreciation of Shri Nitin Gadkari, Hon’ble Minister of Road Transport, Highways and Shipping who in spite of an urgent Parliamentary meeting being called by the Hon’ble Prime Minister, was kind enough to send his video message for the audience and his views on the Auto Retail Industry and Shri Suresh Prabhu, Hon’ble Minister of Commerce & Industry who came to launch F A D A Academy in between the Parliament Session break and Shri Shashi Tharoor for his motivational talk! I should not forget in thanking Dr Abhay Firodia, President, SIAM and Chairman, Force Motors and Shri Vikram Kirloskar, VC, Toyota Kirloskar Motor, who took time off their busy schedule to be in our midst at the Summit. 

I am also thankful to all our other guest speakers, namely: Shri Abhay Damle, Jt Secy - Transport, MoRTH; Shri Joydeep Shome, NIC; Shri Pralay Mondal, YES Bank; Prof K Ramchandran, ISB; Ms Radha Kapoor Khanna, Indian School of Design & Innovation; Shri Rajan Pental, YES Bank; Shri Hormazd Sorabji, Autocar India; Shri Arun Malhotra, Nissan Motor, Shri Mahesh Babu, Mahindra Electric Mobility; Ms Shalu Jhunjhunwala, Google India; Shri Rakesh Batra, EY; Shri Sudarshan Sarma, Facebook; Shri Prasanth Chandrasekharan, Akzo Nobel; Shri Nabeel A Khan, ET Auto; Shri Anuj Kathuria, Ashok Leyland; Shri B Srinivas, VE Commercial Vehicles; Shri Bhaskar Karkera, AU Small Finance Bank; Shri Rajesh Kaul, Tata Motors; Shri Ronojoy Banerjee, CNBC TV18; Shri Pankaj Dubey, Polaris India; Shri Ashok Bhasin, Hero MotoCorp; Shri Roy Kurian, India Yamaha Motor ; Shri  Vimal Sumbly, Triumph Motorcycles; Ms Swati Khandelwal, BTVi; Shri N Raja, Toyota Kirloskar Motor; Shri Jnaneswar Sen, Honda Cars India; Shri Hardeep Brar, Nissan Motor; Shri Ashutosh Dixit, Skoda Auto India; Shri Veejay Ram Nakra, M&M Auto; Ms Delna Avari; Dr Anil Lamba; and Shri Sachin Shelat, Reliance General Insurance.

We would have not been able to organise such a mega event without the handful handholding of our sponsors: AU Small Finance Bank, Karnataka Bank, M&M, YES Bank, Ashok Leyland, Hero Motocorp, Mahindra Finance, Reliance General Insurance, New India Assurance, VECV, AkzoNobel, Axalta Coating Systems, Bharat Benz, Cholamandalam Investment & Finance, Honda Cars, Mahindra Insurance Brokers, Manitou Group, National Insurance, Renault India, Suzuki Motorcycles, Tata Motors, Toyota Kirloskar, Autoji, Auto Ninja, Castrol, Gulf Oil, Royal Sundaram, Oriental Insurance, Shell India, Triumph and Yamaha.

I shall be failing in my duty if I miss out thanking the Organising Committee, which was spear headed by My Nikunj Sanghi, Chairman, Auto Summit 2018 and Mr K V S Prakash Rao, Director, Auto Summit 2018 and also the other Office Bearers and Council Members, State Chairpersons & Regional Directors in making the 10th Auto Summit a grand success.

I am also thankful to Autocar Professional which has partnered with us for F A D A Awards. This edition of the awards aroused astonishing response from all the states, thanks to the efforts put in by our State Chairperson’s!

Last but not the least, it was heartening to see such a very massive response and keen interest shown by our fellow dealers, who came for this event across the length and breadth of the country. My congratulations, thanks and gratitude to all of you and other participants for making the Summit virtually an unadulterated memory for all of us!

With best wishes,

Yours sincerely


John K Paul

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