Blog: Dave LeggettDelegation from India coming over

Dave Leggett | 20 October 2006

There's a delegation of auto industry executives from India coming over to the UK at the end of this month and the SMMT has arranged an opportunity for them to meet with people in the UK auto industry. I've been invited along also and there could be some interesting conversations for me to have too - so worth going along I reckon.

Who's there on the Indian side? Mr. S. Nagarajan – Executive Director, Ashok Leyland;
Dr. Arun Jaura – Vice President Automotive, Mahindra & Mahindra; Mr. Sunil Malhotra – DGM, Sourcing, Maruti Udyoga; Mr. Rasit Pereira – ERC, Tata Motors; Mr. Omar Hadad – TMETC, UK, Tata Motors and there will be someone there from International Motors.

Programme: 9.00 Registration; 9.30 - 9.35 Welcome – Ken Hunt,OBE – UKTI Trade Adviser - India; 9.35 – 9.45 Introduction - Les Parfitt, International Manager, SMMT; 9.45 -10.00 Indian Industry Overview  – Sugato Sen – Director SIAM; 10.00 – 11.00 Introduction of the delegates; 11.00 – 11.15 Refreshments; 11.15 – 13.00 One-to-one meetings; 13.00 – 14.00   Lunch; 14.00 – 18.00 One-to-one meetings.

The event takes place on Monday, 30th October at Chesford Grange, Kenilworth, Warwickshire and anyone interested in going along should have a chat with Les Parfitt at SMMT (email: and tel: +44(0)20 7344 9233).



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