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Chennai : Mobility Committee Launch

The Indo French Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IFCCI) Officially launched its Mobility Committee in the presence of French Ambassador to India Mr. H.E Emmanuel Lenain and the French Consul General, Ms. Catherine Suard. At Hotel Novotel Chamiers road Chennai. The Committee is chaired by Mr. Joel Verany (VP – Sales and Network development, Citroen, VP, IFCCI).

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The Indo French Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IFCCI) launched its Mobility Committee in the presence of French Ambassador to India Mr. H.E Emmanuel Lenain and the French Consul General, Ms. Catherine Suard. At Hotel Novotel Chamiers road, Chennai. The Committee is chaired by Mr. Joel Verany (VP – Sales and Network development, Citroen, VP, IFCCI).

The Indo French Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IFCCI) Officially launched its Mobility Committee in the presence of French Ambassador to India Mr. H.E Emmanuel Lenain and the French Consul General, Ms. Catherine Suard. At Hotel Novotel Chamiers road Chennai. The Committee is chaired by Mr. Joel Verany (VP – Sales and Network development, Citroen, VP, IFCCI)

Ms. Payal S. Kanwar, Director General, IFCCI welcomed the participants and introduced the agenda for the launch of mobility committee by sharing a brief introduction on mobility and its importance.

Followed by Mr. H.E Emmanuel Lenain Ambassador of France to India’s address wherein he emphasized that the next step in mobility is on electric and e-mobility, the market trends in the mobility industry and the local supply chains he also added that the regulation, fiscal environment and common advocacy efforts play a major role.

 

The Chairman of the committee, Mr. Joel Verany who is also the Vice-President of IFCCI Chennai, and Vice President Sales and Network development Citroen, introduced himself as well as his vision, goals and objectives for this committee. He led the discussion and also gave a presentation wherein he emphasised on Chennai being one of the main cities for mobility, and ways in which one  can have access to mobility, shared mobility’s growth in India,  he highlighted the importance of mobility and that the aim is to bring together original equipment manufacturers, component manufacturers, logistics partner and shared services further he added that  one start-up per day is created  in India related to mobility.

This was followed by individual introductions of each and every participant present at this meeting, whom not only presented themselves and their activities, but also gave ideas and suggestions for future activities to be conducted for the Mobility Committee, and as to how they can benefit from it. Some of the most popular suggestions for future events from the roundtable discussion were on EV Infrastructure, Advocacy sessions, EV policy and regulatory issues

To conclude this session, which was a launch event of the committee, many potential outcomes for this committee were proposed by all members present. Another topic of interest would be tackling the subject of training and skilled employment in this sector which is essential in the country and the difficulty in finding and retaining skilled technicians for production, engineering, maintenance etc, this could indeed lead to potential partnership and setting up of specialised engineering or skill development schools.

The committee chairman also added that the year 2020 is a great year to discuss on mobility.

The Mobility committee is powered by Dassault Systemes and the launch event was sponsored by Magnus Plywoods International.

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