Gadkari to deliver keynote at Mint Mobility Conclave

The Mint Mobility Conclave, a gathering of policymakers and business leaders to discuss the state and future of mobility, will take place in New Delhi on Thursday.

Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, will deliver the keynote address on India’s path to leadership in automotive innovation, manufacturing and sustainability.

The conclave aims to provide a forum to discuss mobility across formats and themes – air, rail, water, land, sustainability, finance and logistics.

Vikas Kumar, managing director of Delhi Metro Rail Corp.; Nilesh Kothari, co-founder and managing partner of Trifecta Capital; Tarun Mehta, co-founder and CEO of Ather Energy; Nagesh Basavanahalli, Group Managing Director and Managing Director of Greaves Cotton Ltd; Martin Schwenk, Managing Director and CEO of Mercedes-Benz India; Mahua Acharya, Managing Director and CEO of Convergence Energy Services Ltd; Ashish Kundra, Principal Secretary, Delhi Government; Mahesh Babu, Managing Director India and COO of Switch Mobility; and Amber Dubey, joint secretary at the Ministry of Civil Aviation, will also participate in the event. Several other business leaders will be featured as speakers or panelists.

Connectivity is an important theme of the Indian government’s development model, and it involves building emission-free mobility solutions to leverage its multiplier effect on the Indian economy. As the Indian government articulates its vision to address new age mobility challenges, interest in the Indian economy continues unabated in sectors such as automotive, railways, new metro services, logistics and aviation.

India has become a hotspot for international companies to introduce and develop new technologies as these companies seek to diversify their supply chains and production lines away from China in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Multimodal logistics hubs near dedicated freight corridors are also opening up to large-scale infrastructure. This raises the question of long-term financing and the need for patient capital to meet emerging needs for critical physical infrastructure.

Mint seeks to provide a space for debate and discussion by creating this gathering of the best minds in mobility solutions in India.

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