6th Edition of Automotive Dealership Excellence Awards
Mumbai, April 17 – Federation of Automobile Dealers Associations (FADA), in association with Network18, will be celebrating its Golden Jubilee Celebrations event today at Hotel Taj Lands End Mumbai. In addition, the 6th edition of Automotive Dealership Excellence Awards (ADEA) is also a part of the FADA’s Golden Jubilee Celebrations Function. The Event is expected to be well attended by eminent persons in the Government, the auto industry and allied businesses.
Mr Vinay Nevatia, Past President & Convention Chairman, FADA informed that, “The Golden Jubilee Celebrations Event is an important milestone in FADA’s journey. It has been an eventful journey of FADA since 1964 when it was formed by four Regional Auto Retail organizations in east, west, north and south, respectively. It is an occasion to salute our forerunners and doyens of auto retail trade without whose contribution, FADA would not become what it is today. It is also a solemn occasion to honour the visionaries and leaders of industry fostering the Indian auto market to become a major player in the global arena.
Mr Rakesh Jain, Convention Director and also a Past President, FADA announced that the Golden Jubilee Celebrations event will be inaugurated by Mr Nitin Gadkari, Hon’ble Minister of Road Transport and Highways at 6.30 pm today. He added that some of the eminent Guests of Honour would include Mr Keshub Mahindra, Chairman Emeritus, Mahindra & Mahindra, Mr R C Bhargava, Chairman, Maruti Suzuki India and Dr Pawan Goenka, ED & Group President (Auto & Farm), Mahindra & Mahindra.
As a curtain raiser to the event, Mr K V S Prakash Rao, President FADA stated there would be two motivational sessions on Transformation in the afternoon at 2.30 pm, viz. “Driving Growth in Digital Market Place” by Mr Jagdish Mitra, Chief Strategy Officer, Tech Mahindra and “Managing Crisis- The Chanakya Way”, by Mr Radhakrishna Pillai, Author & Founder Director of Chanakya Institute of Public Leadership (CIPL).
Saluting the contributions made by the doyens in the auto and auto retail industry, a Coffee Table Book would also be released on the occasion. Followed by felicitation of 50 years dealership and in business and all past presidents of FADA
This would be followed by the Automotive Dealership Excellence Awards (ADEA) function an initiative started by FADA in associations with Automonitor (Overdrive) since 2009 – recognizing and rewarding fellow dealers, who excelled in various areas of dealership management. This year the dealerships are being rewarded on the parameters of – Green Dealership Initiative; Marketing Initiative; Women Empowerment Initiative and Employee Engagement Initiative.