The Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) has announced that it will host the eighth Styling and Design Conclave in New Delhi on February 7.
The event will focus on ‘Emerging Markets: Creating value through design’ and will include presentations by notable personalities from the world of design and business such as Siddharth Lal (MD and CEO, Eicher Motors), Magnus Aspergen (director, design works, BMW) and Mike Simcoe (head of design, Asia Pacific, General Motors), among others. Jaguar’s head of design Ian Callum, who will be attending the Auto Expo, will deliver the key note address at the Conclave.
SIAM will also announce the results of its Automotive Design Contest at the event. Open to all students of design, the competition was envisioned to create awareness about automotive design as a field of study and also to promote Indian automotive design. The theme for the 2014 competition was ‘Classic Transportation Solution’ which required participants to design their own interpretation of one of five design classics. The top ten entries will be on display in the form of scale models.