August 20, 2019: Dakshina Kannada Automobile & Tyre Dealers Association (R), Mangalore organized a seminar on ‘Economic Slowdown and Impact on Automobile Trade’ on Sunday, 18th August 2019. The venue for the seminar was Meeting Hall of Kanara Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCCI), Bunder, Mangalore. Prof. Venkatesh Amin, Head of MBA Department, Shree Devi Institute of Technology, was the moderator and chief resource person for the seminar. Office bearers and Members of the association participated in the seminar. Sri A. K. Raman, General Manager of Gabriel India Ltd., Delhi and KCCI Directors Sri Maroor Rammohan Pai, Sri Dinesh Rao and Sri Palli Sadanand Shetty too participated.
Sri K. G. Shenoy, patron, welcomed the gathering. “Today the automobile sector is in state of deep crisis. Automobile and tyre industry is at the Crossroads and this is a critical time for us to understand the changes taking place around us and visualize a new future,” he said.
Association Secretary Sri K. Vilas Kumar delivered the keynote address. “Most of the factors responsible for slowdown in automobile sector are beyond our control. The government is trying to provide relief to the industry. But even the best relief measures will take time to show results. Hence we should be prepared to face the difficulties and come up with survival strategies,” Sri Vilas Kumar observed.
Sri Venkatesh Amin lead an interactive session to understand the present economic crisis, its causes and possible solutions. He also conducted some animated exercises and management games to demonstrate critical thinking, creative thinking, adapting to change, stimulating productivity etc. Various tips were given to the members to conserve cash and reduce exposure to debt.
Kum. Athmika Amin proposed the vote of thanks. The meeting concluded with lunch.