Automotive Interiors India 2016

Trends, Component Development, Regulations and Process Techology

Date: January 20, 2016

Venue: Le Méridien Pune. Raja Bahadur Mill Rd, Sangamvadi, Pune, Maharashtra 411001, India


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The ITB Group’s first automotive conference on interior systems in Pune India took place on January 20, 2016. Modeled after our long running cockpit and interior events in the Michigan, USA and Shanghai, China, this technical event provided a unique learning environment where global and local industry leaders networked and  presented on key components, materials, and process developments in interiors.

The event explored the needs of the Indian consumer as it relates to the development of automotive interiors and Mahindra and Mahindra provided the keynote address discussing the importance of consumer experiences in the cockpit and related trends. The building of technical know-how, tackling local constraints and expanding the current business environment were also key areas of discussion.

Click the link on the right to view the program agenda and please contact  Mr. Raj Chokhawala, Business Development Manager of The ITB Group with any questions. Tel: +91 9825813131 • Email:

CONFERENCE AGENDA - January 20, 2016


Registration and Breakfast


Welcome and Opening Remarks - Impact of Mega Trends on Technology and Industry Structure in Global Automotive Interiors
Mitra O'Malley, Managing Director - The ITB Group (U.S.A.)
Creating Value at Affordable Costs


High Value Premium Comfort at Affordable Costs
Benecke - Kaliko
Keynote Presentation


Creating Experiences: Smart Surfaces and Finishing
Mahindra and Mahindra


Mid - Morning Break
Bonding Approaches for Interiors


Addressing the Design Challenges in Automotive Industries
3M India


Bonding Solutions for Critical Applications
A. Raymond


Adhesive Use in Automotive Interior Applications
HB Fuller




Clean Joining Technologies for Automotive Applications
Branson Ultrasonics India
Components for Vehicle Interiors India


Trends and Innovations in Seating Technology for the Indian Market


Product Engineering Solutions & Manufacturing Technology for Automotive Interiors
IAC Group


Afternoon Break
Leveraging Resources in India for Superior Interiors


Natural Fiber Composites for Automotive Interiors


Enhancing Comfort and Personalization of Automotive Interiors
Covestro India


Solutions for Automotive Interiors
APPL Industries Ltd.


Closing Remarks
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Program Agenda

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Mitra O'Malley
Managing Director - The ITB Group

Mitra O'Malley

Ms. O’Malley is one of the founding partners of The ITB Group in 1992. As Managing Director, she focuses on technology feasibility and business development activities in automotive acoustics, interior and exterior. Her specific areas of specialty include cockpit modules, door modules, overhead systems, acoustics, front-end modules (including bumper systems and lighting), roof systems and body panels. Ms. O’Malley has 28 years of experience in the automotive industry in a variety of roles. She is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Lowell with a Master’s degree in Plastics Engineering.