WAF Auto Expo contest 2018 – Results Announced!

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From RIGHT : Anand Mahindra Chairman Mahindra Group, Anuj Guglani CEO World Auto Forum , Anshuman Asthana CEO AutoTurff

From Left : Mohini Jaisinghani – WAF, Anshuman Asthana – CEO- AutoTurff, Anuj Guglani – CEO- WAF, Kia Motors India Team – Kook Hyun Shim – MD , Manohar Bhat – Head- Mktg & Sales, Yong Su Kim, ED Mktg & Sales


From LEFT : Anuj Guglani CEO World Auto Forum, Mihir Dayal Director Mktg BMW India, Kapil Khandelwal Director Topline Group, Vikram Pawah President & MD BMW India, Nitin Mehra CoFounder 21 North, Febin Sagir, Autoninja, Abhay Dange Director PR & Corp Comm BMW India



From Right : Mahindra Spokeperson , S P Shukla President Mahindra Defence & Aerospace Business, Mohini Jaisinghani WAF, Anand Mahindra Chairman Mahindra Group, Anuj Guglani CEO – World Auto Forum, Anshuman Asthana CEO Autoturff, Rajeev Shukla Mahindra Truck & Bus , Vinod Sahay CEO Mahindra Truck & Bus


From Left : Anhsuman Asthana CEO AutoTurff , Anuj Guglani CEO World Auto Forum, KookHyun Shim – MD Kia Motors India, Mohini Jaisinghani, WAF


From Left : Anuj Guglani CEO World Auto Forum, Anshuman Asthana CEO Autoturff , Yadvinder Singh Guleria Sr VP – Sales & Mktg, HMSI. Mohini Jaisinghani – WAF


From Left : Ayush Lohia CMD Lohia Auto, Anuj Guglani CEO World Auto Forum . Mohini Jaisinghani – World Auto Forum


This year, on a special request by Auto OEM’s, we ran an unofficial Best pavilion contest to reward the best pavilions at the Auto Expo 2018. The enthusiasm kept everyone in high spirits! Speaking about the contest, Anuj Guglani, CEO World Auto Forum said, “We have been doing the WAF Awards for best Auto Maker CXO’s for last 6 Years through QEP – Quadruple Elimination Process, one of the world’s toughest selection processes. It was time to get a similar selection process for Auto Makers at the Auto Expo 2018 too. After all, the best of the best need the best selection process too! I am thankful to the distinguished members of our Jury. We really appreciate the time and effort they put in to explore and evaluate the pavilions at the AutoExpo 2018. My heartiest congratulations to all the winners!”

The WAF AutoExpo contest was powered by AutoTurff. We are thankful to them for the support they have extended to make this contest, a great success!! Elaborating on their partnering the WAF Auto Expo contest, Anshuman Asthana, Founder LAP Media Network (Auto Turff) remarked, “It was great to be a part of this innovative initiative taken by WAF. Team LAP Media Network is happy to power this WAF Auto Expo 2018 contest and make it such a great success. Will look forward to more such novel initiatives taken by WAF in the future too!”


The contest was judged by an eminent 11-member Jury. Presenting the list of our Jury members:


  • Nikunj Sanghi – MD JS Fourwheel Motors, Chairman – ASDC , Director – FADA
  • Sunjay Kapur – MD – Sona Group
  • Ramashankar Pandey – MD – Hella Lighting India and Chairman – ACMA AfterMarket Committee
  • Bhupinder Singh – CEO – Sunbeam Auto
  • Praveen Surendiran – CEO 21 North
  • Sanjay Khatri – Country Head Corporate & Govt Affairs – Bosch Group, India
  • Sourav Banerjee – Sr General Manager – OE & Institutional Business – Exide Industries Limited
  • Deepak Luthra Head – Automotive & Concierge – Europ Assistance India
  • Srinath Manda – Associate Director – MarketsAndMarkets
  • Kshitij Saxena – CEO, Autoninja
  • Anuj Guglani – CEO – World Auto Forum


Our Chief Process Authenticator was Gazala Khan, Head Strategic Alliances – World Auto Forum.

The contest was evaluated on 5 parameters – Products Display, Pavilion Design & Ambience, Quality of Representative Staff, Visitor Engagement & Entertainment Programs and New Innovations. It was a tough call for Jury members to select the very best and we are grateful to all our Jury members for helping us select the best pavilions in each category. On to the winners now!


Award category Winner Final average score Number of Jury recommendations received
Best pavilion contest:      
EV Lohia Auto industries 31.5  
CV Mahindra Truck and Bus Division 35  
2W It’s a tie between Honda motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt Ltd and Hero Motocorp Ltd 36.5  
PV Kia Motors India Pvt Ltd 44  
Premium PV BMW India Pvt Ltd 42.75  
Most popular pavilion: BMW India Pvt Ltd.   5
Most innovative products: Tata Motors Ltd PVBU   3



For More Information, Please feel free to connect :

Gazala Khan  gazala@waf.bz   9811703955

Anuj Guglani – anuj@waf.bz  9810552425

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