Commercial Vehicle Forum (CVF), an independent CV industry platform that aims at bringing together all the stakeholders for focusing on issues related to the CV business, was held for the second time on 18th May ’17 at The Westin – Pune. CVF 2017 was chaired by Nalin Mehta, MD & CEO – Mahindra Truck & Bus, who set the context with a keynote address and by declaring the Forum proceedings open. The event received an overwhelming response for this year’s edition in Pune, with a packed house that translated into a gathering of over 250 delegates, 35 industry leaders as speakers, over 10 sponsors and 10 media and association partners. In his keynote speech, Mehta touched upon a variety of topics pertaining to the CV ecosystem. He began by reaffirming strong belief in the growth of CV industry by stating, “If you believe in the India Growth Story then you have to believe the CV Growth Story”. He also spoke about the impact of GST, likely Scrappage policy, modernisation of tolls and highlighted the need to go digital and green, “When I think of Load and Passenger Segment I think Green is the New Gold – In future Mobility we have to be eco-friendly”. He also spoke about how 3D printing will disrupt the supply chain dynamics. Finally, he ended with the following motivational words for Indian CV industry – “I think the best way to predict the future is to invent it. I strongly believe that the future of the Indian CV Industry will be invented in this forum and similar others”.