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10 Nov 2012

5th International IRU Taxi Forum

Cologne | IRU event

The 5th IRU International Taxi Forum confirms commitment and wide support to taxi industry values of safety, accessibility, flexibility, comfort, and environmental sustainability in the provision of taxi services, as embodied in the IRU initiative “Taxi - Anytime! Anywhere!”

  • Opening with participants :

  • Peter Zander, President, Europäische Taximesse;
    Thomas Grätz, Managing Director, BZP and Vice President IRU Taxi Group;
    Jordi Vila-Onses, Fleet & LCV Corporate Sales General Manager, Nissan Europe;
  • 1st interactive session: Taxi – Anytime, Anywhere: Why?

  • The Customer First: Results and recommendations of the EuroTest survey on taxi service quality in 22 European
    Luca Pascotto, Director of Mobility, Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA)

  • The Taxi as Part of the Public Transport Chain: Results of the “Collecto” night taxi service in Brussels and prospects for the future
    Kristof De Mesmaeker, Adviser, Cabinet of Minister Brigitte Grouwels, Public Works, Transport, Port of Brussels, Information Policy, Brussels-Capital Region

  • Taxi - the flexibility champion: Best practices from around the world
    Wim Faber, Specialist journalist (taxis) and Director/Co-founder Taxi Research Network

  • 2nd interactive session: Taxi – Anytime, Anywhere: How?

  • Access to the Profession: The UK and London recipe for high quality taxi services
    Roger J. Silvers, MA, LL.M, , RJS Management Services Limited
  • Professional Training: The royal path to quality of services
    Patrick Philipp, Head, IRU Training Academy
  • The Appeal of Technology: Opportunities and threats
    James Cooper, PhD, Transport Research Institute, Edinburgh Napier University, Director, Taxi Research Network
    Richard Darbéra, Director of the IVM (Cities on the Move) Taxi Research Program, Taxi Research Network
  • 3rd interactive session: Taxi – Anytime, Anywhere: The role of authorities

  • The state’s policy in the field of taxis services regulation in Russia
    Vyacheslav Lysakov, Chairman of the Board, National Taxi Council of Russia, First Deputy Chairman, The State Duma Committee for Constitutional Legislation
  • The City and the Taxi: Combining industry initiative and business friendly regulation
    Prof. Dr. Mustafa Ilıcalı, Senior Advisor to Lord Mayor of Istanbul, and President of Bahçeşehir University Transportation Research Center, Istanbul Turkey
  • The Law and the Taxi:  The right regulatory mix – the challenge of emerging technologies and smart phone applications
    Matthew Daus, President, International Association of Transportation Regulators (IATR)
  • Conclusions

  • Hubert Andela, IRU Taxi Group President

Cologne, Germany