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IRU Smart Move Seminar within Busworld India 2015
28 - 29 Apr 2015

IRU Smart Move Seminar within Busworld India 2015

Mumbai | IRU event

IRU-Busworld Academy Joint Seminars within Busworld India 2015.


28 April 2015.

Opening Ceremony of Busworld India 2015. 10:00 - 11:30.

Welcome Address

  • Didier Ramoudt, President, Busworld International.

  • P.S. AnandaRao, Executive Director, Association of State Road Transport Undertakings.

  • Jaya Rao, Executive Director (Engineering & IT), Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation.

  • Karl Vanden Bossche, Consul General, Consulate of Belgium.

  • Rajendra Kumar Kataria (IAS), Managing Director, Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation.

  • Janusz Lacny, President, International Road Transport Union.

Chief Guest Address

  • Diwakar Raute, Hon’ble Minister for Transport, Government of Maharashtra.

Vote of Thanks

  • Rajan Sharma, Director, Inter Ads Exhibitions.

(A professional Moderator will coordinate the Opening Ceremony).

Seminar: Smart Policy and a Smart Technology for Smart City Mobility. 14:00 - 18:00.


  • Janusz Lacny, President, International Road Transport Union. 


  • Yves Mannaerts, President of Passenger Transport Council, International Road Transport Union.

Sustainable urban mobility for Smart Cities

  • Dr. Kulwant Singh, Regional Advisor, United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT).

Urban Mobility in Urban India and Bus Rapid Transit 

  • Amit Bhatt, Strategy Head – Urban Transport, Embarq India. 

Private sector’s role in promoting buses in India  

  • Prasanna Patwardhan, Chairman and Managing Director, Prasanna Purple Mobility Solutions.

Smart Move – a public-private partnership in policy making for safer and affordable mobility for all  

  • Oleg Kamberski, Head – Passenger Transport, International Road Transport Union.


  • Yves Mannaerts, President of Passenger Transport Council, International Road Transport Union.

29 April 2015.   

Session 1: Focus on safety and effectivity. 10:00.

Introduction : Presentation of the Busworld Academy

  • Jan Deman, Director, Busworld Academy

Building and design of buses and coaches, keeping fire safety in mind

  • Frederik Rosén, Expert on bus safety, SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden - Fire Research

Fire prevention for bus interiors

  • Kasturirangan Kannah, Chairman, FRAI.

How to keep the drivers alert on the road?

  • Jelle Van Winckel, CEO, DTS.

Session 2: In the footsteps of Prime Minister Mr. Modi Increasing mobility via cleaner, safer and effective bus- and coach-services

The implementation of electro-mobility today

  • Jan Deman, Director, Busworld Academy.

India – EU collaboration on clean technologies

  • Dibyendu Sengupta, Transport sector specialist, EBTC.

The introduction of electromobility: testimonial from the city of Madrid 

  • Sergio Fernández Balaguer, Communications Manager, Transport Department City of Madrid.

Needs and consequences for the electricity supply in case of plug-in electro-mobility

  • Raf Ponnette, Research Coordinator Sustainable Energy Electrical Devices, VITO.

Needs and added value of Fuel Cell buses: the Hydrogen solution

  • Alok Goel, Country Head India & South Asia Region, Ballard Power Systems.

1 Million buses needed in India

  • Anumita Ray, Executive Director, Indian Centre for Science and Environment (CSE).  

Bus code and bus technologies for future 

  • A.A. Badusha, Deputy Director & Head Vehicle Evaluation Laboratory & Homologation.

Strategic Analysis of Global Hybrid and Electric Heavy-Duty Transit Bus Market

  • Chandramowli Kailasam, Industry Analyst – Global Commercial Vehicles Team, Frost & Sullivan.  

Panel Discussion: Modern combustion engines, battery electric, hydrogen or CNG/LNG : What to choose? 

  • Q&A   


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Bombay Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC)
NSE Ground Off Western
Express Highway
Goregaon East Mumbai
Maharashtra 400063