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24 May 2016

Smart city and intercity passenger transport by bus & coach

Beijing | IRU participation

Busworld Academy and IRU conference
“Smart city and intercity passenger transport by bus & coach”
In the framework of the Beijing Bus and Truck Expo.

Working languages: Chinese - English (simultaneous interpretation)



Morning Session 

by the Chinese Academy of Transport Sciences (CATS)

More details to follow shortly. 


Afternoon Session

Introduction of clean energy applications in passenger 

13h30 - 13h40

  • Jan Deman, Director Busworld Academy

13h40 - 14h00

Analysis of the bus and coach market for Chinese OEM's
  • Ananth Srnivasan (Germany). Consultant, Frost and Sullivan

14h00 - 14h20

Sustainable innovation in bus and coach
  • Jacques Marmy (Switzerland), Head of Technical affairs, IRU

14h20 - 14h40

Introduction of zero emission vehicles, comparison between Europe and China
  • James Wang (China), Editor-in-Chief China Bus & Coach Yearbook

14h40 - 15h00

The deployment of public transport innovations in European cities and regions
  • Nicolas Hauw (Belgium), Policy Officer, POLIS

15h00 - 15h30  -  Tea Break 

15h30 - 15h50

Examples  of customer centric approach - testimonial from the city of Madrid
  • Sergio Fernández Balaguer (Spain), Representative of the city of Madrid

15h50 - 16h10

Criteria to indtroduce zero emission vehicles and other innovations in big private companies
  • Prasana Patwardhan (India), Owner and maaging director of Purple (the biggest bus company in India)

16h10 - 16h30

From technology to policy innovation
  • Oleg Kamberski (Belgium), Head of Passenger Transport, IRU 

16h30 - Conclusions


Moderated by Jan Deman, Director Busworld Academy






​NCIEC New China International Exhibition Centre
No. 88 Yuxiang Road, Tianzhu Airport Industrial Zone, Shunyi District, Beijing
Conference room:  W105 (1st floor, on the west side of the exhibition area)