IRU Forum: Buses & coaches at a crossroads: long distance and innovation.
Thursday 3 March 2016, 10:30-15:00
Yves Mannaerts, IRU Vice President
First Panel Debate
Long distance coach lines: economic lessons and business opportunities
Economic lessons from the liberalisation of the German Model
Christoph Gipp, Managing Director, IGES Institut GmbH.
What opportunities for SMEs in the recently liberalised French Market?
Gregory Carmona, Strategy and Development, REUNIR.
The liberalisation of Italian long distance bus market: first results, opportunities and threats.
Paolo Beria, Associate Professor, Politecnico di Milano.
The European Commission perspective and the "Road Initiatives"
Ray Malanaphy, DG MOVE, EU Commission.
Long distance coach lines: a global perspective
Rui Silva, Vice President, EUROLINES Organisation.
Second Panel Debate
Innovation: the digital revolution and the need to rethink mobility.
The CheckMyBus Model
Marc Hofmann, Managing Director, CheckMyBus.
The Blablacar model
Romain Fau, General Manager France, Benelux and Spain, Blablacar.
Building a worldwide bus station
LP Maurice, CEO & Co-Founder, Busbud.
Oleg Kamberski, IRU.