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Busworld Academy – ASRTU – IRU Congress “Bus and Coach – a smart transportation system for India”.

10 - 12 Nov 2016 India Bangalore

Following the success of IRU's Busworld Academy Congress held in April 2015 in Mumbai, we are now joining forces with the Association of Road Transport Undertakings (ASRTU) to explore current challenges, as well as potential opportunities and enabling frameworks for efficient, comfortable and safe buses in India.

Agenda

 

Preliminary programme

Working languages: English

Event Concept: Following the success of the IRU – Busworld Academy Congress held back in April 2015 in Mumbai, we are now joining forces with the Association of Road Transport Undertakings (ASRTU) to explore current challenges, as well as potential opportunities and enabling framework for efficient, comfortable and safe buses in India.

 

DAY 1

11:00 – 12:00, Inauguration Ceremony

  • Welcome Address: Didier Ramoudt, President, Busworld International
  • Address by: Oleg Kamberski, Head – Passenger Transport, IRU
  • Address by: Jan Deman, Director, Busworld Academy, Belgium
  • Address by: Prasanna Patwardhan, President, BOCI
  • Address by: Shri Rajender Kumar Kataria, IAS, MD KSRTC, & VP ASRTU
  • Chief Guest: Shri Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH), Government of India – tbc
  • Honourable Guest: Shri  R Ramalinga Reddy, Minister from the Government of Karnataka
  • Vote of thanks: Rajan Sharma, Managing Director, Inter Ads Exhibitions Pvt. Ltd.
  • 12:00 – 13:45, Media and Delegate Lunch

IRU – ASRTU – Busworld Academy Congress

13:45 – 14:05, Welcome words– 20 minutes

  • Shri Abhay Damle, Joint Secretary, MoRTH – tbc
  • Shri P.S. Ananda Rao, ED, ASTRU
  • Oleg Kamberski, Head – Passenger Transport, IRU
  • Jan Deman, Director, Busworld Academy, Belgium

 

14:05 – 14:45, Panel session on “Make in India Initiative”– 45 minutes to be chaired by Shri Abhay Damle, Joint Secretary, MoRTH – 40 minutes

  • Prasanna Patwardhan, Managing Director, Prasanna Purple Mobility Solutions;
  • Akash Passey, Chairman and Senior Vice-President, Volvo Buses India;
  • Anil M. Kamat, Managing Director, MG Automotive;
  • High level representative from Daimler;

14:45 – 15:30, Afternoon session 1 on “Efficient, comfortable and safer bus connectivity for India”– 45 minutes

15:30 – 15:45, Tea Break

15:45 – 17:30, Afternoon session 2 on “Indian bus industry: challenges and opportunities” – 45 minutes

  • Oleg Kamberski, Head – Passenger Transport, IRU on “International best practises on bus market regulation”;
  • Jaspal Singh, Consultant, Valoriser Consultants on “Technology: an enabler for the bus industry”;
  • Prasanna Patwardhan, President, Bus Operators Confederation of India “What is changing in the Motor Vehicle Act”;
  • Shri Rajes Yadav, IAS, VCMD RSRTC .

 

DAY 2

09:30 – 10:30, Morning Session 1 on “Travel and tourism sector in India: challenges and opportunities” – 45 minutes

  • Sunil Kumar, President, the United Federation of Travel Agents' Associations (UFTAA); – tbc;
  • Subhash Goyal, Owner of STIC Travels and Chairman of the Tourist Operators Association;
  • Mohammed A. Afzal , Owner of Parveen Travels and Secretary of BOCI
  • Sonila Metushi, Manager – Mobility of People & Taxis on “IRU International Coach Star Classification System”.

10:30 – 10:45, Tea Break

10:45 – 11:45, Morning Session 2 on “Electromobility in India: Vision 2020 and Beyond” – 45 minutes

  • Chinmay Pandit,  KPIT Technologies;
  • Sajid Mubashir, Scientist, DHI-DST Technology Platform for Electric Mobility;
  • Manfred Breithaupt, Consultant, GIZ;  
  • Chao Yang, Senior Engineer, Chongqing Vehicle Test & Research Institute;
  • Akshay Ahuja, India Smart Grid Forum;
  • Emmanuel Jupet, Vice President, Volvo Bus Corporation;

 

11:45 – 12:45, Lunch Break

12:45 – 13:45, Afternoon session on “Bus safety”– 60 minutes

  • Fredrik Rosen – SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden – Fire Research : “Fire safety and –prevention in buses and coaches”;
  •  Patrick Botto – Accidentologist – France : “Analysis of bus accidents – Lessons to be learned”;
  • N V Karanth, Senior Deputy Director, ARAI on “Current and Future Trends in mass transport”

 

 

Bangalore, India