Busworld Academy Seminar


Busworld Academy, the worldwide knowledge platform of Busworld, organizes a Busworld Academy Seminar during the exhibition. You can combine a visit to the exhibition and getting an update about your knowledge of the bus and coach industry, in your own country and the rest of the world. Within three days, Busworld Academy will provide an opportunity for bus and coach experts, futurists and representatives of state authorities to exchange views and expand their network. Participation in panel discussions, meetings and round tables will give you the opportunity to obtain first-class information from market experts and representatives of government agencies, associations and councils.

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Day 1 Tuesday 25th of June 2019

10.00 onwards Conference registration and networking tea/coffee

10.30 - 12.00 Opening Ceremony Busworld Exhibition & Busworld Academy & VIP Tour of the Exhibition

13.00 - 14.30 Inaugural Session of the Busworld Academy: Market Analysis of the Kazakh & Central Asian Bus- & Coach market: Trends and evolutions.

  • Key-note Address 1  : Mrs Tatiana Arabadji, Director, Russian Automotive Market Research 
  • Key-note Address 2 : Mr Alexei Volostnov, Director, Frost & Sullivan Moscow Office   
  • CEO’s  Panel Discussion | Panelists  : CEO’s or high level representatives of the most important Busmanufacturers
  • Open Discussion with Local Governments : Promoting Bus Transport

14.30 - 17.00 Towards better, safer and comfortable Public Transport in Kazakhstan and Central Asia

Exchange of International expertise in technology and behavious on how to avoid accidents and criminality involving buses and coaches.

International Presenters:

  • Mr. Jan Deman, Director, Busworld Academy (Belgium)
  • Mr. Kulwant Singh, former UN: “Promoting Passenger Transport in CIS Countries: Development of Legislation and Formulation of State Policy”
  • Mr Bhushan Tuladhar, UN Habitat
  • Mrs Marie Kress, Business Analyst, Voyego

National presenters:

  • Mr. Nuspekuly Olzhas, Deputy Head of The Office of Urban Mobility Almaty
  • ОНАЙ Pay LLP, Mr Vladimir Smirnov, CEO (Kazakhstan)

Day 2 Wednesday 26th of June 2019

10.00 - 12.00 Trends and Challenges in e-bus development & developing new bus systems

Theme: Futuristic Transportation Solutions for Central Asia – Shaping Tomorrow’s Public Transport in Central Asian countries

Moderator: Jan Deman, Director, Busworld Academy

Keynote : Mr Erlan Aukenov, Deputy Akim of Almaty  (Kazakhstan) 

Theme Presenters:

  • Mr Bagdat Telebay, Director Almaty Chamber of Entrepreneurs (Atameken)
  • Mr. Artem Burlakov, Head of Special Projects Department, Mosgortrans (Russia): “Experience of Moscow in E-Bus implementation in tough climate conditions”
  • Mr. Chingyuen Ma, Deputy General Manager, Shenzhen Bus Group CO (China): “Deplyment of E-Bus in Shenzhen”
  • Experience of ST Petersburg, GorElectroTrans, ST Petersburg, Russia

12.00 - 13.30 Lunch Break

13.30 - 15.00 Alternative ways of financing Public Transport: The role of Financial Institutions in PT development

Moderator: Mr. Yussup Khassiev, UITP

Theme Presenters:

  • Mr Alexei Volostnov, Frost & Sullivan: “Overview of the present bus fleet and the need to renew and enlarge it”
  • Mr Dauren Sabitov  Deputy Head of Transport Committee  (Kazakhstan) : TBC
  • Mr Ian Jennings, Senior Specialist, European bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) (UK)
  • Ms. BASU Rakhi, Transport Specialist,World Bank (USA)

Day 3 Thursday 27th of June 2019

11.00 - 13.00 The importance of Coach services in the development of the tourist market in Kazakhstan and Central Asia

A debate on how collaboration between public and private  incoming tourism agencies and bus- & coach companies can strengthen Kazakhstand and Central asia as a premium tourit destination.

Theme Presenters:

  • Dr Kulwant Singh, UN: “Developing Coach Transport and Tourism among Eurasian Economic Countries”
  • Mr.Maksat Kikimov – The Head of the Office of Tourism and Foreign Affairs
  • Mr. Kairat Sadvakassov – Vice-Chairman of the National Company Kazakh Tourism
  • Mr Fabio Figus, General Manager of Linnea Azzura, Global Passenger Network, (Italy)
  • Mrs Elena Khvan, General Manager, ML Tour,  (Kazakhstan)
  • Mrs Piia Karjalainen, MaaS Alliance, ITS 
  • Almaty Visit
  • Kazakh Geographic Society
  • Sky Way Almaty 
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