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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Call for papers

Want to speak at the first edition of Busworld Academy in Central Asia?

The Busworld Academy is still looking for speakers with fresh, innovative, cutting edge ideas, concepts, case studies and best practices for the first edition of the Busworld Academy Congress in Almaty at the occasion of Busworld Central Asia, 25 - 27 June, Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Interested in speaking at the Busworld Academy in Kazakhstan? Apply for a speaking slot here:


Preliminary programme

Day 1 - Tuesday 25.06.2019

09:00 – 10:00: Conference registration and networking coffee
10:00 – 11:00: Opening Ceremony of the ExhibitionVIP Tour
12:00 – 13:30: Lunchbreak
14:00 – 14:45: Opening Ceremony of th Busworld Academy
15:00 – 16:30: The CEO’s debate:

Market Analysis of the Kazakh and Central Asian Bus & Coach Market, trends and evolutions. This session gives the floor to high level representatives of the OEM's represented in the exhibition.  It focusses on present marketanalysis (figures of the Kazakh, Central Asian and World bus and coach market). It refers to the evolutions/trends which will influence this market and tries to predict the market situation in a scoop of 5, 10 and 20 years. 

Day 2 - Wednesday 26.06.2019

10:00 - 12:00: Trends and challenges in E-bus development and developing new transport systems
Overview of best practices in the implementation of low & zero emission bus systems in several cities, including the vehicles, the charging infrastructure or distribution of CNG/LNG, tendering processes and implementation in the business model/plan of the operators.  Focus can be on operation, infrastructure and ITS maintenance.

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch Break
14:00 – 15:30 Alternative ways of financing public transport
Session in cooperation with UITP, with speakers from Europe, Turkey, MENA & Eurasia, and involving EBRD, ADB, IB and local banks. This session aims at public authorities and PTA's and focuses on the ways of financing the renewal of the bus fleet in Kazakhstan and the neighbour countries 
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee break
14:00 – 14:45 Towards safer public transport in Kazakhstan and Central Asia
Exchange of international expertise in technology and behaviour on how to avoid accidents & violence on public transport, including video surveillance, organization of bus terminals, driver training, tools to help the driver .

Day 3 Thursday, 27.06.2019

10:00 – 12:00 Coach Tourism
Session in cooperation with the Kazakhstan Tourist Association and with UNWTO on the best practices in coach tourism, showing the potential of coach tourism within the development of tourism in Kazakhstan and Central Asia.This session could also involve a round table debate between coach operators and tourist attractions, on how both partners can be attractive to one another, what can convince a coach operator to plan a visit to this attraction?, what can convince an attraction to aim his marketing at coach group travel? 
12:00 – 13:00 Lunchbreak
14:00 – 15:30 Digitalization in PT and future payment systems
How digital tools are implemented and facilitate bus operations, passenger entertainment, wifi on board, booking platforms, MaaS, payment systems,…tools which increase safety, support eco drive,… 

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