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bdo Congress Panel I: Will the Passenger's Favorite be Officially Sanctioned in the Future?


April 25, 2017

3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

bdo-Congress Hall 22

Theme: Travel Coaches

Since deregulation on 1 January 2013, long-distance bus travel has been on the rise. In 2015, 23.2, million passengers were transported by German companies, 47% more than in the previous year. Cross-border transport in long-distance buses grew faster than domestic transport. From 23.2 million passengers, 16.0 million (+35% over 2014) travelled within Germany and 7.3 million (+81%) travelled across borders.

Why is long-distance bus travel so popular among passengers? Will there be a toll on long-distance buses – as demanded by DB and others? What is the impact of existing concentration processes?

Impulse lecture: "Growing market and enthusiastic customers – Does long-distance bus travel need regulation?"

Christoph Gipp, Executive Board, IGES


  • Michael Odenwald, State Secretary, Federal Ministry of Transport and Digitial Infrastructure
  • Christoph Gipp, Executive Board, IGES
  • Alexander Möller, Executive Board, ADAC e.V.
  • André Schwämmlein, Executive Board, Flixbus
  • Derek Ladewig, Locomore GmbH & Co. KG (tbc)
  • Matthias Gastel, MP, German Bundestag

Language: German with simultaneous translation in English


Matthias Gastel , MP, German Bundestag

Christoph Gipp , Executive Board, IGES

Derek Ladewig , Locomore GmbH & Co. KG

Alexander Möller , Executive Board, ADAC e.V.

Michael Odenwald , State Secretary, Federal Ministry of Transport and Digitial Infrastructure

André Schwämmlein , Executive Board, Flixbus