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IRU Round Table I: Future Scenarios for Coach Tourism: Challenges and Opportunities

Category
Future Forum

Date
April 25, 2017

Time
3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Location
Future Forum Hall 21

Background:

As the result of change and innovation, the tourism, and in particular group tourism by coach landscape, is constantly evolving. IRU, together with members and partners, is currently looking into the role and place of coaches in the increasingly digitalised, inclusive, and accessible future mobility chain. The purpose of the session would be to present the results of the IRU study on the matter and explore the opportunities and challenges that exist in making the most of this potential together with leading stakeholders.

Key questions:

  • What are the main trends affecting the future of group tourism by coach?
  • What coaches do we want to see in 2030 and 2050?
  • Is there a place for small and medium-sized companies?

Keynote:

Future scenarios for coach tourism: challenges and opportunities, Dr. Sven Maerivoet, Transport & Mobility Leuven

Keynote Panel:

  • Dr. Fabio Figus, CEO, Linea Azzurra Srl
  • Dr. Matthias Mohaupt, Head of Department for Transport Development Planning, City of Dresden
  • Nick Greenfield, Head of Tour Operator Relations, ETOA
  • Dominik Eggert, Director Charter, FlixBus

Chaired by Matthias Maedge, General Delegate, IRU Permanent Delegation to the EU

Language: English with simultaneous translation in German


Speaker:

Dominik Eggert, Director Charter, Flixbus

Dr. Fabio Figus, CEO, Linea Azzurra Srl

Nick Greenfield , Head of Tour Operator Relations, ETOA

Matthias Maedge, General Delegate, IRU Permanent Delegation to the EU

Dr. Sven Maerivoet, Researcher, Transport & Mobility Leuven

Dr. Matthias Mohaupt , Head of Department for Transport Development Planning, City of Dresden