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IRU Round Table II: VISION 2030 for Buses and Coaches Innovation and New Business Models in Intercity Scheduled Coach Transport

Category
Future Forum

Date
April 26, 2017

Time
11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Location
Future Forum Hall 21

Background:

The recent opening of the intercity coach market for scheduled services in several core EU Member States unleashed a wave of innovations at all levels – companies, services, business models, image of the sector. Customers also followed suit, and the use of scheduled intercity coach services more than doubled in the first years after the market opening in Germany and France. Integrators and digital platforms also entered this – until very recently traditional – business, making today’s coach market resembling much more the airline travel market, rather than the railway one.

Key questions:

  • What role for intercity coaches in the current and future mobility chains?
  • Which business models will win customers’ votes?
  • Is there a place for small and medium-sized companies?

Keynote:

“A Vision 2030 for Buses and Coaches in the increasingly digitalised, accessible and connected mobility chain”, presentation of preliminary study results, Dr. Sven Maerivoet, Researcher, Transport and Mobility Leuven

Panel:

  • Max Zeumer, VP International Business, FlixBus
  • Sylvain Gaboriaud, Commercial Director, Ouibus
  • Marc Hofmann, CEO, Checkmybus

Chaired by Oleg Kamberski, Head-Passenger Transport & Taxis, General Delegate, IRU Permanent Delegation to the EU

Language: English with simultaneous translation in German


Speaker:

Sylvain Gaboriaud, Commercial Director, Ouibus

Marc Hofmann , CEO, Checkmybus

Oleg Kamberski, Head-Passenger Transport & Taxis, General Delegate, IRU Permanent Delegation to the EU

Dr. Sven Maerivoet, Researcher, Transport & Mobility Leuven

Max Zeumer, VP International Business, Flixbus