Busworld Academy Congress Turkey 2018: 19 - 20 april 2018

The third edition of the Busworld Academy congress in Turkey, on April 20th, will focus on The future of bus-mobility , with seminars on the digitalization, passenger comfort and bus design, infotainment systems, Mobility-as-a-service, the evolution towards zero-emission buses, passenger safety, business models, market analysis etc.

The Busworld Academy congress accompanies the Busworld Exhibition in Hall B of FUAR IZMIR.

It is the perfect opportunity to see and hear about the latest evolutions in technology and markettrends in the bus- & coach business. Meanwhile, the Busworld Academy offers the best network-event with representatives from international, national and local authorities and federations, with public transport agents and bus-and coach operators, with bus manufacturers and suppliers.




9:30 - 12:00 Opening remarks

12:00 - 14:00 Networking Lunch

14:00 - 16:00 Opening Session of the Busworld Academy: Market trends in the Bus Sector

  • Mr. Turgay Akkaya, Assistant General Manager, ESHOT
  • Mr. Berkan Bayram, TEHAD (Turkey Electric & Hybrid Vehicles Association)
  • Mr. James Norris, Senior Analyst, LMC Automotive
  • Mrs. Esra Levent, Turkisch representative for Global Passenger Network
  • Mr. Erdal Uygun, Director of Transportation services, Edirne Municipality, Turkey / Vice-President of Transportation Commission at the Union of Municipalities of Turkey.
  • BMC

Moderator: Mr Jan Deman, Director, Busworld Academy


10:00 - 12:00: E-bus

  • Mr. Sebastian Castellanos, WRI (World Resources Institute)
  • Anadolu Isuzu
  • Mr. Hakan Uzkat, Technology Development Manager, ESHOT
  • Mr. Muhammed Emre KIRAN, Training Manager, UITP
  • Mrs. Anna Ozdelen, Local Mobility Consultant, Frost & Sullivan
  • Mr. Thomas Mourey, Project Officer, Polis & ELIPTIC Project (tbc)

Moderator: Mr. Sebastian Castellanos, WRI

12:00 - 14:00 Networking Lunch

14:00 - 16:00: Safety and Technology in Public Buses

  • Mr. Zeynel Albas, Metrobus Depot Manager, IETT Istanbul Electricity, Tramway and Tunnel General Management
  • Mr. Abdullah Keskin, Sanliurfa Metropolitan Municipality,
  • Mrs. Yesim Ayoz, Chairman, Suat Ayoz Traffic Victims SATMD
  • Mr. Tolga Imamoglu, WRI Turkey Sustainable Cities
  • Mr. Hakan Uzun Özet, ESHOT
  • Mr. Andres Alejandro Pinate, Marketing and Customer Director, Vectalia

Moderator: Mr. Tolga Imamoglu, WRI Turkey Sustainable Cities


WRI Turkey Sustainable Cities

WRI Turkey Sustainable Cities develops sustainable urban development and energy efficiency solutions for our cities. Part of WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities network, we are offering evidence based practical solutions for cities in all around the world with our over 200 experts in Brasil, China, India, Mexico, Turkey and USA.

GPN: Global Passenger Network

Global Passenger Network (GPN) is an organization of quality motor coach companies promoting the use of motor coach service through the joint efforts of member motor coach companies and various alliances in the major markets throughout the world. The Network, as a non-profit organization, has as its primary objective the promoting, improving and serving the motor coach industry around the world, particularly within the countries where its members are located, as well as educating the consumer public regarding the availability, benefits and use of motor coach services. From its 10 founders in 2006, GPN has grown to include currently 38 countries members.
Although the goal is to offer service in every country around the world, GPN’s focus remains on quality coach hire rather than quantity, and only the best operators are considered for membership. Further, the Global Passenger Network strives to be the leading international organization in the area of surface passenger transportation.


“ESHOT General Directorate was established to serve the city of Izmir on a wide range of services such as Electricity, Water, Coal Gas, and Public Transport in 1943. As an experienced, deep-rooted and well-established enterprise, ESHOT is affiliated to Izmir Metropolitan Municipality and has its own independent budget.

Today, ESHOT General Directorate provides public transportation service throughout the city of İzmir with its recently rejuvenated bus fleet.

İzmir is the 3rd largest city in Turkey with population over 4 million. Each day, over 350.000 active public transport passengers use bus system. Over 1500 scheduled buses operate on over 327 different routes. Every day around 800 thousand journeys are made across bus network.

The General Directorate of ESHOT continues its effective role and duty in public transportation network of Izmir to reach to the targeted contemporary level through its environmentalist new bus fleet.”

  1. Hall B of FUAR IZMIR.