Busworld Academy Central Asia

The Road towards Future Oriented Bus Systems in Central Asia

Day 1 Tuesday, 25th June 2019

 Time/Room  Programme 
10:00 onwards Conference registration and networking tea/coffee
10:30 - 12:00 Opening Ceremony of the Exhibition & Busworld Academy + VIP Tour of the Exhibition

13:00 - 14:30

Inaugural Session of the Busworld Academy:
Market Analysis of the Kazakh & Central Asian Bus- & Coach market: Trends and evolutions.

Key-note Address 1: Dr CRC Mohanty, United Nations, Center for Regional Development 

Key-note Address 2  : Mrs Tatiana Arabadji, Director, Russian Automotive Market Research

Key-note Address 3 : Mr Alexei Volostnov, Director, Frost & Sullivan Moscow Office  

CEO’s  Panel Discussion
Panelists  : CEO’s or high level representatives of the most important Busmanufacturers

14:30 - 17:00

KAO meeting: Development of bus transportation in Kazakhstan

 Joint session of Union of Auto Transport of Kazakhstan (KAO) and Transport Committee of Ministry of Industry and Infrastructure Development of Kazakhstan, Atameken,  Union «KAZLOGISTICS».

Opening of the session

Mr. S.Aliguzhinov , Chairman of the board of KAO

Theme Presenters:

  1. Mr Dauren Sabitov  Deputy Head of Transport Committee  (Kazakhstan): Implementation of the Comprehensive Program (Roadmap) for the development of bus traffic for 2018-2020
  2. Mr Jan Deman, Director Busworld Academy : International knowledge exchange in public transport 
  3. Dr. Kulwant Singh, former UN: Promoting Passenger Transport in CIS Countries: Development of Legislation and Formulation of State Policy
  4. Mrs Marie Kress, senior researcher Voyego, Digitalization in Public Transport
  5. Mr. Nuspekuly Olzhas, Deputy Head of The Office of Urban Mobility Almaty:  Development of Almaty passenger transport
  6. Mr Vladimir Smirnov,  ОНАЙ Pay LLP, CEO (Kazakhstan)
  7. Mr. Sabit Amanbaev, KAO General Director:  Car fleet upgrade problems
  8. E. Kaplan, Scientific-research Institute :  Scientific support for passenger transportation
  9. Mr. Bolat Aldabergenov,  Deputy General Director, KAO : Development of professional and national standards in the field of passenger transportation
  10. Mr. Oleg Inkov, Head of conformity confirmation body, KAZAUTOSERT –  Some issues of certification of vehicles in Kazakhstan
  11. Representative from Minsk – E-ticketing Belarus Experience
  12. ACT Kazakhstan - Tour operator:  Issues of bus touristic trips organization
  13. Mr. Erlan Shayakhmetov, TOO APARU: The development of information systems in bus transport
  14. Mr. A. Buralkin, Association of autotransport enterprises of Karaganda Region : Safety issues of bus transport in Kazakhstan
  15. Mrs. I. Zhaisanova : Problems of intercity and international road transport
  16. Mr. L. Kushnerov, Association of Carriers for Passenger Transport of Auto Stations of Kostanay Region: International transportation of passengers on the route Kazakhstan -Russia


Mr. S.Aliguzhinov , Chairman of the board of KAO

Day 2 Wednesday, 26th June 2019

 Time/Room  Programme 
10:00 - 12:00 Trends and challenges in E-bus development and developing new transport systems

Theme - Futuristic Transportation Solutions for Central Asia – Shaping Tomorrow’s Public Transport in Central Asian countries

Moderator: Mr. Jan Deman, Director Busword Academy

Keynote: Mr. Erlan Aukenov, Deputy Akim of Almaty (Kazakhstan)

Theme presenters:

  1. Mr Bagdat Telebay, Director Almaty Chamber of Entrepreneurs (Atameken)
  2. Mr. Artem Burlakov, Head of Special Projects Department, Mosgortrans (Russia): “Experience of Moscow in E-Bus implementation in tough climate conditions”
  3. Mr. Chingyuen Ma, Deputy General Manager, Shenzhen Bus Group CO (China): “Deplyment of E-Bus in Shenzhen”
  4. Experience of St. Petersburg, GorElectroTrans (Russia)
  5. Astana LRT - Electronic farecard system
12:00 – 13:30 Lunch Break
13:30 – 15:00 Ways of financing public transport: the role of Financial Institutions in PT development

Moderator : Mr Yussup Khassiev, UITP

Theme Presenters:

  1. Mr. Alexei Volostnov, Director, Frost & Sullivan Moscow Office: "Overview of the present bus fleet and the need to renew and enlarge it"
  2. Mr. Dauren Sabitov, Deputy Head of Transport Committee (Kazakhstan) TBC
  3. Mr. Ian Jennings, Senior Specialist, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. (UK)
  4. Ms. Basu Rakhi, Transport Specialist, Worldbank (USA)


Day 3 Thursday, 27nd June 2019

11.00 - 13.00 The importance of Coach services in the development of the tourist market in Kazakhstan and Central Asia

A debate on how collaboration between public and private incoming tourism agencies and bus- & coach companies can strenghten Kazakhstan and Central Asia as a premium tourist destination.

  1. Dr Kulwant Singh, UN: “Developing Coach Transport and Tourism among Eurasian Economic Countries”
  2. Mr. Maksat Kikimov, Head of the Office of Tourism and Foreign Affairs
  3. Mr. Kairat Sadvakassov, Vice Chairman of the National Company Kazakh Tourism
  4. Mr. Fabio Figus, General Manager of Linnea Azzura, Global Passenger Network
  5. Mrs. Elena Khvan, General Manager, ML Tour (Kazakhstan)
  6. Mrs. Piia Karjalainen, MaaS Alliance, ITS (Finland)
  7. Almaty visit
  8. Kazakh Geographic Society
  9. Sky Way Almaty

Atakent Expo
42 Timiryazev str.
050057 Almaty
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