Busworld Academy Central Asia 2019
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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

Roman Skylar, Minister of Industry (Kazakhstan) - Invited

Akim and Deputy Akim of Almaty (Kazakhstan)

Management ATAMEKEN (Kazakhstan)

Management KAO (Kazakhstan)

Mr. Didier Ramoudt, President, BW International (Belgium)

13:00 - 14:30

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

Moderator: Mr Alexei Volostnov, Director, Frost & Sullivan Moscow Office  

Key Note Address 1 : Mr Alexei Volostnov, Director, Frost & Sullivan Moscow Office

Key-note Address 2 : Dr CRC Mohanty, United Nations, Center for Regional Development: “How does UNCRD see the evolution of passenger transport by bus, in Central Asia?”

Key-note Address 3 : Mrs Tatiana Arabadji, Director, Russian Automotive Market Research: “Trends of the bus market in the Republic of Kazakhstan”

Key-note Address 4: Mr. Vladimir Gerasimenko, Executive director, AKAB (Kazakhstan): “Bus market in the Republic of Kazakhstan”

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

  • Kamaz Еngineering JSC : Galimzhan Balapaev, Deputy Director General for Production
  • Hyundai Com Trans Kazakhstan (Astana Motors): Mr. Adilbek Gaev, Director or Mr. Nurlan Adiriskaliev, Head of the sales department
  • JV MAN Auto-Uzbekistan: Mr.  Shokhrukh Sultonov, Head of the Sales department
  • GAZ Group: Mr. Nikolai Odintsov, Head of the corporate sales department
  • Saaryarkaavtoprom/ Allur Auto: Mr. Andrei Lavrentiev, CEO of Saaryarkaavtoprom and Chairman of the board of directors of Allur Auto Or Mr. Sergei Mogilatov, deputy CEO for productions of SaryArkaAvtoProm
14:30 - 17:00

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 (Belgium): “International knowledge exchange in public transport”
  3. Dr. Kulwant Singh, former UN: “Promoting Passenger Transport in CIS Countries (India): Development of Legislation and Formulation of State Policy”
  4. Mrs. Marie Kress, Business Analyst Mobility & Travel (Slovenia): “The new Era for Bus Business”
  5. Mr. Vladimir Smirnov, CEO, ОНАЙ Pay LLP (Kazakhstan): “Electronic ticketing in Almaty”
  6. Mr. Sabit Amanbaev, KAO General Director (Kazakhstan): “Car fleet upgrade problems”
  7. Mr. Eduard Kaplan, Chairman of scientific-expert council, Scientific-research Institute (Kazakhstan): “Scientific support for passenger transportation”
  8. Mr. Bolat Aldabergenov, Deputy General Director, KAO (Kazakhstan): “Development of professional and national standards in the field of passenger transportation”
  9. Mr. Oleg Inkov, Head of conformity confirmation body, KAZAUTOSERT (Kazakhstan): “Some issues of certification of vehicles in Kazakhstan”
  10. Mr. Erlan Shayakhmetov, Chairman of the board, TOO APARU (Kazakhstan): “Unified ticketing system and its impact on the development of the intercity bus industry”
  11. Mr. A. Buralkin, Chaiman, Association of autotransport enterprises of Karaganda Region (Kazakhstan): “Safety issues of bus transport in Kazakhstan”
  12. Mrs. I. Zhaisanova, Chairman, Association of Passenger Carrier Road Transport of the Republic of Kazakhstan (Kazakhstan): “Problems of intercity and international road transport”
  13. Mr. Leonid Kushnerov, Head of Association of Carriers for Passenger Transport of Auto Stations of Kostanay Region (Kazakhstan): “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

Moderator: Mr. Jan Deman, Director Busword Academy

Keynote: Mr. Erlan Aukenov, Deputy Akim of Almaty (Kazakhstan): "Reform in transport system of Almaty cityReform in transport system of Almaty city"

Theme presenters:

  1. Mr. Eduard Pokrovsky, Head of Special Projects Department, Mosgortrans (Russia): “Experience of Moscow in E-Bus implementation in tough climate conditions”
  2. Mr. Chingyuen Ma, Deputy General Manager, Shenzhen Bus Group CO (China): “Deployment of E-Bus in Shenzhen”
  3. Mr. Andrey Ulanov, GorElectroTrans St. Petersburg (Russia): “Experience of ST Petersburg”
  4. Mr Alexander Lafitskiy, Head of sales for CIS, Belcommunmash, Passenger transportations by electric buses: "Experience of Republic of Belarus in design of infrastructure (service, repair and charging stations)"
  5. Mr. Yesszhanov Beibut, Deputy Chairman of the Board, ASTANA LRT
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 (Russia): “Overview of the present bus fleet and the need to renew and enlarge it”.
  2. Mr. Ian Jennings, Senior Specialist, European bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) London (UK)
  3. Ms. BASU Rakhi, Transport Specialist, World Bank Washington (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. Mr. Kairat Sadvakassov, Vice-Chairman of the National Company Kazakh Tourism (Kazakhstan)
  2. Dr. Kulwant Singh, Advisor Busworld Academy and Former UN (India): “Developing Coach Transport and Tourism among Eurasian Economic Countries”
  3. Mr. Maksat Kikimov, Head of the Office of Tourism and Foreign Affairs (Kazakhstan)
  4. Mr. Fabio Figus, General Manager of Linnea Azzura, Global Passenger Network (Italy): “Global Passenger Network”
  5. Mrs. Elena Khvan, General Manager, ML Tour (Kazakhstan) : “Cooperation of tour operators and transport companies in the field of domestic / inbound tourism”
  6. Mrs. Piia Karjalainen, Senior Manager, ERTICO - ITS Europe (Finland): “MaaS – Solution for urban mobility integration”
  7. Mr. CRC Mohanty, Environment Programme Coordinator, UNCRD (Japan): “How does UNCRD see the evolution of passenger transport by bus, in Central Asia?”
  8. Mr. Serik Zhardanbek, Deputy Director, Tourist Information Center (Kazakhstan)

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