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Highlights from the Workshop on Long Distance Bus and Coach Transport in Europe


29 February 2012, 9:00 – 12:30

  

Moderated by Steven Salmon (CPT, UK)

 

 

Steven Salmon

 

 

 

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Opening and setting the scene

 

 

Thierry Mariani, Minister of Transport, France

 

 

 

 
 

 

Simon Smith

 

Results of the European Commission study (2009) on bus and coach transport in the EU: challenges and opportunities for the future
Simon Smith
, Steer Davis Gleave, UK

Jan Möllmann

 

New modern communication and reservation systems to facilitate customers' access to long distance bus and coach services
Jan Möllmann
, EPTO

First panel debate and discussion: Towards a business-friendly legal and administrative framework for long distance bus and coach travel – matured markets

 

Francisco Iglesias

 

The Spanish intercity market model and the emergence of BRT: lessons to learn and mistakes to avoid
Francisco Iglesias, Director of the Interurban Transport Divison, ALSA, Spain

Bruce Alexander

 

The UK intercity market model and the role and place of National Express
Bruce Alexander, Business Development Director, National Express, UK

Paolo Beria

 

The Italian intercity market model: lessons to learn and mistakes to avoid
Paolo Beria
, Assistant professor of Transport Economics Politecnico di Milano, on behalf of ANAV, Italy

Terje Sundfjord

 

Results and lessons to be learned from the liberalisation of long distance bus and coach lines in Norway
Terje Sundfjord, International Affairs, NHO Transport, Norway

Second panel debate and discussion: Towards a business-friendly legal and administrative framework for long distance bus and coach travel – new market opportunities

 

Heinrich Strößenreuther

 

Opening the intercity bus and coach market in Germany: challenges and opportunities
Heinrich Strößenreuther
, Verkehrs Innovations Partner/Transport Innovations Partner, Germany

Eric Ritter

 

Opening the intercity bus and coach market in France: challenges and opportunities
Eric Ritter,
Secretary General, FNTV, France

John Gilbert

 

The international perspective: problems and opportunities
John Gilbert
, President Eurolines

Concluding remarks

 

Stéphane Buffetaut

 

Stéphane Buffetaut, President, Transport section, European Economic and Social Committee

Yves Mannaerts

 

 

Yves Mannaerts, IRU Vice President

 

 

 

 


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