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Press release: IMMA organized a Side-event at the International Transport Forum Summit in Leipzig on 24th May 2019

Monday, July 8, 2019
From left to right: Mr Joël Valmain, Mr Jesper Christensen, Mr Hennes Fischer, Minister Angela María Orozco Gómez, Mr Andi Hartanto, Prof. Anders Lie, Mrs Veronique Feypell de la Beaumelle, Mr Ferry Smith, Dr Nhan Tran, Mr Benaceur Boulaajoul, Mrs Susanna Zammataro, Prof. Fred Wegman, Mr Edwin Bastiaensen
From left to right: Mr Joël Valmain, Mr Jesper Christensen, Mr Hennes Fischer, Minister Angela María Orozco Gómez, Mr Andi Hartanto, Prof. Anders Lie, Mrs Veronique Feypell de la Beaumelle, Mr Ferry Smith, Dr Nhan Tran, Mr Benaceur Boulaajoul, Mrs Susanna Zammataro, Prof. Fred Wegman, Mr Edwin Bastiaensen

On the 24th of May 2019, IMMA organized an official side-event at the 2019 Summit of the International Transport Forum in Leipzig, co-hosted by FIM. The initiative, moderated by Professor Fred Wegman, aims to contribute to the preparation of the upcoming 3rd Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety, to be held in February 2020 in Stockholm, Sweden. During the Side Event, IMMA Secretary General Mr Edwin Bastiaensen, introduced IMMA’s recent best practices resource on Safer Motorcycling. FAMI Secretary General, Mr Andi Hartanto, provided a keynote manufacturer perspective from South and South-East Asia and Mr Hennes Fischer, Yamaha Motor Corporation, provided insight in the perspectives of future technologies. Ms Angela María Orozco Gómez, Minister of Transport of Colombia, explained the importance of mobility policy addressing the increasing popularity of powered two-wheelers (PTW) in Colombia. Mr Joël Valmain, Adviser to the Interministerial Delegate for Road Safety in France, reported on relevant trends and policy developments in France. Prof. Anders Lie, Special Advisor, Swedish Ministry of Infrastructure referred to the upcoming 2020 Ministerial Conference in Stockholm in February 2020 which needs urgent answers to address the increasing number of road traffic fatalities. Other major contributions were made by Dr Nhan Tran, Coordinator Unintentional Injury Prevention Unit, World Health Organisation (WHO), Mr Andrew McKellar, Secretary General, FIA Mobility, Mrs Veronique Feypell de la Beaumelle, Mr Ferry Smith, International Road Assessment Programme (IRAP) and Susanna Zammataro, IRF and Mr Jesper Christensen, co-sponsor of the session. A session summary can be downloaded here.

The International Transport Forum Summit is held every year in Leipzig and is co-organised by the OECD. This inter-governmental platform is used to discuss transport policy and transport safety issues.

Organized by the Government of Sweden, the 3rd Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety will take place on 19–20 February 2020 in Stockholm and is co-sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO). Minister-led delegations from more than 80 countries are expected to attend.

Geneva, 178th session of WP.29 – World Forum for the Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations

Wednesday, June 26, 2019
WP.29
WP.29

IMMA introduced its latest publication: “Safer Motorcycling: The Global Motorcycle Industry’s Approach to Road Safety” (click to download) and hosted the WP.29 cocktail held on 26th June at the Restaurant des Délégués in the Palais. A group picture was taken with all the WP.29 delegates on the 25th of June (click to download high resolution picture).

Election of Mr Rakesh Sharma, Executive Director, Bajaj Auto as IMMA’s new Vice President

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 8th May 2019

Out of the representation of its member SIAM, Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers, the International Motorcycle Manufacturers Association (IMMA), elected Mr Rakesh Sharma, Executive Director, Bajaj Auto as its Vice President, during its Annual General Assembly held on 8th May 2019 at Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

“As IMMA advances its strategy for sustainable growth of the two-wheeler industry in every region of the world, we are fortunate to have Rakesh with his wide experience in two and three- wheeler industry, to steer IMMA towards being the trusted global voice of the motorcycle manufacturers,” said Mr Johannes Loman, President, IMMA and Director, Astra Honda, Indonesia.

“I am excited for the role that has been entrusted to me by IMMA for furthering the cause of safe, responsible and exciting motorcycling and am delighted to accept this position,” said Mr Rakesh Sharma.

IMMA has a membership of Powered Two and Three Wheeler (PTWs) manufacturers association from various countries and regions across the world including USA, Canada, Australia, Europe, Japan, Thailand, Vietnam, Taiwan, Indonesia, Malaysia, apart from SIAM in India. IMMA promotes mobility through safe, sustainable motorcycling by advocating the development and harmonization of technical regulations in United Nations, affecting the motorcycle industry and by advancing inclusive policies for motorcycling.