The European Association of Motorcycle Manufacturers (ACEM) and the International Motorcycle Manufacturers Association (IMMA) hosted a joint Spring Congress in Berlin, from 3 April until 7 April 2017. The event was attended by close to 200 delegates, including some senior industry leaders, from Europe, India, Japan, South East Asia, and South and North America.
A new leadership for ACEM and IMMA
Both associations elected a new leadership team. The ACEM General Assembly appointed Mr Stefan Pierer, CEO of KTM AG, as President of the association as of 1 July 2017. Mr Pierer will succeed Mr Stephan Schaller, President of BMW Motorrad, who will start serving as Vice-President of ACEM on the same date. The association will also have a new Vice-President: Mr Michele Colaninno, who is member of Piaggio’s board of directors as well as CEO and COO of the Immsi Group.
The IMMA General Assembly appointed a Vice-President: Mr Johannes Loman, who currently serves as Executive Vice President Director of PT Astra Honda Motor, President of the Federation of Asian Motorcycle Industries (FAMI) as well as President of the Indonesian Motorcycle Industries Association (AISI). Mr Loman will work closely with Mr Stephan Schaller, the current President of IMMA.
Key topics discussed during the Congress
As part of the Congress, ACEM and IMMA organised an international conference on motorcycling and sustainability. The discussions addressed a wide range of issues including the challenges and opportunities for motorcycling in urban areas, recent developments in the fields of sustainability and road safety, and the need for further harmonisation of technical regulations at global level.
Panellists included renowned policy experts and representatives of civil society organisations: Stefano Ammirati (Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile, FIA), Edwin Bastiaensen (International Motorcycle Manufacturers Association), Antonio Erario (Italian Ministry of Transport, UNECE), Vito Ippolito (Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme, FIM), Hannes Jaenicke (actor, author and motorcycle rider), Angel Lopez (Barcelona’s City Council), Dr. Margie Peden (World Health Organization) and Prof. Fred Wegman (International Traffic Safety Data and Analysis Group).
Photos of the Spring Congress
About the International Motorcycle Manufacturers Association
The International Motorcycle Manufacturers Association (IMMA) represents the combined skills and interests of the powered two- and three-wheelers manufacturing industry at the global level. It promotes mobility through safe, sustainable motorcycling by advocating the development and harmonisation of technical regulations affecting the motorcycle industry and by advancing inclusive policies for motorcycling. IMMA members include regional and national industry associations from Australia, Canada, Europe, India, Japan, South-East Asia and the United States.
About the European Association of Motorcycle Manufacturers
The European Association of Motorcycle Manufacturers (ACEM) represents manufacturers of mopeds, motorcycles, three-wheelers and quadricycles (L-category vehicles) in Europe. ACEM members include 18 manufacturing companies and 17 national industry associations. About 156,300 jobs depend on the motorcycle, moped, tricycle and quadricycle industry in Europe.