IMMA participates and provides a status overview of motorcycle Global Technical Regulations (GTRs) under the Global 1998 Agreement during the special celebration event at 190th WP.29 in Geneva.
On 29 March 2023, IMMA appointed, during its General Assembly, Mr. Eric de Seynes, a lifelong motorcycle enthusiast and senior executive with a leading motorcycle manufacturer, as its new President for the coming two years, 2023 – 2025. The General Assembly, held during the Spring Congress in New Delhi, India, was hosted by IMMA-member SIAM and marked IMMA’s 75th Anniversary.
The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe organized a celebration event on 7 March 2023 at the opening of the 189th session of the World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations, WP.29.
The International Transport Forum (ITF) has issued a policy brief on ‘Improving motorcyclist safety: Priority actions for Safe System integration’. The publication summarizes the virtual workshops held in June and September 2021.
EICMA, also known as the Milan Motorcycle Show, organized by IMMA-member ANCMA, opened its doors from 8 to 13 November for its 79th Edition. With 1,370 brands representing 45 countries, the show extended itself over six pavilions, marking a 35% increase in terms of occupied square meters compared to 2021. Beyond an international two-wheels exhibition, EICMA returned as an important opportunity for business meetings.
Mr. Rakesh Sharma, Executive Director of Bajaj Auto and former IMMA President from 2020 to 2022, was reelected President during IMMA’s General Assembly held on 7 September 2022, following Mr. Edward Moreland’s resignation.
In May 2022, the WHO reported that more than half a billion COVID-19 cases have been officially confirmed and more than 6.2 million deaths were registered due to the infection. After two years of pandemic, the overall highest peak of new infections was in January this year. Since then, the number of new infections has been significantly declining in most regions of the world.
The resilience of the motorcycle industry was once again showcased at this year’s edition of EICMA, the Esposizione Internazionale Ciclo Motociclo Accessori. The 78th edition boasted numbers that take it back to pre-pandemic enthusiasm after a forced stop in 2020.
The International Transport Forum (ITF) holds the “Motorcyclists Safety Workshop: Riding in a Safe System”
On 29 September 2021, the International Transport Forum (ITF) held the closing event of the Motorcyclists safety workshop “Riding in a Safe System”. The workshop was co-organised by the International Transport Forum (ITF), the Swedish Transport Administration, VTI, the International Motorcycling Federation (FIM), and the motorcycle manufacturers associations (ACEM and IMMA).
The IMMA General Assembly, held by teleconference on 21 April 2021, adopted an updated vision and mission statement.