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CONEBI and ECF Join Forces for Cycling for Growth Initiative

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FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany – The European Cyclists Federation (ECF) and CONEBI (Confederation for the European Bicycle Industry) presented the Cycling for Growth project during last week’s Advocacy Summit 2015 at Eurobike.

CONEBI and ECF Join Forces for Cycling for Growth Initiative
Top industry players and Michael Cramer, MEP (front row, second from left) at last week’s Advocacy Summit where the Cycling for Growth initiative was presented. – Photo ECF/CIC

“The Cycling Industry Club (CIC) is supporting ECF to create better places for people to ride. The Cycling for Growth initiative is additional to that work and it brings the companies’ experience and resources to the European level in order to show how the cycling industry will deliver growth in Europe,” said Raymond Gense, Pon Director of Future Technology & Public Affairs.

Powerful success story

The Cycling for Growth initiative will complement the work of CIC and CONEBI by adding the voice of the companies at the EU level and show the EU that we have a powerful success story that needs to be shared. The goal is to convince EU and national governments to i) invest in cycling and e-cycling, ii) invest in industrialization clusters (research, technologies, SME support) and iii) collaborate better on data and market intelligence. New Project Director Nicolas Urien has been appointed to lead the Cycling for Growth initiative on behalf of CONEBI and ECF (contact info: n.urien@ecf.com).

The Advocacy Summit was attended by top industry players and Michael Cramer, MEP and Head of the TRAN Committee at the European Parliament.

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