Sector Joins Forces in World Bicycle Industry Association
HERGISWIL, Switzerland – To represent the bicycle, e-bike, bicycle parts and accessories industry on a global level, the Bicycle Association Japan (BAJ), the US Bicycle Products Suppliers Association (BPSA), the Confederation of the European Bicycle Industry (CONEBI) and the Taiwan Bicycle Association (TBA) have founded the World Bicycle Industry Association (WBIA).
“Our main purpose is to join forces and to actively participate in the technical meetings at the United Nations facility in Geneva,” explains WBIA President Erhard Büchel.
“Here the different Working Parties of the World Forum for the Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29) discuss various technical matters such as safety, noise or lighting, that are important for the bicycle industry.” The WBIA is a non-profit association officially founded at the end of December 2017 in Switzerland.
Board of Directors
During its first General Assembly on 31st August 2017, the Board of Directors and Treasurer of the WBIA were appointed:
• President: CONEBI – Mr. René J. Takens
• 1st Vice-President: BAJ – Mr. Satoshi Yuasa
• 2nd Vice-President: BPSA – Mr. Larry Pizzi
• Treasurer: TBA – Mr. Michael Tseng
As Erhard Büchel recently became CONEBI President, he took over the WBIA Presidency as well. The WBIA Board of Directors and Treasurer hold a 2 year mandate, during which they will manage the WBIA and will be responsible for the press contacts in their respective region. The WBIA will be supported by the Secretariat of the association holding the Presidency, which is CONEBI for the first 2 years.