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Russian Association for the Development of the Bicycle and Motorcycle Industry joins WBIA

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LAUSANNE, Switzerland – The Russian Federation, represented by the National Association for the Development of the Bicycle and Motorcycle Industry (NADBM) joined the World Bicycle Industry Association (WBIA). The NADBM is a non-profit organization whose goal is to promote and facilitate the spread of bicycle, e-bike and motorcycle transport in Russia.

Russian Association for the Development of the Bicycle and Motorcycle Industry joins WBIA
Yuary Nachevkin (Velomotors Vice President), Manuel Marsilio (CONEBI), Ilya Semenov (Velomotors Asia-Pacific GM), Erhard Büchel (CONEBI and Büchel GmbH), Alexander Nachevkin (Velomotors President) and Oleg Borovoy (Velomotors Technical Director) (fltr.) - Photo CONEBI

The Russian organization NADBM is also involved in solving economic, technical and legislative issues in terms of research and development, manufacturing and application. The NADBM works closely with government agencies and industry associations at national, European and global scale.

‘Strong international advocacy network’

“We are excited to represent the Russian industry in WBIA and provide our experience for a steady growth and development of a strong international industry advocacy within the United Nations framework,” stated NADBM’s President Mr. Pavel Shmidov.

NADBM’s spokesperson Mr. Iliya Semenov adds, “the United Nations have a strategic importance for the bicycle industry and as an industry association WBIA has a crucial role to play in the context of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, ranging from sustainable cities to industrial development through innovation and research.”

Traffic rules for LEVs

“WBIA’s work at the United Nations’ work has a tangible link with national mobility and industry policies like the ongoing revision of the ECE R22 and the new global resolution on the Blind Spot Information System for trucks. Within this framework we are also involved in the discussion on traffic rules for light electric vehicles that are shaping the way mobility will develop all over the world in the next 10 years,” claims the CONEBI and WBIA President Erhard Büchel. “We have a strong WBIA that has been working with the United Nations for almost 2 years now and NADBM, by joining the association, will make it even stronger. We welcome their valuable participation and knowledge.”

The WBIA represent the bicycle industry at the United Nations within the World Forum for the Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations, the Global Forum for Road Traffic Safety and the Working Party on Transport Economics and Trends.

After its foundation at the end of 2017, WBIA has rapidly grown its membership base: the industry associations of Europe (CONEBI), US (BPSA), Japan (BAJ), Taiwan (TBA), India (AICMA) and Mexico (ANAFABI).

The next WBIA General Assembly will take place at the 2019 Eurobike in Friedrichshafen: for more info you can contact the WBIA secretariat via:  info@wbia.ch

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