German Chancellor Angela Merkel To Open Eurobike
FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany – Germany’s highest-level politician has announced to attend Eurobike. On Wednesday, August 28, 2013, German Chancellor Angela Merkel will attend opening day of the biggest bike show in the world.
Last year, at the opening press conference, there was criticism from a prominent insider of the German bike sector that Eurobike attracted too little attention from government officials and politicians. Such criticism has now been effectively silenced by Eurobike organizer, Messe Friedrichshafen as the country’s highest level politician is to visit the show.
Important political topic
Eurobike announced today: “The Federal Chancellery has announced that the Chancellor will take about two hours to officially open Eurobike and to get to know the latest trends and innovations from around the biking world during a tour of the show. Mobility on two wheels, e-bikes and city bikes are, after all, an important political topic.
Center of political spotlight
“We are very pleased that the Chancellor is coming to Friedrichshafen. This puts the topic of cycling and mobility in the center of the political and media spotlight”, said an enthusiastic Klaus Wellman, CEO of Messe Friedrichshafen, Siegfried Neuberger, MD of the German industry association ZIV, and Eurobike project leader Stefan Reisinger.
Eurobike takes place from August 28 to 31, 2013. More than 1,200 exhibitors, 40,000 industry visitors from over 100 countries, 20,000 consumers and just over 2,000 journalists are expected. Eurobike Demo Day will take place on Tuesday, August 27, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Allgäu town of Argenbühl.