Taipei Cycle Forum: Future of Country’s Bicycle Industry
TAIPEI, Taiwan – The successful premiere edition of the Taipei Cycle Forum on 23 March in Taichung Taiwan, made show organizer TAITRA decide to introduce the concept at next Taipei Cycle Show in October. During the second edition of the Forum experts from different fields will share the current trends on e-bike design, regulations, smart manufacturing and mobility during a series of sessions spread over two days.
E-bike trend & design is the opening theme during the first morning session of the Taipei Cycle Forum on 1 November. It is not surprising that this topic is high on the agenda of the Forum. During last March’s edition of the Forum the expert panel concluded that: “Taiwan’s bike industry needs new DNA.” This was said by Francois Liang, GM of the Cycling Industry Health Center in Taiwan, who explained that the industry in his country is to get more creative; not only in making new products but also in marketing for addressing the challenges that come with ecommerce and becoming more consumer centric.
Thursday afternoon: update on Europe’s dumping investigation on China made e-bikes
More innovation is necessary
Francois Liang called upon an industry consensus for attracting younger staff for the set-up of new digitized business models. In that same discussion Decathlon’s Helen Lin and Taiwan Bicycle Association’s chairman Gina Chang underlined the call for more creativity as especially in conventional bicycles there’s no innovation and with that no growth stimulation. Just standard bikes are being made. There’s a need for more consumer centricity and customization.
In the afternoon the topic will focus on legal issues regarding e-bikes. In the first session Bike Europe will give an update on the latest development in Europe’s e-bike dumping investigation on China made e-bikes. The second speaker this afternoon will brief the Forum on the adoption of the e-bike regulations in the USA.
Changing labour market
On Friday 2 November, the second day of the Forum, the issues discussed include smart manufacturing and e-mobility. The labour market in Taiwan is changing quickly and smart manufacturing is one of the options to improve the company’s efficiency and profitability. In the afternoon session participants will not only get an update of the e-bike evolution but also get hands-on information on how to start with ‘e’ thinking as well as innovative business models for e-mobility solutions.
Information and registration
More information and the possibility to register for the Taipei Cycle Forum which will take place on 1 and 2 November (during Taipei Cycle Show) is published at www.taipeicycle.com.tw. This website also includes an updated list of presenters.
Program Taipei Cycle Forum
Thursday 1 November 2018
Time / Topics
08:30-09:00 Registration (A session)
09:00-09:15 Opening Remark
09:15-10:05 Trend and Design of e-bike: Next e-bike design revolution
10:05-10:55 Trend and Design of e-bike: Prepare for an e-Bike future
10:55-11:10 Coffee Break
11:10-12:00 Panel Discussion: Trend and Design of e-bike
13:30-14:00 Registration (B session)
14:00-14:50 E-bike trade regulation: Latest on e-bike dumping case in Europe
14:50-15:40 E-bike regulation: Adopted e-bike regulations in the USA
15:40-16:00 Coffee Break
16:00-16:50 Panel Discussion: Regulations on e-bikes, What changes? What doesn’t?
16:50-17:00 Feedback Collection
Friday 2 November 2018
Time / Topics
08:30-09:00 Registration (C session)
09:00-09:50 Smart Manufacturing I: Smart manufacturing will positively impact your current profits
09:50-10:40 Smart Manufacturing II: How we will work in 2028
10:40-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-12:00 Panel Discussion: The future of manufacturing applications & trends
13:00-13:30 Registration (D session)
13:30-14:10 E-mobility I: Cycling science in e-bike evolution
14:10-14:50 E-mobility II: Exploiting digital to successfully transform government services
14:50-15:05 Coffee Break
15:05-15:45 E-mobility III: Getting started with ‘e’ thinking
15:45-16:25 E-mobility IV: Business model innovations for e-mobility
16:25-17:20 Panel Discussion: Where are you, and What’s next?
17:20-17:30 Feedback Collection
All presentations take place in Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, Hall 1.