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Registration Now! 2019 World Cycling Forum Powered by WFSGI & Bike Europe

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NETHERLANDS, SWITZERLAND – Registration is now open for the 2019 World Cycling Forum being held on 4 and 5 June 2019. The Conference, organized by the World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry (WFSGI) and Bike Europe, takes place in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The main theme of this two-day International Conference is: Putting the Bicycle Industry at the Core of Sustainable Development.

Registration Now! 2019 World Cycling Forum Powered by WFSGI & Bike Europe
2019 World Cycling Forum; two-day international conference on bicycle industry’s role in fight against climate change. – Photo WFSGI

The 2019 World Cycling Forum addresses the sweeping ramifications of climate change and explores the Bicycle Industry’s role in sustainable development including its contribution to the UN’s sustainable development goals.

Important role

It is becoming increasingly clear that the Bicycle Industry and cycling can play a very important role in the efforts to limit the global temperature increase and greenhouse gas emissions. The 2019 World Cycling Forum will consider how the industry is to meet its full sustainability potential through a series of expert presentations and engaging panel sessions that will focus on issues such as:

  • UN Sustainable Development Goals
  • Future manufacturing landscape
  • Innovative materials & practices
  • Sustainable processes & technologies

The 2019 World Cycling Forum sets the stage for an industry-leading dialogue and provides a series of events suited for expert-led learning, networking and business development. This is your chance to participate in the conversation, understand the issues, and take the first steps toward charting a new, sustainable course for your company.

Targeting top managers

The 2019 World Cycling Forum is targeting top level management and the decision makers of bicycle and e-bike manufacturers in Europe, US and Asia; purchasing, procurement, supply chain directors and managers; CEO’s, COO’s and MD’s of P&A manufacturers and distributors in Europe, US and Asia; decision makers at retail chains, retail cooperatives, retail franchisers as well as industry associations and stakeholders.

Conference Program

The 2019 World Cycling Forum takes place at a maritime conference location. Former cruise liner SS Rotterdam (located 7 km from Rotterdam The Hague Airport and only 50 km from Amsterdam Airport) is the floating venue for the 2nd World Cycling Forum on 4-5 June 2019.

The 2019 World Cycling Forum includes a small scaled exhibition where a carefully selected range of bike and new technology companies will display their products and services to conference participants that may be used by the industry to meet its sustainability potential (both in terms of manufacturing processes and materials).

The Conference Program also includes interactive panel debates and Q&A sessions; lunches; cocktail reception; and an informal BBQ dinner on the Lido Terrace Deck.

Register now!

For more information and to register please visit the 2019 World Cycling Forum website:

    • Entrance fee WFSGI members: EUR 850/CHF 1,000** (including BBQ dinner, 2x lunches)
    • Bike Europe subscribers: EUR 1,050/CHF 1,200** (including BBQ dinner, 2x lunches)
    • Others: EUR 1,250/CHF 1,400** (including BBQ dinner, 2x lunches)

Bike Europe subscriber? Get CHF 200 discount on the regular price with the special registration code: wcf-bikeeurope-2019. Register here for the World Cycling Forum 2019.

A group discount is available for WFSGI members and for Bike Europe subscribers only as follows:

  • Groups* larger than 5 = 10% discount
  • Groups* larger than 10 = 15% discount

* please note that to be eligible for a group discount, participants must be employed by or represent the same WFSGI member or Bike Europe subscriber.
** due to the fact that WFSGI is based in Switzerland participation fees are to be paid in Swiss francs. Please note that differences can occur in the exchange rate with other currencies.

Registration Sponsorship

Interested in becoming a partner of the 2019 World Cycling Forum? For more on sponsoring possibilities contact:

About the World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry – WFSGI

The WFSGI is the world authoritative body for the sports industry officially recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as the industry representative within the Olympic Family. The WFSGI is an independent association with no objective of economic character for its own gain and formed by sports and sports-inspired leisure brands, manufacturers, suppliers, retailers, national/regional federations, industry and trade associations and all sporting goods industry related businesses.

Our purpose is to represent and inspire the industry, to invest in innovation, promote physical activity, support free trade and do business in an ethical and sustainable way. As part of our mission we facilitate legally permissible communication and cooperation to enhance competitiveness and innovation. We seek to positively influence the way our products are manufactured, with a focus on people involved in the manufacturing and the environment. Our members are steering the direction of the industry. The future of the sporting goods industry begins with the professional networks that we support. For more information, please visit

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