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Agenda Finalized for World Cycling Forum

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The 2019 World Cycling Forum addresses the sweeping ramifications of climate change and the role cycling can play in the efforts to limit global temperature increase and greenhouse gas emissions. On how the industry is to meet its full sustainability potential, the World Cycling Forum, taking place on June 4 and 5 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, features a series of experts that will focus on issues such as: future mobility, future manufacturing landscape; innovative materials & practices; sustainable processes & technologies.

Agenda Finalized for World Cycling Forum
World Cycling Forum’ speakers will focus on future mobility, future manufacturing landscape; innovative materials & practices; sustainable processes & technologies. – Photo WFSGI

“Putting Bicycle Industry at Core of Sustainable Development” is the topic of the 2ndWorld Cycling Forum organized by the World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry (WFSGI) and Bike Europe. The event takes place on 4 and 5 June in Rotterdam, the Netherlands at a maritime location; the former cruise liner ss Rotterdam.

Keynote speakers’ line-up:

The 2-day International Conference for the top management of the bikes industry in Europe, Asia and North America features these speakers; also the topics of their presentations are listed here:

  • Carlo van de Weijer, Director Smart Mobility, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands. Topic: Future Urban Mobility.
  • Ronan Le Moguen, Project Leader Sustainability in Supply Chains, Decathlon France. Topic: Sustainable Manufacturing Process/Technology.
  • Quentin Badonell, Project Leader Sustainable Development Chain, Decathlon France. Topic: Sustainable Manufacturing Process/Technology.
  • Nicholas Russell, Entrepeneur-in-Residence, UCL Engineering/Conceptionx.org, England. Topic: Who’s Peddling? A New Taxonomy of Urban Mobility.
  • Dennis Pennel, Managing Director World Employment Confederation, Belgium. Topic: Different Labour Requirements of a Changing Manufacturing Landscape.
  • Steve Evans, Director or Research in Industrial Sustainability, University of Cambridge, UK. Topic: Some Sustainable Futures for Bicycle Manufacturing.
  • Dr, Fiona Bull, Programme Manager, Prevention of Noncommunicable Diseases, World Health Organization, Switzerland. Topic: United Nations Sustainability Goals.
  • Will Norman, Walking & Cycling Commissioner, Mayor of London, UK. Topic: E-Bikes for Transportation.
  • Ruud Balkenende, Professor of Circular Product Design, Technical University Delft, the Netherlands. Topic: Circular Product Design: Making, Using and Saving Products.
  • Manuel Marsilio, General Manager Confederation of the European Bicycle Industry, Brussels, Belgium. Topic: Legislation on Material Recycling.
  • Stefan Anton, Product Director and MD of Vittoria, Taiwan. Topic: Product-Design/Material/Performance/Product Disassembly.

Furthermore, the agenda includes Q&A sessions with the speakers, workshops, panel discussions as well as ample networking opportunities during the breaks.

Moderator of the 2019 World Cycling Forum is Marc ter Haar. He is Strategic Relationship Director at Ernst&Young, the Netherlands. Here’s the complete Agenda of the 2-day International Conference in Rotterdam.

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