The past WCF took place under the theme “Putting the bicycle industry at the centre of sustainable development”

Read all about the event setup here.

Read the official Press Release here.

Why Attend?

See here the reasons why you can not miss this year’s edition.

2nd World Cycling Forum

A landmark agreement. Ambitious sustainability goals. Profound consequences. The COP Paris Conference of 2015 changes the landscape in the battle against climate change and the bicycle can play a vital role.

 

The 2019 World Cycling Forum addresses the sweeping ramifications of this landmark agreement. It is increasingly clear cycling can play a very important role in the efforts to limit global temperature increase and greenhouse gas emissions. On how the industry is to meet its full sustainability potential, this 2-day international congress features a series of experts that will focus on issues such as. …

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Embracing disruptive technologies

International Climate Conferences and national governments are setting ambitious sustainability goals. Goals that can only be met through radical changes. Like doubling the modal share of cycling in the world’s biggest cities. These grand ambitions put the bicycle industry at the core of sustainable development.

 

But what must the industry do to meet its sustainability potential? What’s needed for manufacturing processes? What kind of materials and technologies can we expect? And what will be the recycling and corporate social responsibility climate?

 

The 2019 World Cycling Forum addresses these in-depth questions. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from the answers presented at the forum. Get better equipped to prosper as these massive changes make their impact felt on the bicycle industry. Join us on June 4 and 5, 2019 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands for the World Cycling Forum 2019.


• Future manufacturing landscape

• Innovative materials & practices

• Sustainable processes & technologies

 

The World Cycling Forum 2019 sets the stage for an industry-level dialogue and provides a series of events suited for networking. This is your chance to participate in the conversation, understand the issues, and in charting a course forward also relevant to your company.

 

The second International Conference for the bike industry 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 2 nd World Cycling Forum on June 4 and 5, 2019.

Carlo van de Weijer

CARLO VAN DE WEIJER


DIRECTOR SMART MOBILITY, EINDHOVEN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, NETHERLANDS

4 June • 9h15 • FUTURE URBAN MOBILITY

Carlo van de Weijer (1966) has a Master degree in Mechanical Engineering from the TU Eindhoven and a PhD degree with honors from TU in Graz.

 

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Marc-ter-Haar

MARC TER HAAR


STRATEGIC RELATIONSHIP DIRECTOR AT EY NETHERLANDS

4 June . 5 June

Marc ter Haar works in his daily life at EY in the Netherlands. His title is Strategic Relationship Director and his task is to keep EY top of mind with the larger companies in NL. Both within EY but also externally.

 

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Ronan Le Moguen

RONAN LE MOGUEN


PROJECT LEADER – SUSTAINABILITY IN SUPPLY CHAIN, DECATHLON, FRANCE

4 June • 15h30 • LET’S ENGAGE CUSTOMERS & SUPPLIERS TOWARDS A MORE SUSTAINABLE VALUE CHAIN

Awarded social entrepreneur in East Africa for 3 years, Ronan joined Decathlon from 2014 in Vietnam to worked with textile suppliers and support the deployment of industrial partnerships strategy.

 

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Quentin Badonnel

QUENTIN BADONNEL


PROJECT LEADER – SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT CHAIN, DECATHLON, FRANCE

4 June • 15h30 • LET’S ENGAGE CUSTOMERS & SUPPLIERS TOWARDS A MORE SUSTAINABLE VALUE CHAIN

Graduated from a Mechanical engineering School, Quentin joined Decathlon in 2013 to work in the packaging business…

 

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Nicholas Russell

NICHOLAS RUSSELL


ENTREPRENEUR-IN-RESIDENCE, UCL ENGINEERING/CONCEPTIONX.ORG, ENGLAND

5 June • 09h05 • WHO’S PEDDLING? A NEW TAXONOMY OF URBAN MOBILITY

Nicholas Russell is currently Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Conception X, a University of College London Engineering department programme that creates new science and technology companies.

 

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Denis-Pennel

DENIS PENNEL


MANAGING DIRECTOR, WORLD EMPLOYMENT CONFEDERATION, BRUSSELS BELGIUM

5 June • 14h30 • ON-DEMAND ECONOMY, GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAINS AND TOTAL TALENT MANAGEMENT

Based on his long term experience in the field of work and industrial relations, Denis Pennel is a well-respected analyst of labour market at European and global level.

 

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Steve-Evans

STEVE EVANS


DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH IN INDUSTRIAL SUSTAINABILITY, UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE, UK

5 June • 15h00 • SOME SUSTAINABLE FUTURES FOR BICYCLE MANUFACTURING

Steve Evans spent 12 years in industry, finally as Engineering Systems Manager at Martin-Baker Engineering, the world leading manufacturer of ejection seats.

 

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Dr-Will-Norman

DR. WILL NORMAN


WALKING & CYCLING COMMISSIONER, MAYOR OF LONDON, UK

4 June • 12h00 • LONDON: CYCLING IN A GLOBAL CITY

Will Norman is London’s first Walking and Cycling Commissioner, working to deliver the Mayor’s pledges to make walking and cycling safer and easier in the capital.

 

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Ruud-Balkenende

RUUD BALKENENDE


PROFESSOR OF CIRCULAR PRODUCT DESIGN, TU DELFT, THE NETHERLANDS

5 June • 11h45 • CIRCULAR PRODUCT DESIGN: MAKING, USING AND SAVING PRODUCTS

Ruud Balkenende is Professor of Circular Product Design. He started at the TU Delft in 2015 after 25 years of experience at Philips.

 

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Manuel-Marsilio

MANUEL MARSILIO


GENERAL MANAGER, CONFEDERATION OF THE EUROPEAN BICYCLE INDUSTRY (CONEBI), BELGIUM

5 June • 11h15 • EU LEGISLATION AND SUSTAINABLE INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT

Manuel Marsilio is the General Manager of CONEBI – the Confederation of the European Bicycle Industry.

 

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fiona-bull

Dr. FIONA BULL


PROGRAMME MANAGER, PREVENTION OF NONCOMMUNICABLE DISEASES, WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION, SWITZERLAND

4 June • 10h00 • UNITED NATIONS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

Dr Fiona Bull is Programme Manager in the Department of Prevention of Noncommunicable Diseases (NCD) at the World Health Organization based in Geneva, Switzerland and leads the global work on physical inactivity,

 

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Stefan-Anton

STEFAN ANTON


PRODUCT DIRECTOR AND MANAGING DIRECTOR, VITTORIA TAIWAN

4 June • 15h00 • MATERIAL INNOVATION – THE DEVELOPMENT OF GRAPHENE ENHANCED BICYCLE TIRES

Stefan entered the bicycle industry during the mountain bike boom at the end of the 1980’s and found his passion for cycling and bicycle technology.

 

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philippe-crist

PHILIPE CRIST


ADVISOR FOR INNOVATION AND FORESIGHT. INTERNATIONAL TRANSPORT FORUM (ITF), ORGANIZATION FOR ECONOMIC COOPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT (OECD), FRANCE

4 June • 12h30 • CYCLING IN THE 21st CENTURY: WHAT IS CHANGING AND WHAT SHOULD NOT

His work focuses disruptive urban mobility scenarios, including automated driving, and examines how car-based and active mobility, public transport and taxis must adapt to these.

 

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Gil-nadais

GIL NADAIS


GENERAL SECRETARY, ABIMOTA, PORTUGAL

5 June • 14h15 • THE INDUSTRIAL BENEFITS OF SUSTAINABLE LIGHT MOBILITY

Natural and resident in the Municipality of Agueda, he has been mayor of Agueda since November 2005. He graduated in Psychology from the University of Coimbra and was previously a councilor of the Municipality of Agueda.

 

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Dr-David-T-Hon

DR. DAVID T HON


CEO AND FOUNDER, DAHON GROUP

4 June • 14h45 • INCREASING THE ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS OF SHARED BIKE PROGRAMS

Dr David T Hon is a physicist, inventor and entrepreneur. A graduate of Berkeley and UCLA, he spent his early career as a well-known laser physicist at Hughes Labs.

 

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Ryan-Gellert

RYAN GELLERT


GENERAL MANAGER, PATAGONIA EMEA

5 June • 10h00 • PRESENTATION HOSTED BY THE RESPONSIBLE SPORTS INITIATIVE (RSI)

As General Manager – EMEA for Patagonia, Ryan Gellert oversees all sales, marketing, sustainability and operational initiatives for the brand, throughout the region.

 

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who

WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION


4 June • 10h00 • UNITED NATIONS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

We are building a better, healthier future for people all over the world.

 

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