Manuel Marsilio is the General Manager of CONEBI – the Confederation of the European Bicycle Industry. Based in Brussels, CONEBI represents the interests of the European Bicycle, Pedal-Assist E-Bike and Parts & Accessories Industries before the EU Institutions. Expert of the EU legislative process, Manuel is also representative of the newly founded WBIA – World Bicycle Industry Association – in the context of the World Forum for the Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations, the Working Party on Transport Trends & Economics and the Global Forum for Road Traffic Safety – all organised by the United Nations. Manuel holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations, a Master’s Degree in Political Science and International Relations. In 2017 he participated in the International Trade Centre’s course on Competitiveness through Enterprise Sustainability.
Business associations constitute the largest individual group of entries in the EU Transparency Register and consider Brussels a crucial platform to influence EU decisions: with more than 1,500 trade and industry associations representing both national and international business sectors, the work of the European Institutions is regulating a considerable amount of issues that have an impact on sustainable industrial development. Mr. Marsilio’s presentation will focus on key topics that will range from the achievements in the EU Type Approval framework to the recent political discussions on batteries and the implications of the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive.