19 Apr 2021

CIE 2021 Summit takes top industry leaders to the stage this week

Featuring the leading role of cycling in Europe’s green recovery


Top industry leaders will take to the virtual stage on Thursday 22 April 3PM CEST, alongside senior EU officials to show the leading role of cycling businesses in European green recovery and growth. Cycling Industries Europe’s 2021 Summit will show how cycling is driving European growth in recovery, jobs, new mobilities and digitalization.

We have a great line up of speakers starting with keynotes and the Portuguese presidency with Pedro Siza Vieria, Minister of State, Economy & Digital Transition, followed by Deputy Director-General of the European Commission, Leader of the 100 Climate-neutral Cities by 2030 initiative Matthew Baldwin, Managing Director of Wuppertal Institute Manfred Fischedick and Cycling Industries Europe CEO Kevin Mayne.

For the first time ever, we will have a CEO Panel featuring the leaders of the world’s top cycling companies, sharing how the industry has become one of the sectors that has led the world during the pandemic and is now planning to lead the post-pandemic green transition in Europe. The panel will feature Ton Anbeek, CEO of Accell Group, Tony Grimaldi, CEO of Cycleurope and President of CIE, Irwin Wouts, Bicycle Sports & Urban Mobility Leader from Decathlon and Erdem Ovacik, Founder and CEO of Donkey Republic. This panel will be moderated by Saskia Kluit, Member of the Senate of the Netherlands.

Our second panel will be moderated by the first woman who cycled la Vuelta, Monika Sattler who is also an Ambassador of Women in Cycling. This panel will highlight the leading role of cycling industries in Europe’s green recovery thanks to the growth and development of innovative products, digital tools and business services. SMEs, innovators and entrepreneurs are vital to the growth of any business sector to provide a diverse eco-system with new ideas and energy.

From bike sharing to smart cycling, from cargo bikes to sustainability, the panellists will present the latest innovations and products that are characterising the cycling industry and are changing urban transport. We will hear from Paul-Adrien Cormerais, Founder & CTO, Pony, Elisabeth Felberbauer, Managing Director, Bike Citizens, Philipp Kahle, Founder & CTO, ONO, Enrico Durbano, General Manager, Eco-Counter and Andrea Kurz, Managing Director, JobRad.

If you haven’t registered yet for the CIE’s flagship advocacy event of the year, you can still do it here: register now!

For more details, please find the agenda of the event here.

We look forward to seeing many of you online on Thursday!

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