17 Jan 2023

CIE is delighted to announce that the political leader of Europe’s Green Deal, Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans of the EU Commission, will deliver a keynote speech at our 2023 Summit.

Vice-President Timmermans is the leading supporter of cycling, endorsing the adoption of new initiatives to boost the sector and promoting an inter-institutional European Declaration on more cycling in Europe. He has always maintained that cycling has to be a key component of the European Green Deal.

He will be joined by MEP Karima Delli, chair of the EU Parliament’s Transport and Tourism Committee and Belgian Transport Minister Georges Gilkinet, the leading force behind the BENELUX Cycling Declaration which is uniting national governments in support for cycling.

We believe cycling is the solution to some of Europe’s most pressing challenges, from providing zero carbon mobility to our cities and helping to fight against the climate emergency, to growing a resilient economy with 2 million green jobs by 2030. Cycling industries must provide the products and services that enable more people to ride and unite to ensure our industry becomes greener and more connected as we grow. This ambition means that it is vital to share a bold strategy that unites our industry, which will be shared by leading CIE members at our summit.

Read more about our programme and if you have not done it yet, secure your spot here!


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