Gazelle's Innovation and Production Centre in Dieren is to open its doors to delegates at the Velo-City conference to he held in the Netherlands in June 2017. The factory and innovation centre opened in September 2015, and features innovations in e-bike technology, marketing, design and production methods.
Velo-City is to be staged in the cities of Arnhem and Nijmegen, and will attract nearly 1000 delegates.
Companies wishing to exhibit at the four-day conference had better hurry – half of the exhibition space has already been booked. At the 2015 Velo-City in Nantes many of the exhibitors were bike share companies (audio interviews from the conference are on the Spokesmen podcast).
Velo-city is operated by the European Cyclists’ Federation. The first Velo-city – which led to the founding of the European Cyclists’ Federation – was held in Bremen in 1980.
Velo-city conferences bring together those involved in policy, promotion and the provision of cycling facilities and programs. Engineers, planners, architects, social marketers, academic researchers, environmentalists, business, and industry representatives join forces with government at all levels ranging from municipal politicians, policy makers and educators.
Velo-city 2017 will be staged 13th-16th June.
Straight after Velo-city the Urban Cycling Institute of the University of Amsterdam will stage its third annual Planning the Cycling City Summer School. This three-week, intensive summer programme is directed by Professor Marco te Brömmelstroet and Copenhagenize's Meredith Glaser.