Cycling Industries Europe (CIE) is hosting its 2020 virtual summit on 28th April.
The digital event, taking place from 14:30 to 17:00 CEST, will champion cycling as the way forward for “post-COVID-19 cities”.
“During the Coronavirus outbreak, cycling has showed all the resilience that makes it the transport and health choice of COVID-19 recovery and shows a pathway that takes the EU through to the objectives of becoming the world’s first climate-neutral continent,” said CIE. “Top keynote speakers will show this pathway, from the current crisis to the European Green Deal, highlighting the role of industry, technology and cycling.
Following welcoming remarks from CIE president Tony Grimaldi, Deloitte’s Paul Lee will deliver the opening keynote: Cycling – Megatrend of the 2020s.
The full agenda is yet to be confirmed, but two other keynotes: ‘Cycling industries transforming urban mobility and delivering goals for the European Green Deal’, and ‘Sustainable Urban Mobility in the European Green Deal’ will take place throughout the day along with two panels.
The first expert panel, create a vision for post-COVID-19 cities. “We have seen diminishing levels of air pollution during the lockdown in most parts of the world,” said a CIE statement. “We have seen nature getting back to life. There seems to be an increasing understanding that there’s no going back to the pre-coronavirus era. Are we going to see mode shift away from cars and what is needed to make it a reality?”
The second panel will look at innovation, investment, business and recovery, hearing why and how cycling innovations can pave the way towards the transition to greener and sustainable mobility. The summit will also hear how this matches the needs of investors, from the EU’s SME and innovation programmes to venture capital funders.
Registration can be found here.