Taipei Cycle Forum speakers, themes and schedule announced

TAITRA, organiser of Taipei Cycle Show, has revealed the final lineup of speakers and subjects taking part in the Taipei Cycle Forum sessions at the show 28-29 March, at Nangang Exhibition Center Hall 1, Conference Room 401.

Invited guests include Jan van Zanen, Mayor of Utrecht, Netherlands as well as cycling industry heavyweights both local and global. Building on the interactive learning elements from last year’s Forum, the four main themes of Bicycle Design, Cycling Culture, e-bike Trends and Future City, will bring the industry’s key thinkers together in an inclusive, hands-on event, providing information about current and future trends in the industry.

The first day will begin with Bicycle Design, where Mark Sanders, Director of MAS Design Products, Stephan Esser of SQlab, and Henry Chang, Chief Designer of Gearlab, will explore developing trends in the cycling industry from the perspective of innovative design.

The second session, Cycling Culture, will see Mayor Jan van Zanen of Utrecht, the Netherlands, join Vicki Yang, CEO of the Cycling Lifestyle Foundation, and Rich Conroy, Director of Education at Bike New York, in a discussion about new ideas to optimise cycling environments.

On 29 March, during the third session covering e-bike Trends, the speakers will analyse new business opportunities brought about by smart mobility, and guide participants towards insights about the future of e-bikes. Speakers for this session will be Susanne Brüsch, CEO of the Pedelec Adventures, Marian Baukrowitz, Director of Research for the German agency 4C Consumer Insight, and Manuel Marsilio, General Manager of CONEBI.

The final session of the Forum, Future City, will see Morten Kabell, CEO of the Copenhagenize Design Company in Denmark, Shyue-tair Chen, Commissioner of the Department of Transportation for the Taipei City Government, and Kevin Mayne, CEO of Cycling Industries Europe, invited to speak with attendees about the participant feedback and expert opinions compiled from the previous three sessions. Centring on bicycle design, cycling culture, and e-bike trends, the invited panel of experts will present strategic and constructive suggestions for the cycling industry and work alongside the attendees to outline plans for the cities of tomorrow.

All four sessions of the Taipei Cycle Forum will implement different formats and methods of interactive learning between experts and participants, visitors can register for the forum here, and also pre-register for the show.

Need to book your flights for the show? China Airlines From Taiwan provides regular direct flights to Taipei from London Gatwick Airport, in the airline’s all-new A350 airbus. To find out more, click here.

Hayley Everett

Multimedia Reporter

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