Taipei Cycle organisers to present smart bike tech conference in Melbourne

The Taiwan External Trade Development Council, alongside Jonathon Nunan’s Better Bike Business, will this June debut a seminar on smart technologies and the bicycle industry in Melbourne, Australia.

To be held at the Melbourne Conference & Exhibition Centre, industry leaders and academics from Taiwan and Australia will present talks on the Smart Technologies driving the bicycle industry into the future; from design to manufacturing, active transport and consumer product development.

The emergence of SMART (Self-Monitoring And Reporting Technology) Technologies, have dominated all aspects of consumer life, from our ‘smart’ phones, to the cars we drive, the devices we rely on for work, education and navigation, to the ‘smart houses’ and ‘smart cities’ we (will) live in. AI, Machine Learning, Big Data, Smart Energy, Inter-Facial Technologies, and the IoT (Internet of Things) more broadly, are central to the present and the future of the world we live in – and inevitably too, the bicycles, components and accessories we design, make, retail, buy or hire.

The Future Seminars speakers include;

  • Pr Bill Petreski – University of Melbourne / Strategy61 / Australia-Taiwan Business Council
  • Dr Kuan-Jiuh Lin – National Chung-Hsing University / Interfacial Optical Electronics Lab (IOE)
  • Peter Bourke – General Manager, Cycling Promotion Fund / Bicycle Industries Australia
  • Hugo Davidson – CEO & Executive Director at Knog / Catalyst Design Group / Melbourne
  • TBC – Representative from 2018 Taipei Cycle organising committee / Taipei Cycle / TAITRA
  • More to follow

Produced with support from Knog, the BIA and China Airlines, tickets to the event are now on offer here. The event will take place on June 7th at 7.30 am to 10.30am at the MCEC’s Clarendon Room, South Wharf, Melbourne.

The Smart Future of the bicycle Industry is further on display at Taipei Cycle this Oct 30th to Nov 3rd, 2018.

Co-organiser Jonathon Nunan is a regular contributor here at CyclingIndustry.News and his writing, including his most recent article on data’s role in driving profitability, can be found here.