This April professionals from business, the public-sector and from non-profits will gather at the International Cargo Bike Conference in Nijmegen. For those with an interest in the influence that logistics, cargo bikes and light electric freight vehicles are all having on our urban spaces, this is not one you will want to miss out on.
Riding into the Decade of the Cargo Bike…
Cargo bikes are a key component in helping to achieve the goals of reducing the impact of city logistics and making our city centres safer, cleaner and more liveable.
Do you want an insight into the state of city logistics and what role pedal-power has to play? Join us at the ICBF Conference on Friday April 24th. Participants can expect an inspiring programme packed with a wide variety of carefully curated keynotes, fascinating break-out sessions and networking opportunities.
The ICBF Conference will take place at De Vasim, a renovated former silk factory turned venue and workspace in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. It’s the site of the first ICBF Conferences and we’re delighted to be returning there.
Running alongside the ICBF Conference will be the ICBF Mini-Expo. This gives Conference delegates the chance to interact with exhibitors from the ICBF Expo (25-26 April). A number of exhibitors will bring one cargo bike or table each into the Conference venue and will be available to chat and share ideas with throughout the day of the conference.
We’re delighted to unveil the preliminary programme for the ICBF Conference 2020. It provides an outline of the day; who will be speaking, which sessions will run, and of course the social programme.
We’ll be filling this out with more details in the coming weeks, so look out for further announcements.
Registration & Coffee
Chair for the day: Ron Vervuurt
Jos Sluijsmans and Mariëtte van Empel
A warm welcome to the ICBF Conference, with opening words from Jos Sluijsmans, Director of the International Cargo Bike Festival and Mariëtte van Empel, Director of Sustainable Mobility at the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management.
Keynote: Heleen de Coninck, Associate Professor in Innovation Studies at the Environmental Science Department at the Faculty of Science at Radboud University, Co-Author of the IPCC Report on Climate Change
Lunch & networking.
Poster presentations from students from various universities.
Richard Armitage on the developments at the European Cycle Logistics Federation, Cycling Industries Europe and City Changer Cargo Bike.
Short introduction to the parallel sessions
Parallel Cargo Bike Sessions:
- Cargo Bike Cities – in cooperation with Humankind
- Scaling up the Cargo Bike – The Dutch Cycling Embassy
- Hydrogen & Cargo Bikes – Bjorn Offermann of DLR
- Service Logistics – Susanne Balm of AUAS, Unica, Urban Arrow, The Hub Company
- Cargo Bike Standards and Market Segmentation – Cycling Industries Europe / European Cycle Logistics Federation / City Changer Cargo Bike
- Nijmegen City Tour – Ronald Oosterman
Wrap up of the parallel sessions
Closing key-note: To be announced soon
Final acts and what to expect on Saturday and Sunday
20:30 – Late
Hangout at the Honig Factory at STOOM and Atlas Hollandia
Ready to register? Click here!