Due to Coronavirus, we decided back in March to postpone the International Cargo Bike Conference and Festival. However, we thought it would be a shame if nothing happened on original Conference date. That’s why on Friday 24th April, we went online to host professionals from business, the public-sector and non-profits at the first International Cargo Bike Meetup.
We put together a fascinating short online programme with contributions from Professor Heleen de Coninck and from Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, plus details on the launch of a new Dutch cargo bike brand and our plans for the ICBF in 2020.
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 online event was not to be missed.
We have made the full programme available to watch on this page. So sit back and enjoy!
Meetup Theme: 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. If this is the decade in which cargo bikes will reach mainstream status, what are the obstacles that stand in our way, and what opportunities does this present?
10:00 Launch of a new Dutch cargo bike brand!
We were delighted to unveil a brand new Dutch cargo bike brand: Cargo Cycling.
With the experience of the team from Nijland Cycling behind them, Cargo Cycling has cargo bikes suitable for every delivery.
Check out their launch video below, and their full range of cargo bikes here: www.cargocycling.com
Congratulations to the team!
International Cargo Bike Meetup – Programme
Welcome by Jos Sluijsmans and Tom Parr
A warm welcome to the International Cargo Bike Meetup, with opening words from Jos Sluijsmans, Director of the International Cargo Bike Festival and Tom Parr, Co-organiser of the ICBF.
Keynote: Prof. Dr. Heleen de Coninck
Professor at Eindhoven University of Technology and Associate Professor in Innovation Studies at the Environmental Science Department at the Faculty of Science at Radboud University, Lead Author of the IPCC Report on Climate Change.
Her research focus is on international climate policy, in particular the role of technology cooperation involving developing countries. She is an atmospheric chemist and environmental scientist by background, and has worked for over ten years at the Energy research Centre of the Netherlands. She was one of the main authors of the 2018 IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5C.
Vincent Bensink, Graduate student at Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS), presents the results of his research into a service logistics hub at UNICA.
Susanne Balm, Project Leader, Sustainable Logistics at Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, presents the results of a research survey into what technical operators expect from a hub for service logistics.
15:00- Statements on future plans for the ICBF, launch of the ICBF Magazine, and wrap up.
After the livestream ends
Q & A Session with Susanne Balm and Vincent Bensink on their presentations and the service logistics research survey.
Remember that the excellent documentary on the cargo bike community in North America, “Motherload” directed by Liz Canning, is available at Vimeo on demand.