Shaping the future together: National Cycling Congress and Eurobike to coincide for the first time in 2023 in Frankfurt am Main
Cycling month June: National Cycling Congress on June 20 and 21, 2023 & Eurobike International Trade Fair from June 21 to 25, 2023
Frankfurt am Main – The bicycle boom continues, but how can we make cycling even more appealing? Organized by the Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport and the Hessian Ministry of Economics, Energy, Transport and Housing, Germany's flagship cycling trade congress, the National Cycling Congress, will take place in 2023 in Hesse on June 20 and 21 just before Eurobike. The date for the 31st Eurobike has already been set for June 21 to 25, 2023 at Messe Frankfurt.
The Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport and the Hessian Ministry of Economics, Energy, Transport and Housing aim to leverage synergies by linking the two events. Federal Minister Volker Wissing states: "Next year we are going to combine two major dates for the cycling community in Germany and therefore create more and better opportunities for an exchange between professionals, cycling enthusiasts and policymakers. My goal is to have us all pulling together at our National Cycling Congress to make it easier for people to choose sustainable modes of transport. This includes systematically closing gaps in the cycling network and improving the relationship between bicycles and other vehicles. Since Eurobike follows right after, I'm hoping for plenty of input for digital and innovative solutions. I'm looking forward to a successful event in Frankfurt."
Hessian Minister of Transport Tarek Al-Wazir adds: "We're delighted that in June 2023 Hesse will be a focal point for cycling thanks to the National Cycling Congress and Eurobike. For years, we've been working not only on making cycling safer. We've also been bolstering the role of the bicycle as an everyday means of transport and improving the overall cycle infrastructure. We've been investing record sums of money every year to make this happen. The trade events next year will give us the opportunity to showcase Hesse as the perfect place for cycling and to learn from each other by sharing ideas with experts, cyclists, associations, companies in the bicycle industry and policymakers."
At the National Cycling Congress, experts in planning practice, science, business, policy, as well as from clubs and associations will gather at Messe Frankfurt to discuss topical issues, challenges and visions for the future shape of cycling. Germany's largest cycling congress is held biennially and provides a forum with numerous panels and discussions so federal government, state governments and municipalities can share ideas on innovative solutions that make cycling a compelling option. Last year, more than 2,800 experts from all over the world attended the virtual edition of the National Cycling Congress.
Straight afterward, cycling enthusiasts and players from the bicycle industry will gather at Eurobike, the international bicycle trade fair: "We're delighted that Eurobike's new Frankfurt edition will continue to live up to the fair's claim of strengthening political positioning as it is scheduled to coincide with the National Cycling Congress both in terms of time and location," explains Stefan Reisinger, fairnamic managing director and head of Eurobike. "The bicycle industry brings together policymakers and scientists at Eurobike, the epicenter of innovation and development of the bicycle sector. The good thing is that Eurobike will now take place well before the main holiday season in most countries, which puts it in an even better position to establish itself as the leading international meeting place for the bicycle and future mobility industry."
The Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport (BMDV), in cooperation with the Hessian Ministry of Economics, Energy, Transport and Housing, is the organizer of the 8th National Cycling Congress. The Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport founded the congress in 2009. It takes place every two years at different locations. Eligible participants include government agencies, private companies and associations as well as individuals involved with cycling, transport and mobility or with an issue associated closely with cycling.
More information on the 8th National Cycling Congress and the Eurobike is available from www.nationaler-radverkehrskongress.de/en, www.eurobike.com/en/, www.facebook.com/EUROBIKE.tradeshow and www.instagram.com/eurobike_show/.