13:45h - 17:30h

Hall 8 - Future Mobility Forum, Yellow Stage


The EUROBIKE CONVENTION will be in English with a simultaneous German translation.



Jill Warren

Presenting Smart City Panel Usage – Digitalisation - Security 16:10-16:35

Jill Warren is CEO of the European Cyclists' Federation (ECF), a NGO that promotes the bicycle as a sustainable and healthy means of transportaion and free time. Prior to that, Jill worked for a big international law firm and in the automobile industry for over 20 years. Originally from the US, Jill also has the dutch citizenship and she lived in Germany for a long time. She loves discovering the world on bike tours. 

Further information on Jill Warre can be found here.

Nina Steinhäuser - Babel Cities

Presenting Smart City Panel Road safety – Tempo limit – Resilience from 15:45-16:10

Nina Steinhäuser is the Partner & Relationship Manager for the DACH region. She is on the one side responsible for building up and maintaining the contact to cities, regions and networks. On the other side, she is responsible for event appearances of BABLE in Germany, Switzerland and Austria. Previously, Nina was a consultant for the German market for Switzerland Global Enterprise and a project manager for the Confederation of Skilled Crafts Baden-Württemberg. She joined BABLE in October 2022.

Elena Laidler-Zettelmayer - Zukunft Fahrrad

Presenting Smart City Panel Intermodality – Sharing – Connectivity from 16:35-16:55

Since 2021, Elena Laidler-Zettelmeyer woks at Zukunft Fahrrad and is responsible for the representation of interests and content development of the association. Her focus is on networking with actors in the sustainable mobility industry, science and business. Previously, she worked in political communications for a financial industry association and as a research assistant for a member of the German parliament. Next to that she is also a member of the BMDV's Advisory Council on Cycling.

Further information on Elena Laidler-Zettelmayer can be found here.

Totinia Hörner

Presenting and guiding through the EUROBIKE CONVENTION 

Totinia Hörner is a passionate moderator with a focus on Mobility, Innovation and Leadership. Having hosted a variety of different events and formats, Totinia’s vision is to create an interactive and lively space. As a trained event manager with years of practical experience and a Bachelor's degree in International Business with a focus on marketing, Totinia brings a high amount of expertise. She additionally brings Mobility experience from various Mobility start-ups., such as TIER Mobility. 

Further information on Totinia Hörner can be found here.

Kevin Mayne - Cycling Industries Europe   

Presenting the panel from 14:30-15:00

Kevin Mayne is the Chief Executive of Cycling Industries Europe (CIE), an international association representing cycling businesses. CIE supports growth in all forms of cycling and the opportunities presented by innovation in products and services. CIE runs influential cross-sector Expert Groups on key industry topics concerning both mobility and industrial ecosystem transitions. Kevin was recently awarded the Danish Cycling Embassy Leadership Award for cycling promotion.  

Further information on Kevin Mayne can be found here

Frank Müller - Bundesverband eMobilität e.V.

Presenting the panel from 15:00-15:30

Frank Müller is head of the capital city office of the Bundesverband eMobilität e.V. (BEM) in Berlin, where he is committed to improving and expanding electromobility, developing sustainable and intermodal mobility solutions, and networking relevant players in the industry as part of the association's activities.


This year the EUROBIKE CONVENTION takes place in Frankfurt again, where we want to focus on finding solutions, sharing knowledge and work together with the common goal, set by the European Cycling Strategy to increase the number of cyclists across Europe. How can industry and politics work together to achieve this goal? This years' EUROBIKE CONVENTION brings together stakeholders, representatives and decision-makers to foster cycling.



13:00 – 13:08 Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Digital and Transport Oliver Luksic
13:08 – 13:16  Minister of State for Economic Affairs, Energy, Transport, Housing of the State of Hesse Tarek Al-Wazir
13:16 – 13:24  Mayor of the City of Frankfurt Mike Josef
13:24 – 13:32  Mayor of the City of Friedrichshafen Andreas Brand
13:32 – 13:45  Moderated round with Stefan Reisinger (CEO fairnamic GmbH), Burkhard Stork (CEO Zweirad-Industrie Verband), Jürgen Gudd (CEO DB Connect GmbH)




13:45-13:55 Keynote: Cycling sector
Valentin Lungenstrass (City of Lyon) Introducing the topic of cooperation between industry and cities. Thinking innovation together while strengthening the local economy. 
13:55-14:05 Keynote: European cycling strategy
Anna Deparnay-Grunenberg (European Parliament) The European Cycling strategy is an important policy to push both the industrialization and reshoring of bicycle manufacturing as well as the promotion of cycling forward.
14:05-14:30 Panel: Smarter tomorrow 

Anna Deparnay-Grunenberg
(European Parliament),
Teet Praks (Comodule), 
Valentin Lungenstrass (City of Lyon)

Moderation: Totinia Hörner

Looking at the bigger picture: European voices on a smarter tomorrow for the cycling industry and life in cities.
14:30-15:00 Panel: Smart industry 

Sérigo Ribeiro (Portugal Bike Value (ABIMOTA)), 
Verónica Rodríguez García 
(EIT Manufacturing)

Moderation: Kevin Mayne (CIE)

No time to WASTE: how can we shift production processes to become more sustainable regarding waste, packaging and innovations? The DDP (Digital Production Pass) links green tech and innovations to the cycling industry in European countries. What other regulations are to be expected for the cycling industry expect in the coming years and which policies should the industry demand? Let’s talk about the current obstacles in regard to sustainable production, reshoring and digitalisation.
15:00-15:30 Panel: Smart industry

Inga Töller (ONOMOTION), Niek van Exel (Welectric), Giada Barzaghi (Vittoria)

Moderation: Frank Müller (BEM)

Creating new bikes and creating new businesses? How the concept of bikes is challenged by LEVs and what political, social and ecological framework is needed to foster sustainable development. The cycling sector thrives to further professionalize regarding maintenance, manufacturing and production. How do components have to be developed? How should design and manufacturing be adapted to meet sustainability targets? What can the cycling industry learn from of the automotive sector?
15:30-15:45 Keynote: Structuring the French cycling industry  
Florence Gall (APIC / France Vélo)  All stakeholders of French cycling landscape are working together to build the economic sector of cycling : cycling factory, services, tourism ans sport, consultancies, as well as local authorities and government agencies involved in cycling. Why and what for?  
15:45-16:10 Panel: Smart city 

Wolfgang Siefert (City Frankfurt),
Anna Huttunen (NetZeroCities)

Moderation: Nina Steinhäuser (Babel Cities) 

Smarter cities = safer cities? Smarter cities comprise of climate adaptation, innovation, connectivity and road safety. Let's shed some light on the discourse about smart cities: how can we use digitalisation for creating an urban space we all feel safe in?
16:10-16:35 Panel: Smart city

Cornelius Kiermasch (DB Connect),
Margot Daris  (Dutch Cycling Embassy)

Moderation: Jill Warren (ECF)

Let's create smart cities that are smart in every sense: inclusive, resilient, secure! Through improving the accessibility and security to shared sustainable transport modes, the usage is simplified for new and existing users. Addressing the topic from a bilateral and transnational perspective, we want to discuss good practices and explain that the simplest solutions are often the smartest. Sharing has to be developed as a safe and simple option for everyday mobility decisions.
16:35-16:55 Panel: Smart city 

Dr. Inga Schlichting (DB Smart City / DB Shops and services), Bart Knol (ABEL SENSORS) 

Moderation: Elena Laidler-Zettelmayer (Zukunft Fahrrad)

Intermodality revised: How can infrastructure improvements work as pull factors for the usage of  bicycles and public transport? To maximise the commodity of using intermodal mobility we need to improve the accessibility and security of public space. To make intermodality comfortable and accessible for potential users, it is necessary to simultaneously develop the availability of all mobility options and the infrastructure.
16:55-17:15 Keynote: Cycling sector 
N.N.  Introducing the topic of smart cities and how it is perceived on an EU level. We want to examine smart cities on an European level, where it helps to learn about practices and recent developments. What kind of change making and mind shift do we need regarding future planning practices?
17:15-17:30 CLOSING


Linking up seamlessly with the National Cycling Congress (NRVK), the second EUROBIKE Convention is turning its attention towards the European level in a bid to secure smarter organisation for the future of the bike and is inviting the various players in the bike sector from business, politics, municipal administration, science and the press to take part in a joint discussion. What role do we want to assume in the discourse around digital solutions for smart cities and industry? What responsibility does the industry bear with respect to climate protection, the green mobility transformation and industrial policy?

The EUROBIKE CONVENTION 2023 will be discussing the major and critical questions facing  the industry, which will involve looking beyond national and industry borders in order to work on a smart tomorrow. At the same time, we are aiming to bring together two pillars: smart cities and industry.

Smart Today – Smarter Cities - Smarter Industry:

1. Smart Cities

Navigating, sharing, tracking – a large proportion of mobility options that we use every day are based on digital solutions and data. If our cities are to develop in a secure, forward-looking and integrative manner, there is a need for smart solutions that focus attention on people and their individual mobility needs. Smart cities do this by viewing the urban space as a whole and using data as the basis for planning and organisation as well as for the safety of all road traffic users.
The EUROBIKE Convention takes a look at smart, AI-based solutions for innovative planning, the growing, constantly changing parameters within the cities, political responsibility at national and European level as well as developments that make cycling a form of transport accessible to all. 


Smart Cities Speakers

Bart Knol - Abel Sensors   

As a product owner of Smart Parking in the Netherlands Bart has a lot of experience with the measuring of occupancy of bike parks, how to optimize wayfinding and mobile payment solutions.  

Cornelius Kiermasch - DB Connect

After its M.A. in Sustainability Economics & Management Cornelius Kiermasch has worked in the car-sharing industry at car2go (ShareNow) and electric mobility industry at Daimler / Mercedes. In 2019 Cornelius became Head of Shared Mobility at Deutsche Bahn for the bike-sharing business Call a Bike and the car-sharing business Flinkster.  

Anna Deparnay-Grunenberg - Europäisches Parlament

Anna Deparnay-Grunenberg is European through and through: French mother, Swiss-German father, born in Berlin in 1976, raised in rural France, at home in the Stuttgart region for over twenty years. Since 2019, she has represented Bündnis 90/Die Grünen as an MEP in the EU Parliament. In the Transport Committee, she fights to ensure that people and goods get from A to B in a more climate-friendly way. As a forestry and environmental scientist, she is also concerned about protecting forests.

Further information on Anna Deparnay-Grunberg can be found here

Margot Daris - Dutch Cycling Embassy   

As Project Manager at the Dutch Cycling Embassy, Margot matches questions from abroad regarding cycling mobility with Dutch knowledge and expertise. She works on several topics connected to cycling, such as behavior change, inclusivity, infrastructure and policy. Margot believes it is important to keep a pleasant living environment and sustainability as a starting point for mobility policies. With the idea of ‘Think Big, Think Bike’, we put cycling on the international agenda.  


Anna Huttunen - NetZeroCities / CKIC   

Anna works as Climate Neutral Cities Advisor within the NetZeroCities, supporting EU Mission Cities on their journey towards climate neutrality by 2030. Anna has a strong background in sustainable mobility and has worked on developing Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs), building the ecosystem, implementing and measuring their results. Anna is a keen advocate for cycling (the future of transport in cities) and has also worked on environmental governance from a participatory standpoint.  

Further information on Anna Huttunen can be found here

Inga Schlichting - DB Station&Service AG   

As head of product and portfolio management at DB Station&Service AG, Inga Schlichting is an expert in the customer- oriented alignment of 5400 stations and stops in Germany. As Head of Smart City, she is also responsible for the service and offer portfolio for the sustainable development of stations in urban areas. Inga Schlichting studied communication science and economic policy in Münster and earned her doctorate at the Climate Campus of the University of Hamburg.

Valentin Lungenstrass - City of Lyon

Valentin Lungenstrass is deputy Mayor of Lyon Mobility in the area of public space - urban logisitics. 

Further information on Valentin Lungenstrass can be found here

2. Smart Industry

The bike industry is shaped by a powerful, independent group of small and medium-sized enterprises and has mastered the major challenges of recent years on its own. However, sustainable growth in the sector must also receive support through political and institutional measures in order to remain resilient and economically viable. Alongside pure sales figures, additional factors for which the industry itself must bear responsibility will also play a key role here: waste in production and packaging, the use of finite resources and new materials, recycling and supply chain optimisation as well as the ability to reach out to new target groups and establish use of the bicycle for everyday routes.

Comparable European standards are needed if competitiveness and economic viability are to be retained within the field of conflict between politics, administration and development. 


Smart Industry Speaker

Inga Töller - ONOMOTION GmbH

Since Janurary 2021 Inga Töller is part of ONOMOTION GmbH. As CMO she is responsible for the development of the company and the range of the brand. Her strenghts are to unite and rethink things. These strenghts were of great use when she worked in startups in Berlin, then independently and lastly as a marketing director for a Berlin based software company. Her desire is to increase the awareness for the potential of cargobikes in the city-logistics, to make cities more livable and to advance the mobility transformation. 

Further informantion about ONOMOTION GmbH can be found here.

Niek van Exel - Welectric 

Niek has had a career at Procter & Gamble, Philips and Danone in various roles from marketing to general manager to board level. He was also a partner at 3MO. He combined all this with Babboe’s entrepreneurship from start to exit. After the sale of Babboe/Carqon to Accell Group, Niek founded Bloomit Ventures in 2021, to give continuous growth support to Micro Mobility start- en scaleups.  

Giada Bazaghi - Vittoria 

Giada studies Ecological and Environmental Sciences and Management at the University of Edinburgh. Today she works as ESG assistant at Vittoria Group. There, among other things, she develops concepts to help companies reduce their ecological footprint. She focuses on sustainability not only in her career but also in her private life where she can always be found in nature. 

Further Information on Giada Barzaghi can be found here.

Sérgio Ribeiro - Portugal Bike Value by Abimota   

Sérgio Ribeiro, has been working with ABIMOTA and Bikinnov as a project development expert since 2009. Sergio is a Business consultant since 1998 and he has worked as Industrial Engineer before that. Throughout his career, he has worked on numerous projects aimed at innovating and promoting individual companies and industry sectors, with a particular focus on international positioning. Sérgio has worked in different aspects of business development.  

Further information on Sérgio Ribeiro can be found here.

Teet Parks - Comodule

Teet is the Co-Founder & CEO of Comodule, the leading IoT provider for micromobility companies. An engineer by education, Teet founded Comodule in 2014 and took over the CEO role in 2022. He's actively pushing the mobility industry further and was nominated as one of the sector's top leaders. Before founding Comodule, Teet led the development of the first electric race car at TalTech Student Formula, securing a top 5 position among 500 teams. In his free time, Teet is an avid skier and cyclist.  

Further information on Teet Parks can be found here

Verónica Rodríguez García - EIT Manufacturing   

Verónica Rodríguez García is Dr. Eng. in Materials Science with 7 years of multidisciplinary academic and professional experience focused on applied research, development and innovation. She has worked in the architecture, aeronautic and energy sectors, upgrading the maturity level (TRL) of novel technologies for industrial implementation. Her current role is RIS Operation Manager at EIT Manufacturing.  

Further information on Verónica Rodríguez García can be found here

Florence Gall - APIC / France Vélo

Florence trained as an urban planner and has been involved in cycling policies for 20 years, in French Parliament and now with the economic players of the French cycling industry.  

Smarter Tomorrow.

The EUROBIKE CONVENTION offers a platform for a transnational exchange on the topic of smart cities and smart solutions. We aim to identify areas of overlap between the various players, extend these commonalities and define shared objectives. Today, the bicycle is already a forward-looking and environmentally friendly means of transport that deserves political attention.
The strength of the sector lies in its future viability and pioneering role in the green transformation of mobility. Adopting a non-ideological and cross-party approach, we aim to promote the bicycle as a healthy and progressive means of transport and persuade more people to use bicycles. 

You still want to experience more in the field of Smarter Tomorrow?

On the 21st June (after the EUROBIKE CONVENTION) we invite all stakeholders from industry, politic, science and cities to join us at the Pink Wednesday networking dinner at the Massif Central! This exquisite networking event combines thematic tables and TED talks to enjoy a special night with interesting people, great food at a special location in the centre of Frankfurt!

On the 22nd we host the Start-Up & Innovation Day at the Future Mobility Forum. Learn about innovation, investments and get inspired!


Bundesminister für Digitales und Verkehr, Dr. Volker Wissing, MdB Bundesminister für Digitales und Verkehr, Dr. Volker Wissing, MdB Tarek Al-Wazir, Hessischer Minister für Wirtschaft, Energie, Verkehr und Wohnen Tarek Al-Wazir, Hessischer Minister für Wirtschaft, Energie, Verkehr und Wohnen Stadt Frankfurt am Main Stadt Frankfurt am Main


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Katja Richarz

Katja Richarz

Project Manager Congress, Events & Cooperations

fairnamic GmbH


Amelie Suttner

Amelie Suttner

External Advisor

Velokonzept GmbH