CONEBI at Eurobike


Join CONEBI at Eurobike 2024 in Messe Frankfurt from 3-7 July. We have partnered with cycling industry associations Zweirad-Industrie Verband (ZIV), Cycling Industries Europe (CIE), Zukunft Fahrrad (ZF), and Verbund Service und Fahrrad (VSF) to organise keynote speakers, fireside chats and panel discussions addressing the cycling industry in the European and global political landscape. Find below the programme of sessions.  

We will have a CONEBI-ZIV booth at J07, Hall 8. Please feel free to visit us.

Global Insights: Setting the agenda on global leadership (Panel discussion)
When: Wednesday, 3 July 2024

Time: 11:30 – 12:00

Where: Yellow Stage (Main Stage)

The national and international cycling organisations come together to give an overview of the common issues and potential in the sector today. The panels will include leading companies and experts from all sectors of the globe to share their perspectives.

The entire bicycle ecosystem is to be considered by asking international industry associations for their perspectives. It is about shaping the Asian, American and European bicycle market and how the transformative currents are influencing the global market. At the same time, it’s about transformation based on innovation and disruption: What’s next for established brands in the market? New accents for more innovative power in the industry – but how?

Organised by: CIE, CONEBI, ZIV, ZF and VSF

European Commission’s report on the EU mobility industrial transition: What is its impact on the cycling industry? (Keynote and panel discussion)
When: Wednesday, 3 July 2024

Time: 12:00 – 12:40

Where: Yellow Stage (Main Stage)

During this session, CONEBI will introduce the Mobility Transition Pathway (MTP) and its impact on the cycling industry. Developed by the European Commission, the MTP is a comprehensive plan consisting of specific actions and measures aimed at supporting companies’ digital and green transition and the long-term resilience and competitiveness of the cycling industrial ecosystem in Europe.

Following CONEBI’s presentation, we will moderate a short panel discussion with representatives from the EU Institutions and cycling companies. They will discuss the impact of the MTP, its implementation and the so-called “pledge phase”. The pledges will support the monitoring and assessment of the progress made by companies and associations and will represent a tool for recognising areas or initiatives that could benefit from EU-level support.


  • Sylvain Lemenand – Decathlon, Component Procurement Leader for Bikes
  • Sérgio Ribeiro – ABIMOTA (CONEBI Portugese member)
  • Jacques Lovell – Cycling Industries Europe (CIE), Industry Manager
  • Manuel Marsilio – CONEBI, General Manager


Organised by: CONEBI and ZIV

The impact of the EU Batteries Regulation on the Cycling Industry (Keynote and panel discussion)
When: Wednesday, 3 July 2024

Time: 12:40 – 13:10

Where: Yellow Stage (Main Stage)

During this session, Daniela Leveratto, CONEBI Technical Director, will give a brief introduction about the EU’s Batteries Regulation.

Following Daniela’s presentation, Tim Salatzki, ZIV (CONEBI’s German member) Chief Technology Officer, will moderate a short discussion with two key industry representatives. During the discussion, the technical aspects and impact of the new Batteries regulation on the industry and products will be addressed. Additionally, the discussion will explore ways in which the industry can collaborate.


  • Tim Salatzki – ZIV (CONEBI German member), Chief Technology Officer
  • Friederike Pischnick – Bosch, Political Affairs and Government Relations
  • Daniela Leveratto – CONEBI, Technical Director


Organised by: CONEBI and ZIV

What is needed to take sustainability of the cycling industry to another level? (Fireside chats and panel discussion)
When: Wednesday, 3 July 2024

Time: 14:00 – 15:45

Where: Pink Stage

Fireside chats with external experts followed by a big debate with industry leaders on key sustainability topics needed to make the transition happen and how to align goals globally.

Moderation of fireside chats: Jan-Willem Van Schaik, Bike Europe, Editor-in-chief

Fireside chat 1: LCA for the cycling industry: Is PEF the future and what does it mean for the cycling industry? – Alicia Boyano Larriba – European Commission, DG ENV

Fireside chat 2: Closing the loop: What is needed to make circularity happen?

Fireside chat 3: Diversity makes successful business – where are we in the cycling industry? – Sara Canali – SHER, CEO and Founder, (Women cycling clothing brand)

Panel: Industry leaders from Decathlon, Selle Royal, Bianchi Bicycles, Hermans Bike Components Ltd. and reTyre will react to the fireside chats and then engage in a panel discussion.

Organised by: CIE, CONEBI and ZI

Industry Leaders’ Breakfast 
When: Thursday, 4 July 2024

Time: 08:30 – 10:00

Where: Portalhaus Networking Space

The event for industry leaders is back in its usual position on Thursday morning, providing inspiration and strategic oversights for CEOs, Presidents and directors in the bike sector. This is the 11th edition of the international associations’ leadership event at Eurobike, with our proven track record for bringing together industry leaders to exchange on the main topics for growing the industry of the future.

Registration is required to ensure you can enter before Eurobike opens.

Register here.

Partnership: CIE and CONEBI

You can find the full Eurobike programme here

For more information, please contact Alix Stamp at or Manuel Marsilio at

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