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Tom Parr, CycleSpace, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Tom is a keen advocate of cycling, having worked for organisations including Cyclehoop and Bikewise in London and Sydney. Now based in Amsterdam, he is currently a Researcher for RIPPL, a project curating a list of best practices and innovations in cycle logistics. He is also a Project Leader at CycleSpace, working on projects relating to community, public space and promotion of urban cycling.

Chris Cummins, Vienna, Austria (Moderator)

Chris Cummins is a journalist, radio presenter, Alpine addict, and Englander living in Vienna.

City of Vienna Vice Mayor Maria Vassilakou

 

Maria Vassilakou has been vice-mayor of Vienna since 2010, in charge of the department for urban development, transport, climate protection, energy planning and citizen participation. During her time in office, she has overseen the expansion of Vienna's cycle route network and the traffic calming in Mariahilferstrasse in the city centre.

 

Jens Holger Kirchner, Verkehrsstaatssekretär, Berlin Senat, Germany

 

In December 2016, Jens Holger Kirchner became the Transport Secretary of the Berlin Senate, Germany.

 

Richard Armitage, Director, European Cycle Logistics Federation, Manchester, UK

Richard has specialised in sustainable transport innovation for over 35 years in many settings, including low-floor buses, cleaner fuels (EV, CNG) to car sharing, personalised journey planning to residential travel plans, and now cycle logistics. Richard has successfully introduced new techniques and technologies in the transport industry. He currently contributes his transport planning and policy development skills to the CycleLogistics Ahead project, as a Director of the European Cycle Logistics Federation. Back home in Manchester, he is co-director of two new cycle-based businesses, Last Mile Manchester (last mile delivery services on cargo bikes) and Manchester Bike Hire (high quality affordable bike hire, repairs and bike tours). Richard was chair (2011-16) of the Cycling Forum of the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport UK. Visit Richard's website.

Peter Harris, Director of Sustainability EMEA, UPS

Masters degree in Engineering from Cambridge University, UK

Chartered Engineer (CEng) and Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (MIMechE)

2 years as a volunteer agricultural engineer with Voluntary Service Overseas in Indonesia, developing better ways of storing rice

4 years with London Transport

27 years with UPS including:

6 as UK Automotive Director

2 as UK Industrial Engineering Director

5 on assignment to Corporate Compliance developing and implementing a system to manage regulatory compliance outside the U.S.

7 (to date) as Sustainability Director for Europe

Also a non-executive director for Coperforma, a small company providing non-emergency passenger transport services to the UK’s public health service.

Married with two children and two classic cars!

Mikael Colville-Andersen, Copenhagenize Design Company

 

Mikael Colville-Andersen is one of the leading global voices in urban planning and he regards the bicycle as the most important tool in our transport toolbox for rebuilding our liveable cities and nations. As CEO of Copenhagenize Design Company, he works with cities and governments around the world in coaching them towards becoming more bicycle friendly. He is known for his pioneering philosophies about simplifying urban planning and urban cycling and how cities and towns should be designed instead of engineered. He employs anthropology and sociology in his work to develop liveable cities and is sceptical about the weight we place on traffic engineering. His approach and philosophy have led to him being referred to as The Richard Dawkins of Cycling by The Guardian and the Pope of Urban Cycling by Canadian newspaper, La Presse. He travels around the world giving keynotes about how countries and cities could be better if we go "back to the future" and look at solutions that worked for centuries - and apply them today. His new TV series The Life-Sized City will premiere in 2017. Visit Copehagenize's website.

Eric Poscher, Morgenlab, Austria (Bar Table 14)

Eric Poscher has been working on cargobike projects since 2011 like the rad:bar and founded a cargobikeshop.

As a passionate Cargobike Connaisseur and Rider he has been known for transporting chocolate and rum from the Dutch sailingship Tres Hombres to Leipzig.

Based in Austria near Lake Constance he has been writing the book Car Go Bike Boom together with Jürgen Ghebrezgiabiher from Leipzig.

Rides: Bullitt Xtracycle Longtail Mountainbike, Folding and Recumbent Bikes alike.

 

Freya De Muynck, Traject, Belgium (Bar Table 10)

Freya De Muynck has worked at Traject since 2014. She works on various projects, both for government bodies and for companies. Her topics vary from mobility management to traffic safety. Since 2017 Freya works in-house as a mobility consultant for Eandis, Flanders largest gas and electric operator.

She coordinates the communication and dissemination of the Cyclelogistics project together with her colleague Vincent. Besides that she also organizes workshops for local government bodies and potential cycle couriers.

 

Benjamin Georg, Cargobike.Berlin, Germany (A1)

 

 

Jeppe Larsen, MOVEBYBiKE, Stockholm, Sweden (Bar Table 9)

Jeppe Larsen is the CEO and co-founder of MOVEBYBiKE in Stockholm and Uppsala with 12 cargo bikes and 15 employes delivering and moving in any weather from early morning to late at night. Jeppe also co-founded Cradle Net in 2009, a swedish non-profit organisation and network working on the circular economy. A cargo bike is the perfect tool for circular city logistics.

Pascal Kellermayr Fahrradfensterputzer, Vienna, Austria (Bar Table 8)

Ralph Hollenstein, Pedalpiraten, Voralberg, Austria (Bar Table 7)

Gerhard Dehmer GerRad, Linz, Austria (Bar Table 4)

 

 

Carmine Arvonio, CycloLogica, Firenze, Italy (Bar Table 2)

Carmine Arvonio is a cyclist and a courier with deep experience in educational programs for children and adults: formerly in theater and next in bike culture. He is the founder and main manager of Asd Brisken (sport and cycling as a way of life) and CycloLogica, a delivery company based on cargo bikes and electric vehicles. Main aim is providing a fundamental service in a clean way, contributing to improve urban quality life and human relationships in business. Link together education and efficient services is our main goal. www.ciclopoetica.eu

Alexandra Anderluh, Wissenschaftliche Projektmitbeiterin, Vienna, Austria (Bar Table 1)

Alexandra is a researcher at WU Vienna, where she is currently doing her PhD thesis in the field of vehicle routing in city logistics with a main focus on the inclusion of cargo bikes in last mile delivery. Besides, she and her colleagues Vera Hemmelmayr and Tina Wakolbinger have just finished a project focusing on the suitability of cities like Vienna for the commercial usage of cargo bikes.

Michael Cramer, MEP, Brussels, Belgium

Michael studied education, music and physical education at the university of Mainz. Following his studies, he worked as a secondary-school teacher in the Neukölln district of Berlin from 1975-1995. Between 1989 and 2004 Michael Cramer was a member of the Berlin regional parliament and served as spokesman for transport of the Green group. Since 2004 Michael Cramer is a Member of the European Parliament (EP), working mainly on EU transport policy. After ten years as transport policy spokesperson for the Green group, he was elected chairman of the Committee on Transport and Tourism (TRAN). He is also a Member of the EP’s delegation to the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and chairs the parliamentary platform "Rail Forum Europe". Go to Michael's profile on EU website.

 

Julia Zientek, FGM-Amor, Graz, Austria (B1)

Julia Zientek holds a university degree in human geography with a focus on spatial development and planning. She is a junior researcher and consultant working in the fields of cycling traffic and mobility management at Austrian Mobility Research since 2011.

 

Andrä Rupprechter, Environment Minister, Austria

Andrä Rupprechter was born on 31.05.1961 in Brandenberg, Tyrol. He is an expert on agricultural issues and has worked in agriculture for many years at both national and European level, before taking up the position of Federal Minister for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management in December 2013.

 

Chris Cummins, Vienna, Austria (Session Moderator)

Chris Cummins is a journalist, radio presenter, Alpine addict, and Englander living in Vienna.

Andreas Zobl, Das Lastenrad Graz, Austria (C13)

Click to visit the Das Lastenrad webpage, a free cargo bike hire service in Graz.

 

 

Martin Eder, Cycling Co-ordinator, Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture,

Forestry, Environment and Water Management, Vienna, Austria (C12)

Martin Eder is a transportation engineer working as Cycling Officer at the Austrian Federal Ministry of Environment. He is coordinating the development and implementation of the Austrian Masterplan Cycling, which aims to increase the national cycling share form 7% to 13% until 2025. Within klimaaktiv mobil – the Austrian climate protection initiative for the transport sector – Martin Eder is responsible for cycling promotion measures like the Austrian financial support scheme for cargo bikes. He is also involved in the development of the Pan-European Masterplan Cycling under the umbrella of UNECE/WHO Transport, Health, Environment Pan-European Programme (THE PEP).

 

 

Manuel Pröll, Expert, City of Vienna (C11)

Manuel Pröll has a master’s degree in urban planning (UT Vienna 2011). After freelance work at the Austrian Road Safety Board he is since 2014 technical officer and project manager at Vienna City Administration, department of Urban Development and Planning. His thematic focus is on mobility strategies, especially in die field of urban tram systems and cycling policy.

 

 

Martin Blum, Director, Mobilitätsagentur Wien, Austria (C10)

Vienna is growing rapidly. At the end of 2015, the city had about 30,000 inhabitants more than a year before. For Vienna to remain a great place to live and to achieve its climate protection goals, it is necessary to change our travel habits. The city of Vienna has set itself the goal of significantly increasing the proportion of people walking and cycling. The Mobility Agency Vienna was founded in 2011 to promote cycling and, since 2013, walking, with campaigns, awareness-raising, services and innovative projects. The Mobility Agency is the first point of contact for anyone with suggestions for improvements to pedestrian or bicycle routes. As an intermediary between citizens, the administration and politicians, the Agency works to make walking and cycling in the city easier, more comfortable and safer.

More about Mobilitätsagentur Wien here.

Martin Posset, Thinkport Vienna - Smart Urban Logistics Lab, BOKU University,

Vienna, Austria (B10)

 

Since 2012, Martin has been an external lecturer for intermodal transport at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna.

 

Martin Blum, Director, Mobilitätsagentur Wien, Austria (Session Moderator)

Vienna is growing rapidly. At the end of 2015, the city had about 30,000 inhabitants more than a year before. For Vienna to remain a great place to live and to achieve its climate protection goals, it is necessary to change our travel habits. The city of Vienna has set itself the goal of significantly increasing the proportion of people walking and cycling. The Mobility Agency Vienna was founded in 2011 to promote cycling and, since 2013, walking, with campaigns, awareness-raising, services and innovative projects. The Mobility Agency is the first point of contact for anyone with suggestions for improvements to pedestrian or bicycle routes. As an intermediary between citizens, the administration and politicians, the Agency works to make walking and cycling in the city easier, more comfortable and safer.

More about Mobilitätsagentur Wien here.

Lukas Lang, Wien 3420 Aspern Development, Vienna, Austria (C1)

Lukas is a project manager for urban planning and mobility at the agency responsible for the development of Aspern Die Seestadt Wiens. Aspern Seestadt is one of Europe’s largest urban development areas and is built in the northeast of the city of Vienna. Lukas helps to push urban mobility forward in Seestadt to create a city of short distances as well as to provide a wide range of mobility options. He was also responsible for the implementation of the world-wide first fully-automatic cargo bike sharing system.

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Kathrin Grotrian, Canton of Basel-Stadt, Dept of Public Works and Transport, Basel, Switzerland (C2)

After her graduation as an industrial engineer, specialized on traffic and transportation planning, Kathrin Grotrian was working five years in a traffic consultancy in Basel and additional five years for the Department of Traffic of the Canton of Zürich. Since 2008 Kathrin Grotrian has been working for the Department of Public Works and Transport of the Canton of Basel-Stadt. There she is responsible for traffic censuses for all means of transport and mobility management projects.

 

 

Konrad Berghuber, Vienna Cargo Bike Collective LRK, Vienna, Austria (C3)

Konrad Berghuber is co-founder of the Vienna Cargo Bike Collective. He works theoretically and practically on commons and on collective forms of social organisation. The Vienna Cargo Bike Collective provides an easy assessable infrastructure of cargo bikes and trailers to the Viennese population. It is based on voluntary donation and on mutual aid. It enables the transport of goods without using fossil fuel. It animates people to use cargo bikes instead of cars or trucks and it is linked to the struggle for a bike friendly city.

 

 

Jonas Schmid, Mobiltätsakademie AG, Bern, Switzerland (C4)

Jonas Schmid is a project manager and senior researcher of the Bern-based Mobility Academy, which was founded by Touring Club of Switzerland in 2007. As a think tank for mobility, the Mobility Academy deals with important trends in sustainable transport: electrification of motorized transport, emergence of collaborative mobility services, and the renaissance of the bicycle in urban mobility. Together with his team, Jonas currently implements a national programme for cargobike-promotion with its flagship project called carvelo2go, a very successful platform for cargobike-sharing. Jonas studied geography at the University of Lausanne with a focus on mobility and transport issues.

 

Dennis Steinsiek, Nextbike, Leipzig, Germany (C5)

Dennis studied sustainable development in two of the most livable cities of the world: Utrecht and Copenhagen. His goal is to bring the good practices of those cities into other cities. As a senior moblitiy consultant at nextbike he works closely together with city councils, transport companies and universities to integrate public bike sharing schemes into the existing public transport mix. Also he tries to integrate other types of bicycles like kids- and cargo-bikes in public bike sharing schemes in order to offer a good choice for the 99%.

 

 

Wolfgang Beecken, First Mile, Hamburg, Germany (B9)

Wolfgang has more than 15 years in the courier, express delivery and parcel industry - among others: DHL Worldwide Express, GO! and Securicor Omega Express International. Wolfgang spent 3 years in Singapore as head of an advertising and PR agency. Since August 2013 he is part of the project advisory board of the VCD Verkehrsclub Deutschland e.V. (mobility and traffic club of Germany) on the subject of cargo bikes. Since November 2014, he has been a partner in the advisory firm "first mile" (www.first-mile.eu). He is a member of BdKEP (German federal association of courier, express and postal companies) - the most important interest group in Germany for medium-sized courier, express and postal service providers.

Johannes Gruber, DLR Institute of Transport Research, Berlin, Germany (B8)

Johannes is a research associate at DLR’s Institute of Transport Research, dealing with urban freight transport since 2011. The commercial use of cargo cycles has always been one of his key interests. He manages projects funded by the Federal Ministry of the Environment as well as the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure in order to assess efficient and sustainable uses of cargo cycles for urban deliveries and services.

 

Zsolt Kilián, Hajtas Pajtas, Budapest, Hungary (A8)

Zsolt has grown up with trucks, as his family has been running a small logistics company 50 kilometres from Budapest. Later he moved to Budapest where he has lived, studied and worked for the last 15 years except when had been working for Bosch in Catalonia or for Siemens Wind Power in the UK. In 2012-13 he got involved in several national and international cycling related project as a mobility consultant at the Hungarian Cyclists’ Club. Zsolt has been working on the Cyclelogistics Ahead project since its beginning. At the ECLF conference he will share his experiences about how a pedal powered local company and a big European brand started to work together. Go to Hajtas Pajtas website.

 

Ton Daggers IBC, Utrecht, The Netherlands (Session Moderator)

Ton Daggers is owner of IBC Cycling Consultancy and has worked for more than 20 years in cycling promotion programmes in Latin American and European cities. Ton Daggers is also task manager for Non- Motorized Transport for Cities for Mobility and is a member of the board of directors of the MOVILIZATION foundation a worldwide city network promoting accessible cities. Ton has given lectures and training courses in Asia, Colombia, Peru, Brazil, and many European countries. Ton is now actually involved in promoting shared cargo bike systems in Utrecht, (NL) with a growing fleet of 10 electric cargo bikes. http://www.movilization.org/home/

 

Susanne Balm, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (A12)

Susanne Balm works at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS), as project leader in the research programme Urban Technology. She is responsible for the LEVV-LOGIC project, which focuses on the use of light electric freight vehicles (LEFV) for city logistics. The 2-year project started in September 2016 and has 30 participants from the public and private sector, including logistics services providers, vehicles suppliers and shippers. Together they are developing and applying knowledge on new logistics concepts and business models with LEFV, supporting the ambition towards zero emission transport in 2025. Before her career at AUAS, she worked as consultant at TNO where she gained experience in national and European projects in the field of sustainable logistics and urban freight transport.

 

Ralf Bogdanski, Technische Hochschule, Nürnberg, Germany (A11)

Ralf Bogdanski is a professor for sustainability and logistics at the faculty of economics at the TH Nürnberg and a member of the university’s competence centre for logistics. For many years he has been a researcher and lecturer of green logistics and city logistics. He was the leader of the first pilot project “green logistics” in Nürnberg. Currently, he is leading the pilot project “sustainable city logistics with CEP services using the micro-depot-concept” as an official part of the city’s clean air action plan. He is an author of surveys about sustainable city logistics, a supervisor of many academic works regarding green logistics, a member of the transportation board of the CCI Nürnberg and Middle Franconia and a member of the Center for Transportation & Logistics Neuer Adler e.V. in Nürnberg.

Karl Reiter, FGM-Amor, Graz, Austria (B7)

The Founding member of Austrian Mobility Research (FGM-AMOR) is a graduate in mechanical engineering. He is researcher, trainer, presenter and project creator in the field of sustainable mobility and liveable public space. He has experience with more than 30 European projects in the field of sustainable urban transport. Amongst them projects related to cycling like BYPAD (Bicycle Policy Audit), Bike2Work, LifeCycle (Health and Cycling), BAMBINI (Cycling for Kids) Trendy Travel (Cycling and Emotion) and CycleLogistics (Cycling and Transport of Goods).

Birgit Hendricks, eco2city, The Netherlands (A10)

In 2008 Birgit Hendriks was co-creator (together with Max Prudon) of the NGO Eco2city. Eco2city aims at reducing freight traffic in cities by inventing and implementing new concepts and by creating a neutral European group of collaborating Smart City Hubs. Eco2city works on this development in several national and European projects, both research and operational.

Over the last years, Eco2city developed the Dutch Binnenstadservice, the concept of the Freight Circle (neighbourhood distribution combined with urban mining) and the concept of the Smart City Hubs (instead of the familiar UCC). In this Cargo Cycle conference she will present the Triple X vision on optimising city logistics.

Pascal Kellermayr, Fahrradfensterputzer, Vienna, Austria (B9)

Pascal has been working as a car free window cleaner for 15 years. At the beginning of his small business in 2002 he considered buying a car but soon had to understand that even this would overstretch his financial capacities. So he built a very large bicycle trailer for transporting all his equipment including large telescopic ladders, which he soon modified and improved as soon as enough money came in. Later on he built a new trailer about every four years, transacting the conclusions and ideas of the respective past four years. Pascals business provides a long term proof that working with cargobikes instead of cars works perfectly well for urban craftspeople.

Måns Lindburg, DG-Move, Brussels, Belgium (B10)

 

Gerhard Samek, ÖAMTC, Austria (B11)

Gerhard Samek has been working 25 years at the technical -service ÖAMTC. For 17 years, he has been responsible for the breakdown-fleet in the eastern part of Austria. In 2015 he operate a projekt called 'E-Bike breakdown -service' which is now a fixed part of the breakdown -service in Vienna.

Francisco Luciano, Douze Cycles, Paris, France (Session Moderator)

Francisco is a civil engineer and town planner, who has worked in the field of urban mobility for the past fifteen years. He became interested in alternative urban logistics through his involvement in two cargo tram projects (in La Reunion and Amsterdam). In April 2014, he accompanied his son – a bike mechanic – to the cargo-bike festival in Nijmegen and liked what he saw. So, he decided to lend Richard and Gary a hand with the development of the ECLF. In 2016, he became an associate of Douze Cycles, the cargo bike manufacturer.

 

Lars Purkarthofer, Public Affairs, UPS Germany

 

 

Dr. Bernhard Ensink, ECF, Brussels, Belgium

Bernhard Ensink has been Secretary General of the European Cyclists’ Federation (ECF) since 2006. Previously he was the Director of ‘Fietsersbond’, the Dutch Cyclists’ Union from 1998 until 2006. He has been Vice Mayor of the Dutch city of Coevorden (1994-1998), responsible for public affairs, spatial planning, environment, housing and finance. Born in 1956 in Germany, he has a doctorate in theology/ethics (Netherlands, 1995).

 

Rita Huber, RITA bringt's, Austria, Vienna

RITA bringt’s is Vienna’s first delivery service for organic vegetarian lunch, delivered by cargo bikes (founded in 2014). Beneath the daily lunch delivery, a catering service for events with 20 to 500 people was developed as a related and important branch for business. The biggest member of the fleet (consisting of 13 cargo bikes and four trailers) is the so called "Food Bike", a mobile cargo bike kitchen for street food events. Rita is founder and CEO of the company and head of the kitchen for all its logistic questions. Originally working in arts and film business, she has now become an expert in all questions concerning food delivery, cargo bike transport, city logistics and, of course, vegetarian cooking.

 

Rob King, Outspoken Delivery, Cambridge, UK

Rob is the co-founder and MD of Outspoken Delivery, an urban logistics operator specialising in last mile deliveries and working in three UK cities. Rob is responsible for finance and strategy and working with his team to build the network of hubs and developing relationships with their partners; local businesses, Councils as well as third party logistics operators.

City of Vienna Vice Mayor Maria Vassilakou

 

Maria Vassilakou has been vice-mayor of Vienna since 2010, in charge of the department for urban development, transport, climate protection, energy planning and citizen participation. During her time in office, she has overseen the expansion of Vienna's cycle route network and the traffic calming in Mariahilferstrasse in the city centre.

 

Stephan Renner, familienrad.at, Vienna (Session Moderator)

Stephan Renner has been working for the Intelligent Energy Europe programme of the European Commission (IEE) which cofunded the Cyclelogistics projects. He is currently on parental leave and based in Vienna.

 

 

Annick Roetynck, Manager, LEVA-EU (D1)

Annick Roetynck is currently managing the Light Electric Vehicle Association in Europe, LEVA-EU. Until recently, she was responsible for the Light Electric Vehicle Task Force in AVERE. From 1995 to 2013 she was Secretary General of the European TwoWheel Retailers' Association (ETRA), the European trade association for bicycle and PTW dealers.

She has a very thorough knowledge of European rules and legislation on LEVs in general and on electric bicycles in particular.

She represented ETRA in the working group "motorcycles" of the European Commission. Since 2014 she represents AVERE in this working group, which is dealing with the type-approval for L-category vehicles.

She has also contributed to several European projects: Presto project (EACI), E-bike and Twin (Leonardo da Vinci), REE4EU (Horizon 2020) and Solutions (FP7). She is currently working on a Belgian LNE project aimed at delivering a study on light electric vehicles for the Department of Environment, Nature and Energy.

Dr. Eric Gross, Technical University Hamburg, Germany (D2)

Eric studied mechanical engineering, followed by his PhD Thesis about Mountain Bikes in 1996, and since 1997 has been employed as Chief Engineer at Technische Universität Hamburg. At the DIN (Deutsches Institut für Normung e. V - the German Institute for Standardization), Eric is working on new German Standards DIN 79010-1: "Cycles - Transport and delivery cycles - Part 1: General requirements and test methods” and DIN Spec 79009: “EPAC-Cycles — Environmental Assessment — Safety related aspects”. Eric serves as an expert in several working groups of CEN/TC 333 (European Standards for bicycles) and is a delegate for ISO4210 (International Standard for Cycles), also involved in electrically power assisted cycles (EPAC) and personal light electric vehicles (PLEV). He is collaborating on a project on human exposure to vibration while riding electrically power assisted cargo cycles. Eric chairs the working group “Bicycle Safety” of the DVM (Deutscher Verband für Materialforschung) und -prüfung e.V.

Liv Jorun Andenes, Agency for City Environment, City of Oslo

Liv Jorun Andenes is a communication officer for the City of Oslo’s Bicycle Office. She spearheads the municipality’s communication with its citizens regarding the bold plans for rebuilding a bicycle-friendly Oslo. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and an MA in Development and Environment. Her studies culminated with her thesis, entitled “Bicycle Commuting in Oslo - Practices, Constraints and New Directions for Policy” which provided her with the perfect springboard into her current job, where she works daily with campaigns, communication and pilot projects.

 

Dmitri Fedortchenko, Move By Bike, Sweden (Session Moderator)

 

 

Jürgen Kurzmann, lobo.at, Vienna, Austria (E1)

Juergen is founder and developer of lobo.at - Software for Courier Services. His scientific origin can be found in biomedical engineering and psychology. Yet, he stumbled upon bike messenger services that caught his attraction. He swapped his academic profession for his passion for eco-friendly solutions. The goal was to enhance the idealistic approach of bike messengers by a competitive software tool. Established since 2007, lobo.at now provides a comprehensive web-application for collecting, dispatching and accounting jobs. Constantly maintained and further developed the software enables bike couriers to connect and cooperate in international networks.

 

Sacha Thömmes, Daanuu.com, Luxembourg (E2)

Sacha Thömmes is a former stock exchange software manager, serial entrepreneur and CEO of Daanuu. The company provides order management, route planning automation, traffic prediction, tracking, notifications and an advanced mobile app for the workers in the field (drivers, technicians). Click here to go to the Daanuu website.

 

 

Chris Cummins, Vienna, Austria (Session Moderator)

Chris Cummins is a journalist, radio presenter, Alpine addict, and Englander living in Vienna.

Ian Brocklebank, Last Mile Leeds, UK (G1)

Ian worked in medical sales before moving to Indonesia for 7 years to work in community development. On returning to the UK he worked in the voluntary sector, and as a Cycle Instructor, before his latest role as a ‘reluctant entrepreneur’ growing and developing a cyclelogistics business.

 

Stephan Renner, familienrad.at, Vienna (Session Moderator)

Stephan Renner has been working for the Intelligent Energy Europe programme of the European Commission (IEE) which cofunded the Cyclelogistics projects. He is currently on parental leave and based in Vienna.

 

 

René Reckschwardt, mycargobike.de, Hamburg/Freiburg, Germany (C9)

René Reckschwardt studied spatial and city planning at the TU Dortmund and used to be a project coordinator (2006-2014) at the INTERNATIONAL BUILDING EXHIBITION (IBA) HAMBURG. He worked on housing projects (new-build and renovation) and a commercial park for start-ups. His project »Weltquartier« received prestigious awards (Deutscher Städtebaupreis 2014, Deutscher Bauherrenpreis 2013/2016) and can be watched here: https://www.bundesstiftung-baukultur.de/veranstaltungen/referenten/rene-reckschwardt

After buying his first cargo bike in 2013 he saw the great potencial in this smart urban mobility tool and started his own business in Hamburg: AHOI VELO CARGOBIKES – a specialist shop only for cargo bikes with the biggest variety in Europe. They sell bikes to private customers, build up customized cargo bikes and work with several companies to improve their mobility concepts. New in 2016: www.mycargobike.de

René Reckschwardt still works as a mobility counsellor for several German municipalities and supports cargo bikes to the limit.

 

Nick Blake, Imagine Cargo, Zurich, Switzerland (Session Moderator)

Nick is one of the co-founders of ImagineCargo GmbH, a sustainable logistics network operator based in Zürich. Following degree studies in Transport Management and Planning, Nick spent over 20 years working for package integrators, trucking companies and in the air cargo sector. The ImagineCargo team of experienced cycle messengers and transport experts have created an international network to deliver packages with up to 99% less CO2 emissions than current operators. www.imaginecargo.com

Frank Müller, Urban Cargo, Berlin, Germany (A6)

Frank is the founder of Urban Cargo, which is a provider for sustainable logistics with Cargo eBikes in Berlin. Urban Cargo is a subcontractor for Amazon. He also works as the project-manager for sustainable logistics with General Overnight in the Cyclelogistics project (2015 - 2017).

He was the CEO of Urban-e in Berlin developing and constructing the famous Cargo eBike iBullitt (2011-2014).

From 2009 till 2011 Frank was the CEO of the German Federation of eMobility (BEM) .

 

 

Daniel Kofler, Bike Citizens, Austria (B1)

The goal of Bike Citizens is to make our cycling app and other tools available to urban cyclists in all cities with more than 100,000 inhabitants. Worldwide there are about 4,000 cities of around this size. We’ve been quite busy the past few years and are now happy to tell you that our cycling app can be used in over 400 cities – with more to come.

More about bike citizens here.

 

Simon Manville, Project Officer - Cycling Projects Team, Cambridgeshire County Council, UK (B6)

Working in the Major Infrastructure Delivery team at Cambridgeshire County Council, Simon manages the development and delivery of some innovative, cycling focussed, infrastructure improvement projects in and around Cambridge. Additionally Simon organises events to promote cycling and manages contracts for the delivery of cycle training. Cambridgeshire County Council is a partner in the EU Cyclelogistics Ahead Project (2014-2017) and Simon has contributed by producing guidelines for clean logistics in new housing and business developments as well as facilitating the trial of a micro-consolidation centre by Outspoken. Prior to moving to Cambridge in 2013, Simon worked for UPS, Emirates Skycargo and DHL Global Forwarding. He has a degree in International Transport from Cardiff University Business School and an MBA from Newcastle University Business School. He is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Logistics and Transport.

Alec Hager, Radlobby, Vienna, Austria (C8)

Alec Hager is spokesperson and co-founder of the Austrian cycling advocacy 'Radlobby Österreich' and initiator and coordinator of the Austrian cycling embassy 'Radkompetenz Österreich / Cycle Competence Austria'. He manages the Austrian bike-to-work campaign 'Österreich radelt zur Arbeit / Austria cycles to work' which he initiated in 2011. Of course Alec loves and rides bicycles of all kinds, but he gets really enthusiastic about cargo bikes since he co-organized the first cargo bike show in Vienna in 2009.

His background is a Vienna University degree in politics and communication science. By engaging in the struggle for changes of Vienna's transportation policy in the beginning of this millennium he stumbled into non-organizing the Critical Mass rides in Vienna, wrote as editor-in-chief for the pioneering cycling culture magazine 'Velosophie', organized the Bicycle Film Festival Vienna which is now named 'Radkult Wien Festival' and established Radlobby’s cycling training programmes in Vienna.

 

Šimon Krošlák, Cyklokuriér Švihaj Šuhaj, Bratislava, Slovakia (A4)

Šimon is a geographer, and leader of Slovak bike messenger company Cyklokuriér Švihaj Šuhaj which is part of a larger courier company GO4. He has a lot of experience of cooperation between car and bike couriers to ensure the best service in a large city area with a relatively small population. He is inetersted in cyclelogistics, cycling transport, car free and low emission zones in city centres. He is also one of the founders of Slovak CycleLogistics Federation.

Peter Harris, Director of Sustainability EMEA, UPS (A9)

Masters degree in Engineering from Cambridge University, UK

Chartered Engineer (CEng) and Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (MIMechE)

2 years as a volunteer agricultural engineer with Voluntary Service Overseas in Indonesia, developing better ways of storing rice

4 years with London Transport

27 years with UPS including:

6 as UK Automotive Director

2 as UK Industrial Engineering Director

5 on assignment to Corporate Compliance developing and implementing a system to manage regulatory compliance outside the U.S.

7 (to date) as Sustainability Director for Europe

Also a non-executive director for Coperforma, a small company providing non-emergency passenger transport services to the UK’s public health service.

Married with two children and two classic cars!

Isabella Klebinger, Vienna member, Forum Frei Lastenrader, Vienna, Austria (C7)

Besides her passion for cargo bikes, Isabella Klebinger is active in various sustainable networks, art collectives and in research/activism – focussing on socio-ecological and transformational processes. In her work and projects she integrates specific tools and methodologies of different fields. One of her last projects is the urban performance retreat into the street, in which she turned a Chinese tricycle into a mobile living unit and used it as a “living lab” in the streets of Vienna together with her colleague Dima Isaiev for the Vienna Biennale (2015). https://www.facebook.com/RetreatIntoTheStreets/

Since an intense research phase on cargo bikes as major mode of transport in urban quarters in 2012 her fascination for cargo bikes is ongoing. Shortly after that – in a kind of self-test – she has worked several months in cargo bike driven delivery services (without an electric motor) just to make the experience and loved it. Since 2015 Isa is an active member of Forum Freie Lastenräder (FFL, forum for free cargo bikes) and Verein zur Förderung von Lastenrädern Graz (Das Lastenrad, association for the promotion of cargo bikes). Her actual research deals with free cargo bike sharing (Freie Lastenräder). Isa studies Spatial planning at Vienna University of Technology, where she supports the Institute for Local Planning as study assistant since 2015. Isa holds the diploma certificate in textile design/serigraphy from the Fashion Institute Vienna. She is also an active founding member of an urban community garden project in Vienna: Grätzlgarten Alsergrund. Twitter: IsabellaKlebinger@raumpositionen

Verena Ehrler, DLR German Aerospace Centre, Berlin, Germany (B4)

Verena is a researcher at the DLR Institute of Transport Research. Based on her degree in Economics from St. Gallen University, Switzerland, she worked in logistics and transport-related industry for over 15 years. In 2011 she was awarded her PhD in transport research at the Technical University Berlin for her work on e-freight. At DLR Institute of Transport Research, Verena is focusing on commercial transport, in particular on the calculation of commercial transport chain emissions, electric vehicles for commercial transport and physical internet. Currently she is working on the projects TRASHH (electric vehicles for municipality services in Hamburg) and LEARN (Logistics Emission Accounting and Reduction Network, H2020). In addition Verena is a lecturer within the Master of Aviation program at Wildau Institute of Technology.

TECHNICAL WORKSHOPS 2 & CARGO BIKE TRY OUT

Robin Haycock, UPS & Fernhay Partners, UK (Session Moderator)

Robin is co-founder of Fernhay, a successful product development and project management company developing a suite of products and software services for last mile deliveries. With a background in transport, energy, manufacturing and mechanical design, Robin has worked with government, the business sector and not for profit organisations in the UK and internationally. In his last Non-Executive Director role, Robin was part of the team that took fleet scheduling software company Route Monkey to successful trade sale.

 

Paul Brandstäter, Veloce, Vienna, Austria (A5)

-Born 1966 in Zell am See

-Finished humanistic high school in Salzburg 1984

-Started the first cycle messenger service in Austria 1987: Veloce

-Started the first visa service in Austria 1990

-Started the first overnight express courier network in Austria 1995

-Run express logistics networks in Austria and its neighboring countries until 2013

-Sold the logistic networks and visum service companies in 2013

-Established new local IT-integrated B2C-delivery services across Austria from 2014

Click here to find out more about Veloce.

 

 

 

B: Municipalities & commercial use of cargo bikes Workshop

Robin Haycock, UPS & Fernhay Partners, UK (A9)

Robin is co-founder of Fernhay, a successful product development and project management company developing a suite of products and software services for last mile deliveries. With a background in transport, energy, manufacturing and mechanical design, Robin has worked with government, the business sector and not for profit organisations in the UK and internationally. In his last Non-Executive Director role, Robin was part of the team that took fleet scheduling software company Route Monkey to successful trade sale.

 

B: Municipalities & commercial use of cargo bikes Panel discussion

Lars Wichmann, Velogold, Hannover, Germany (C6)

The bike can and will carry much more everyday mobility than we can imagine today.“ The so-called „cargo bike“ becomes the omnipresent utility bike - according to the vision of Lars Wichmann.

After studying in Hannover and Milan, the graduate product designer co-founded Treibwerk, an agency for product and graphic design, established in Hannover for 16 years. When his bicycle was stolen, he dived into the Danish and Dutch bicycle culture and founded the startup VELOGOLD in 2012, which exclusively sells products for everyday life. From the very beginning, VELOGOLD has been one of the largest suppliers of cargo bikes in Germany.

In 2015, VELOGOLD and the ADFC (General German Bicycle Club) launched the project „Hannah - Lastenräder für Hannover“, in which citizens can borrow a cargo bike free of charge via the online platform. After 18 months, the initiative with 16 free cargo bikes is the largest of its kind in Germany and continues to grow. In addition, Lars Wichmann is involved in research projects at the Hanover University of Applied Sciences on the subject of city logistics on bicycles.

 

Davor Sertic, Chairman of the Transport & Logistics Division of the Vienna Economic Chamber, Vienna, Austria (A7)

Davor is the founder, owner and CEO of Unitcargo, a forwarding company based in Vienna. In 1988 he started his career in the logistic industry as a dispatcher in another Austrian forwarding company. At the same time he studied business administration. Since 2015 he is the chairman of the Transport and Logistics Division of the Vienna Economic Chamber. He is also the founder of the logistics platform “Forum Logistics Intelligence” in Vienna. One of its main issues is to make the mobility of goods greener, more social and more efficient. In his spare time Davor loves running marathons, playing football, riding his mountain bike and reading.

PLENARY SESSION – “I have a dream”

C: Municipalities & the private use of cargo bikes Panel discussion

C: Municipalities & the private use of cargo bikes Panel discussion

Marian Gogola, Zaneskurier & University of Zilina, Zilina (A4)

Marian is a lecturer at the University of Zilina with an interest in transport planning focusing on public transport and cycling. In the research area he has participated in various international projects dealing with sustainable mobility as CentralMeetbike, Rumobil, etc. He is also a founder of bicycle courier company Zaneskurier which is based in Zilina and started operations in 2016. His hobby is the promotion and propagation of cycling as standard urban means of transport via webportal www.cyklodoprava.sk and magazine Cyklistická doprava (Cycling transport).

 

 

Susanne Wrighton, FGM-Amor, Graz, Austria (B3)

Ms. Susanne Wrighton gained her PhD in molecular biology at the University of Vienna. This was followed by a Scientific Coordinators position at Harvard Medical School in Boston and the Sandoz Vienna International Research Cooperation Centre. She then relocated to the UK to devote her time to her 2 children and subsequently trained as a figurative sculptor.

In 2008 she joined FGM-AMOR (Forschungsgesellschaft Mobilität – Austrian Mobility Research) where she has gained extensive experience in the management of European projects (e.g. Trendy Travel, BAMBINI, BICY, Cyclelogistics, etc.). She is coordinator of the ongoing Cyclelogistics-Ahead project and the evaluation leader of this urban logistics project. Her principal fields of work include clean urban logistics, raising awareness campaigns and mobility management. Her aim is to transform our cities into more livable places by proposing viable alternatives to motorized transport.

A: Business of CycleLogistics Panel discussion:

Veerle de Meyer, Mobility Project Co-ordinator, Stad Mechelen, Belgium (B5)

Veerle De Meyer works at the mobility department of the City of Mechelen in Belgium. She is project coordinator for the Cyclelogistics Ahead European Project.

Veerle has more than 15 years of experience in communication and marketing functions for several profit and non-profit organizations.

She is therefore the right person to manage the deliverables of the Cyclelogistics project. Next to the start-up of a cyclelogistics company in the city, she works on the build-up of awareness of cyclelogistics with all the different stakeholders and sets up pilot projects with regards to first and last mile deliveries.

Sander Vanderberghe, Cargo Vélo, Gent, Belgium (A3)

Sander Vandenberghe is a bio-engineer , and the founded of Cargo Vélo, an all-round bike messenger service in 2012. Cargo Vélo strongly believes in the future and potential of bicycle couriers and in the move to more local and small-scale sustainable urban transport. Click here to find out more about Cargo Vélo.

 

 

Francisco Luciano, Douze Cycles, Paris, France (Session Moderator)

Francisco is a civil engineer and town planner, who has worked in the field of urban mobility for the past fifteen years. He became interested in alternative urban logistics through his involvement in two cargo tram projects (in La Reunion and Amsterdam). In April 2014, he accompanied his son – a bike mechanic – to the cargo-bike festival in Nijmegen and liked what he saw. So, he decided to lend Richard and Gary a hand with the development of the ECLF. In 2016, he became an associate of Douze Cycles, the cargo bike manufacturer.

 

Sander Vandenberghe, Cargo Vélo, Gent, Belgium (A3)

As a passionate cyclist and founder of the Belgian bike messenger company Cargo Vélo, Sander has a clear view on lots of cycle logistics developments in the latest years. Home-based in Ghent, Cargo Vélo has always been operating in a dynamic setting with quite a few (competing) logistic operators. During four years, the business has known a steady and organic growth. Right now Sander, extra co-founders and collaegues are tackling the further growth of Cargo Vélo, without neglecting values and independency. One of the ambitions is to scale up certain activities, in which cooperation with other companies and networks becomes more and more important. All this of course comes with a lot of interesting challenges! Find out more during the talk!

 

 

Florian Lorenz, Plansinn, Vienna, Austria (Session Moderator)

Executive Director, Smarter Than Car

 

Florian Lorenz is an interdisciplinary planner and communications expert with a focus on urban mobility, citizen engagement and post-fossil urbanism. He is director of the think tank Smarter Than Car and a consultant at PlanSinn in Vienna. Florian organized and coordinated influential public forums, including the Fourth World Bicycle Forum, the 2013 Velo-city and the 2015 Walk21 conference as well as the Low Carbon City Forum. Florian has been an invited speaker at conferences and universities in Europe, China and Latin America and advocates his agenda as activist, blogger and educator. Go to Florian's website @floloeco @smarterthancar

 

Jordi Gali, Vanapedal, Barcelona, Spain (B8)

Architect with a master degree in urban mobility management. Expert in cycle logistics and cycling urbanism. Co-founder of Vanapedal and member of the Copenhagenize global team. Go to Vanapedal website.

 

Gary Armstrong, ECLF, Cambridge, UK (Session Moderator)

Gary is a consultant with Outspoken LLP, the Cambridge-based cycle logistics company as well as one of the founding directors of ECLF. He was a project leader on the EU CycleLogistics Project (2011-14) and the EU CycleLogistics Ahead Project (2014-17). He has delivered training workshops on how to start up a cycle logistics business all over Europe. He has worked for local government on the delivery of sustainable transport and mobility management programmes and worked previously for information technology firms.

 

Reinhard Jellinek, Austrian Energy Agency, Vienna, Austria (B2)

Reinhard Jellinek is a senior scientific officer at the Austrian Energy Agency and is mainly working in the fields of consumer behaviour and all transport related issues. He has been coordinating various projects on national, EU and international levels, including the MERKUR project on safety issues of pedelecs and the RAKO-Donaukanal project on bicycle-related innovative urban logistic solutions. He has also been working on the development of training workshops for cycling trainers.

 

C: Municipalities & the private use of cargo bikes Workshop

Mario Eibl, Gleam Technologies, Vienna, Austria (A2)

Mario Eibl is the founder of GLEAM, a development company for sustainable products and services.

The main mission of GLEAM is to increase urban quality of life by reducing local emissions and providing new services.

With his team and partners he has developed a new light electric cargo bike in different versions with the focus on fast delivery in dense urban areas. The product is being used and tested in a 70 hour/week delivery service for groceries in Vienna. Click here to find out more about GLEAM.

 

Workshop F - Containerisation and Consolidation

Workshop E - Finding the right IT System

A: Business of CycleLogistics Six Pecha Kucha sessions

EUROPEAN

CYCLE LOGISTICS CONFERENCE

was held in VIENNA

on 20-21 MARCH 2017

SPONSORS

EXHIBITORS

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SPEAKERS

Monday 20 March 2017

8:30 to 9:30

MARKETPLACE

9:30 to 09:45

FORMAL OPENING & WELCOME

9:45 to 10:30

PANEL DISCUSSION

10:30 to 11:00

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

11:30 to 13:00 SESSION 1 - SHOWCASE

A: Business of CycleLogistics

B: Municipalities & commercial use of cargo bikes

C: Municipalities & the private use of cargo bikes

14:00 to 15:30 SESSION 2 - SUPPORT

A: Business of CycleLogistics

B: Municipalities & commercial use of cargo bikes

C: Municipalities & the private use of cargo bikes

16:00 to 16:50

TECHNICAL WORKSHOPS 1 & CARGO BIKE TRYOUT

17:10 to 18:00

TECHNICAL WORKSHOPS 2 & CARGO BIKE TRYOUT

Tuesday 21 March 2017

8:30 to 9:30

MARKETPLACE

9:30 to 11:00

PLENARY SESSION – “I have a dream”

11:30 to 13:00 SESSION 3 - STRATEGY

A: Business of CycleLogistics

B: Municipalities & commercial use of cargo bikes

C: Municipalities & the private use of cargo bikes

14:00 to 15:00

CLOSING PLENARY

 

MONDAY 20 MARCH 2017 - 9:30 to 9:45

FORMAL OPENING & WELCOME

MONDAY 20 MARCH 2017 - 9:45 to 10:30

PANEL DISCUSSION Cargo bikes as a solution to congestion, pollution and noise in our inner cities

MONDAY 20 MARCH 2017 - 10:30 to 11:00

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

MONDAY 20 MARCH 2017 - 11:30 to 13:00 SESSION 1 - SHOWCASE

MONDAY 20 MARCH 2017 - 11:30 to 13:00 SESSION 1 - SHOWCASE

B: Municipalities & commercial use of cargo bikes Six Pecha Kucha sessions

MONDAY 20 MARCH 2017 - 11:30 to 13:00 SESSION 1 - SHOWCASE

MONDAY 20 MARCH 2017 - 14:00 to 15:30 SESSION 2 – SUPPORT

A: Business of CycleLogistics Supporting the development of cyclelogistics as a business.

MONDAY 20 MARCH 2017 - 14:00 to 15:30 SESSION 2 – SUPPORT

Richard Armitage, Director, European Cycle Logistics Federation, Manchester, UK (Session Moderator)

Richard has specialised in sustainable transport innovation for over 35 years in many settings, including low-floor buses, cleaner fuels (EV, CNG) to car sharing, personalised journey planning to residential travel plans, and now cycle logistics. Richard has successfully introduced new techniques and technologies in the transport industry. He currently contributes his transport planning and policy development skills to the CycleLogistics Ahead project, as a Director of the European Cycle Logistics Federation. Back home in Manchester, he is co-director of two new cycle-based businesses, Last Mile Manchester (last mile delivery services on cargo bikes) and Manchester Bike Hire (high quality affordable bike hire, repairs and bike tours). Richard was chair (2011-16) of the Cycling Forum of the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport UK. Visit Richard's website.

MONDAY 20 MARCH 2017 - 14:00 to 15:30 SESSION 2 – SUPPORT

MONDAY 20 MARCH 2017 - 16:00 to 16:50

TECHNICAL WORKSHOPS 1 & CARGO BIKE TRY OUT

Workshop D - The Future of Electric Assist and cargo bike classification

MONDAY 20 MARCH 2017 - 17:10 to 18:00

Johan Erlandsson, Velove Bikes, Gothenburg, Sweden (F1)

Johan is a dedicated Formula 1 fan, tech lover and lives in the city of Volvo Cars: Gothenburg, Sweden. But he also has a solid background in sustainability, and knows that a widespread use of cars and vans do not only fit badly into cities, but is also totally unsustainable, no matter how much electricity, hydrogen and self-driving you put into the mix. Mass car and van use is just too resource and energy demanding to be a real answer to the acute climate crisis we have on our hands. The cargo cycle is however the perfect answer to Johan's background. Limitless possibilities to include beautiful tech, and so energy and resource efficient that every person on the planet can have one (or even two), without crossing planetary boundaries. Johan has for the last five years been going all out on cargo cycles, starting up both a cycle logistics company (Pling Transport) and developing a new groundbreaking cargo cycle, the Armadillo.

 

Tom Assmann, Dept for Logistics Systems, Otto-von-Guericke University, Magdeburg, Germany (F2)

Tom is working as research assistant at the Institute of Logistics and Material Handling Systems of the Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany. The institute has profound knowledge on planning, modelling and simulating logistic systems. He is therein engaged in research on the topics of cycle-logistics, city logistics and greening transportation.

 

 

Workshop G - The Future of ECLF - developing national associations

TUESDAY 21 MARCH 2017 - 09:30 to 11:00

TUESDAY 21 MARCH 2017 - 11:30 to 13:00 SESSION 3 – STRATEGY

TUESDAY 21 MARCH 2017 - 11:30 to 13:00 SESSION 3 – STRATEGY

TUESDAY 21 MARCH 2017 - 11:30 to 13:00 SESSION 3 – STRATEGY

TUESDAY 21 MARCH 2017 - 14:00 to 15:00

CLOSING PLENARY

MONDAY 20 & TUESDAY 21 MARCH 2017 - 8:30 to 9:30

MARKETPLACE

Cosimo Chiffi, TRT Trasporti e Territorio, Milan, Italy (Bar Table 3)

Cosimo is a transport economist at TRT Trasporti e Territorio, an Italian consultancy specialised transport economics, planning and modelling. His main areas of work and responsibilities deal with port and shipping economics, urban freight logistics, collective passenger transport and cycling policies. He is currently coordinating thematic cooperation activities within the CIVITAS Initiative and is involved in the Cyclelogistics Ahead project where he has analysed the role of micro-hubs and city policies favouring zero-emission delivery. Cosimo is also working on Short Food Supply Chains within the new CIVITAS 2020 project U-TURN focused on new model for urban food distribution. Go to the TRT website.

 

Milena Janjevic, Universite Libre de Bruxelles (Qalinca Labs), Brussels, Belgium (Bar Table 5)

Dr. Milena Janjevic (F), a Polytechnical Engineer, holds a a Ph.D in transport and Logistics Engineering, is a Senior researcher and lecturer at Université Libre de Bruxelles and an invited Lecturer at Ecole des Mines (Paris). Her research is particularly focused on urban freight logistics with a particular focus on the modeling of innovative concepts/strategies and the use of new technologies.

Tamara Gomez Valdés, Donostia/San Sebastian, San Sebastian, Spain (Bar Table 6)

Tamara is a Technical architect and Superior Technician in Labour Risk Prevention with the specialities of Safety, psychosocial Ergonomics and Risks and Hygiene. Community manager of the city council mobility department social network. Administrator of www.donostiamovilidad.com website. Tamara is also involved in San Sebastian urban planification related to modal share and speed/noise subjects. She is in charge of events such as the European Mobility Week, conferences, bicycle fair and so on. Regarding European projects she has took part in SITE project as evaluation junior manager and she is the coordinator ofthe Cyclelogistics Ahead project in the city. Now she is working also in Replicate and SumpsUp projects. Shealso runs the Forum for urban distribution of goods in the city.

ris Neyens, VIL (Flanders Institute for Logistics), Berchem, Belgium (Bar Table 11)

Bjorn Offermann, Institute of Technical Thermodynamics in Stuttgart (German Aerospace Center), Germany (Bar Table 12)

Björn is responsible for the development of a fuel cell system, designed for the application in cargo bikes. The objective of his work is to provide more energy to cargo bikes than modern batteries can, in order to bring cargo bikes from niche to broad application. After finishing his study in advertising and working in that field, he studied business administration in Germany and Australia and finished in Switzerland, Geneva at CERN. His master thesis was about the innovation capability at CERN. Since then, he worked in technology transfer in the field of high technology for the Institute for Heavy Ion Research, German Cancer Research Center and German Aerospace Center.

Katerina Ovensa, Messenger, Prague, Czech Republic (Bar Table 13)

Katerina Ovesna is a director of sales and marketing department in Messenger company in Prague. She graduated from the Multimedia Communications at Tomas Bata University (CZ). She is responsible for marketing strategy and business development in the company. Since July 2014 the company launched a new project, which is delivering lunches and dinners by cargo bikes in a center of Prague within 10 minutes of ordering.

 

Logan Strenchock, Cargonomia, Budapest, Hungary (Bar Table 15)

Logan Strenchock is a co-founder of Cargonomia, a Budapest based low-tech, cargobicycle logistics centre providing solutions for the transport of goods, in particular healthy and locally produced food in Budapest. He is also an active participant in sustainable agriculture and conscious food consumption movements in Hungary, and the Sustainability Officer at Central European University. Additionally, Logan is a team member at Zsámboki Biokert, Cargonomia’s organic farm partner where he helps organize the farm’s community outreach and youth education programming.

Harri Zuazo Linacisoro, Txita, Donostia/San Sebastian, Spain (Bar Table 16)

Harri was born in Donostia-San Sebastián.Studied a degree in economics and business administration and management (Deusto University) and a master degree in Sustainable development, Agenda 21 manager (University of the Basque Country). He worked for several companies carrying out different types of jobs, at present works for Txita as sales manager among other things. Like offering trainings on how to start up a cycle-based delivery, giving talks about Txita company and showing different kind of institutions how things are made in San Sebastián. Go to the Txita website.

 

Vincent Meerschaert, Traject - Mobility Management, Ghent, Belgium

Vincent is director of Traject, a Brussels and Gent based company specialising in mobility management. Vincent has more than 15 years of experience in mobility projects on national and international level. He is specialist in sustainable urban mobility planning, cycling strategies and awareness raising campaigns. Vincent coordinated the highly appreciated CHAMP-project (http://www.champ-cycling.eu/en/) on leading cycling cities in Europe. For Cyclelogistics Vincent is responsible for the dissemination of the projects results all over Europe. He believes that sustainable urban logistics is a main key in achieving more liveable and attractive cities. Go to Traject’s website: www.traject.be