Erhard Büchel confirmed as president

Erhard Büchel confirmed as president of CONEBI

On October 29, the annual CONEBI General Assembly took place in Brussels. CONEBI (Confederation of the European Bicycle Industry) represents the interests of the European bicycle, pedal assist e-bike, and their spare parts and accessories industry at the EU, the UN, and other organizations, and represents over 500 industrial companies from all over Europe through its national member associations.

The Board of Directors was re-elected for a further term of two years and Erhard Büchel was confirmed as Chairman. Ton Anbeek, CEO of Accell Group, became Vice Chairman. The Board of Directors now consists of:

  • Erhard Büchel (Managing Director of Büchel GmbH & Co. Fahrzeugteilefabrik KG, D) – President.
  • Ton Anbeek (CEO of Accell Group, NL) – Vice President
  • Paulo Fernando Monteiro Rodrigues (President of Mind over Body, PT) – Vice President
  • Massimo Panzeri (CEO of Atala, IT) – Vice President
  • Sacha Boedijn (RAI Vereniging, NL) – Treasurer

During the General Assembly, a variety of topics were discussed that are crucial for the European cycling industry, such as insurance and ISO guidelines. A priority for 2020 is a new working group on Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) and Safer Cycling, which will directly support the European Commission’s Cooperative, Connected and Autonomous Mobility working group as an expert member.

CONEBI, as a founding member of the World Bicycle Industry Association (WBIA), will increase its advocacy at the UN level for the role of the global bicycle industry in intelligent transportation systems and, in its role as WBIA secretariat, is pleased to shape the organization of a first global meeting in early 2020.

Uwe Ruppel

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