Conference 2016 – Vienna, Austria
On the 14th of October 2016, the European Cyclists’ Federation (ECF) together with the European Greenways Association (EGWA) are holding the III Edition of their EuroVelo, Greenways and Cycle Tourism Conference in Vienna (Austria).
The event is the main cycle tourism conference on the European level and brings together leading stakeholders in the cycle tourism field from across the continent. The III EuroVelo, Greenways and Cycle Tourism Conference will be held on October 14th 2016 at the Palais Niederosterreich in Vienna (Austria).
A Draft Agenda of the Conference and the registration link can be found below:
9:00 – 9:30 Registration
Moderator: Ádám Bodor
Welcome block (1h)
9:30 – 9:45 Welcome from the hosts
9:45 – 10:00 Presentation from the European Commission (TBC)
10:00 – 10:15 European Cyclists’ Federation President – Manfred Neun
10:15 – 10:30 EGWA President – Giulio Senes and EGWA Director and coordinator of Greenways Outdoor – Mercedes Muñoz
10:30 – 10:50 Coffee break
Products block 1h 20 min
10:50 – 11:05 Rhine Cycle Route: a product for all kind of cyclists. TBC, Romantischer Rhein
11:05 – 11:20 Silver Cyclists: Evaluation on product development for seniors. Richard Weston, University of Central Lancashire
11:20 – 11:35 Outdoor tourism products in The Great Western Greenway. Travis Zeray, Director – Clew Bay Bike Hire and Outdoor Adventures Ltd.
11:35 – 11:50 Creating tourism product in the Olive greenway – Carmen Aycart Vice-president Andalusian Greenways Association and Antonio Camacho, Manager Dxocio – Centro Cicloturista Subbética Bike´s Friends.
11:50 – 12:10 Podium discussion – (moderated by Jesus Freire)
12:10 – 13:10 Lunch (and networking!)
Marketing block (I) 1h25min
13:10 – 13:25 Europe as a travel destination: the role of active tourism. Miguel Gallego, European Travel Commission.
13:25 – 13:45 USA and cycle tourism marketing. Gini Sullivan, Adventure Cycling.
13:45 – 14:00 New marketing tools for promoting cycle tourism in Europe. Ed Lancaster, European Cyclist’s Federation
14:00 – 14:15 Innovations in Marketing Cycling Tourism Destinations – Richard Spilsbury
14:15 – 14:35 Panel discussion (Moderated by Ádám Bodor)
14:35 – 15:00 Coffee break
Users and product (II) 1h50
15:00 – 15:15 Austria Tourism Cycle Analyses. Christian Schrefel, Radlobby
15:15 – 15:30 What do our customers want? TBC, Saddle Skedaddle
15:30 – 15:45 Greenways: top ten tips to reach the end users. Christoph Hendrich, Product developer, Tourismusagentur ostbelgien and Arantxa Hernández, Head of Spanish Greenways Program, Spanish Railways Foundation.
15:45 – 16:00 Monitoring experience in France (impact of cycle tourism): Plataforme Nationale des Fréquentations. Camille Thome, Départements & Régions cyclables.
16:00 – 16:15 European SPA Association, TBC
16:15 – 16:30 Cycling Tourism in Austria, TBC
16:30 – 16:50 Podium discussion (Moderated by Mercedes Muñoz)
16:50 – 17:10 Remarks and closing – Ádám Bodor
Due to the limited number of seats, we highly recommend you to register as soon as possible. National EuroVelo Coordinators and Coordination Centres (NECC/Nc) and EGWA members will have priority in case the number of registrations exceed the capacity of the Palais Conference room.
In order to register, please follow the registration link here.