URBAN MOBILITY: The important events for professionals in France and Europe in 2021

2020 was a year rich in changes and transformations for mobility. Like all sectors, events, trade fairs and meetings have been hit hard by the health crisis, which has led to the cancellation or digitalization of certain key appointments for urban mobility professionals. This year, many trade shows have decided to renew their experience, some of them digital and others face-to-face. To allow meeting and emulation, to exchange on new projects and to monitor the trends of this new year … Find out which key trade shows will punctuate the year of mobility professionals in 2021.

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Mobility trade shows and events in France and Europe in the first half of 2021

While the first quarter remains uncertain from the point of view of COVID constraints, the organizers have planned for the first face-to-face events starting in April.

INOUT: Explorer of new mobilities

📅 April 08 to 11 – 📍 Rennes, France

InOut is the show born in Rennes that focuses on new mobilities. Meet a large network of actors and professionals. The fair offers a part reserved for professionals (In) to exchange and reinvent life around tomorrow’s mobilities during debates, round tables, webinars… and one open to the general public (out) who can test, attend demonstrations, discover… For this third edition, the InOut community continues to grow (1500 professionals gathered in 2019) by bringing together academics, start-ups, industrialists, institutions, investors and students, future professionals on this market.

E-BIKE FESTIVAL BY SHIMANO: The electric bike test live, in front of you

📅 April 09 to 11 -📍 Dortmund, Germany

E-mobility offers you the largest live consumption test of electric bicycles. The exhibition offers you the concept adapted to the needs of your users. Workshops, service items and tests will be offered live. More than 150 exhibitors will be present to present the new products of the season, why not go there and propose your products?

ELECTRIC ROAD: The Expert Forum on Mobility Transformation

📅 May 06 to 09 – 📍 Bordeaux, France

This is the 6th edition for Electric Road. Electric Road defines itself as “an observatory, a forum for expertise and experience, a media center and a showcase for clean mobility for all types of transport”. Over 3 days, conferences and exchanges are held around the following themes: passenger and freight transport, future infrastructure, the evolution of private mobility, financing and guarantees, new strategies for players and new entrants, electric mobility, a springboard for societal change.

AUTONOMY: The international exhibition for sustainable mobility solutions

📅 May 19 to 20 – 📍 Digital

Autonomy will make its second edition in digital after the one at the end of 2020. The show brings together virtual booths, presentations and webinars on sustainable mobility market trends and commercial pitches and product demonstrations. But also, startup program to present promising young companies in different sectors such as active and micro-mobility, connected mobility, MaaS and smart city services. Institutions and professionals of the sector meet and build together the urban mobility of tomorrow.

ECOMOTION: Explorer of new mobilities

📅 May 18 to 20 – 📍 Digital

EcoMotion is a very important international meeting focused on innovation. It’s an opportunity to discuss and meet the world’s leading companies in the intelligent mobility sector, listen to discussions with experts in this field, explore new global markets and be in direct contact with all the players, new entrants and all the necessary information about their technology!

VELO IN PARIS: Your sports and citizen fair

📅 May 21 to 23 -📍 Paris, France

The bicycle continues to gain ground over the car. Vélo in Paris is an opportunity for the major brands and brands of the future in the world of bicycles to meet with individuals who will come to test, experiment, see the newest developments in all areas of cycling.

MICROMOBILITY EXPO “Meeting place for future mobility

📅 May 27 to 29 -📍 Digital

Specialized in micro-mobility in urban areas, it is a central event for exchanging and experimenting new innovations in the sector. Mixing private and institutional actors to enrich discussions and debates, the show is open to visitors, journalists and you, professionals to present your brand and your products. There will be exhibitors and industry specialists to discover all together the latest innovations of the market.

VELO-CITY: First annual world cycling summit

📅 June 01 to 04 – 📍 Lisbon, Portugal

Velo-city is widely regarded as the first annual world cycling summit, bringing together actors involved in policy, promotion, implementation of measures for bicycles, active mobility or sustainable urban development, this event is made for you. Different themes will be discussed such as the diversity of bicycles and urban mobility, economy and tourism, reshaping cities and policies by taking the bicycle into account. But also, community building, co-creation and inclusion of cycling, not forgetting health and climate resilience. Since the early 1980s, it has been an influential event for the promotion of cycling in Europe.

SOMMET MOVIN’ON 2021: From ambition to action

📅 June 01 to 04 – 📍 Montreal / Paris et Singapore

This is the world summit on sustainable mobility. The objectives and themes of this exhibition are:

  • Combat climate change and air pollution,
  • Improve multimodal mobility,
  • Ensure good mobility, accessible to all,
  • Create efficient transportation,
  • Preserve the planet and its resources.

Transportation combined with technology represents innovations for everyday life. Find the innovations for you and your company at Movin on summit.

48th CONGRESS ATEC ITS FRANCE: Accessibility, Security, Resilience et Innovation

📅 June 14 to 16 -📍 Paris, France

Conferences and exhibitions to present the latest innovations, encourage meetings between clients and solution providers and encourage the deployment of new projects. The event brings together players in the sustainable operation of land transportation systems and intelligent mobility (economic, political, institutional, scientific, press).

URBAN FUTURE, GLOBAL CONFERENCE: Preparing cities for a better future

📅 June 16 to 18 -📍 Rotterdam, Netherlands

Conference identified as the largest global conference for sustainable cities rooted in change. Integrating mobility into everyday life is a growing challenge. Urban Future offers numerous conferences to better manage behavioral barriers and help “citychangers” (active, passionate and visionary decision makers) build change for sustainable cities.

Mobility fairs and events in France and Europe in the second half of 2021

PRODAYS: The bicycle trade show

📅 July 18 to 20 -📍 Paris, France

Find at the Porte de Versailles, an unmissable show for all brands of bikes in France and Europe. 400 brands + yours, 900 buyers and 130 exhibitors will be present to discuss between professionals, place orders and discover the latest news from each manufacturer and distributor.

EUROBICO: The Eurobike ahead of time

📅 July 24 to 26 -📍 Francfort-sur-le-Main, Germany

The EUROBICO is a brand new event that makes its appearance, like a Eurobike before its time. The event will bring together BICO’s third-party suppliers, manufacturers of complete bicycles and specialist retailers from Germany, Austria and Switzerland as well as journalists to highlight the year’s innovations.

EUROBIKE: The show awaited by the entire international bicycle community

📅 September 01 to 04 -📍 Friedrichshafen, Germany

The 29th edition of EUROBIKE is once again this year the meeting point for the bicycle industry. After its cancellation in 2020, which will remain a missed appointment for all professionals in the sector, Eurobike remains the launch event of the B2B cycling season with all the players, big and small, who come to warmly exchange around the market’s novelties and perspectives. The unmissable meeting for all professionals who want to develop their business in the cycle industry.

IAA MOBILITY: The international mobility exhibition

📅 September 07 to 12 -📍 Munich, Germany

A very beautiful exhibition with a strong international reputation to discover all the innovations in terms of mobility. A reference that reinvents itself every year for a unique exhibition experience. Historically focused on the car, the show has developed in recent years to include all types of mobility, including the cycle part and more generally new forms of mobility, especially electric.

WORLD CYCLING FORUM: Mobility, connectivity, intra-modality

📅 September 09 to 10 -📍 Munich, Germany

This year’s program is not yet unveiled, but the key ideas will focus on mobility with connectivity, intra-modality and supply chains. Strong topics to enrich the experience of the cycle in all areas of activity, a great event that should appeal to professionals and specialists in the sector.

MOVE : Mobility re-imagined

📅 November 10 to 11 -📍 London, UK

MOVE is gradually establishing itself as one of the world’s major mobility events. Present in Asia and America, it is in London that the European edition takes place. Against the backdrop of high-profile conferences, equipment manufacturers, transport operators, technology companies, energy companies, fast-growing start-ups and political decision-makers come together every year to discover the new-generation technologies being brought to market. A place of discovery but also of business for developing professionals.

EICMA: THE exhibition dedicated to bicycles and motorcycles

📅 November 11 to 14 -📍 Milan, Italy

This year, 78th edition of this fair which exists since 1914. EICMA stands for International Motorcycle and Accessories Exhibition. It is the most important exhibition for the two-wheeler industry, it is the international showcase to make people talk about you and your results, to promote your company in the world of motorcycles and bicycles.

SMART CITY EXPO WORLD CONGRESS 

📅 November 16 to 18 -📍 Barcelona, Spain

Numerous conferences between professionals allow to exchange on different daily topics related to mobility. These include mobility combined with the environment, the economy, inclusion and “enabling” technologies.

Some events still pending…

The health situation has made things very difficult for the entire event industry, which is still sailing within sight at the moment. Other events will take place but dates, formats and programs are still pending, such as :

  • The Salon des Maires, dedicated to mayors and local authorities: Conferences dedicated to territorial development, infrastructure and mobility, and ecological transition. Participate in the conferences or bring your solution to meet the needs of the communities present.
  • EUROPEAN MOBILITY EXPO: The business meeting for mobility players: In 2020, the show produced a digital version that worked very well. No doubt about it, this show offers quality conferences orchestrated by professionals of the sector.
  • FUB CONGRESS: Everyday Cycling: Workshops are offered to highlight bikes. From the mobilization of public policies, through workshops to learn how to ride in your community to the company mobility plan are introduced.

    As well as a number of other events, including the public transport exhibition.

Where to meet us in 2021 ?

Velco will be present at most trade shows as exhibitor or visitor. The objective for us is to meet you, the actors of mobility and to exchange with you on future technological projects in order to connect your bikes and scooters.

While waiting for some details on dates and formats for certain events, we can already inform you that the Velco team is presenting itself as an exhibitor at 3 major trade shows in 2021 in Europe: Autonomy, Eurobike and MOVE. Do not hesitate to come and meet us on these events and especially to contact us beforehand so that we can arrange a meeting on these often very dense events, in order to guarantee you a most particular welcome.

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