After inspiring Velo-city conference in Dublin, Ljubljana, the GR – Exhibition and Convention Centre as well, will be the next host of Velo-city 2020. The global cycling summit will be held from 2nd through 5th of June 2020 under the main theme “Smart cycling Inclusion”.
Christophe Najdovski, President of the European Cyclists’ Federation (ECF), announced from the stage of Velo-city 2019 Dublin that the 28th edition of Velo-city will be held in Ljubljana, one of the most proactive cities in the world, when it comes to redesigning space for people. Velo-city 2020 Ljubljana will be about disseminating high-quality information on cycling, showcasing global best practices, integrating cycling into relevant policy sectors and encouraging the greater use of cycling.
On receiving the news that Ljubljana will host the Velo-city 2020 conference, Mayor of Ljubljana Zoran Janković declared: “I am pleased that Ljubljana, the European Green Capital 2016, which is committed to sustainable development, is hosting such an important bicycle conference. We are proud that international experts have recognized our progress in the field of cycling, and that the European Cyclists’ Federation has entrusted us with the organization of this meeting, where we will highlight the latest activities, guidelines and measures in the field of bicycling in the cities.”
The Velo-City conference is the European Cyclists’ Federation (ECF) annual global cycling summit and the world’s largest conference in the area of cycling, cycling infrastructure, bicycle innovations, bicycle safety, and the social and cultural changes driven by cycling on a global scale. The conferences also attract those involved in the area of technology, health, behavioural change, urban and infrastructure policies, mobility and in transport generally. The conferences are held in Europe every second year and then in the alternative years it rotates to different continents. Held for the first time in 1980 in Bremen, the conference has seen participation increase steadily and attracts extensive global media interest.