Thursday, February 27 9:00 am - 10:00 am

9:30 Registration, pick up badges, welcome with coffee and tea.

10:00 Opening

By Theo Jorna director Holcus Buiten, organizer.
Preview Michaela Klare, director of the German Traffic Agency in Amsterdam, to the upcoming Fiets and Wandelbeurs with Germany as the theme country.

10:10 Keynote 1

GenüssRadler, who are they and what do they ask? The basics for recreational bicycle tourism.
Initiator: Bert Sitters, tourist bicycle journalist and chairman of the jury Cycling Route of the Year (the Netherlands)

11:00 Keynote 2

Introductors: Ed Lancaster, Coordinator ECF (European Cyclists ’Federation) Eurovelo Project
Elise Pire, Walloon Region, coordination greenways (RAVeL)
Jeroen Henneke, director Wallonia Belgium Tourism in the Netherlands

12:00 Network lunch

13:30 Breakout session 1

Theme routes. What is the power of a bicycle route with a clear theme?
Three routes present themselves and tell everything about the concept and the result.

13:30 Breakout session 2

Bicycle tourism in the US
Introduction: to be determined.

14:30 Breakout session 3

Cycling hubs in French Flanders
Initiator: Jeroen Stam CDT-Nord (France)

14:30 Breakout session 4

Transport of bicycles in the train
Introductors: Ed Lancaster, EFC and Roland Huhn, German cyclists association ADFC

15:30 General session

Summary, conclusion and discussion

4:30 pm - 7:00 pm Networking

Tourism workshop introduced by Michaela Klare, among others. Refreshments.