Thursday, February 27 2020

9:00-9:45 Registration, pick up badges, welcome with coffee and tea.

09:45-10:00 Opening

By Theo Jorna director Holcus Buiten, organizer.
Preview Michaela Klare, director Netherlands at German National Tourist Office, to the upcoming Fiets and Wandelbeurs with Germany as the theme country.

10:00-10:45 Keynote 1

GenussRadler, 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)

10:45-11:00 Break

11:00-11:45 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

11:45-12.45 Network lunch

12:45-13:30 Breakout 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.
Pia Zimmermann, Route der Industriekultur per Rad / Route of industrial culture by bike (DE)
Barbara Dessein, De Grensroute / Border Route (BE/NL)
Fabio Tat, Van Gogh bicycle route (NL)

13:30-13:45 Break

13:45-14:15 Breakout 2

Bicycle tourism in the US
Introduction: Bob Williams, Beer and Bike Tours (Colorado, USA)

14:15-14:45 Breakout 3

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

14:45-15:00 Break

15:00-15:45 Breakout 4

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

15:45-16:00 General session

Summary, conclusion and discussion

16:00-18:00 Networking session