Programme 

The full conference’s programme (still subject to changes and updates) can be found here.

Programme at a glance 

Pre-conference day, 26 September 2018 

Annual National EuroVelo Coordinations Centres and Coordinators (NECC/Cs) Meeting

(only for EuroVelo National Coordinators)

 

12:00 - 13:00 Lunch

13:00 - 15:15 First session

15:15 - 15:30 Coffee break

15:30 - 18:00 Second session

 

18:30- 20:00 Registration at the Hotel Radisson Blu for all participants of the EuroVelo and Cycle Tourism Conference 2018 who wish to attend the Welcome Reception

 

19:00 - 20:30 Welcome Drinks for all participants of the EuroVelo and Cycle Tourism Conference 2018

Conference day, 27 September 2018 

07:30 - 09:00 Registration

 

09:00 - 09:20 Conference Opening

Igor Philtjens, Chair of Tourism Limburg and the BLCB, Provincial Executive member for Tourism, Culture and Heritage

Christophe Najdovski, President of the European Cyclists’ Federation

 

09:20 - 10:45 Plenary sessions

  • Ward Segers (Toerisme Limburg): The cycle node network in Limburg, adding new experiences
  • Dries & Yuri (Wasbar – Chez Claire): Experience an ‘out of the box’ session
  • Josh Ibbett: Ever wonder what goes in an around-the-world bikepacking kit?

10:45 - 11:15 Coffee Break

 

11:15 - 12:45 Parallel Sessions:

  • Blazing a Trail: Innovation in Cycle Tourism
  • Cycle Highways and Cycle Tourism - Is there a Synergy?
  • Communicating the Cycle Tourism Experience

12:45 - 14:15 Lunch Break

 

14:15 - 15:45 Parallel Sessions

  • Developing Experiences: the Future of Cycle Tourism Products
  • Effective Cycle Network Management
  • Perfect companions: Cycle Tourism and Public Transport

15:45 - 16:15 Coffee break

 

16:15 - 17:15 Plenary sessions

  • Alla Peressolova (former head of the UNWTo Silk Road Programme): Silk Road Programme: A collaborative approach to transnational tourism routes
  • Ádám Bodor (ECF): The Future of Cycle Tourism in Europe
  • Josep Rodrígues (NECSTouR)
  • Ádám Bodor & Marcio Deslandes (ECF): Invitation to Velo-city Conference 2019

17:15 - 17:30 Closing and the end of the formal programme

 

18:30 - 23:00 Conference dinner

Social activities, 28 September 2018 

Morning: Several organised site-visits (approximately 9am - 1pm)

  • Bike Valley
  • Circuit Zolder
  • Cycling through water
  • Meuse route
  • Cultural heritage route

For more information on each visit, please click here.

IMPORTANT DATES

24 May - Call for Abstracts

19 June - Registration opens

25 June - (Extended) Deadline Abstract submission

mid July - Abstract acceptance notification

12 September - Registration closes

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