World’s first international forum for eBike industry coming to Oxford

Published: Friday, 5th April 2019

The eBike Summit, the first dedicated international business event for the eBike industry, is set to be held at Oxford University’s Wolfson College on Wednesday 10 April.

Bringing together industry players and business leaders from cycling bodies, cycle manufacturers, the retail sector, investors and the public sector, the eBike Summit aims to create a business forum to propel the business of eBike mobility.

The summit will focus on dual themes of business engagement and thought leadership. All delegates, sponsors and speakers will be active participants, shaping the debate and course of the new eBike mobility industry. There has been significant demand for the event, with all tickets sold out several weeks ago.

The eBike Summit’s headline sponsor is EDF Energy. 

Speakers will include leaders from across the industry, with CEO speakers from a number of leading UK, European and global companies. 

Amongst those talking will be Oxford City Councillor and Cycling Champion, Louise Upton, as well as Oxford City Council City Executive Board Member for a Safer, Greener Environment, Tom Hayes. 

There will also be eBikes present to view and ride. 

To find out more about the eBike Summit 2019, visit the eBike Summit website

Ade Thomas, Executive Director of Green.TV, who heads up the eBike Summit, said: “I’m very excited to be hosting the first ever business event dedicated to turning the wheels of eBike business, and inviting the eBike leaders, from across the world, to the cycling city of Oxford.” 

Oxford City Council Executive Board Member for Healthy Oxford, Councillor Louise Upton said: “I am so pleased to be speaking at the eBike Summit. I see electric bikes as part of the solution to problems we have in the city of congestion, pollution and lack of physical activity.  One of the misconceptions about them is that you don’t get any exercise when riding an electric bike - you do!

"Our challenge in local government is to provide the infrastructure that makes cycling a safe and pleasant way to travel, especially to come in from the nearby towns and villages. Electric bikes make it possible for people to cycle greater distances, and to carry on cycling into old age.  Commuting in from Kidlington is a doddle on an electric bike, and you can get to a meeting up Headington hill without getting in a sweat on an e-bike. I can’t wait to try out some of the models during the summit!”

Richard Hughes, Director of Sales and Marketing, EDF Energy, said: “EDF Energy are excited to support this dynamic and rapidly growing sector, as part of our broader investment in the electrification of transport and the UK’s low carbon transition.” 

Kevin Mayne, Chief Executive Officer at Cycling Industries Europe, said: “eBikes are leading a transformation of mobility across Europe, and they are also transforming our industries. High quality jobs with digital and electrical skills are being created on a daily basis, reinforcing cycling’s role in the green economy.”