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Bicycle Leadership Conference (Virtual)

November 2021 Virtual Bicycle Leadership Conference Agenda:

Day 1: 

Better Biking for All  Cyclist Clara Brown and sprinter Jerryd Wallace will share their journeys to the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo and highlight how the power of community, passion and perseverance can accomplish truly monumental feats.

Made and Assembled in the USA  This panel will explore what onshoring could mean for the bike industry. The bicycle industry, like many others, has been deeply affected by the pandemic, trade wars and rapid price increases in international freight. This panel will bring together experts from across the industry to explore the potential for U.S. production to help stabilize the supply chain and generate new jobs. Panelists include Arnold Kamler, chairman and CEO of Kent International; Charles Cooper, managing director of Signal Group; Patrick Cunnane, President and COO of Yuba Bicycles; Joe Graney, CEO of Santa Cruz Bicycles and Drew Medlock, CEO of Allied Cycle Works.

Day 2: 

Bikes: A Climate Solution  Every day, our industry is presented with choices to make our internal and external operations more sustainable. In this session, you will learn and gain inspiration from industry leaders who are paving the way in this space. From packaging to marketing, to corporate partnerships, our choices make a difference as we learn and grow together to combat climate change. Panelists include Arleigh Greenwald, marketing and PR at Tern Bicycles; Chris Van Der Linden, packaging designer at Trek Bicycles and Aaron Kutzer, senior manager, retail division at PEARL iZUMi.

Industry Campaign for Electric Bicycle Battery Recycling — This session will address the growing need for convenient and sustainable battery recycling solutions as more riders discover the joy and convenience of electric bicycles. PeopleForBikes proactively addressed this need by collaborating with Call2Recycle to develop a voluntary battery recycling program for the U.S. bicycle industry. In this session, you will learn more about this initiative, hear from current program participants and learn how you can get involved to support the long-term and sustainable adoption of electric bicycles. Panelists include Kunal Kapoor, service, quality and compliance manager for Bosch eBike Systems Americas; Jeff Haltrecht, executive at Call2Recycle; Sara Beach, regulatory compliance specialist at Quality Bicycle Products and Erik Saltvold, owner and founder of ERIKS Bike Board Ski.


Date: November 2, 2021 to November 3, 2021
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