Future of cycling meetups

Attend these theme nights and get triggered by novel cycling innovations. The networking events are for anyone with an interest in the latest cycling-related technologies.

Get inspired by cases such as Strava, Wahoo and Deceuninck - Quick-Step and keynote speakers Tom Boonen and Steven Van Belleghem. Your ticket includes admission to the Future of Cycling Experience and the Exhibition Domes. You will also have the opportunity to network with like-minded people at the standing VIP buffet.

In short, do not miss this event if you are a CEO or entrepreneur, the founder of a start-up, innovator, marketer or sales manager in the sports industry. Full programme:

Programme

Let's talk digital! - Thursday 23 September

18u Networking
18u45 Opening Leuven European Sports and Innovation City
19u Steven Van Belleghem (Nexxworks) - The offer you can't refuse
19u45 Joe Weitz (Strava) - Engaging people to move through branded challenges
20u15 Networking
20u30 Panel discussion with Fietsberaad, MOW, Mobiel 21 - Daily cycling in Flanders: What's happening in the cities? 
21u Griet Cappelle (Living Tomorrow) - 4 scenarios in the future of cycling
21u30 Startup pitches (Mymo, Lifelike, Peloton Compagnon)
21u45 Networking
22u30 End

 

 

Let's talk equipment! - Friday 24 September

18u Networking
18u45 Opening Sport Vlaanderen KICS
19u Tom Boonen & Mathias Plouvier (Classified) - The story of Classified, introducing a new way of shifting 
19u45 Michaël Callens (Rein4ced) - Bringing the supply chain back to Europe
20u15 Networking
20u30 Panel discussion sustainability with Trek, Santini, Deloitte, Deceuninck - Quick-Step
21u Jelmer Jacobs (Cold2Gold project) - Catching medals in Tokyo with graphene technology
21u30 Startup pitches (Velusta, Swivvle, Airofit)
21u45 Networking
22u30 End

 

 

Let's talk health! - Saturday 25 September 
 

18u Networking
18u45 The story of Team Novo Nordisk and the maximisation of fueling and energy management
19u Wim Van Hoolst (Energy Lab) - Use of software and AI within the coaching of elite and recreational athletes
19u45 Thomas D'havé (kPNI) - Introducing a new lifestyle, taking back control of your own health
20u15 Networking
20u30 Panel discussion safe cycling with Boplan, Ghent University, Wahoo
21u Wim Derave (Muscle Talent Scan) - What type of cyclist are you? A muscle perspective
21u30 Startup pitches (Idro, Thrive Beer, Voxdale)
21u45 Networking
22u30 End