The World Bicycle Industry Association (WBIA) was recently founded in Switzerland with the aim to represent the bicycle, e-bike and bicycle parts and accessories industry at a global level.
The WBIA is a non-profit association. Its founding members include the Bicycle Association Japan (BAJ), the Bicycle Products Suppliers Association based in the US (BPSA), the Confederation of the European Bicycle Industry (CONEBI) and the Taiwan Bicycle Association (TBA).
The newly founded WBIA will join the bicycle industry's forces and actively participate in the technical meetings at the United Nations facility in Geneva, where the different Working Parties of the World Forum for the Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29) discuss various technical matters such as safety, noise or lighting, that are important for the bicycle industry.
The Board of Directors and Treasurer of the WBIA are composed of:
President: CONEBI – Mr. René J. Takens
1st Vice-President: BAJ – Mr. Satoshi Yuasa
2nd Vice-President: BPSA - Mr. Larry Pizzi
Treasurer: TBA - Mr. Michael Tseng
As Mr. Erhard Büchel recently became CONEBI President, he is taking over the WBIA Presidency as well. The WBIA Board of Directors and Treasurer hold a 2 year mandate, during which they will manage the work of the WBIA and will be responsible for the press contacts in their respective region.
The WBIA will be supported by the Secretariat of the association holding the Presidency, which will be CONEBI Secretariat for the first 2 years.
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