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Recap of 2019's first quarterly meeting

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A recap of the Dutch Cycling Embassy's first quarterly meeting of 2019 at the Movares offices in Utrecht.

On Wednesday, March 21st, 2019, network participants of the Dutch Cycling Embassy gathered at the Movares offices in Utrecht, for the organization’s first quarterly meeting of 2019.

Attendees were warmly welcomed by Embassy Director Mirjam Borsboom, who kicked off the afternoon by running through the many highlights of the past few months, including an exciting trade mission to Bogotá, Colombia, and a fruitful ThinkBike Workshop in Montreuil, France.

Two new members were unveiled to the audience, consisting of bicycle promotion firm Triple Joy and the Municipality of Zwolle. Triple Joy founder Jocelyn Kemker-De Kruif was given an opportunity to say a few words about her work stimulating bicycle use in her hometown of Amersfoort.

The Embassy’s new Marketing and Communication team was also formally introduced, as Manager Chris Bruntlett gave a short talk about his background and upcoming priorities for the short- and long-term, with the goal of spreading the Dutch cycling story all around the world.

Following a short coffee break, two fascinating presentations were given by Dutch Cycling Embassy members. The first, from Simone Jorink and Paul van der Ree of Movares, shared some of their incredible work in the field of “Bicytecture”; the design of beautiful (and functional) bicycle parking facilities. The second, from Willem Snel of &Morgen, explored how recent developments in micro-mobility might effect the development of the mega-cities of the future.

After a few administrative tasks, a formal goodbye (and small gift) was offered to Mirjam, who will be departing as Director on June 1st. A new Director will be revealed in the coming weeks.

Last but not least, the formal portion of the meeting gave way to an hour of informal networking and conversation over drinks. The second quarterly meeting is scheduled for Thursday, July 4th.

For a photo gallery of the quarterly event, please click here.

Are you interested in learning what the Dutch Cycling Embassy can do for your organization? Please contact us via this page.

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