Chandigarh – India – Indian bicycle industry is gearing-up to organize the 2nd conference of Asia Bicycle Alliance (ABA) in the North Indian city of Chandigarh from 7th – 9th December 2016. The three-day conference aimed at promoting cooperation in the region and developing the Asian bicycle industry.
The India edition involves meeting of ABA with Indian government officials coinciding with holding an exposition on new trends in the bicycle industry and finally a meeting of Asian Bicycle Associations.
India is home to second largest bicycle industry in the world in terms of volumes but over the years has seen considerable growth in sales of hi-value premium bikes. The organizing of high-voltage global bicycle industry conference in India is a further testimony of growing interest in the market considering the presence industry leaders.
The ABA conference will be held under the theme – “The New Vision of Bicycle Industry – The Coming of Asia-Pacific Century”.
“We are at historic crossroads of a new chapter of exponential growth in Asian bicycle Industry and this conference is expected to catalyze the initiatives by various organizations for this objective with roadmaps,” said Hero Cycles in a statement.
ABA is a non-official, non-binding and non-profit platform, having secretariat based in Shanghai elected Ma Zhongchao, Chairman of the China Bicycle Association as chairman, Tony Lo, Chairman of Taiwan Bicycle Association; Keiji Watanabe, President of Bicycle Association (Japan) and Arun Alagappan, President of All India Cycle Manufacturers Association elected as Vice Chairmen of the ABA. Ms. Huo Xiaoyun, Vice-Chairman of the China Bicycle Association elected as Secretary General of the ABA.
Additionally, Pankaj Munjal, Chairman, Hero Cycle Ltd, King Liu, Chairman, Giant, Yoshizo Shimano, Honorary President, Bicycle Association (Japan) and were elected as honorary consultants of the ABA.
Alliance is supported by industry organization of different Asian nations, China Bicycle Association, Taiwan Bicycle Association, Japan Bicycle Association, All India Cycle Manufacturers Association, Korea Bicycle Industrial Association, Turkey Bicycle Industry Association, Electric Vehicle Association of the Philippines, Association of Indonesian Bicycles Industries, Vietnam Auto Motorcycle & Bicycle Association and The National Association VELOMOTO Industry.