The Conference

Dublin City Council will host the Velo-City 2019 international cycling conference in Dublin, Ireland from the 25th to the 28th June 2019.

The Velo-City conference is the European Cyclists’ Federation (ECF) annual global cycling summit organised by the ECF and selected host cities. The Velo-City conference is the world’s largest conference in the area of cycling, cycling infrastructure, bicycle innovations, bicycle safety, and the social and cultural changes driven by cycling on a global scale.

The conferences also attract those involved in the area of technology, health, behavioural change, urban and infrastructure policies, mobility and in transport generally. The conferences are held in Europe every second year and then in the alternative years it rotates to different continents. Held for the first time in 1980 in Bremen, the conference has seen participation increase steadily and attracts extensive global media interest.

With the conference being held in Dublin, delegates and exhibitors will experience a beautiful historic city known for its rich culture and hospitality. The city has a unique landscape being a coastal city divided by a river and encircled by canals and is the only capital city in the world that is also a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.

Dublin’s small, cosy, compact nature lends itself to being an ideal location for a cycling conference. Our city offers the best of worlds, a bustling capital city, but one where you are also only a short distance from the sea and the mountains – Dublin truly is a breath of fresh air!

Delegates will enjoy the best of facilities, engaging discussion and a social programme of the kind that only Dublin can offer.  This, along with the famous Céad Míle Fáilte (One Hundred Thousand Welcomes) that Dublin and Ireland are famed for will make Velo-city 2019 an unforgettable conference!

Velo-city will be held in the Convention Centre Dublin located on the banks of the River Liffey and positioned at the convergence of several key coastal, river and canal cycle routes. The historic, cultural and social amenities of the city centre are within ten minutes walking distance and even closer by bike! The CCD is located in the Docklands area currently being regenerated in line with sustainable principles and designed predominantly for active modes.

There are a number of different cycle routes nearby, where delegates can experience scenic routes which run along the coast of Dublin Bay or head inland along the city’s canals.  Existing cycle routes and greenways to visit include the Tolka Valley Park Greenway, the Grand Canal cycle route and the Sutton to Clontarf cycle route, where delegates can experience part of the East Coast Trail which runs along the coast of Dublin Bay at the heart of the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve area.