The FIM Europe Congress kicked off today in Nantes (France), with the scheduled meetings of the Sporting and Non-Sporting Councils.
In the Sporting Council relevant issues were discussed with the Chairmen of the various Commissions. The reports of the latest activities of all disciplines were analysed at the presence of FIM Europe President Dr Wolfgang Srb, of FIM Europe 1st Deputy President and Chairman of Sporting Council Martin de Graaff, of Michal Sikora, FIM Europe Treasurer.
Today a meeting with the Non Sporting Commissions was held, to analyse the activities of the latest period in order to share the same level of knowledge of the various issues. It was a good occasion to arouse a brainstorming, so that every chairman could bring his knowhow and enrich the discussion with his point of view. Some of the issues discussed will be further analysed during tomorrow’s Commissions meetings.
The whole day the delegates continued to arrive at the Westotel Nantes Atlantique, where the Congress is being held, with the organization of the FFM.
Tomorrow the program foresees the Meetings of the Management Council, Commissions and Panels, the Road Safety Conference and the Meeting with the Secretaries General.
The topic of this year’s Road Safety Conference will be: “Electric Mobility: from Racing to Riding the Roads”, dealing with the development of electronics and technology.
After the welcome speech of Mr Jean-Pierre Moreau, Chairman of Public Affairs Commission, Mr Silvio Manicardi will explain ‘Why a a Conference on electric motorcycles in Europe?’. The speech will be followed by Mr John Chatterton Ross’ speech on ‘Current issues facing motorcycling from Brussels’; Mr. Sébastien Poirier, Directeur Général of the Fédération Française de Motocyclisme will talk about the situation of Motorcycling in France. The Chairman of the Board of Energica Motorcycle Mr. Franco Cevolini will talk about the electric Superbike and Mr. Umberto Uccelli Managing Director of Zero Motorcycles Europe will illustrate the developments of the company specialized in electric motorcycles for road use.
The Road Safety Conference will be broadcasted in live streaming from 16.30 on the FIM Europe website www.fim-europe.com.
Silvia D’Amico, FIM Europe staff, with the hat of the Congress.
The Non Sporting Council.