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May 25, 2011
Abstract: The International Transport Forum (ITF) is the one and only global platform that brings together Transport Ministers, decision-makers, mayors of major cities, experts, researchers, etc. from around the world and from all modes of transport. Indeed, the ITF is the place to be for an interesting exchange of ideas about the developments and the future of mobility. So of course, the European bicycle & parts’ industry associations will be there. For the full press release: see attached document.
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January 20, 2015
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November 7, 2011
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March 19, 2011
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July 13, 2010
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May 28, 2010
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November 20, 2009
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