logos is an advocacy, coalition building, and public dialogue consultancy. Clients trust us to steer alliances, activate communities, and engage with policymakers. We offer a compelling combination of technical expertise, political savviness, razor-sharp communication, coalition building, and event organisation. While our heart is boutique, our reach is global. Since 2012, we have integrated MCI Group and worked with its offices (62 in 31 countries) across the world.
Since its integration in 2012, Logos has been infusing the policy and public affairs expertise of 60 offices around the world. Within MCI Group, Logos uses its stakeholder mapping and policy monitoring tools to boost the impact and relevance of major policy events. It helps industry coalitions to engage with EU institutions, through advocacy campaigns and technical discussions in standard committees. While our headquarters remain in Brussels, our consultants and senior advisers work from Paris and Washington D.C.
logos is proud to have contributed to the success of the first edition of the IRU World Congress 2018 in Muscat, Oman. logos supported IRU in developing the programme of the conference as well as organising a ministerial dialogue between representatives from the public and private sectors.
During the closing plenary, Umberto de Pretto, IRU Secretary General, congratulated the team for providing the richest programme the organisation ever showcased. Journalists John Defterios (CNN) and Jorn Madslien (former BBC) also stated that the Congress had the richest programme they had ever seen in any event.
On 7-8 November 2018, the congress saw the participation of leading representatives from the public and private sectors. Among them, one can list José Manuel Barroso, Chairman of Goldman Sachs International and former European Commission President, Joachim Drees, CEO of MAN, Pierre Lahutte, CEO of IVEC, E. Dr. Ahmed Mohammed Al Futaisi, Minister of Transport and Communications, Oman, John Defterios, journalist, CNN, and many others (see full list of speakers’ lineup here).
Our contribution was highly valued by congress participants, the IRU and its executive team. We have high hopes to win a new mandate to support the organisation of the next edition in 2020.
In a nutshell:
1200 participants from 80+ countries (largest event in Oman ever)
Opening plenary was attended by the royal family and was aired live on national Omani television.
It’s happening: the cycling industries of Europe will have a new voice! logos has been collaborating with the European Cyclists’ Federation to set-up a new association that will enable the cycle-related business to have its voice heard in the EU decision-making process.
The new association, alongside with ECF, will advocate to advance cycling mobility in Europe, highlighting the multiple benefits of cycling for communities. As Christophe Najdovski, ECF President and Deputy Mayor of Paris for Transportation, Mobility, Roadway & Public Space, said during the launch event: “The EU Cycling sector needs strong advocacy from the industry and civil society, let’s have a common agenda for a better cycling”. A very good news for a growing sector-boosted by the emergence of new trends such as the sharing economy and electrification of transport, as well as the urgent need to address city congestion and pollution- Cycling is here to stay, and it’s reshaping our urban life-style in a greener and healthier way.
In order to represent with one single voice the whole cycling’s business sector in Europe, CIE’s Membership is open to companies from all cycling-related sectors, including bikes and parts manufacturers, distribution, wholesale and retail companies, services, and bicycle logistics. As the appointed President of CIE, Tony Grimaldi declared: “Cycling is the future dimension of mobility and Cycling Industries should step up”.
Stay tuned, you will hear more about Cycling Industries Europe in the following months…
In August 2018, bikers from all over the world started joining the world wide campaign “We, The Riders“ launched by one of logos’ first clients – the International Motorcycling Federation (FIM). The campaign, launched at the Austrian round of MotoGP, is a new initiative by responsible motorcyclists who share the joy of riding motorcycles and are adamant about the need for safer roads.
On 10 October 2018 the campaign was officially launched in Brussels. At FIM‘s Annual Policy Debate ‘Riders & Drivers: Fighting Invisibility Together’, organised with the support of the Logos Public Affairs team, policy makers, industry representatives and members of the motorcycling community were presented with FIM’s vision for roads built and planned with all users in mind. The event was co-hosted by MEP Wim van de Camp, EPP Coordinator of TRAN Committee and MEP Karima Delli, TRAN Committee Chair.
The focus of the “We The Riders” campaign is “visibility” – i.e. the need for riders not only to be seen in traffic but also to be borne in mind by decision makers as motorcyclists are often overlooked. The FIM stands by the riders who take their responsibility and, together, we are all demanding that everyone else takes theirs. Partners of the campaign include Dorna, the Red Bull Ring circuit, ACEM, and many MotoGP stars.
The campaign was also endorsed by the European Commissioner for Transport Mrs Violeta Bulc and Mr Jean Todt, President of the FIA and UN Special Ambassador for Road Safety. This campaign is a contribution by the FIM to the United Nations Decade of Action.