Logos is a public affairs consultancy headquartered in Brussels. Our strength comes from our people: we offer a compelling combination of deep technical expertise, political savviness, and razor-sharp communications. Our entrepreneurial spirit drives a bespoke service for organisations and alliances of all sizes. While our heart is boutique, our reach is global: we are part of MCI Group and actively work with our network across the world.
Since its integration in 2012, Logos has been infusing policy and public affairs expertise to 60 offices across the world. Within MCI Group, Logos boosts the impact and relevance of large policy events with its stakeholder mapping and policy monitoring tools. It supports industry coalitions in their engagement 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.
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.
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Opening plenary was attended by the royal family and was aired live on national Omani television. For more information, please contact Ludovic Cartigny (email@example.com).
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…
Since August 2018, riders around the world can join the world-wide campaign ‘’We, The Riders”. One of Logos’ oldest clients – the International Motorcycling Federation (FIM) is the creator of this initiative. The campaign, launched at the Austrian round of MotoGP, is a new movement of responsible motorcyclists who share the joy of riding and the fight for safer roads.
On 10 October 2018 the campaign was officially introduced in Brussels. During 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 the motorcycling community were presented with FIM’s vision for roads built and planned with everyone 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.
We The Riders Campaign focus on the theme “visibility” – the need for riders to be seen in traffic but also to be visible to decision makers as motorcycling is so often overlooked. The FIM stands with the riders who take their responsibility and, together, we all demand that others take theirs. Partners of the campaign are 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.