This is the first time the conference will be held outside North America and it has already attracted interest from speakers and delegates from across the world.
Fiona Murray, Forestry Commission Scotland’s tourism manager said:
“The conference is shaping up to be a world beating event and we are really pleased to have so many interesting speakers coming to share their experiences.
“We are very keen to encourage those involved in biking from all over the world to the conference and to enjoy the biking events planned around the event. We are also wanting to attract businesses and landowners to the event as they can play a significant part on helping to develop mountain biking at home and abroad.”
Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF) discussing environmental guidelines for bike parks; the Kona-collaboration Bikes for Africa; the United Nations Development Programme (Montenegro), on developing a poverty-stricken region for green adventure tourism; and Alta Rezia, private sector collaboration in Switzerland and Italy.
There will also be a number of public and private sector speakers and case studies from the UK.
Alongside the conference is the inaugural Original Bicycle Festival, which aims to celebrate all kinds of bikes, providing a series of activities and events for locals and delegates alike to take part in.