Symposium in Berlin, Germany

Friday 13 April 2018

Latest developments in cycle logistics: meetings,

technical presentations, debate & site visits.


Preliminary programme

Breakfast at the cargo bike workshop


9.00 - ­10.30

@ Little Big Cargo / messenger,

Margarete-Steffin-Straße close to Reinhardtstraße


The courier company messenger is a pioneering professional cargo bike user in Berlin. Little Big Cargo is a technical service provider for cargo bike fleets. Both are partners of the national pilot project "Ich entlaste Städte". Be their breakfast guest and take a look behind the scenes of the cargo bike courier business before the official start of the programme.




10.30 - ­12.00

@ Berlin Senate Department for the Environment, Transport & Climate Protection (SenUVK),

Am Köllnischen Park 3, 10179 Berlin (cargo bike parking/display opportunities in front of the building)


10.30 - 11.30

Delegate registration, collect hire bikes and lunch boxes, welcome snack


11.30 - 12.00

Welcome and opening remarks by:


12.00 - 17.00

Participants will be split in three groups and visit all three stations.


Station 1 @ Velogista, Adalbertstr. 5, 10999 Berlin

Presentations by Velogista, GreenPack, Chargery


Station 2 @ SenUVK, Am Köllnischen Park 3, 10179 Berlin

Presentations by Live Cycle, Rytle, Radkutsche, Urban Cargo, NRVP-Projekt Lastenraddepot


Station 3 @ MotionLab.Berlin, Bouchéstraße 12, Halle 20, 12435 Berlin

Presentations by Cit-Kar, Tretbox, ImagineCargo, Fahrzeugbau Gessner


17.00 - 17.15

Arrival in front of the Embassy of the Netherlands for a group photo.


17.15 ­- 20.30

@ Embassy of the Netherlands,

Klosterstraße 50, 10179 Berlin (cargo bike parking/display opportunities outside the embassy)


Joint reception with VELOBerlin and the International Cargo Bike Festival (ICBF).


17:15 ­- 18.00

Arrival, security check and networking


18.00 ­- 19:15

  • Welcome: Wepke Kingma, Dutch Ambassador to Germany & Ulrike Saade, VELOBerlin organiser
  • Political Keynote: Regine Günther, Berlin Senator for Environment, Transport and Climate Protection
  • Scientific Keynote: Susanne Balm, Project Leader Sustainable City Logistics, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences
  • Q & A session with Richard Armitage, Director, ECLF; Martin Seissler, Velogista & Germany section of ECLF;

Lars Purkarthofer, UPS

  • Announcement International Cargo Bike Festival 2019: Jos Sluijsmans, Director, ICBF + surprise guest


19:15 - 20:30

Reception and Networking



@ Bar Babette,

Karl-Marx-Allee 36, 10178 Berlin (cargo bike parking/display opportunities around the glass pavillion)


20.30 -23.00

Closing words and ECLF outlook, networking, testrides, drinks.


23.00 - open end


A one day symposium on the latest developments in cycle logistics - meetings, technical presentations, debate & site visits.

The day before the International Cargo Bike Festival @VELOBerlin.