Rail Cargo Days 2022

Rotterdam, October 11-12
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Rail Cargo Days – impression 2022 edition

Rail Cargo Days - October 11-12

We are excited to share that our Ab Ovo Rail Cargo Days will take place on October 11-12, 2022. It would be great if you could join!

We are bringing together our rail cargo community.



Rotterdam - Bruno Hotel

Rotterdam - Bruno Hotel

Rotterdam - Bruno Hotel

Rotterdam - Bruno Hotel

Rotterdam - Bruno Hotel

Rotterdam - Bruno Hotel

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Venue address

Bruno Hotel
Wilhelminakade 52
3072 AR Rotterdam

Tel: +31 10 892 9580

Confirmed Speakers

Edvīns Bērziņš, President at Ukrainian Logistics Alliance

Edvīns is a highly professional and internationally experienced manager in transport and transit industry. He gained wide business experience both heading the largest company in Latvia, and establishing a strong business position of the company in international markets.

Carit Benike – Head of IT – DB Cargo Scandinavia

Carit is capable of reducing complexity and influencing all layers of the organization – including political driven ones.  He supports board members, making the right decisions when business and technology is co related and engages in change stories to make technology change make sense to the everyday end users.

Connelie van Brenk, Manager Operations at DB Cargo Netherlands

Connelie is an experienced production manager with an HR background and demonstrated history of working in the rail and transportation industry. She will talk about how DB Cargo deals with current challenges such as the aging workforce and the pressing need for digitization.

Edwin Hageman, CEO at Ab Ovo Group

Edwin is a seasoned technology business leader who has held CEO positions at Microsoft and Into, prior to joining Ab Ovo in 2019. Edwin will present how Ab Ovo is evolving and how the rail community plays a pivotal role in this vision. 


Cameron Collie, DELMIA Worldwide Industry Process Expert – Rail

Cameron is a strategist and technology consultant with over 30 years of IT experience in both Australia and Europe. He is a veteran of the Australian rail industry, with over 20 years of experience, and has worked on a wide range of technology services from strategy formulation, strategic sourcing to systems development.

Marijus Jankauskas, Head of Operational Efficiency at LTG Cargo

Marijus is an interpersonal leader focused on solving problems and increasing operational efficiency at LTG Cargo. With a demonstrated history, Marijus has implemented organizational improvements on every company he worked for throughout his career before starting at LTG Cargo in February 2021.

Rabea Böhme, Host Rail Cargo Days

Rabea is our Managing Director in Germany and will be our host during the Rail Cargo Days. Rabea has extensive experience in the rail and logistics industry and works with Europe’s largest rail undertakings to optimize its complex business processes. 

Dieter Veldhuis, CTO at Ab Ovo

Dieter is a technology leader with a background in Operations Research & Management who builds high-performing teams that deliver software solutions in the world of analytics & optimization. Dieter will present the Rail roadmap and provide the latest technology updates.

Agenda – Day 1 – October 11

Tuesday Afternoon-Evening

12:00 – 13:00      : Lunch

13:00 – 13:15      : Opening & Welcome
                            Rabea Böhme, Host Rail Cargo Days

13:15 – 13:45      : Key Note Presentation – Rail Trends & Challenges                                                  Cameron Collie, DS DELMIA Worldwide Industry Process                                        Expert Rail

13:45 – 14:15     : Ab Ovo Vision on Rail
                            Edwin Hageman, CEO Ab Ovo 

14:15 – 14:45    : Roadmap Rail Suite
                           Dieter Veldhuis, CTO Ab Ovo

14:45 – 15:15    : Networking Break

15:15 – 17:15    : Customer Introduction Pitches
                          Get to know each other: Customers will be asked to present their                            company to the group of attendees

17:15 – 17:30    : Wrap-up Day 1
                          Rabea Böhme, Host Rail Cargo Days

17:30 – 18:00    : Hotel check-in & refreshments

18:00 – 19:00     : Cocktail reception

19:00 – 22:00     : Activity & Dinner

Golf Tournament – October 11

As a new initiative for the Rail Cargo Days, we will arrange a golf tournament prior to the event starting on Tuesday, October 11.

The tournament is open for all participants of the Rail Cargo Days. We will play a game of Stableford on the 18-hole course. Ab Ovo will arrange a green fee and transportation to and from your hotel.

A pro will walk with us during the game and be available to give good advice. There will be office space available in the golf club so the daily office duties can be arranged before and after the game.

Please announce your interest when you register for the Rail Cargo Days. If you have questions regarding the golf tournament, please reach out to Håkan – hakan.franzen@ab-ovo.com.

Day 2 – October 12

Preliminary Agenda

Wednesday Morning

08:00 – 08:45    : Breakfast

09:00 – 09:15    : Opening & Outlook Day 2
                           Rabea Böhme, Host Rail Cargo Days

09:15 – 09:45    : Key Note Presentation – Geo Politics in Rail
                           Edvīns Bērziņš, President at Ukrainian Logistics Alliance

09:45 – 10:15    : Workforce challenges in Rail
                           Connelie van Brenk, Manager Operations at DB Cargo                                             Netherlands

10:15 – 10:45    : Coffee & Networking Break

10:45 – 11:15    : The Pivotal Role of IT in Planning Automation
                           Carit Benike, Head of IT at DB Cargo Scandinavia

11:15 – 11:45    : Digitization in the Transport Chain
                          Marijus Jankauskas, Head of Operational Efficiency at LTG Cargo

Wednesday Afternoon

12:00 – 13:00    : Networking lunch

13:00 – 15:00    : Break-out Workshops
                            Break-out sessions will take about 30-45 mins each and                                          attendees can attend all sessions. 

Workshop 1 – How to solve your business challenges with the coding platforms you currently have?

Workshop 2 – The future of Rail Planning

Workshop 3 – Rail Optimization

15:00 –  15:45    : Rail Gamification

15:45 – 16:00    : Wrap-up & Closing
                           Rabea Böhme, Host Rail Cargo Days

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