Rail Cargo Days 2022

Rotterdam, October 11-12
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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

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. 


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

Arrival – 16:00    : Hotel check-in & refreshments

17:00 – 18:30     : Welcome & Cocktail reception

18:30 – 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

09:00 – 09:15    : Opening & Welcome – Rabea Böhme, Host Rail Cargo Days

09:15 – 09:45    : The ever-evolving rail market – keynote speaker TBC

09:45 – 10:15    : Ab Ovo & Vision on Rail – Edwin Hageman, CEO

10:15 – 10:45    : Roadmap Rail ‘Moving Forward Together’ – Dieter Veldhuis, CTO

10:45 – 11:15    : Coffee & Networking Break

11:15 – 11:45    : DB Cargo – Connelie van Brenk, Manager Operations

11:45 – 12:15    : Speaking slot: Customer presentation TBC

Wednesday Afternoon

12:15 – 13:15    : Networking lunch

13:15 – 15:00    : C-level Roundtable sessions

13:15 – 15:00    : Break-out workshops / Roadmap deepdives

    • 1 – planning & optimization 
    • 2 – order2cash 
    • 3 – advanced analytics

15:00 –  15:45    : Rail Awards

15:45 – 16:00    : Closing

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