Symposium in Berlin, Germany

Friday 13 April 2018

Thank you Berlin!

The ECLF Symposium 2018 in Berlin was attended by more than 170 participants. The Berlin Senate used the Symposium to announce its new cargo bike subsidy scheme and the cycle logistics projec KoMoDo with major parcel delivery companies. German cycle logistics operators announced the founding of a national cycle logistics association. We thank all speakers, all partners and sponsors and the ECLF Berlin team for making this biggest ever cycle logistics event in Germany possible. Please find our press review here and pictures in the slider below.

     Delivered by bike! Cycle logistics is taking carbon and air pollutants out of last mile deliveries in cities across Europe. Combined with new logistics schemes, modern cargo bikes can offer reliable urban logistics on a large scale.

The Berlin Symposium of the European Cycle Logistics Federation (ECLF) is a key European professional event of cycle logistics experts. The programme includes presentation by cycle logistics operators, cargo bike manufacturers, researchers and the Berlin Senate.

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The ECLF Symposium in Berlin is a new format between the regular ECLF Conferences. The last ECLF Conference in March 2017 was attended by 400 participants in Vienna‘s MuseumsQuartier. In Berlin the symposium coincides with the International Cargo Bike Festival (ICBF) on 14/15 April at the former Tempelhof Airport.


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:

Berlin Permanent Secretary for Transport Jens-Holger Kirchner 

Member of the European Parliament Michael Cramer



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




The ECLF Symposium 2018 in Berlin is organized by local ECLF members Velogista and

Get in touch: (German, English, French, Spanish, Polish)

Arne Behrensen: +49 178 2843 743

Miriam Gieseking: +49 30 555 71 72 75


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.