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Logist!cs X Startups is a networking event for everyone interested in logistics. There will be a 45 minutes panel discussion on digital platform business models followed by an open-end networking session – either freestyle or in areas focussed on the application of emerging technologies in an industrial and or logistics context: Blockchain, VR, AI, IoT, and robotics.
You will be able to meet corporate managers that come over from the German logistics congress and lots of startup makers and shakers.


Panel discussion “Upcoming business models in logistics.”


From October 25 to October 27, the “Bundesvereinigung Logistik” is bringing the huge “Deutsche Logistik Kongress” to Berlin. The family-owned, Beckum-based logistics company BEUMER Group is a member of the Factory network through its startup incubator “beam” (which is currently being set up).
This evening’s event is neither about BEUMER Group nor beam. It is a get-together for friends and business partners (some of which haven’t met yet – and who share a shared passion for logistics and emerging technology.
We (the BEUMER Group) invite you to join us for drinks and finger food.
The evening will feature a 45-minute panel discussion on “upcoming business models in logistics” featuring four rapidly growing logistics startups from Munich and Berlin.
Afterwards, you can join us in have a beer and call it a night or you can join one of five dedicated topic-areas (each with a knowledgeable host) to discuss and network around emerging technologies: Blockchain, VR, AI, IoT, and robotics.
Again: we aim to make this a relaxed event without self-congratulatory speeches – and lots of time to meet likeminded people.


Who will be on stage?


Dr. Christoph Beumer, CEO & Owner, Beumer Group
Dr. Beumer studied mechanical engineering at Leibniz Universität Hannover, incl. A Ph.D. in materials handling, the bread-and-butter business of his family’s firm. During his 18-year tenure as CEO of BEUMER Group, he managed to grown annual revenues from >100 to now 770 m €. BEUMER Group has offices in 27 countries and employs >4,000 people worldwide. Primary business areas include luggage transportation systems at the world’s major airports; sorting and handling parcels in large distribution centers and warehouses; and fully-automated packaging solutions for food, cement and pharmaceutical products.
Maximilian Rabl, Co-Founder & CEO, Loadfox
Maximilian studied both law and industrial engineering, evidently not the most common of choices. He began his career as vehicle development and testing engineer at Audi (3 years), before working as a management consultant for the Boston Consulting Group (4 years). He then went fully e-commerce: 1st as Head of Operations for online shopping club Limango; and 2nd as Managing Director for Windeln.de (140 m € sales at the time). In 2016, Maximilian became CEO of LoadFox, a Munich-based logistics startup aiming to help road freight carriers to improve their profitability. Their first product is an online platform to share partial loads.
Michael Wax, Co-Founder & CCO, FreightHub
In April 2014 Michael co-founded KONUX, offering industrial IoT solutions from smart sensors, intelligent data fusion, and artificial intelligence. 1,5 years later and after a short stay at BMW, Michael then co-founded FreightHub, aiming for nothing less than “building the digital backbone for global trade.” FreightHub does so by digitizing international freight forwarding processes, providing real-time insights and delivering transparency to its customers.
Philipp Ortwein, Managing Director, InstaFreight
Philipp started his career with a student-business in 2010 (named exlock), renting out lockers to students at universities. After a very short stay as Entrepreneur in Residence at Munich-based Freeletics, he worked as Management Consultant for Bain & Company for almost five years. In June 2016, Philipp co-founded InstaFreight with a mission to build a fully digital forwarding company that works as a one-stop shop for road freight. Instant pricing and a fast and convenient online booking experience are just two pillars of their business model.
Flavio Alario, Founder & CEO, Fliit
Flavio alone would be well worth an evening-long chat: Flavio was Head of Operations for the introduction of PACKSTATION by Deutsche Post DHL, growing the station network from 0 to 2,500 and writing history in one of DHL’s most successful product launches ever. He continued at DHL as Team lead for the entire B2B parcel business and then as a Senior Product Manager – task: build a cross-border parcel network in Europe and negotiate parcel rates with all major logistics providers across Europe. After founding and running Bonn-based rokka solutions for 3+ years, Flavio founded Fliit in March 2016. Fliit is a platform business that aims to vastly improve the last-mile fresh food delivery experience for retailers and consumers.
Robert Bach, Managing Director beam
From 2010 to 2017, Robert co-founded and grew Coffee Circle, the Berlin-based e-commerce leader for coffee and accessories. Coffee Circle is an online branding success story, generating around 8 million € in sales in the last financial year, while still actively growing and being profitable. It is also one of the few social businesses in Germany, has already improved the lives of >100,000 coffee farmers in the coffee growing cooperatives in Ethiopia and Columbia. Robert left Coffee Circle in 2017 to help set up beam, the logistics-focussed startup incubator of BEUMER Group.




October 26, 2017

6:00 pm - 11:00 pm


Rheinsberger Straße 76/77


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