October 6-7, 2018


Castle Gniew, Poland

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50 speakers


Baltic Agricultural Summit – is annual international series of conferences serves as effective platform for networking with grain, milk and meat industry operators and discussion of the latest drivers in agricultural sectors of Poland and Baltic Sea region.

Growing role of Baltic Sea countries and rising demand for high-quality information and analysis determine significance and importance of Baltic Agricultural Summit which is presented in three industry conferences:  Baltic Grain Conference, Baltic Dairy Conference, Baltic Meat Conference.


Summit Agenda

Session 2. Growing Markets and Demand for Agri Commodities

    • Going East: The Markets of Asia
    • South Africa : Grain production and import. Opportunity for Baltic agri exports
    • Features of grain trading with countries of Africa, Middle East and South-East Asia
    • Iranian grain market. Features and trends

Session 3: “Baltic Sea Grain: Export potential, Quality, Logistics”

  • Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia: Outlook for grain production and exports in 2016
  • Grain market data in Finland and Sweden and mid-term market perspective
  • Quality as a competitive factor of Baltic Sea grains
  • Realizing export potential of Baltic Sea countries in terms of logistics development

Session 1: Transformation of Baltic Sea Grain and Oilseeds Markets

  • Crop production-2017/18. Current tendencies, forecasts till the end of the season
  • Drivers of Polish agri market under conditions of the Baltic Sea region
  • Climatic risks mitigation and strategies for agri production
  • Barriers to disclosure of crops potential. The audit of risksand possibilities for their management

Session 2: Crops production. Technologies

  • Top of agriculture - cash crops of the new season
  • Return on investments in the beet, potato and vegetable cultivation under new economic conditions
  • Soil degradation. The problem for the business or task of the state?
  • Managing drought risk in a changing climate: the role of national drought policy
  • Analysis of the no-till cases: from the first experiments to binary planting

Session 3: Seeds, Fertelizers and Plant Protection Products. Management Tools for crop yields and quality

  • What lose business from unbalanced crop rotations?
  • What prevents from the disclosure of crops productivity potential? Mistakes in feeding, tillage, fertelizing, coping with plant diseases, and so on.
  • How to ensure the quality of sowing materials and agricultural chemistry? The problem of independent laboratory testing
  • Improving efficiency of agricultural enterprises with information technologies

Session 1. Milk Production Outlook Strategies in Baltic region

  • Keynote speech
  • Main challenges and prospects for the EU dairy sector
  • Expectations and trends in Europe after disappearance of the quota regime
  • Managing risk in the continuing global dairy expansion
  • Market globalization and quality requirements


  • Animal welfare. Problems and solutions
  • Global Experience on Ketosis Screening
  • The Epidemiology of infectious Diseases Importance for Dairy Production
  • Paratuberculosis and Tb situation
  • Mastitis in cows: causes, predisposing factors of occurrence, prevention

Session 3: Management in Dairy Farms

  • Management of dairy farms for maximum productivity and efficiency
  • Feed production on the farm: economic evaluation
  • Technology of storing high moisture corn and other wet ingredients. Advantages and economy as compared to dry corn
  • One Health – Cow & Human health
  • Latest developments on protein quality
  • The example of creating additional value in small dairy farms

Session 1. Milk Production Outlook Strategies in Baltic region

  • Keynote speech
  • Main challenges and prospects for the EU dairy sector
  • Expectations and trends in Europe after disappearance of the quota regime
  • Managing risk in the continuing global dairy expansion
  • Market globalization and quality requirements

Session 1. Global Meat Trends, Trade & Policies

  • Keynote speech
  • Global meat market: trends of production and consumption, trade flows and regulations
  • European meat market: trends, prospects and regulations
  • Outlook of the seasonal trends, short- and long-term prospects of Baltic meat production and trade development
  • Price factors. Value-chain of meat from production to costumer.

Session 2: Key factors of competitiveness on the new markets: Middle East and Central Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa

  • Changes in costumer behavior and quality requirements, its impact on trade flows and geography of shipments
  • HALAL quality standards, classifications, certification of the products
  • Meat market of Saudi Arabia
  • Middle East’s new project for the increase of domestic production capacity and development of trade
  • Latest developments of the markets of frozen cattle and poultry meat in Middle East and Central Asia

Session 3: Marketing aspects of international meat trade

  • Practical particularities of shipments of frozen meat (cattle and poultry) to Middle East and Central Asia – payment conditions, private labels, insurance, risks management, safe contracts and ways of its fulfilling
  • Outlook of transport and logistics opportunities as well port infrastructure of of South American ports
  • The most effective ways of promotion of the goods on the markets of Middle East and Central Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa

Session 1: Meat Production, Animal Care & Health

  • Who are developing animal welfare standards worldwide and under what criteria?
  • What are the strategies to seek assurances for welfare and animal health? and do they consider the differences among production systems?
  • Will standards represent barriers to trade between countries or companies?


  • Earning money from pigs, poultry, beef – what do we need to consider from the wider food system
  • How to deal with success in genetic improvement










The participation of representatives of government, agricultural organizations, diplomatic missions are free of charge in case of registering on the website.

Registration onsite of the Summit is Euro 700. Save money and Register  online!


Gniew Castle is a former castle of the Teutonic Order, built after 1290. By the Second Peace of Thorn (1466) it became Polish and was given to Duke Jan de Jani of the Clan of Ostoja, the voivode of Pomerania by the King. It has been expanded and rebuilt several times since. The castle has been restored in the late 20th century.

The Gniew Castle Sp. z o.o. ul. Zamkowa 3 83-140 Gniew

The hotel is located about 45 minute drive from the Lech Wałęsa Airport in Gdańsk.

Reception Desk – Individual booking:

phone +48 58 535 38 80 phone +48 58 535 25 37 mobile +48 666 010 394 phone/fax +48 58 535-38-80 recepcja@zamek-gniew.pl


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Hotel The Gniew Castle
str. Zamkowa 3, 83-140 Gniew, Poland

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