Presentations 2014


Here you can find the presentations of Agroforum Balticum - Fair and Free Trade of Agricultural Products. 

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23. April 2014

Opening plenary, keynote speeches:

Mr David P. Shark (World Trade Organisation (WTO) Deputy Director-General) "Multilateralism, WTO and the future world trade"

Mr Vladimir O. Rakhmanin (Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Assistant Director-General) "Agricultural Trade in Europe and Central Asia: a View from FAO" 

Mr Willi Schulz-Greve (European Commission, Head of Unit of Analaysis of trade and international policies"Development and Prospects of EU and Eastern Neighbouring Countries’ Trade Relations" 

Mr Igor Shvaika (Minister of Agriculture and food of Ukraine) "Prospects of Agriculture in Ukraine"

Mr Vassili Sedin (Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Food of Belarus) "Development and Export Potential of Agroindustrial Complex in Belarus: Volume, Price and Restrictions of Trade"

Mr Riho Unt (Chairman of the Board of SEB Bank Estonia"Financing of Agricultural Sector in the Baltics"


Group 2 - Entrepreneurs - Institute of Technology (Kreutzwaldi 56)

Mr Bart Van Belleghem (Managing Director of European Association of Dairy Trade (EUCOLAIT)) "Prospects of Free Trade Negotiations Between EU and US"

Mr Steen Nørgaard Madsen (Member of the Board of Directors at Arla Foods; Chairman of the Danish Dairy Board; Member of the chairmanship at the Danish Agriculture and Food Council) "ARLA Experiences on Eastern Market" 

Mr Andres Oopkaup (President of Estonian Chamber of Agriculture and Commerce; Director General of Statistics Estonia) "Developments of Estonian Foreign Trade" 

Mr Detlef Kurreck (vice president of Farmers Union of Mecklenburg Vorpommern) "International Agricultural Trade, a Chance for European Farmers" 


Group 3 - Universities and research institutions - Main building, assembly hall

Prof. Vasily Nechaev (rector of Russian State Agrarian University) "Increase of the Agrarian Education Efficiency in Conditions of Russian Federation Entry into WTO"

Mr Aki Koponen (Director of Centre for Collaborative Research at Turku School of Economics) "Urbanization and the Future of Food Production"

Prof. Konstantinos Karantininis (professor of Business Administration, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences) "Organizational Dynamics and Competitiveness of European Agri-food Value Chains – a Nordic Perspective"

Prof. Victor Efimov (rector of Saint-Petersburg State Agrarian University) "Supply and Demand in the Context of Globalization. Human Needs"

Sergey Kvasha (First Deputy Director of SNC Agrarian Economics Institute) "Place of Ukraine on Free Market of Agrocultural Products"

Sum-up plenary - conclusions; reports of roundtables, chairs’ summary

Summary of Group 1 round table - high officials. 

Summary of Group 2 round table - entrepreneurs.

Summary of Group 3 round table - research and education.


24. April 2104

Mr Jaanus Murakas (Chairman of the Management Board of dairy company E-piim) "Trade in the results of applied research"

Mr Ivari Padar, Estonian Minister of Agriculture, "Future vision of free and fair trade"

Mr Linnar Priimägi (Associate Professor of Advertising Studies, Tallinn University) "Fairtrade & Advertising.Terror of Freetrade"

Ms Ivika Nõgel (Manager of Development Center of Võru County) "Back to the countryside. Can we stop population outflow from our rural areas"