The world’s leading brewing raw material markets information company, RMI Analytics, has opened the registration for their 10th World, Barley Malt and Beer Conference in Warsaw.
The anniversary Conference will bring together brewers, maltsters, grain collectors, grain traders, machinery suppliers, seed breeders, service providers and industry analysts to discuss the state of the global beer and brewing raw material supply market.
The leading topic is “facing the future architecture of the brewing supply chain”.
The three-day conference will see presentations on global grain markets, malting barley S&D’s and malt production, the hop market, disruptive supply chains and trade barriers, circular economy and sustainable developments, technical developments and innovation, and global vs. local – a big challenging act. All from the perspective of local players to the view of the craft brewing and malting sector and the corporate industry.
“I’m so excited to launch our 10th Conference in Warsaw, Poland, it’s a real step up for the event at its 10th birthday,” Managing Director of RMI Analytics, Dr Christian Temme said.
“We expect more than 350 attendees, from a more diverse range of countries, our speakers are absolutely top notch with leaders in raw material procurement and malting, agricultural experts, sustainability leaders, as well as large scale brewing and representatives of craft brewers.”
Some highlights of the speakers list from next year’s conference are Prof. Ewald Wessling from Hannover University of Applied Sciences and Arts who will give a keynote lecture about “Digitalization and Disruptive Change in Agricultural Markets”, and Tony Milikan from ABInBev, who will be part of a panel discussion about sustainability goals and implementation and share his view from a global brewer’s perspective, joined by Ulrike Sapiro from Coca-Cola and Nigel Davies from Muntons, who will contribute their view from the beverage and malting industry.
After a year with droughts and yield reductions in many of the major malting barley export regions of the world, and a stagnating raw hops and alpha production despite higher total acreage, the conference will see some tight S&D’s to discuss and find solutions to secure global beer production.
“Even if we have a sufficient supply situation for malting barley today we still need to remember that we will be faced with intense competition from the feed industry as their demand will be considerably higher this season,” Klaus Schumacher, RMI’s global grain expert said.
“I started off saying at the WBMBC 2017 in Vienna that we’ve had four years in a row with perfect growing conditions I’ve never experienced before. And now we are ‘back to normal’ with adverse weather in key growing regions and tightening balance sheets. I think 2018 is the year that will really change some of the risk management strategies in our business.”
“The location and our line-up of knowledgeable and interesting speakers will make this the best Conference we’ve hosted to date,” Founder of RMI Analytics, Nikolaus Bormann said.
The World, Barley Malt and Beer Conference 2019 runs from Wednesday to Friday March 27- 29 at the Intercontinental Hotel, Warsaw, Poland. Hamburg, 23rd October 2018.
But it isn’t just about the presentations with plenty of social events allow the participants to network, building lasting relationships across the international brewing raw materials sector.
Chances to network will come at the GALA DINNER in the Palace of Culture and Science (the tallest building in Poland and in walking distance to the conference hotel!), where the Brewing Supply Awards Maltster of the Year will be presented.
Stay tuned who will make it to the shortlist and enter the podium?
The famous PUB NIGHT on the last night of the Conference will see the pubs of
Warsaw filled with WBMBC participants from around the world, eager to taste some excellent beers for which Poland is famous.
As a new feature the arrival day of the conference will see the first RMI Learning Academy, with 4 modules à 90 minutes, presented by 4 experienced lecturers from VLB, Berlin and Evergrain in Hamburg.
The topics will be BARLEY: GROWING – TRADING – MALTING – BREWING.
As a special investment in industry newcomers, RMI will cover the costs for the first 20 “Newbie” registrations to enable them to get free access to the Academy.
Please find program here.