International Non-GMO Summit 2024

7 – 8 October 2024
Frankfurt/Main, Germany

Upcoming Events

Scope 3 Webinar: How to reduce your CO2 emissions (in German)

8 May 2024
Interested to learn more on how to reduce scope 3 emissions? Join us for a webinar on 8 May from 14:00 to 15:00 CET, where Donau Soja, UN Global Compact Network Austria and dsm firmenich will provide valuable insights on how to tackle Scope 3 emissions. Please note that this webinar will be held in German.

Experts speaking at the webinar are:

  • Christoph Müller, Programme Director Advocacy and Sustainability, Donau Soja
  • Franz Waxenecker, Precision Services Animal Nutrition & Health, dsm firmenich
  • Daniel Fitz, Manager Environment & Climate, Reporting, UN Global Compact Network Austria

Register here

Donau Soja General Assembly and Networking event 2024
with optional pre-event

25 June 2024
Excursion (optional) – EXCURSION DETAILS

26 June 2024

09:00-12:30: Donau Soja General Assembly | FOR MEMBERS
12:30-18:00: Networking event | PUBLIC

The programme is now available – view FULL PROGRAMME

The registration is now open – REGISTER HERE

The General Assembly is open only to Donau Soja members.

The General Assembly will be followed by a networking lunch and a networking event in the afternoon with interesting talks on trending topics in the field. This part will be open to a wider audience.

Exhibition and sponsorship opportunities are available. Explore the attractive possibility to showcase your organisation in the soybean community – discover the SPONSORING OPPORTUNITIES

Urania Sternwarte
Uraniastrasse 1, 1010 Vienna

International Non-GMO Summit 2024

7 – 8 October 2024
Frankfurt/Main, Germany

After a successful first edition we are happy to announce the second International Non-GMO Summit taking place 7 – 8 October 2024!

Show your interest, pre-register and be the first to get more information. More details available here:

Past Events

Donau Soja webinar: Outlook on European soya in 2024 

18 March 2024, 15:30-16:30 

What’s next after last year’s record soybean harvest? How can certified European soya help you achieve your sustainability goals?

Find a short summary and some take away messages:

  • Soy cultivation in Europe is on the rise. Crop rotations with legumes contribute to sustainable farming by improving soils and improving the agronomic and environmental performance in cereal and maize rotations.
  • We expect in 2024 a significant increase of the areas sown with soybeans (by 10-15%). Our forecast is based on insights provided by national soy experts, Ministries and developments in the seed business.
  • Donau Soja commissioned LCA studies for soya beans and meal certified according to our standards, as well as different animal products fed with Donau Soja / Europe Soya. The calculations show up to 90% reduction of the CO2 footprint of soya beans and 30-40% for animal products!

The data is in line with CSRD and SBTi requirements and available in recognised databases such as Agri-footprint. Find more information here.

For those who wish to revisit the discussions or may have missed any part of the session, we have made both the slides and the recording available:

8th Prague Karlsbourse

28 – 29 February 2024

Congress Center Prague (Vyšehrad), Prague, Czech Republic

The Prague Karlsbourse has consolidated its position as one of the most important exchanges for agricultural trade in Central & Eastern Europe. In 2023 over 1,000 participants from 24 countries and an impressive 22 exhibitor stands were welcomed and Donau Soja Organisation was one of them hosting also the National Ukrainian stand.

Donau Soja, in collaboration with Prague Karlsbourse since 2022, has been actively supporting Ukrainian companies. In 2022 and 2023, a national Ukrainian stand was hosted in partnership with MinAgro. The success continues in 2024 – Donau Soja was present at Stand Nr.1.


International Сonference BLACK SEA GRAIN-2024

27 – 28 February 2024

Prague, Czech Republic

The 20th edition of the International Сonference “BLACK SEA GRAIN: Grow, Trade, Evolve. Together was held on February 27-28 in Prague. BLACK SEA GRAIN was a premiere event and united global leaders of grain & oilseed industry. Organizer – UkrAgroConsult.

BLACK SEA GRAIN offered 2 days of exclusive agri market analytics and insights from the top industry experts, effective networking and meetings with players across the value chain, top managers, decision-makers and opinion leaders.

The conference united producers and crushers of grains & oilseeds, commodity traders, agri-food, logistics and finance sectors, government authorities and industry associations, and established effective interaction in commodity supply chains that start in Ukraine and develop globally.

Donau Soja’s Volodomyr Pugachov, Regional Director of Eastern Europe was a speaker at this event. Discover the Conference Agenda, Attendees, Exhibiting, Advertising and Sponsor Opportunities at the event’s website.

Webinar: Scope 3 – How to reduce your CO2 emissions with Donau Soja

22 February 2024
Donau Soja, UN Global Compact Network Austria and Blonk Consultants provided valuable insights on how to tackle Scope 3 emissions in the webinar on 22 February 2024. Understanding CO2 databases and how they work is particularly important, as mapping and monitoring are the first steps towards credible carbon reduction.Mapping and monitoring also show where the CO2 hotspots are, as well as the low-hanging fruits: And here comes Donau Soja into play. As underscored during the webinar, soya in animal feed is the single biggest leaver to reduce the carbon footprint of animal products significantly.

The presentations from the webinar are available here:

A recording of the webinar is available here:

Donau Soja ImPulses 2023

This bi-monthly online meeting provides up-to-date market information and brings members and certified partners together. ImPulses is a platform to build new connections, to discuss burning topics of the food and feed sector and to present latest innovations.

In 2023, we hosted 6 meetings:

27 February: Soya market update & member presentation: Grainsense
24 April: Market update & organic soya developments
26 June: Market update & sustainable soy for egg production
28 August: Soil and plant health
23 October: Soybean harvest – regional perspectives
11 December: Market update & field trials – review 2023

Webinar: EUDR & Beyond with Donau Soja and Global Nature Fund

17 October 2023
Donau Soja and the Global Nature Fund provided valuable insights into the 2023 European soya harvest forecast, upcoming requirements for European soya supply chains, and the innovative ELAN tool designed by the Global Nature Fund to assess deforestation risks within supply chains.

The presentations from the webinar are available here:

A recording of the webinar is available here:

Ukrainian National Stand at the 63rd European Commodities Exchange

12-13 October 2023
Donau Soja, in cooperation with the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine will be exhibiting at the European Commodities Exchange in Warsaw, Poland. Held for the first time in Central- Eastern Europe, the Grain and Feed Chamber will host the 63rd edition of the European Commodities Exchange, which will be an international platform for stakeholders in the agricultural industry.

More information

Donau Soja General Assembly & Networking Event 2023

12 September 2023
Connecting & collaborating in Vienna, Austria – recap of the General Assembly & Networking Event.
After the morning session for members only, we invited a wider audience to a networking afternoon and dinner with many interesting talks and discussions. We kicked-off the afternoon with an innovative discussion format – a fishbowl discussion. After 15 concise input statements from Donau Soja colleagues, focusing on topics from ‘Servus Super Soya’ through ‘Stop Deforestation’ to ‘Solution’, the fishbowl discussion started, in which each guest had the opportunity to participate.

With plenty of opportunity for networking and socialising in between, we rounded off the evening with two Donau Soja expert talks.  Christoph Müller and Bertalan Kruppa gave interesting insights on current policy topics, the EU deforestation regulation, an update on the soya market and a 2023 harvest outlook.

Find a detailed look at the Networking Event here:

A photo gallery from the General Assembly & Networking Event is available here:

Meet us at 16th International DonauBörse

1 September 2023
Börse für landwirtschaftliche Produkte in Wien
Taborstrasse 10, 1020 Vienna

The 16th International DonauBörse will take place on September 1, 2023. The DonauBörse has become a popular meeting place in the middle of Europe for agricultural traders, processors and service providers of agricultural products.

Curious how you can reduce your CO2 footprint or how you can start the process of certifying your product? Visit our Donau Soja stand at the Börse and get first-hand information from our colleagues.
Also meet Ukrainian agriculture producers, collectors and traders at the Ukrainian national stand next to Donau Soja stand organised by the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine in cooperation with Donau Soja and supported by Austrian Development Agency (ADA).

Register for the DonauBörse 2023 here:

WSRC11 – The 11th World Soybean Research Conference

18 – 23 June 2023
Vienna, Austria

The World Soybean Research Conference 11, held from 18-23 June 2023, was a great success. The credit for this achievement goes to the numerous sponsors, exhibitors, speakers, and participants who contributed to making WSRC11 a valuable experience. With the participation of over 700 individuals from 51 countries, the conference generated considerable enthusiasm within the soybean community, a sentiment that continues even a week after its conclusion. In light of this, we would now like to provide you with some follow-up information.

International Non-GMO Summit 2023″ Strengthening and Securing the Non-GMO Market”

9 – 10 May 2023
The first International Non-GMO Summit aims to bring together producers and traders from South America and Europe to share information about the availability and production needs of Non-GMO crops. Retailers and food brands will be in attendance, speaking about their sustainability and deforestation commitments and Non-GMO strategies. Forums like this International Non-GMO Summit are a vital tool in helping to build stable, fair and long-term value chains for sustainably produced crops in Europe and overseas and, therefore, to meet consumer demand and ensure the availability of Non-GMO and conversion-free products.