Balticbest moves to Jurmala!

The third pan-Baltic advertising festival Balticbest will take place in the freshly renovated SemaraH Hotel Lielupe in Jurmala, Latvia  on August 23 - 24, 2016. 

The Balticbest festival programme consists of two conference days, workshops, award ceremony and afterparty. The first conference day is dedicated to creativity, the second to marketing planning.  The Baltic Agency of the Year will be nominated during the event.

The deadline for submitting entries to Balticbest 2016 Awards: August 17th, 2016. 

NB! Shortlist will be published in the evening of August 22, 2016: defol.io/balticbest/2016/finalists.

Balticbest 2016 winners will be announced at the Balticbest award gala in the evening of August 23 in Lielupe hotel, Jurmala, Latvia.

Balticbest Award 2016 gold winners will be submitted to EPICA Awards free of charge.

NB! Registration deadline for Balticbest conference and party is August 19th.
Register here!




August 23 - 24, 2016, Jurmala,  Latvia

The Balticbest festival programme consists of two conference days, award ceremony and afterparty. 

The first conference day is dedicated to the topic of creativity with presentations from the Balticbest 2016 jury members from Scandinavia, Russia, Baltics, France and the Netherlands.

The second conference day is dedicated to marketing planning. There will be 12 marketing decision makers from the biggest pan-Baltic companies to discuss their marketing plans for the year 2017.


11.00-11.30Soft opening. Highlights from Cannes Lions 2016 Festival.
11.30 - 12.00Outside of the comfort zone is where the epicness happensTomas Nemura, CEO, The Chocolate (Lithuania)
12.00-13.00 Lunch 
13.00 - 15.00Fun and interactive sessions with Balticbest jury members: 
13.00 - 13.30 Meet the Creative Guru  Markus Lind, Creative Director, Good Morning (Norway)
13.30 - 14.00Meet the Storytelling GuruMark Tungate, author and Editorial Director, EPICA Awards (France)
14.00 - 14.30 Meet the Russian Advertising GuruVladimir Pavlov, CEO, Protein Group (Russia)
14.30 - 15.00 Meet the Digital GuruJennie Arvenäs, Art Director, The Absolut Company (Sweden)
15.00 - 15.30Coffee break 
15.30 - 16.30 Meet the Baltic Advertising Gurus:  
  Vilius Gostevičius, Senior Creative, MILK (Lithuania)
  Pauls Ķesteris, Creative Director, TBWA\LATVIJA (Latvia)
  Madis Ots, Creative Director, Newton (Estonia)
16.30 - 17.00 Meet the Media GuruMarkus Grannenfelt, Managing Director, OMD (Finland)
17.00 - 17.30 Meet the Innovation GuruDiederik Veelo, Founding partner, The Ambassadors LAB (Netherlands)

19.00 - 20.00  
Welcoming drinks & dinner 
20.00-21.00 Balticbest 2016 Awards Ceremony  
21.00-01.00 Party! DJ-s Leslie Da Bass & Inga

24.08. DAY 2: MARKETING IN 2017

Meet Pan-Baltic marketing decision makers!

The end of August is a good time to think about the next year´s marketing plan. Learn from the most experienced marketers in the region – how to improve your marketing in 2017.  

10.00 - 10.20 Travel & tourism: Marketing plan for 2017 Janis Vanags, Vice President Corporate Communications, airBaltic (Latvia)
10.20 - 10.40Fashion retail: Marketing plan for 2017 Robert Machalek, Export Marketing Manager & Mohito Brand Manager at LPP S.A. (Poland)
10.40 - 11.00 Financial services: Marketing plan for 2017 Karl Multer, Head of Marketing and Communication at SEB Baltics (Estonia)
11.00 - 11.20Retail: Marketing plan for 2017 Kristina Mažeikytė, Chief Marketing Officer at Maxima (Lithuania)
11.20 - 11.40Food: Marketing plan for 2017 Edvinas Ambrukaitis, Marketing Director at Vilniaus Pergalė (Lithuania)
11.40 - 12.00 Automotive: Marketing plan for 2017 Ingela Nordenhav, Director of Global Marketing and Communications, Volvo Trucks (Sweden)
12.00 - 13.00 Lunch  
13.00 - 13.20 FMCG: Marketing plan for 2017 Nuno Ferreira, General Manager Consumer Products Division at L'Oreal Baltic
13.20 - 13.40 Drinks & beverages industry: Marketing plan for 2017 Marit Kroon, Marketing Manager for Juice Business in Central&Southern Europe, The Coca-Cola Company (Estonia/Poland)
13.40 - 14.00 Events & entertainment: Marketing plan for 2017 Petri Mannonen, Commercial Director Finland and Baltic region at Universal Music Group (Finland)
14.00 - 14.20 IT/B2B: Marketing plan for 2017 Saara Pietilä, Marketing Director, Finland & Baltics at Cisco
14.20 - 14.40 E-commerce: Marketing plan for 2017 Giedrė Vilkė, Chief Marketing Officer, Pigu.lt (Lithuania)
14.40 - 15.00 Conclusions and Q&A
15.00 -  15.15 The End  

Register here! Registration deadline is August 19th!




List updated: August 19th, 2016


Our Team

Hando Sinisalu
Balticbest 2016 Programme Director
Managing Director of Best Marketing International
+372 502 8561

Silja Oja
Manager of Best Marketing Estonia
+372 53 079 151
Äripäev AS / Bonnier Business Press


Balticbest 2016 partners and sponsors:


Balticbest Festival and delegates accommodation in the same hotel!


SemaraH Hotel Lielupe SPA & Conferences

Bulduru pr. 64/68, Jurmala, LV-2010, Latvia

Special offer for Balticbest 2016 delegates:

Standard single room 61 €
Standard twin/double room 71 €

How to benefit from the special offer:

Go to: www.semarahhotels.com/en/lielupe-hotel/booking

Use the promo code "Balticbest" when making the booking request:
... and the price gets reduced:
Hurry up and benefit from the special offer! The hotel is getting full pretty soon..

You can also book your room by e-mail: reservations@semarahhotels.com