Conference information

7th Fatty Pig & 12th Mediterranean Pig Meeting

First call

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the Hungarian Organizing team, I am delighted to welcome you to the

7th Fatty Pig & 12th Mediterranean Pig Meeting,

the next scientific event of indigenous and premium pig production.

The meeting is taking place from Thursday, 12th September to Saturday, 14th September 2024 in Budapest, Hungary.

Many of you know much about the two series of conferences covering many fields of basic and applied research topics connected to ancient pig breeds. Breeds in the Mediterranean area as well as other European and non-European pig races have been in the focus of previous Med.Pig and Fat.Pig meetings, respectively.

The main objectives of both series of meetings were not only to discuss the latest scientific achievements, but also to highlight best practice and innovation, with special emphasis on saving or even increasing the number of endangered populations. We have also paid particular attention to finding further markets for pig breeds and products, furthermore we tried to assist marketing programs for effectively selling the premium pork.

Since there was a considerable overlap between the Med.Pig and Fat.Pig topics and several participants attended both events the idea of combining the two events this time came up logically.

The  2011, 2013 and 2015 Fat.Pig meetings in Hungary were followed by gatherings organized in Spain, Japan and Taiwan.

To our great pleasure, this year the Fat.Pig meeting will return to Hungary, providing an excellent opportunity to organize a joint event. Of course, the decision was preceded by communication between the two scientific boards.

I hope, that this ‘joint venture’ will serve as an excellent networking opportunity, providing delegates with the chance to form research and business relationships, engage in interesting discussions, and foster future international collaborations.

Dedicated breeders, biologists, vets of both the academic sector and practice, business company representatives are warmly welcome.

The 3rd oldest vet school of the World, the University of Veterinary Medicine Budapest is pleased to host the event.

I am glad and excited indeed about the program we have put together. We are inviting poster presentations linked to the topics of the sessions. Session chairmen will evaluate the submitted abstracts for acceptance.

Colleagues attending the former Fat.Pig meetings would probably say that Hungarian organizers have always done their best to ensure a couple of memorable days for each participant.

We are promising to do the same during the 7th Fatty Pig & 12th Mediterranean Pig Meeting!

Please join us from 12th to 14th September in Budapest and please also inform your colleagues, research fellows, students and business partners about the forthcoming event.

Further details of abstract submission, registration fees, hotel reservation and social program will be announced in spring.

Warm greetings,
József RÁTKY

You can find the preliminary programme HERE.

Organizing Institutions

University of Veterinary Medicine Budapest

National Association of Mangalica Breeders

Local Organizing Committee

József Rátky, University of Veterinary Medicine Budapest

Péter Tóth, National Association of Mangalica Breeders

Ákos Jerzsele, Vice Rector UVMB

Gabriella Novotniné Dankó, University of Debrecen

International Scientific Advisory Board

President          Manabe Noboru, Osaka International University, Japan

Co-President    Ricardo Bozzi, University of Firenze, Italy

Members          Mercedes Izquierdo, Spain
Klaus-Peter Brüssow, Germany
Antonio Gonzales-Bulnes,  Spain
Marjeta Candek-Potokar, Slovenia
Rui Carneca, Portugal
Marcus Bates, UK
Takashi Nagai, Japan


All participants are asked to register online. Abstract submission is also possible via the online registration interface here: 

Registration and abstract submission

PARTICIPATION AND PROGRAMME FEESAll fees are quoted in EUR and taxes are included.

Registration fee type

Before 30 July 2024


After 30 July 2024

Full delegate fee
240 EUR 290 EUR
Student* fee
135 EUR 160 EUR
Technical tour
 20 EUR  25 EUR
Optional Danube cruise  80 EUR  90 EUR

*Undergraduate and PhD students  affiliated with a university or research institute


Abstract submission deadline:         15 June, 2024

Normal registration deadline:          30 July, 2024

Late registration:                               after 30 July, 2024


  • attendance at the scientific sessions
  • programme booklet/abstract volume of the meeting
  • welcome refreshment on Wednesday, 11 September 2024 at UVMB
  • lunches and coffee breaks on the conference days
  • barbeque party on Thursday, 12 September 2024
  • Hungarian value added tax of 21,26% (VAT)



Invited papers: We kindly ask all our invited speakers to register and submit their abstracts to the online system.

Contributing papers: We are inviting poster presentations linked to the topics of the sessions. Poster abstract can also be submitted via the online system. Session chairmen will evaluate the submitted abstracts for acceptance latest one month after the submission deadline. Authors will be notified about the acceptance.

Format requirements of the abstracts can be downloaded here: Abstract format requirements


  • all fees are quoted in Euro (€) and taxes are included. Payment in any other currency will not be accepted
  • in case taxes and/or VAT change, Altagra reserves the right to change the rates accordingly
  • 100% pre-payment is required on the registration and programme fees
  • proforma invoice will be automatically generated and sent to the delegates from the registration system in a separate email
  • the registration fee and programme fees can be paid by bank transfer at the bank account indicated on the proforma invoice. Bank charges are additional and are the responsibility of the payer.  Once the payment has been received, an invoice will be sent to the email address provided by the registrant in the billing details. The online application is considered as an order and will be subject to payment unless cancelled within the appropriate deadline
  • all fees are based on the applicable fees on the date of the payment. The prices indicated are only applicable if BOTH the registration request AND payment are received before midnight, Central European Time (GMT +1), on the relevant registration deadline; otherwise, the higher registration fee will apply
  • for issuance of invoices for VAT number holders (companies, institutions, associations,universities, foundations etc.) the respective VAT registry number must be provided. The invoicing address and VAT number can be set up during the registration process
  • detailed invoicing information can be downloaded here: invoicing information


  • cancellations will only be accepted in writing to the following email address:
  • if cancellation is received by 15th of July 2024, the participation fee already paid will be refunded in total, except an administration fee of 20 EUR
  • for cancellations received between 16th of July and 16th of August, a 50% technical fee will be charged or the transfer of the participation to another person will be accepted
  • no refund of registration or social program fees is possible in case of cancellation is received after the 8th of August, 2024


Altagra carries a liability insurance for its activities. Liability insurance does NOT cover any personal injuries to participants resulting from an accident, travel damage, flight delays and baggage damage.

GDPRyou may read the data protection information of the event here

Dear Participant! Video recordings of the event may be made in accordance with the provisions of the Civil Code on public participation and public recording. The purpose of the recordings is to record the organisers’ events and to verify that the events have taken place. The footage may be published on the organisers’ websites, publications and social media platforms. If you do not wish to be included in the footage, please indicate your wish to be excluded by signing your name and signature at the time of registration.

Please find below a selection of recommended hotels nearest the meeting venue.

Participants of the 7th Fatty Pig & 12th Mediterranean Pig Meeting receive discounted prices and fair conditions in the following properties.

HOTEL RESERVATIONS SHOULD BE ARRANGED INDIVIDUALLY. Please note, that September is a very busy period for the hotels, and  there are limited number of rooms available. It is recommended to make your reservation as soon as possible.

H-1078 Budapest, István street 14.

Star City Hotel’s location makes it an ideal choice for conference participants. This hotel is just a 5-minute walk (350 m) from the conference venue. It is located in the VII district of Budapest, a few minutes’ walk from Keleti Railway Station and the metro station. In addition to its excellent infrastructure, the hotel is within walking distance of the city centre and many attractions in just 15 minutes, e.g. City Park (Városliget) or Heroes’ Square.

Room rates:
Double room for 1 person:                         EUR 80,-/room/night
Double/twin room for 2 persons:              EUR 88,-/room/night

Room rates include: accommodation with buffet breakfast, free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, VAT and tourist tax.

Booking: For bookings at STAR CITY HOTEL please follow the link: reservation and use the following promotion code: FATTYPIG

Pictures of Star City Hotel:

H- 1071 Budapest Damjanich street 50.

The D50 Hotel and Event Centre is a 13-minute walk from the conference venue (1 km), but can also be reached by trolleybus nr. 78, just 1 stop away. This hotel is situated in the immediate vicinity of one of the most famous and most visited parts of Budapest, the City Park (Városliget). The hotel has 36 uniquely styled rooms in 3 different categories. Parking is available for guests in a guarded garage for a fee.

Room rates:
Standard double room for 1 person:       EUR 90,-/room/night
Standard double room for 2 persons:     EUR 110,-/room/night
Premium room for 2 persons:                  EUR 125,-/room/night

Room rates include: accommodation with buffet breakfast, unlimited free Wi-Fi, tea and coffee, air conditioning, safe, VAT.
Tourist tax will be charged extra.

Booking: For bookings at D50 HOTEL please send your request to including the promotion code „Fattypig”

Pictures of D50 Hotel and Event Center:

H- 1074 Budapest Rákóczi street 58.

This hotel is a 12-minute walk from the conference venue (850 m).  ibis Styles Budapest Center is located in the heart of Hungary’s capital in a beautiful historical building. It is a perfect location with the most comfortable access to both the financial and historical parts of the city. All-you-can-eat buffet breakfast, unlimited Wi-Fi access and many more extras that don’t cost extra: kids’ corner, special family offers with games and other surprises.

Room rates:
Economy double room for 1 person:                EUR 115,-/room/night
Design double or twin room for 2 persons:     EUR 125,-/room/night

Room rates include: accommodation with all you can eat buffet breakfast, unlimited Wi-Fi access, air conditioning, safe, VAT.
Tourist tax will be charged extra.

Booking: For bookings at Ibis Styles Budapest Center please send your request to Use the promotion code „Fattypig121509” 

Pictures of Ibis Styles Budapest Center:

H- 1088 Budapest Rákóczi street 43-45.

This Art Nouveau-style hotel is located in the Budapest centre, next to the Blaha Luzja Square metro station, and just like one hundred years ago, offers the beauty of elegance and the advantages of comfort to its guests. The Keleti railway station and the Opera house in the very centre of Budapest are both about 1 km away from the Novotel Budapest Centrum. You can walk 14 minutes to the conference venue or take trolleybus nr. 74. 

Room rates:
Standard double room for 1 person:       EUR 150,-/room/night
Standard double room for 2 persons:     EUR 165,-/room/night

Room rates include: accommodation with buffet breakfast, cable televison and internet, air conditioning, VAT.
Tourist tax (EUR 5,07 in single room and EUR 4,99 in double room/person) will be charged extra.

Booking: For bookings at NOVOTEL BUDAPEST CENTRUM HOTEL please send your request to

Pictures of Novotel Budapest Centrum Hotel:

H- 1087 Budapest Baross square 7-8.

Intercity Hotel Budapest is set in the centre of Budapest, 600 m from the Conference Venue (10 minutes walk). Providing a restaurant and a bar, the property is located within 2 km of House of Terror, Heroes’ Square, Dohany Street Synagogue and Hungarian National Museum. The nearest airport is Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport, 15 km from the property. The hotel is at a public transportation junction. There is a parking garage on site.

Room rates:
Superior room for 1 person                       EUR 145,-/room/night
Superior room for 2 persons:                    EUR 155,-/room/night

Room rates include: accommodation with buffet breakfast, cable televison and internet, air conditioning, tourist tax, VAT.

Booking: For bookings at INTERCITY Hotel please send your request to referring to the following promotion code „FATTY PIG CONGRESS 2024” or use the following reservation link: reservation at Intercity Hotel.  

Pictures of Intecity Hotel Budapest****:

Monte Nevado offers a prize of €1000 for the best poster presentation.

Objective of the Award:
The aim of this initiative is to support and promote basic and applied research connected to ancient pig breeds. In this call, Monte Nevado will particularly consider research focused on genetic breeds preservation, fatty pig reputation, nutrition and any other contribution that is susceptible to improve the sensorial evaluation of the final product.

Required documentation:
The following documentation must be sent:
– Contact details of the applicants: full name, postal and email address, phone number.
– Abstract PDF version of the poster be sent to the following email address:

Only abstract submitted until September 1st, 2024, will be accepted.

You can find detailed information HERE.

It’s worth looking back at the first three conferences held in Hungary:
In 2011, the 1st Fatty Pig Meeting attracted participants from 8 countries, while in 2013 (2nd Fatty Pig Meeting) this number has increased to 11 countries. In 2015 representatives from 13 countries travelled to Hungary to participate in the conference.
The 3rd Fatty Pig Meeting was held in Herceghalom, NAIK ÁTHK, between 17-20. November 2015.

Call for sponsors

We would be delighted to welcome you and your company as one of the sponsors who recognise the scientific importance of the event and its success by participating in and supporting the Conference. The event will provide an excellent opportunity for your company to present your products and services to the professionals.

We welcome your participation in a variety of ways:

  • Various sponsorship packages
  • Exhibition area
  • Advertising opportunities

If you are interested, please contact us:

Altagra Organising and Travel Agency Ltd.


Main sponsor

University of Veterinary Medicine Budapest

Premium Supporter

Supporters of the Meeting