9th World Potato Congress: Industry Awards Nominations Now Open
The President of the World Potato Congress (WPC) Mr David Thompson, Canada, and the Chairman of the WPC Industry Awards Committee, Mr Douglas (Doug) Harley, Scotland, have announced that nominations are now being called for the 2015 World Potato Congress Industry Awards.

The World Potato Congress Industry Awards are an important and prestigious event on the international potato scene. They recognise individual lifetime contributions to the potato industry.

Typically four outstanding individuals are recognized, during the awards presentation ceremony, at the triennial Congress. The next Congress will be held at Yanqing, Beijing, China, in July 2015. Click here to visit the 9th WPC website and learn important information about the next World potato Congress.

Written nominations are invited for submission. Applications close December 1, 2014. The application form and submission instructions appear on the World Potato Congress website.

The Awards Committee will assess all written applications and make appropriate recommendations to the WPC Board of Directors.

Prominent recipients who have received past awards include J. R. Simplot and Harrison McCain.

The recipients of the 2012 Awards, which were presented at the Congress in Edinburgh, Scotland, are: Guy and Luc Van den Broeke, Belgium; Dr Stuart F. Carnegie, Scotland and Mr. Ennio Pizzoli, Italy.