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Industry Awards Call for Nominations - 11th World Potato Congress, Dublin, Ireland, May 30 to June 2, 2022

Industry Awards Call for Nominations - 11th World Potato Congress, Dublin, Ireland, May 30 to June 2, 2022

On behalf of Mr. Romain Cools, President and CEO, World Potato Congress Inc. (WPC), and Mr. Tamas Houlihan, Chairman, WPC Industry Awards Committee, we are pleased to announce that nominations for the 2022 World Potato Congress Industry Awards are now being requested.

About the Industry Award

The World Potato Congress Industry Award ceremony is an important and prestigious event on the international potato scene. The award recognizes a lifetime of contributions to the potato industry. Typically, three outstanding individuals are recognized during the Industry Awards ceremony at the World Potato Congress. The next congress is being held in Dublin, Ireland, May 30 to June 2, 2022.

How to Make a Nomination

Industry Award Proposers are invited to submit a written nomination which must include the following information in order to have your nomination reviewed:

Industry Award Proposer – You must provide your full name, professional status and contact information (email and telephone number).

Note: Industry Award Proposers are requested to refrain from a write-in campaign in support of their nominee. Letters of support for your nominee will not be factored into the decision-making process.

Nominee Information - Please provide your nominee’s full name, contact information (email and telephone number), the nominee’s career outline and reasons why this nominee is a good candidate for the Industry Award (maximum 250 words).

Nomination Submission - Email your nomination information (as indicated above) to the Awards Committee Chairman, Mr. Tamas Houlihan at

Nomination Deadline - Please note that applications will only be accepted until the close of business on November 30, 2021.

Nomination Review and Decision

The Industry Awards Committee members will review and assess all written applications received by November 30, 2021 and recommend potential award recipients to the WPC Board of Directors for their final approval.

Past Industry Award Recipients

Prominent past award recipients include: Mr. J.R. Simplot and Mr. Harrison McCain.

The 2018 Industry Award recipients from the 10th World Potato Congress in Cusco, Peru were: Dr. Gary Secor, USA; Dr. Anton Haverkort, the Netherlands and Mr. Alberto Salas, Peru.

For further information about the Industry Awards application, please contact Tamas Houlihan, Chairman, WPC Industry Awards Committee at

Additional Info

To learn more about the 11th World Potato Congress in Dublin, Ireland, please visit their website at: