World Potato Congress 2021 / Europatat 2021
World Potato Congress 2021 / Europatat 2021×
Due to the pandemic and for the safety of participants, it is with great reluctance the three organizations World Potato Congress Inc., Europatat and the Irish Potato Federation, jointly announce the postponement of the World Potato Congress (WPC) and the Europatat Congress planned for May/June in Dublin in 2021.
Originally scheduled for 31st May – 3rd June 2021, the WPC will now take place on 30th May – 2nd June 2022. As previously planned, the WPC will be preceded by the Europatat Congress which will take place from 29th- 30th May 2022.
It was felt the early decision to postpone was the correct and responsible one to take and is in the best interests of the global potato community.
In the course of preparing for the 2021 Congresses, it became very clear that there was phenomenal interest in attending both events in Ireland. The organizers are pleased to note that this initial interest has not only remained but even increased.
It is already very clear that there is now a huge appetite for full, life, in person World Potato and Europatat Congresses, and early indications are that the 2021 events partners, sponsors, and speakers are solidly committed to remaining on board until 2022.
In summary, the events are not canceled - just postponed. In collaboration with its partners WPC Inc. and Europatat, the Local Organising Committee is determined to make the best use of the extra year to host even bigger and better events in 2022.
2022 will be here before you know it. Make sure you don't miss out - check out the updated website www.wpc2022ireland.com to keep abreast of developments.
We look forward to welcoming you to Dublin in 2022!
The 11th World Potato Congress will be held in Dublin, Ireland. This triennial event, originally scheduled for 2021, <a href="/node/110005" rel="noopener" target="_blank""></a>was postponed to 2022 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
WPC2022 will be organized by the Irish Potato Federation - with the support of the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine of the government of Ireland, Bord Bia, Failte Ireland and Teagasc.
It is envisaged that 1,000 delegates from developing and developed countries across the globe – including: growers; researchers; producers; traders; processors; and manufacturers – will attend the congress.
World Potato Congress Inc. is a non-profit organization supported by a group of volunteer directors representing potato jurisdictions around the world. Congress Events are hosted in partnership with local host committees.
The simultaneous hosting of the Europatat Congress – the annual congress of the European association of the potato trade, will be maintained in 2022, since the Europatat congress is postponed as well.
Romain Cools, president and CEO of World Potato Congress Inc:
“Ireland has a very important historical and cultural connection with the potato going back hundreds of years.”
“I see the 2021 congress looking at the important role the potato will play in the future as a sustainable source for food security across the world.”
“The World Potato Congress in Dublin will be the perfect follow-up to this year’s congress, which will be held in May 2018 in Cuzco, Peru, under the title: ‘Biodiversity, food security and business’.”
“I will be working closely with the Irish Potato Federation over the coming years and really look forward to visiting Dublin in 2021 for the Congress.”
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