The 2009 Congress will be in Christchurch, New Zealand from 23rd until 25th March 2009.
Christchurch is the agricultural hub of New Zealand’s South Island and serves as the gateway to the splendours of the Southern Alps, the Marlborough wine country, the wild West Coast and historic Otago high country. Christchurch offers an
endless supply of activities, from riding the historic tram to jet boating
on the Rangitata River to hill walking in the Port
Hills, all close to thecity. At the end of the day choose from a variety of restaurants, from the fun Fish and Chip Shop to the fine dining of the Octagon. Christchurch caters for all tastes.
Timed to enjoy the warm end of summer days, the Congress will follow a paddock to plate theme by having concurrent industry and academic workshops. Covering topics from crop management to harvesting, processing of non-food product to what our consumers want, the Congress is designed to meet the needs and interests of the international potato industry participants.
We have included a special one day science based workshop prior to the Congress, on Sunday the 22nd of March and pay tribute to the International Year of the Potato successes at a special breakfast to be held on Wednesday 25th of March.
Not to forget the evening activities planned beginning with the welcome cocktail party on Sunday 22nd, followed by dinner options of BBQ and jet boating or an evening of Maori culture on Monday and Wednesday. Tuesday evening at the Congress Dinner, you’ll see New Zealand at its best.Next world potato congress will be organized in june 2012 in Edinburgh, Scotland