The 11th World Potato Congress will be held in Dublin, Ireland. This triennial event, originally scheduled for 2021, 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.”