A Brief History
In 1993 the first World Potato Congress was held at Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada. This initiative was a success from the start. It was evident that potato professionals from all over the world, representing all links of the global potato chain, felt the need to meet and share ideas, and knowledge, leading to greater promotion of the potato.
Building on the success of the 1993 event directors of World Potato Congress Inc., decided a triennial congress should be developed and this congress should be held across the globe to encourage growth and development of the global potato industry.
The 10th version of our unique congress is scheduled in May, 2018 at Cuzco, Peru. This milestone congress will bring the potato sector home to the place it all started, from the times of the Incas. While in Cusco we will also celebrate the 25th anniversary of the incorporation of World Potato Congress Inc.
Since its first edition World Potato Congress Inc., has evolved its strategy to position itself as a global potato organization and major driver of potato promotion and consumption in developed as the developing countries.
We are proud to note, the 10th World Potato Congress in Peru marks the realization of our objective to gather in all continents of the world. To date we have convened in the following locations: