Our Mission

The World Potato Congress creates the value chain network to lead sustainable growth and development of the potato to meet increased global use and demand

Our Vision

Our vision for World Potato Congress Inc. is to become a premier networking organization, which has global reach and creates meaning for its membership by facilitating links of communication and information sharing throughout the world potato community.

The Organization

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.

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:

Charlottetown, Canada – 1993
Harrogate, United Kingdom – 1994
Durban, South Africa – 1997
Amsterdam, The Netherlands – 2000
Kunming, China – 2004
Boise, USA – 2006
Christchurch, New Zealand – 2009
Edinburgh, Scotland – 2012
Yanqing, China – 2015

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