The Congress functions to promote sharing of information on all aspects of the potato industry. Delegates represent industry sectors in both developed countries and countries with developing potato industries.

Time until the 11th congress


WPC2021 IRELAND MAY 24-27, 2021

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. The Irish Potato Federation has also secured the simultaneous hosting of the Europatat Congress, which is the annual congress of the European association of the potato trade. Both events will become a week-long focus on the potato, the third most important food crop in terms of global consumption.

The 2018 British Potato Industry Award winner is Doug Harley of @1CygnetPB. “I know what most of you are thinking, he’s far too young to receive a lifetime achievement award!” says Doug #SeedIndustry18

World Potato Congress participates at the Potato Conference in Zhaotang, China https://t.co/HDoaaYAPlE @wpcongress @cipotato @interpom2018 #belgapom

Why not ... the diversity of the #potato #slàinte ! Come and taste it at the @wpcongress 2021 @wpc2021Ireland in #Dublin ! Potato grower diversifies into prize-winning Jackford gin https://t.co/EZaarVrBfJ #agriland

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Call for Expressions of Interest to Host the 12th World Potato Congress in 2023 or 13th World Potato Congress in 2025

November 14, 2018

The World Potato Congress Inc. is now calling for proposals for hosting the 12th World Potato Congress to be held in 2023 and the 13th World Potato Congress to be held in 2025 from interested parties. This great opportunity to host the key players from the global potato value chain…


World Potato Congress Participates at the Potato Conference in Zhaotang, China

November 5, 2018

The Potato Conference was held on October 28 and 29, 2018 in Zhaotong, China. Zhaotang has a population of over 6 million inhabitants and is one of the poorest regions in China. In attendance at the conference for the World Potato Congress (WPC) were: President, Romain Cools who made a…


Sunrise Potato Storage LTD. World Potato Congress Newest Silver Sustaining Partner

October 24, 2018

Romain Cools, President of the World Potato Congress Inc. is extremely pleased to welcome Sunrise Potato Storage LTD. as its most recent Silver Sustaining Partner. President Cools stated: “The World Potato Congress is looking forward to working with Sunrise Potato Storage LTD. and all our Sustaining Partners to further the…


Le Congrès Mondial de la Pomme de terre : un atout supplémentaire pour les paysans des Andes

August 29, 2018

26-07-2018 Au printemps dernier, Trias a attiré l’attention au Congrès Mondial de la Pomme de terre au Pérou. Les contacts réalisés lors de cet événement avec divers partenaires portent leurs fruits. Le Congrès Mondial de la Pomme de terre réunit tous les trois ans mille chercheurs et professionnels de la…


World Potato Congress gives farmers in the Andes an extra boost

August 29, 2018

26-07-2018 This spring, Trias was one of the highlights at the World Potato Congress in Peru. The contacts made during this event with various partners have been fruitful. Every three years, the World Potato Congress brings together thousands of researchers and professionals from the global potato sector. For this spring’s…


Huge potato yield gap in Sub-Saharan Africa needs the private sector to fix it!

August 27, 2018

By Dieudonné Harahagazwe, Independent Consultant August 2018 The impact of increasing population on food demand is expected to be accentuated in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) as it is expected to account for half of the world population increment by 2050 compared to one fifth in 1999. In this regard, the potatoes,…


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