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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

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 can prove to be beneficial to the host country and region. Organizing the top network event will not only put your national potato sector on the map, but it will also attract international potato innovation to strengthen the potato value chain in your country. The World Potato Congress aims to gather 1000 delegates and partners from more than 40 countries.


The World Potato Congress not only provides a tremendous platform for promoting the potato industry in the host country but also allows for worldwide promotion of agriculture, business as well as tourism for the host country.


Since its inception in 1993, the World Potato Congress has been held 10 times with the first Congress being held in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada. Other congress locations include:

  • 1994 Harrogate, England
  • 1997 Durban, South Africa
  • 2000 Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • 2004 Kunming, China
  • 2006 Boise, Idaho, United States of America
  • 2009 Christchurch, New Zealand
  • 2012 Edinburg, Scotland
  • 2015 Yanqing, China
  • 2018 Cusco, Peru
  • 2021 Dublin, Ireland(scheduled May 24 – 27, 2021)

The World Potato Congress Inc. has combined the bid procedure for both the 2023 and 2025 congresses into one process in order to be more efficient.

If your industry organization is interested in the possibility of hosting the 12th World Potato Congress in 2023 or the 13th World Potato Congress in 2025, please refer to this page for additional information on bid proposal submissions and hosting requirements.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the World Potato Congress Inc. General Manager via email: info@potatocongress.org.