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Eyes On Potatoes: Adelaide Australia Set to Host the 12th World Potato Congress

In 2024, Australia proudly welcomes the 12th World Potato Congress to Adelaide, marking a significant moment for the global potato industry. Scheduled from June 23-26, the World Potato Congress not only provides a platform to showcase the excellence of the Australian potato sector but aims to thrust potatoes into the limelight as a compelling, health-conscious, and nutritious food choice, both domestically and internationally.
 

Congress Theme: 

As the leading networking organization for the global potato value chain, the World Potato Congress has chosen the theme “Old World Meets New” for 2024. This theme reflects the rich historical legacy of potatoes as a food staple, the cutting-edge innovation and technology applied to their production, and substantial investments in research and development. The focus extends to addressing global changes in sustainability, food security, climate, culture, and population dynamics.

The 12th World Potato Congress in Adelaide presents a unique opportunity to share knowledge and breakthroughs in innovation, enhance industry productivity and sustainability, and review business trends across the global supply chain. Moreover, it serves as a platform to provide high-level insights into global trade, emphasizing the transformation of agrifood systems to ensure food access for the world’s most vulnerable populations.
 

Congress Program: 

The World Potato Congress 2024 program promises an exciting and informative line-up covering all facets of the potato supply chain. Highlights include keynote addresses from global leaders in agriculture, in-depth panel discussions on sustainability and innovation, interactive workshops on cutting-edge technologies, and a showcase of the latest advancements in potato-related research and development.

Globally, potatoes play a vital role in sustaining food security and achieving UN sustainability goals. To meet the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG 2) on Zero Hunger, a 28% increase in average agricultural productivity over the next decade is essential, aligning with the Paris Agreement targets on agricultural emissions—a more than triple increase compared to the last decade.
 

Congress Location:

The World Potato Congress will be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre, conveniently located in the heart of Adelaide. Situated just 15 minutes from the airport, the Adelaide Convention Centre offers easy accessibility, with over 3,500 accommodation rooms within a five-minute walk. This central and well-connected location makes it the perfect venue for the WPC in 2024. Besides the main program, post-Congress tour stops will feature Peter Cooper, a certified seed potato grower on Kangaroo Island, Mitolo Farms, a major potato producer and packer, picturesque wine regions, globally acclaimed research facilities at SARDI and much more.

Congress Trade Show and Corporate Sponsoring: 

Sponsorship and trade show opportunities are available. The Congress will provide an excellent opportunity for the potato industry to network, make new business connections, engage with the global audience, and secure contracts whilst attending WPC 2024.
 

Congress Registration and Abstracts Submissions: 

Take advantage of the extended deadlines! Both early bird registration and abstract submissions now continue until March 31, 2024. Secure your spot and make the most of this unique potato-centric experience.Come and say G’day! For more information, please visit

World Potato Congress or contact our Meeting Managers: The Conference Company.  Email: wpc@theconferencecompany.com
Freephone (within Aus): 1800 193 405 or Telephone: +64 9 360 1240
Kind regards,
World Potato Congress 2024 Organizing Committee

The World Potato Congress Inc. initiatives are funded in part by the following Sustaining Partners.  For more information on how your company can benefit from partnership, please inquire at info@potatocongress.org or visit our website at https://potatocongress.org/sustaining-partners/benefits/
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