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Request for 2024 World Potato Congress Industry Award Nominations

Due to the overwhelming response of nominations; we will no longer be accepting new ones.  Thank you


JUNE 23-26, 2024


On behalf of Dr. Peter VanderZaag, President, World Potato Congress Inc. (WPC), and Chairman, and WPC Industry Awards Committee, we are pleased to announce that nominations for the 2024 World Potato Congress Industry Awards are now being requested.

About the Industry Award:
The World Potato Congress Industry Award ceremony is an important and prestigious event on the international potato scene. The award recognizes a lifetime of contributions to the potato industry. Typically, 3-5 outstanding individuals are recognized during the Industry Awards ceremony at the World Potato Congress. The next Congress is being held in Adelaide, Australia, June 23-26, 2024.

How to Make a Nomination
Industry Award Proposers are invited to submit a written nomination which must include the following information in order to have your nomination reviewed:

Industry Award Proposer
You must provide your full name, professional status and contact information (email and telephone number). Note: Industry Award Proposers are requested to refrain from a write-in campaign in support of their nominee. Letters of support for your nominee will not be factored into the decision-making process.

Nominee Information
Please provide your nominee’s full name, contact information(email and telephone number), the nominee’s career outline and reasons why this
nominee is a good candidate for the Industry Award (maximum 250 words).

Nomination Submission– Email your nomination information (as indicated above) to the Executive Director of the WPC:

Nomination Review and Decision:

The Industry Awards Committee members will review and assess all written applications received and recommend potential award recipients to the WPC Board of Directors for their final approval.

Nomination Deadline: Please note that applications will only be accepted until the close of business on March 27, 2024.

We look forward to your applications.  Announcement will be made at the World Potato Congress in Australia in June, 2024.

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:
Freephone (within Aus): 1800 193 405 or Telephone: +64 9 360 1240

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 or visit our website at

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