Together with the Polish Potato Federation, the European Potato Trade Association Europatat announced today that the next Europatat Congress will take place in Gdańsk (Poland) from June 5 to 7 June 2023.
‘For Potato professionals from Europe and beyond, our annual event has become a key platform to assess the state of play of the potato sector and to communicate the priorities and challenges facing the potato business in Europe and beyond’, the association states.
‘We are looking at a very interesting edition of our Congress in Poland, a very important market for potatoes. The Congress will provide a lot of substantive discussions for colleagues around Europe and beyond on the future of the potato trade given the current geopolitical and economic constraints’, Europatat president Tigran Richter expects. The president of the Polish Potato Federation, Tomasz Bieńkowski, states he is very excited to bring the Europatat Congress 2023 to Poland for the first time ever: ‘Currently, we are the second largest producer of potatoes in the EU and the potato industry has a significant share in Polish food production, which annual turnover reaches several billion zlotys. In the face of the ongoing war in Ukraine, it is extremely important that the Europatat Congress will be held in Poland. As the President of Polish Potato Federation, I would like to cordially invite representatives of the potato industry from Europe and around the world to the Europatat Congress 2023 in Gdańsk.’
On the first day of the upcoming congress, participants will review the different activities of Europatat during the meetings of its five Commissions (consumption potatoes, seed potatoes, sustainability, technical and regulatory issues, and RUCIP). The Europatat General Assembly will take place in the morning of the second day, after which the public session of the Congress will take place. For this part of the event, a selection of high-level speakers will be invited to explore the impact of current geopolitics for the potato trade as well as the latest Polish potato trade sector’s developments, the organizers announce. Besides the professional working programme, the Congress also offers several social events. On the official congress website, potato professionals can find more details about the programme. The organisation indicates that registration for the event will open soon.
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