This year the 12-th edition of the World Potato Congress (WPC) is going down under. To learn all ins and outs the WPC presents a webinar on February 13, 2024 at 4:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (Toronto/USA) with Dr. Nigel Crump presenting “Adelaide, Australia: Host of the 12th World Potato Congress”
The global potato community eagerly anticipates the upcoming 12th World Potato Congress, scheduled to take place from June 23 to June 26, 2024, in the vibrant city of Adelaide, Australia. This significant event promises to bring together potato industry leaders, experts, and enthusiasts from around the world for a unique and enriching experience.
Adelaide sets the stage for a congress that goes beyond industry discussions. With its reputation as Australia’s home to great food, the arts, and new ideas, Adelaide offers an ideal backdrop for fostering innovation and collaboration.
Attendees will have the opportunity to explore not only the latest trends and developments in the global potato industry but also to immerse themselves in the cultural richness of Adelaide. The city’s proximity to fresh market potato producers, potato processors, seed producers, and renowned wine-producing areas like the Barossa Valley ensures a comprehensive and engaging experience for participants.
Dr. Crump is the General Manager for Australian Seed Potato Industry Certification Authority (AuSPICA), a not-for-profit and industry-based organization in Victoria, South Australia, and New South Wales. In this role, he oversees the development and implementation of science and technology for the practical advancement of the seed scheme and the facilitation of trade. Dr. Crump is also actively involved in the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Specialized Section on Seed Potatoes, as a Co- Deputy Chair. Dr. Crump currently serves as Acting Chair of Potatoes Australia Ltd, as well as Secretary on the Board of Directors for the World Potato Congress Inc. Dr. Crump has a Ph.D. in Agricultural Science and a diverse background in several sectors including science, industry, and government. He has extensive experience in business process, service, operations, planning, and policymaking. He has a strong background in formulating and implementing policy to support trade using good science-based rationale, particularly in relation to potato pest and disease issues.
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