Yanqing to host 9th World Potato Congress in July

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Publish time: 23rd April, 2015      Source: MOA
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Yanqing to host 9th World Potato Congress in July

DATE:2015-04-23           SOURCE:MOA
 

Date:

July 28 to 30, 2015

Avenue:

Yanqing County, Beijing

Hosts:

The Ministry of Agriculture of China

The People''s Government of Beijing Municipality

Organizers

Agricultural Trade Promotion Center, MOA

Beijing Municipal Commission of Rural Affairs

The People''s Government of Yanqing County

Co-organizers

Potato Association of Crop Science Society of China

Beijing Municipal Bureau of Agriculture

The People''s Government of Zhangjiakou City

Introduction:

World Potato Congress Inc. is a non-profit organization supported by a group of volunteer directors representing potato jurisdictions around the world. Congress Events are hosted in partnership with local host committees.

 

Since 1993, World Potato Congress Inc. has been the sponsor of the world's most diverse potato conference. To date successful Congress events have been held in:

 

Charlottetown, Canada 1993

Harrogate, United Kingdom 1994

Durban, South Africa 1997

Amsterdam, The Netherland 2000

Kunming, China 2004

Boise, USA 2006

Christchurch, New Zealand 2009

Edinburgh, Scotland 2012

 

The 9th World Potato Congress (WPC) will be held in Yanqing county in northwest Beijing from July 28 to 30.

 

It is believed to be the largest and most diverse potato congress. More than 3,000 representatives from over 30 countries around the world will gather in Beijing for the top event by the global potato industry.

 

More than 50 domestic and foreign well-known experts will present academic reports about the industry. Latest products and technologies will also be displayed during the event.

 

There will be an experience area showcasing potato food such as potato chips and potato mud to visitors.

 

Meanwhile, China Potato Expo, China Potato Congress and an international symposium on potato products and industrial development will run parallel to the WPC.

 

Adapted from http://www.2015bjwpc.com/potato_en/wpc.php?pid=7