NewsIndustryUpdate: 11th World Potato Congress, May 24-27, 2021, Dublin, Ireland

Update: 11th World Potato Congress, May 24-27, 2021, Dublin, Ireland


The World Potato Congress is the premier networking organization for the global potato value chain. The 11th World Potato Congress will welcome partners from across the globe to support research in this sector, while making vital connections on a global stage. 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 2021. 

 For the first time, the Congress of the European Potato Trade Association, Europatat will be combined with the World Potato Congress, for a week-long programme of activities in Dublin.

WPC2021 Proposed Program and Theme

The WPC 2021 proposed theme of “The Changing World of the Potato” reflects the dynamics of change within the food industry and how the potato industry must address the challenges and opportunities at hand. The WPC 2021 program will provide a platform to present, engage, analyze and develop the potato industry while discussing key trends and involving all stakeholders.

Preliminary Congress Topics

The following are some of the preliminary congress topics to be covered during WPC 2021:

Global Trends                          Consumer Trends

Food Security                          Changing Demographics 

Climate Change                       Healthy Eating and Obesity

Sustainability                          Tomorrow’s Shopping Basket

Legislation/Trade Barriers      Understanding Consumer Attitudes 

Production / Value Chain

Processing/Production Innovation 

Value Chain Optimization

Business Development & International Trade 

Business-to-Business Workshop


Smart Agriculture

Genetics/Biodiversity/New Varieties

Combatting Diseases/Pests/Testing

Crop Management

The 11thWorld Potato Congress organizing committee have indicated that they would welcome any feedback on the proposed program from WPC Directors and Sustaining Partners.  Should you wish to provide input or ideas to the organizing committee, please submit your feedback via email to WPC General Manager, Brian Douglas at

Congress Venue and Exhibition Space

WPC 2021, the 11th World Potato Congress, will take place at the historical RDS Venue, from 24 to 27 May, 2021. The central focus of the exhibition space will ensure maximum footfall and engagement of the delegates. Meeting spaces are located off the exhibition hall with catering, seating, networking and business meeting spaces, all centrally located to maximize engagement.

The WPC 2021 Congress exhibition will be open from Monday evening until Wednesday evening. The lecture halls are focused around the central exhibition hall with excellent networking space and meeting options available for our sponsors and exhibitors.

Exhibition Opportunities

The Congress will provide an opportunity for organizations to book exhibition only space at the Congress. The exhibition area will be a hub of activity, from catering zones, lounge areas, poster zones and sponsor stands.

 Details of rates and floor plans will be made available in 2019. Ensure you contact the Official Congress Office (see below) to add your details to the notification list, in order to receive news of the exhibition launch.

Keynote PCO – Official Congress Office 
Name: Mary-Rose Rushe
Tel: + 353 1 400 3648
Email: [email protected]

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