The World Potato Congress (WPC), which was set to take place in Dublin, Ireland from May 31 to June 3, 2021 has been postponed to 2022 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, WPC, Europatat and the Irish Potato Federation, jointly announced in a press release on Sept. 30.
The congress will now take place on May 30 to June 2, 2022. As previously planned, WPC will be preceded by the Europatat Congress which will take place on May 29 to 30, 2022.
“It was felt the early decision to postpone was the correct and responsible one to take and is in the best interests of the global potato community,” the release says.
“In the course of preparing the 2021 Congresses it became very clear that there was phenomenal interest in attending both events in Ireland. The organizers are pleased to note that this initial interest has not only remained but even increased.”
“It is already very clear that there is now a huge appetite for full, live, in person World Potato and Europatat Congresses and early indications are that the 2021 events partners, sponsors and speakers are solidly committed to remaining on board until 2022.”