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Ireland ready to host World Potato Congress in 2021

Romain Cools, President and CEO of World Potato Congress Inc., Andy Doyle TD, Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Dublin; Angus Wilson, Chairman Wilson's CountryThe Irish Potato Federation has won the bid to host the World Potato Congress (WPC) in 2021 in Dublin. The successful bid is the result of a lot of hard and will give the local potato sector its chance to take centre stage. The President of the Irish Potato Federation, Michael Hoey, said: “Winning the World Potato Congress for Ireland is the culmination of a lot of hard and creative work by a very dedicated committee and I know that the 2021 Congress will shine a spotlight on the importance of the potato in Ireland and across the globe and become a centrepiece of world-class marketing excellence.” It has also been confirmed that the potato sector in Northern Ireland will also play a role in part-hosting the event. It is envisaged that 1,000 delegates, from developing and developed countries across the globe, including growers, researchers, producers, traders, processors and manufacturers, will attend the Congress. More

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