During a recent public address in Frankfurt, the Deputy Chairman of the German potato industry union (Union der Deutschen Kartoffelwirtschaft e.V. – UNIKA), Dr. Heinrich Böhm, discussed the state of the potato industry in Germany, saying that Germany producers 10 to 11 million tonnes of potatoes annually, making it the largest potato producer in the European Union (EU). This sector generates an estimated value added return of more than three billion euros each year. Dr Böhm further said: “We look forward to having PotatoEurope back in Germany in 2018 at Rittergut Bockerode, near Hanover, and feel UNIKA is an ideal partner for this leading technical trade fair for the potato industry. At the event, we will offer a central starting point for visitors, and will powerfully present the German potato industry.” The PotatoEurope 2018 trade fair is organized by the DLG with the support of UNIKA. More information is available from Dr. Wilfried Wolf at the DLG by Tel: +49 (0) 69 247 88 272 or Email: w.wolf@DLG.org. Information is also available online at www.potatoeurope.de. Dr Böhm’s full address can be found here.