The Norwegian Association of Fruit and Vegetable Wholesalers (NFGF) and Europatat, the European Potato Trade Association, are pleased to announce the opening of registrations for the upcoming annual Europatat Congress.
The event will take place in Oslo (Norway) from 12 to 14 June 2019 at the unique Holmenkollen Park Hotel, set in the impressive Holmenkollen Park, which is located 350 metres above the city.
Under the slogan “The timeless potato: a dynamic and innovative food”, a selection of expert speakers will explore the potential for innovation within the sector now and into the future as well as Norway’s special trade relations with the European Union.
On 12 June, participants will review the different activities of Europatat during the meetings of the various Commissions (early potatoes, ware potatoes, and packers in the morning, and seed potatoes, technical and regulatory issues, and RUCIP in the afternoon).
On the next day, 13 of June, the Europatat General Assembly will take place in the morning followed by the 2019 Congress, which will bring together the entire spectrum of the European potato sector to assess and communicate the priorities and challenges related to innovation for the potato business.
Gry Sørensen, Director of NFGF: “We are very excited to bring the Europatat Congress 2019 to Norway for the first time ever. With a panoramic view over the city of Oslo, we expect many interesting and inspiring discussions with the best qualified people from the potato sector in Europe.”
Besides the professional working programme, the Congress will also offer several social events organised to reinforce the networking and contact among the European potato community, including a private tour and dinner at Arcus, a famous distillery where aquavit (a liquor made from potatoes) is produced.
In addition, the traditional Europatat Gala Dinner will be held at the Festningen Restaurant, with a stunning view over the Oslo-fjord. Finally, participants will also have the opportunity to cruise the Fjord in an exclusive and idyllic guided tour on Friday 14 June.
Please, visit the official congress website for more information on the programme and for registrations: www.europatatcongress.eu