Due to the pandemic and for the safety of participants, it is with great reluctance that the three organisations World Potato Congress Inc., Europatat and the Irish Potato Federation, jointly announce today the postponement of the World Potato Congress (WPC) and the Europatat Congress planned for May/June in Dublin in 2021.
Originally scheduled for 31st May – 3rd June 2021, the WPC will now take place on 30th May – 2nd June 2022. As previously planned, the WPC will be preceded by the Europatat Congress – which will take place from 29th- 30th May 2022.
The organizers say it was felt this early decision to postpone the events was the correct and responsible one to take and is in the best interests of the global potato community.
In the course of preparing the 2021 Congresses it became very clear to the organizing tea that there was phenomenal interest in attending both events in Ireland. The organisers 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. Early indications are that the 2021 events partners, sponsors and speakers are solidly committed to remaining on board until 2022.
In summary, the events are not cancelled – just postponed, the organizers say. In collaboration with its partners WPC Inc. and Europatat, the Local Organising Committee is determined to make the best use of the extra year to host even bigger and better events in 2022.
2022 will be here before you know it, the organizers say. Make sure you don’t miss out – check out the updated website www.wpc2022ireland.com to keep abreast of developments. World Potato Congress Inc looks forward to welcoming you in Dublin in 2022!
Source: World Potato Congress Inc