Last week the organizers of the PotatoEurope 2021 event opened pre-registration for participants interested in taking part in the coming event, and they report that a great number of participants have opted to sign up for the upcoming edition. PotatoEurope takes place each year in one of four partnering countries, namely Germany, Belgium, France and The Netherlands.
Next year PotatoEurope 2021 will be hosted in The Netherlands on 1 and 2 September at Wageningen University & Research (WUR), Field crops in Lelystad. The event is expected to feature more than 275 exhibitors from all over the world, welcoming more than 16.000 visitors in the two days that it will be hosted.
The event is strongly supported by the industry and governmental bodies including the NAO (Dutch Potato Organisation), Wageningen University & Research (WUR), Horizon Flevoland (regional development agency of Flevoland), Agrofoodcluster and World Potato City Emmeloord.
According to Kuno Jacobs of the main organizer, DLG Benelux, “Many events within the sector have been cancelled or held online in recent times. PotatoEurope 2021 can be regarded as the the first major potato event to be organized for one-on-one meeting of attendants. In addition, we see that people in general are optimistic that next year the pandemic situation with regards to Covid-19 will gradually return to normal, especially since PotatoEurope 2021 is organized to take place later on during the year.”
Companies that have already signed up, or expressed serious interest, include: AVR, Agrico, Aviko, Broekema Conveyor Belts, Eureden Solawest, EURO-Jabelmann Maschinenbau GmbH, Ferucom, Kamps de Wild, Komeco B.V., Martin Lishman Ltd, Mechatec b.v. box handling systems, Meijer Potato, Necap B.V., Sencrop, Solana, Stet, Tummers Food Processing Solutions, UniPatatas A/S, Van Rijn France, Van Rijn France and WIFO-Anema BV.
Source: DLG Benelux