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Nominations for the 2022 World Potato Congress Industry Awards now requested

The World Potato Congress Industry Award ceremony is an important and prestigious event on the international potato scene. The award recognizes a lifetime of contributions to the potato industry. Typically, three outstanding individuals are recognized during the Industry Awards ceremony at the World Potato Congress. Nominations for the next Congress in Dublin, Ireland, May 30 to June 2, 2022 are now requested.

Industry Award Proposers are invited to submit a written nomination which must include the following information in order to have your nomination reviewed:

Industry Award Proposer – You must provide your full name, professional status and contact information (email and telephone number). Note: Industry Award Proposers are requested to refrain from a write-in campaign in support of their nominee. Letters of support for your nominee will not be factored into the decision-making process.

Nominee Information – Please provide your nominee’s full name, contact information (email and telephone number), the nominee’s career outline and reasons why this nominee is a good candidate for the Industry Award (maximum 250 words).

Nomination Submission – Email your nomination information (as indicated above) to the Awards Committee Chairman, Mr. Tamas Houlihan at

Nomination Deadline – Please note that applications will only be accepted until the close of business on November 30, 2021.

Nomination Review and Decision
The Industry Awards Committee members will review and assess all written applications received by November 30, 2021 and recommend potential award recipients to the WPC Board of Directors for their final approval.

Prominent past award recipients include: Mr. J.R. Simplot and Mr. Harrison McCain. 

The 2018 Industry Award recipients from the 10th World Potato Congress in Cusco, Peru were:  Dr. Gary Secor, USA; Dr. Anton Haverkort, the Netherlands and Mr. Alberto Salas, Peru.

For further information about the Industry Awards application, please contact Tamas Houlihan, Chairman, WPC Industry Awards Committee at

To learn more about the 11th World Potato Congress in Dublin, Ireland, please visit their website at:

To learn more about the World Potato Congress Inc., please visit its website at:

Source: World Potato Congress Inc

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