Published online: Dec 23, 2011 Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting, Herbicide, Irrigation, Fertilizer, Insecticide, Fungicide, Seed Potatoes, Potato Equipment
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"There's something for everyone in the potato industry to be had from attending the World Potato Congress next May in Edinburgh-I can guarantee that," says Rob Clayton, director of the Potato Council.

Announcing completion of the WPC2012 program content and much of the speaker line-up, Dr Clayton called on all sectors of the potato industry, no matter in which country they are based, to examine the opportunities that the triennial congress offered.

"It provides a unique opportunity for potato growers, farm input suppliers, scientists and researchers, purchasers and processors, retailers and the foodservice sector to share information to the benefit of our global industry. They'll find vital new knowledge not just from Britain but from potato-growing nations around the world.

"We have speakers from Scotland and England, The Netherlands, China, New Zealand, South Africa, the USA, Australia and Canada, with more still to announce. I can genuinely express the view that THE place to be between May 27 and 30 next year is the World Potato Congress in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Based at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre in the heart of the city, with industry tours in the area, too, WPC2012 has something for everyone and everyone will take something away to make a difference to their business. That's the pledge from Potato Council director Rob Clayton and his organising team.

"Delegates will also have a good experience away from the congress auditorium and seminars," says Mike Storey, Potato Council R&D leader. "We've arranged international and home-grown speakers for the congress and surrounded that knowledge exchange and seminar participation programme with great networking, exhibition and social activities. Delegates can choose from a walking tour in the city, a visit to a distillery, a golf tournament and dinner with friends, partners and colleagues at night; or they can opt for dinner on the Royal Yacht Britannia, a unique experience only available in Edinburgh."

WPC2012 is set to be an outstanding, world-class event, insists Dr Clayton.

The full program and confirmed speaker list for WPC2012 can be seen at

Sophie Lock
Potato Council
Tel: 02476 748 772