With about a fortnight to go before the 2012 International Potato Processing and Storage Convention kicks off in Riga, Latvia on Tuesday, June 26, the focus is firmly on Latvia – an emerging strength in the European market.
Several speakers at the event at the capital’s Radisson Blu Daugava will include Latvian research academics and potato industry leaders who will make use of this opportunity to outline their market’s potential and strengths to the international field of delegates.
Among these are research scientist Irisa Murniece from the Department of Food Technology, Faculty of Food Technology at the Latvia University of Agriculture; industry stalwart Ilgvars Krumins from Latfood who is involved in a study into acrylamide prevention in breeding potatoes; Aiga Krakule, chair of the country’s potato growers and producers union and agronomist and Ilse Skrabule, a Latvian scientist and researcher into potato breeding.
These speakers will add to the international speakers from the United States, Canada, the UK, Netherlands, France, Belgium and Japan.
Delegates will also have the opportunity on Thursday, June 28, to visit a Latvian potato crisp manufacturer and a potato breeding research facility.
There are still a few spaces available for delegates at this value-for-money three-day event. Please visit www.potatoconvention.com for more details.