Registration Open for Europatat Congress 2019
Registrations are now open for the Europatat Congress, organized for the first time in Oslo, Norway, this year, June 12-14.
The organizers have also announced the program for this edition. It includes Europatat Commission’s meetings & social evening – Europatat Commission’s meetings and tour and dinner at Arcus, a famous distillery where aquavit (a liquor made from potatoes is produced) for the first day of the event.
On the second day, the organizers have prepared Europatat AGM & Congress 2019 “The timeless potato: A dynamic and innovative food”, Europatat Congress 2019 and cocktail & gala dinner at the Festningen restaurant, with a panoramic view over the Fjord. The third day includes an optional cultural visit: Oslo fjord cruise (lunch included).
In order to create a meeting for all potato professionals on the edge of a new potato season, Europatat organizes its Congress every other year in Brussels, the capital of Europe, and every other year in a different European location, the organizers explain.
“The Europatat Congress has become a key date for the potato sector in Europe, and this year edition in Norway shows the growing importance of cooperating in a globalized market,” Gilles Fontaine, president of Europatat, said.
This rotation enables all potato traders to host the congress in their country, which allows them to present the activities of Europatat to their national potato chain and authorities. On the other hand, all countries have the opportunity to present their national sector and to focus on their items of interest during the Congress’ workshop.
“This year we are looking at a very exotic edition of our Congress in Norway, a unique market for potatoes, that will provide a lot of insights for colleagues around Europe and beyond,” Raquel Izquierdo de Santiago (Director General of Europatat) added.
“We are very excited to bring the Europatat Congress 2019 to Norway for the first time ever. With a panoramic view over the city of Oslo, we expect many interesting and inspiring discussions with the best-qualified people from the potato sector in Europe,” Gry Sørensen (Director of NFGF) commented.