World Potato Congress


During its Annual Meeting on September 5, 2019, the WPC Board of Directors unanimously agreed that Potatoes South Australia's proposal to host the 2023 World Potato Congress was the clear winner!

The news was announced by South Australia’s Minister of Primary Industries and Regional Development, Hon Tim Whetstone MP at our Annual Dinner and Auction of New Season Baby Potatoes on 25 October.

This will be the first time this globally significant biennial business event has ever been held in Australia. It will focus on an ‘Old World Meets New’ theme given the historical status of the potato as a food staple, the innovation and technology applied to its production today and the investment in research and development being undertaken locally and internationally. There will also be consideration given to global changes in sustainability, climate, culture and population. 

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