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August 28, 2015 - 9th WPC News Media
The following are excerpts from China Daily which provided extensive coverage of the 9th World Potato Congress held at Yanqing County, Brijing, China,July 28-30, 2015. Beijing World Potato Conference highlights research and development (China Daily) Research and development was at the top of the agenda at the ninth World Potato Conference in Yanqing, Beijing. The three-day […]
November 5, 2014 - WPC International Advisor Dr. Peter VanderZaag Recognized In China
Last month, in recognition of his years of leadership, Dr. VanderZaag was awarded China’s prestigious Friendship Award by Premier Li Keqiang. The award is the nation’s highest honor for achievement by a non-Chinese for outstanding contributions to China’s economic and social progress. Nearly three decades ago, CIP Board of Trustee Dr. Peter VanderZaag went to […]
October 27, 2014 - Industry Awards Nomination Deadline Approaching
Prince Edward Island, Canada World Potato Congress Inc. General Manager, John Coady, stated recently that, “We are fast approaching the deadline for submission of nominees for the internationally respected WPC Industry Awards.” To insure that deserving individuals are recognized, applications should be completed and forwarded soon. The World Potato Congress Awards are an important and […]
September 30, 2014 - 9th World Potato Congress: Industry Awards Nominations Open
The President of the World Potato Congress (WPC) Mr David Thompson, Canada, and the Chairman of the WPC Industry Awards Committee, Mr Douglas (Doug) Harley, Scotland, have announced that nominations are now being called for the 2015 World Potato Congress Industry Awards. The World Potato Congress Industry Awards are an important and prestigious event on […]
David Thompson, President and CEO of World Potato Congress Inc. announced today the appointment of Dr. Peter VanderZaag, President: SunRISE Potato Ltd, Alliston, Ontario, Canada, to the organization’s International Advisory Committee. President Thompson noted that Dr. VanderZaag brings extensive and valuable experience to the Advisory Committee. “World Potato Congress Inc. consults, on an ongoing basis, […]
July 17, 2014 - Three New World Potato Congress Inc. Directors Appointed
David Thompson, President & CEO, World Potato Congress Inc. (WPC Inc.) today announced the appointment of Mr. Ron Gall, New Zealand; Dr. Nora Olsen, USA; and Anne Fowlie, Canada; as members of the Board of Directors. The three eminent individuals are recognized world-wide for their contributions to the development and growth of the global potato […]
July 18, 2013 - David Thompson New President of WPC Inc.
Charlottetown, PE, Canada David Thompson Leads World Potato Congress Inc. With forty years experience in the North American and Global Potato Industry, David Thompson has recently been appointed President and CEO of World Potato Congress Inc, (WPC Inc) an organization headquartered in Charlottetown, PEI, Canada and dedicated to promoting the potato industry world-wide. Dave has […]
June 25, 2013 - WPC President Allan Parker Retires
World Potato Congress Inc., President and CEO Retires Allan Parker recently announced his retirement as President and CEO of World Potato Congress Inc (WPC Inc). “After 13 years as a Director, the last six as President and CEO, I feel it is a good time to step aside and have another person lead the WPC.” […]
June 21, 2012 - WPC Industry Award Recipients Recognized at Edinburgh Congress
Edinburgh, Scotland 2012 World Potato Congress Award Winners Recognized The official Closing ceremonies of the 8th World Potato Congress (WPC) at Edinburgh, Scotland, were highlighted by the presentation of the triennial Industry Awards. The awards recognize outstanding personal contribution and leadership, related to development and progress of the global potato industry. The […]
Dr Colin Chartres, director-general of International Water Management Institute (IWMI), based in Colombo, Sri Lanka, is to speak at World Potato Congress 2012 (WPC2012). The water management specialist, whose Institute has just won the 2012 Stockholm Water Prize, the world’s most prestigious prize for outstanding achievements in water related research activities, will be speaking about […]