Industry Awards Nomination Deadline Approaching
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 prestigious event on the international potato scene. They recognise lifetime contributions from individuals, to the potato industry. Typically four outstanding individuals are recognized, during the awards presentation ceremony, at the triennial Congress. The next Congress will be held at Yanqing, Beijing, China, in July 2015.
Written nominations are invited for submission. The application form and submission instructions appear on the World Potato Congress website www.potatocongress.org. Applications close on December 1st 2014. All submissions will be acknowledged.
The Chairman of the 2015 World Potato Congress Awards Committee is Mr Douglas (Doug) Harley, Managing Director, Alexander Harley Seeds limited, Scotland. Other committee members include: Tamas Houlihan, Managing Editor, The Badger Common’Tater, USA; Dr. Qu Dongyu, Chairman of the Pottato Association of China, China; and Dr. Bir Pal Singh, Director, Central Potato Research Institute, India.
The Awards Committee will assess all written applications and make appropriate recommendations to the WPC Board.
Prominent recipients who have received awards include J. R. Simplot, Harrison McCain,
Guy and Luc Van den Broeke, Belgium and Mr. Ennio Pizzoli, Italy.
For further information:
WPC Awards Committee