Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 

Christchurch Site of 2009 World Potato Congress

Media Release
November 15, 2007

Christchurch Site of 2009 World Potato Congress

Christchurch, NZ:

Allan Parker, President of World Potato Congress Inc., announced today that Christchurch has been selected as the site of the 7th International World Potato Congress to be held in March 2009.

It’s the first time the Congress will be held in the South Pacific and will be hosted by the Potato Product Group of Horticulture New Zealand. It’s expected more than 500 delegates from developing and developed countries, including growers, producers, traders, processors and manufacturers, will attend the conference.
.
President Parker, of Prince Edward Island, Canada, stated “Christchurch, the Garden City and Festival Centre, with its many contrasting amenities, will be an ideal venue for delegates to our tri-annual congress.”

Potato Product Group Chairman, Terry Olsen, said the industry was extremely pleased to have the opportunity to showcase Christchurch and New Zealand to potato industry leaders from throughout the world

“The information exchange, and first hand exposure to developments in the potato industry, will benefit both local and international players alike,” said Mr. Olsen.

The Christchurch Convention Centre will be the main venue, with delegates participating in a variety of seminars, presentations by industry leaders, and scientific dialogues. Delegates will also have opportunities to visit local growing and producing facilities. Numerous pre and post Congress tours will offer delegates unique opportunities for exposure to both the South and North Islands of New Zealand.

The 2009 Congress was awarded to Christchurch following a decision by the Directors of World Potato Congress Inc. to relocate the event from Paris, France, due to unforeseen circumstances.

The Congress functions to promote sharing of information on all aspects of the potato industry. Delegates represent industry sectors in both developed countries and countries with developing potato industries. Over 50% of the world's potatoes are produced in developing countries, with the volume increasing, as new technology and practices are adopted in those countries.

The 2009 World Potato Congress will offer the floor to evaluate the results of the UN International Year of the Potato, 2008.

World Potato Congress Inc. is a non-profit entity. It organises Congresses periodically throughout the world, in cooperation with Local Host Committees. Information on World Potato Congress activities can be found on the organisation's web site www.potatocongress.org

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

ScoopPro: Helping The Education Sector Get More Out Of Scoop

The ScoopPro professional license includes a suite of useful information tools for professional users of Scoop including some specifically for those in the education sector to make your Scoop experience better. More>>

Big Tax Bill Due: Destiny Church Charities Deregistered

The independent Charities Registration Board has decided to remove Destiny International Trust and Te Hahi o Nga Matamua Holdings Limited from the Charities Register on 20 December 2017 because of the charities’ persistent failure to meet their annual return obligations. More>>

57 Million Users' Data: Uber Breach "Utterly Preventatable"

Cybersecurity leader Centrify says the Uber data breach of 57 million customer and driver records - which the ride-hailing company hid for more than a year - was “utterly preventable”. More>>

Scoop 3.0: How You Can Help Scoop’s Evolution

We have big plans for 2018 as we look to expand our public interest journalism coverage, upgrade our publishing infrastructure and offer even more valuable business tools to commercial users of Scoop. More>>

Having A Cow? Dairy Product Prices Slide For Fourth Straight Auction

Dairy product prices fell at the Global Dairy Trade auction, retreating for the fourth straight auction amid signs of increased production... Whole milk powder fell 2.7 percent to US$2,778 a tonne. More>>

ALSO:

Statistics: Butter At Record $5.67/Block; High Vegetable Prices

Rising dairy prices have pushed food prices up 2.7 percent in the year to October 2017, Stats NZ said today. This followed a 3.0 percent increase in the year to September 2017. More>>

ALSO:

Science: New Research Finds Herbicides Cause Antibiotic Resistance

New University of Canterbury research confirms that the active ingredients of the commonly used herbicides, RoundUp, Kamba and 2,4-D (glyphosate, dicamba and 2,4-D, respectively), each alone cause antibiotic resistance at concentrations well below label application rates. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  • Bill Bennett on Tech