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Beijing City to host 9th World Potato Congress


July 29, 2013
By Press release

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July 29, 2013 – David Thompson, president of World Potato Congress Inc., recently announced that Yanqing County, Beijing City, China, has been selected as the site of the 9th International World Potato Congress to be held July 28 to 30, 2015.

 

It is the first time the congress will be held in the Beijing Region of China and will be hosted by the People’s Government of Yanqing County. It’s expected more than 900 delegates from developing and developed countries – including growers, researchers, producers, traders, processors and manufacturers – will attend the conference.      

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“Yanqing County, with its focus on green development and urban modern eco-agriculture, environmental protection industries and tourism, will be an ideal venue for delegates to our tri-annual congress,” said Thompson.

The Beijing Badaling (Great Wall) International Conference and Exhibition 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 the Beijing region as well as other locations, such as Hangzhou, Shanghai, Chengdu, Yangshou and Lijiang.

The 2015 congress was awarded to Yanqing County, China, following three days of negotiation between representatives of the Peoples Government of Yanqing County and a delegation representing the directors of World Potato Congress Inc.

The WPC 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.