Romain Cools (Belgapom)

“Belgium, the land of the Belgian fries, welcomes the Europatat congress 2017 in the wonderful city of Antwerp, where potato turns into diamonds (or is it the reverse?) We are sure you will experience an interesting and exciting programme.”

Jos Muyshondt (President, EUROPATAT)

“Belgapom is welcoming the European potato trade in Antwerp, home of one of the largest seaports in the world. We can guarantee all participants a great network event, of which the memory will be cherished for a long time!”

Raquel Izquierdo de Santiago (EUROPATAT)

“For the 2017 Congress, Europatat together with the organisers Belgapom, a valued member representing the potato sector in Belgium, have put together an extremely interesting and relevant programme to inspire the potato sector in Europe to be great again!

Programme Europatat Congress 2017

15-17 June 2017

Thursday 15 June 2017: Europatat Commission meetings & AGM

  • 09h30 – 10h30: Welcome coffee & registration of participants
  • 10h30 – 12h30: Europatat Commission meetings: Early potatoes, Ware potatoes & Packers
  • 12h30 – 14h00: Lunch
  • 14h00 – 16h00: Europatat Commission meetings: Seed potatoes, Technical and Regulatory issues & RUCIP
  • 16h00 – 16h30: Coffee break
  • 16h30 – 17h30: Europatat General Assembly (Europatat Members only)

Thursday 15 June 2017: Partner programme

  • 12h30 – 13h45: Lunch at Radisson Blu Hotel, together with delegates
  • 13h45: Partners leave for a guided visit to the Rubenshuis
  • 14h00 – 16h00: Guided visit to the Rubenshuis
  • 16h00: Short walk back to Radission Blu Hotel

Thursday 15 June 2017: Cocktail & Walking dinner (dress code casual)

  • 18h00 – 21h30: Cocktail & Walking dinner (Antwerp City Brewery), including visit of the brewery

Friday 16 June 2017 – Congress 2017

“Make the European Potato Trade Great Again!” (it’s gonna be huge, it’s gonna be great, it’s true)

  • 09h30 – 16h00: CONGRESS “Make the European Potato Trade Great Again!”

Friday 16 June 2017: Partner program

  • 10h00 – 13h00: Guided fashion walk in Antwerp, including a visit MoMu, the fashion museum
  • 13h00 – 14h00: Lunch in the city
  • 14h00 – 16h00: Visit of the Red Star Line museum
  • 16h00 – 16h20: Bus back to Radission Blu Hotel.

Friday 16 June 2017 – Gala dinner (business attire)

  • 19h00: Gala dinner (ZOO Antwerp)

Saturday 17 June 2017 – Social program

  • 10h30 – 10h45: Bus leaves from Radission Blu Hotel to the new Antwerp Harbour Buidling
  • 10h45 – 11h45: Visit to the Antwerp Harbour Building
  • 11h45 – 12h00: Short walk to Steenplein
  • 12h00 – 14h00: Boat trip on the Scheldt, from Antwerp to Temse.
    • Lunch on board
  • 14h00 – 15h00: Goodbye drink
  • 15h00 – 16h00: Bus back to Radisson Blu Hotel, Antwerp and end of program



Bayer, sponsor of Europatat Congress 2017
Syngenta, sponsor of Europatat Congress 2017