Confirmed speakers

Under the title “Potatoes: a healthy, sustainable and responsible sector”, the congress will focus on the assets of the potato sector in the, both politically and technical key areas of health, sustainability and responsibility of the business. Key speakers from both the business and the EU decision-makers will share with the audience their insights on these important topics.


Session 1: Opening remarks

New Europatat President
Name to be known after the Europatat GA
Raquel Izquierdo de Santiago
Europatat Secretary General
Gunter Pauli
Entrepreneur and author of The Blue Economy

Session 2: Health & sustainability in the potato sector go hand in hand

Tania Santivañez
FAO Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia
Toine Timmermans
EU REFRESH Programme
Loes Neven
Flemish Institute for Healthy Living

Session 3: People and Community at the cornerstone of the potato sector

Moderator: Romain Cools
Belgapom, FVPhouse, World Potato Congress
Arnaud Delacour
French Union of Potatoes Producers UNPT
Jolanda Soons-Dings
Lamb Weston / Meijer vof
Gilles Fontaine
Desmazières France

Session 4: Closing remarks

Michael Scannell
DG Sante, European Commission