Tigran Richter (President Europatat)
“This year we are looking at a very interesting edition of our Congress in Poland, a very important market for potatoes. The Congress will provide a lot of substantive discussions for colleagues around Europe and beyond on the future of the potato trade given the current geopolitical and economic constraints.”
Tomasz Bieńkowski (President PPF)
“We are very excited to bring the Europatat Congress 2023 to Poland for the first time ever. Currently, we are the second largest producer of potatoes in the EU and the potato industry has a significant share in Polish food production, which annual turnover reaches several billion zlotys.”
On 13 June, the European potato community gathered in Oslo, Norway, for the Europatat Congress
2019. Under the slogan “The timeless potato: A dynamic and innovative food”, the annual event organised by Europatat, the European Potato Trade Association, and NFGF, the Norwegian Association of Fruit and Vegetable wholesalers, focused on the many assets of the sector in innovation, sustainability and circular economy.
Key speakers from both the business and the Norwegian public authorities shared with the audience their insights on the potential for innovation within the sector now and into the future as well as Norway’s special trade relations with the EU.
Find here below their presentations:
- Arne Ivar Sletnes, Head of International Affairs Norwegian Agricultural Cooperatives
- Ingeborg Flones, CEO HOFF SA
- Åsmund Bjertnæs, CEO Bjertnæs & Hoel
- Anita Krohn, Norwegian business executive & former CEO Innovation Norway
- Borghild Glorvigen, Project Manager Norwegian Potato Forum
Tour & Dinner Arcus – 12 June
Europatat Congress – 13 June
Cocktail & Gala dinner – 13 June