Rik Vera (Keynote speaker)

“The world has entered the Twilight Zone: the old business models are slowly deflating, they are merging and industry lines are blurring. Out of this chaos a new world is rising with hundreds of new business models. We have the biggest opportunity ever in front of us to re-think how we produce, process, distribute and consume food, water, energy, mobility…”

Tigran Richter (President Europatat)

“This year we are looking at a key edition of our annual Congress: On the eve of the European elections, the Europatat Congress will offer participants the possibility to discuss with European legislators and politicians, and other sectorial colleagues about how the sector should transition to the new decade.”

Europatat meetings (only members)


Venue: Radisson Collection Hotel Grand Place Brussels


Timings can be subject to last minute changes.

The detailed agendas for these meetings will be shared with members duly previous to the Congress.


Thursday 23 May: Commission Meetings


  • 08:00h – 08:30h: Registration and welcome coffee
  • 08:30h – 10:30h: Technical & Regulatory Affairs Commission
  • 10:40h – 12:40h: Sustainability Commission
  • 12:40h – 14:00h: Lunch break
  • 14:00h – 15:30h: Seed potatoes Commission
  • 15:40h – 17:10h: Consumption potatoes Commission
  • 17:20h – 18:20h:  RUCIP Commission



Friday 24 May: General Assembly


  • 08:00h – 08:30h: Registration and welcome coffee
  • 08:30h – 10:00h: Europatat General Assembly 2024