POTATO POLAND 2019 NIDZICA
is an exhibition and conference event aimed at integrating the Polish and european potato industry, opening the Polish market to the world, transferring knowledge and technologies to agricultural producers and increasing the self-esteem of industry and its partners. These goals are achieved through a significant number of exhibitors from Poland and abroad, participation in exhibition and conference support by local and central government authorities, active participation in the organization of the world of science, agricultural self-governments and representatives of the agro-food industry. This event is transitive and every year the exhibition is organized in a similar time, but always in another region of Poland. The main organizer and owner of the trademark is Polish Institute of Plant Breeding and Acclimatization . Every year, as part of the organization of the fair, a co-organizer is selected, which organizes the exhibition and supervises its course locally. This year, in connection with the decision of the IHAR director, the event was located in the Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship, and the role of co-organizer was entrusted to one of the largest Polish seed potato producers, CN Nidzica. Thus, the country’s largest specialist event for the potato industry will take place in the Nidzica district.
This year, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development under the leadership of Minister Jan Krzysztof Ardanowski for the first time in the history of National Potato Days took on the role of its co-organizer. This is closely related to the active policy of Minister J.K. Ardanowski, aimed at raising the importance of Polish agriculture as well as expanding the possibilities of cooperation with foreign markets for Polish agricultural producers and the national agri-food industry. The support of the XXVI National Potato Days as one of the most important specialist events in Europe is also part of the government PLAN FOR A COUNTRY AREA and PROGRAM FOR POLISH POTATOE. The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development as a co-organizer guarantees a high-ranking event, substantive and media support. The support of all persons and units subordinate to the ministry that have been involved in the project is also invaluable. All elements make up the final result of international and national promotion of Polish agriculture in this Polish potato industry. Poland as the second in Europe and the world’s ninth producer of potato has something to be proud of, and the support of government administration makes it possible to do it in a professional manner while maintaining high quality and substantive standards of the organized exhibition and scientific conference.
This year’s edition organized in Nidzica, as well as the two previous ones organized respectively in 2017 in Kalinowa (Sieradz poviat, Łódź province) and 2018 in Bonin (Koszalin poviat, West Pomeranian Voivodeship) are aimed at introducing Poland to a cyclical event about the world prestige which is the POTATO EUROPE exhibition. At the moment, it is organized cyclically in four countries, namely Germany, France, Belgium and the Netherlands. The ambition of the Polish Potato Federation and other industry participants is the introduction of Poland as the fifth country – the organizer of POTATO EUROPE, which is also confirmed by Poland’s return to the world and European leaders of potato producers. It is therefore necessary to prepare the event with a flourish and raise its rank by the presence of representatives of the authorities, parliamentarians, science and agricultural self-governments as well as distinguished guests from abroad. It is also necessary to make the appropriate setting in the form of the location of both the exhibition as well as accompanying events and the selection of the appropriate quality of the setting in the field of culture and art. Therefore, preliminary concepts regarding the exhibition plan, accompanying events and organizational assumptions will be presented below.