Animals
Business
Crops
Environment
Food
General
Horticulture
Livestock
Machinery
Markets
Politics
Login
 
 
 
Submit to register and subscribe
(72,60 € / year)
 
I forgot my password

 08 jan 2018 07:56 

Romain Cools new President and CEO of World Potato Congress (WPC) Inc


Mr. David Thompson steps down as President and CEO of the World Potato Congress Inc. and announces Mr. Romain Cools as new President and CEO.

After 17 years on the World Potato Congress Board of Directors, 12 as Vice-President and the last five years as President, David Thompson has decided that it was time for a change.

He is pleased to announce that effective January 1, 2018 he is stepping down as President and CEO of the World Potato Congress (WPC) Inc., however he will remain on the Board of Directors.

David Thompson announced, Romain Cools as the new President and CEO of the World Potato Congress (WPC) Inc.
 
David Thompson: “Romain Cools has been involved with the Board of Directors since 2006 and for the past three years, he has served as Vice President of the World Potato Congress Inc..” “Mr. Cools resides in Lokeren, Belgium and is the first European President of the WPC Inc.” “Mr. Cools brings with him 26 years of knowledge of the potato industry and has demonstrated a strong commitment to the advancement and sustainability of the potato in the global environment.” “Mr. Cools is currently the Secretary General of Belgapom, the Union of Belgian Potato Trade and Processing Industry. He is the co-founder of the Belgian Food and Plant Safety and Sustainability scheme 'Vegaplan'.”

“He is also a Board Member of the Belgian Food Industry Association and Chaiman of the UNIZO Agro-food platform.”
The WPC Inc. is a non-profit organization established to bring together global potato industry leaders at our triennial congresses with the objective of creating networking, increased trade and business development opportunities.

 The World Potato Congress Inc organizes the 10th triennial World Potato Congress - co-located with the ALAP Congress - from May 27-31 in Cusco, Peru.



  Newsflash
 
Code of Conduct on agricultural data sharing sets the scene for digital farming Lees meer
 
 
Special Eurobarometer: How fair do Europeans think life in the EU is?Lees meer
 
 
Commissioner Hogan discusses the future of food and farming Lees meer
 
 
Monitoring data on pesticide residues in foodLees meer
 
 
New role for DLG at the International Rice Congress 2018 Lees meer
 
 
Latest agri-food trade figures: positive trade balance for the EU Lees meer
 
 
Copa and Cogeca ready for a new start after European Parliament’s vote on EU Organic Farming ReviewLees meer
 
 
Searching for the occasional market for excess potatoesLees meer
 
 
EIB’s agriculture and bioeconomy programme loan under Juncker Plan Lees meer
 
 
EC clears acquisition of Ojah BV by the Colruyt and Kerry Group Lees meer
 
 
European Commission acts to ban unfair trade practices in the food supply chainLees meer
 
 
Commission strengthens EU consumer rights and enforcementLees meer
 
 
Unfair trading practises in business-to-business relationships in the food supply chainLees meer
 
 
Natural catastrophes and man-made disasters in 2017Lees meer
 
 
New agricultural production forecastLees meer
 
 
The future of food and farming - Communication on the Common Agricultural Policy post-2020Lees meer