26 July 2021
PotatoEurope Netherlands cancelled
PotatoEurope 2021 has been cancelled because of uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.
The outdoor exhibition which spans 25 hectares was scheduled to take place on September 1st and 2nd in Flevoland, Netherlands.
The decision to cancel the event, which takes place in the Netherlands every four years, was made following in-depth discussions between the organiser, DLG Benelux, and exhibitors.
Kuno Jacobs, Managing Director, DLG Benelux, said: “We very much regret that PotatoEurope Netherlands 2021 cannot take place as planned, despite thorough professional preparation as well as strong support on the part of the industry. In view of the ongoing uncertainty in the Netherlands surrounding the overall situation of the pandemic and the resulting lack of official approval, the required conditions for holding PotatoEurope 2021 have, unfortunately, not been met. As a consequence, we have made the decision, in close coordination with our exhibitors, that PotatoEurope Netherlands will not take place on September 1st and 2nd 2021 as planned.
Kuno added that there had been "several positive signals" in June, that had resulted in the lifting of various restrictions associated with the pandemic, and organisers had felt confident the event could go ahead, but unfortunately this was no longer the case.
PotatoEurope Netherlands was due to take place at the Wageningen University & Research (WUR), Field crops in Lelystad. Field work constitutes a major part of the outdoor exhibition, which also includes trial plots and outdoor exhibition tents.
The next edition of PotatoEurope will take place on September 2022 7th and 8th in Bockerode, Germany.