'Resilience and dynamism' of British potato industry displayed

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28 November 2023
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Show exceeds organisers' expectations with enhanced visitor figures and interaction.

The British Potato Event 2023, held at Yorkshire Event Centre, Harrogate, last week has been hailed by its new organisers as a "resounding success" with increased visitor numbers and seminar interaction.

This two-day event brought together potato professionals, industry experts, and enthusiasts from all around and exceeded all expectations.

"The event witnessed an impressive turnout of exhibitors, industry leaders, and visitors, making it a hub of activity and networking," an organisers announcement stated.

Attendees had the opportunity to connect with peers, share insights, meet manufacturers, see the latest machinery and innovations, and forge partnerships while exhibitors unveiled the latest technological advancements in potato farming, from state-of-the-art machinery to groundbreaking innovations highlighting the industry's commitment to efficiency and sustainability.

A series of seminars and discussions also provided attendees with knowledge and insights to navigate the evolving landscape of the industry.

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BP2023 emphasized the importance of sustainability in potato production, with exhibitors and speakers showcasing eco-friendly practices and solutions that align with the industry's growing sustainability goals and the event offered an opportunity for professionals to earn BASIS and NRoSO points and enhance their knowledge base, contributing to the continued growth of the sector.

Attendees and exhibitors praised its organisation, the quality of presentations, and the networking opportunities it provided.

"As we conclude BP2023, we eagerly anticipate the positive impact it will have on the future of the potato industry. The knowledge shared, relationships formed, and innovations unveiled are certain to influence and drive positive change. The success of BP2023 demonstrates the resilience and dynamism of the potato industry, reaffirming its position as a vital component of agriculture in the UK," organisers stated.

"We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all participants, exhibitors, sponsors, and visitors for making the British Potato Industry Event 2023 an exceptional success."

For more information about the event and future updates, please click here or email organisers here.  

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