IVI participates in industry trade shows where our team members can meet with growers and exchange information. Growers provide valuable feedback for continual improvement of our products, systems, and service. This further enhances what already occurs out in the field with our sales and our service technicians. At trade shows, we also have the opportunity to learn about innovative or emerging products that have the potential to be a part of our mix of offerings to our customers.
At IVI, we are continually gathering information in order to lead our industry, both in technology and service. Trade shows can provide the opportunity to help our products and systems evolve. Our engineers excel in improving our offerings, such as the Imperium storage control panel, and its accompanying app. The resource and information sharing that comes from our sales and our service team members results in continual improvement and enhancement of IVI’s standing as an industry-leading resource for the storage needs of our customers. Trade shows can also be one more opportunity to connect with the people we are in business for: our growing customers.
Idaho Potato Conference & Ag Expo
The Idaho Potato Conference, held by Idaho State University, covers a wide range of industry topics ranging from variety development, management practices and economics, marketing and political issues. There are Idaho and Washington Department of Agriculture Pesticide Handler credits available. There is also a series of nine presentations on industry topics presented in Spanish. The Ag Show is held in Holt Arena and there is an extensive Trade Show in the ballroom of the SUB. There is also a Grower-Speaker Social Wednesday evening, Stephen Performing Arts Center Rotunda.
National Potato Council Potato Expo
The Potato Expo, the largest conference and trade show for the potato industry, has always been the place where growers, suppliers and industry experts come together to connect, grow and share ideas.
- Connect with the U.S. and international members of the potato community
- Engage with exhibitors offering business solutions and innovations
- Discuss current trends, innovations and new technologies
- Collaborate on finding solutions and exchanging ideas
- Catch up with friends, fellow growers and industry partners
National Potato Council Summer Meeting
Each summer, potato growers and industry leaders from across the country come together for public policy and organizational updates at NPC’s Summer Meeting. Meeting attendees participate in NPC’s Legislative, Environmental, Trade, and Grower Outreach and Industry Research, and Finance Committee meetings where a wide range of important topics to the grower community are discussed.
Washington–Oregon Potato Conference
With over 2,000 growers, suppliers, researchers and other interested parties expected to attend, the Washington-Oregon Potato Conference continues to be the premier event for the potato industry in the Northwest. Participants enjoy the numerous connections they are able to make with those throughout the industry as well as the knowledge and information shared through the general sessions and other training opportunities.
World Potato Congress
World Potato Congress Inc. is a non-profit organisation supported by a group of volunteer directors representing potato jurisdictions around the world. Congress events are hosted in partnership with local host committees.
World Potato Congress Inc. creates a value chain network to lead sustainable growth and development of the potato to meet increased global use and demand.
In 1993 the first edition of World Potato Congress was held in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada. This initiative to gather potato professionals from all over the world was a success from the start, illustrating that all links of the global potato chain felt the need to meet and share ideas and knowledge, promoting the potato.