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Field Visits preceding the PotatoEurope 2017 – 12th of September 2017

Preceding PotatoEurope 2017 in Emmeloord, visitors have the opportunity to join a field visit/ learning journey to experience first-hand the potato industry in The Netherlands. You are most welcome to join this field visit on the 12th of September.

 

Theme field visits; storage & processing

During the field visits you will visit companies situated in de surroundings of Emmeloord. This area is the heart the of the potato industry in The Netherlands. Two interesting routes are offered; storage & processing. The maximum number of participants per route is 25 persons.

Program

Tour 1: Storage
The quality of the potato is affected by several factors during storage. The Netherlands are leading in maintaining the quality of post-harvest produce and storage durability. During the tour you visit Dutch companies who can explain more about – and demonstrate the latest technologies and innovations.

 

Tour 2: Processing
The Netherlands are leading in the fully processing of the potato and offer technological solutions for the complete value chain. We control the technology of harvesting, sorting, handling, processing and packaging the potato. We keep innovating the potato processing process. The new technologies reduce the use of water and energy and need little maintenance. The different product types like chips, frites, snacks, and other (by-)products ask for different treatment and different machinery. During the field visits, we offer you a peek at the most important innovative sites.

The program of the field visits (with the definitive company names) will be regularly updated and you will receive the final version via email.
The tour will take the whole day and is including: transport by bus and lunch.
The pick-up and end point will be Emmeloord.

Price – free of charge
It is free of charge to participate in a field visit.

Registration
You can register by sending an email to Mrs. Nicole de Borst nicole.de.borst@fme.nl with the following details: Contact name, Company name and short company profile. Registration is on a first come, first served basis. Deadline is Wednesday 6 September 2017, 1 p.m..