POTATO EXPO is the largest conference and trade show for the potato industry held in North America. Network with key decision makers and international industry leaders, learn about the latest trends and innovations in the industry and grow your business!

registration opens Sept 2, 2014!

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Veteran Journalist and Host of Fox News Sunday
An Insider's Look at Inside Politics, the White House, and the Future of America

Few journalists in the nation’s capital know the American political system like Chris Wallace, a three-time Emmy award-winning anchor for FOX News. Wallace will handicap the mid-term congressional and gubernatorial elections, what it might mean for the remainder of President Obama’s second term, and provide insight and a historian’s perspective into the race for the White House in 2016. He will provide POTATO EXPO attendees with behind-the-scenes anecdotes about Washington and the role of the media in the national dialogue. As a high profile television anchor with millions of viewers, his media access and beltway insider status has propelled him to be a favorite for speaking audiences across the country. 

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Kelly McDonald

Multicultural Marketing and Business Trends Expert

How to Market to People Who Are Not Like You: The New Market Segmentation

Kelly McDonald is a nationally recognized marketing expert who has a deep specialization in multicultural marketing and business trends. McDonald will share her marketing insights and teach strategies and tactics for cultivating diverse consumers. She notes that diversity comes in many forms, and that gender, race, age, lifestage, and hobbies or special interests are all ways in which people's differences are recognized. By recognizing these differences and tailoring products, messages, or marketing efforts to reflect consumers' uniqueness, McDonald will discuss how potato industry members can validate the importance of a consumer group to reach more audiences.

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Mark Lynas

Author, Environmental Activist, and Journalist

Climate Change, Nuclear Power, and GMO ... What Does Science Tell Us?

Mark Lynas is dedicated to bringing science to the discussion about causes and solutions of the world’s environmental problems. As an author and activist, his ideas on the application of science to solve issues like nuclear power and GMO food production have caused shock waves through the environmental community. Don't miss his eye-opening presentation at POTATO EXPO 2015! 

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Jim Carroll

Agricultural Futurist, Trends, and Innovation Expert

Big Trends in Agriculture: What Ag Will Look Like in 2045

No POTATO EXPO would be complete without a look ahead at big future trends in agriculture. Jim Carroll, an agricultural futurist and innovation expert, will look into his crystal ball and predict what agriculture will be like in 2045. Whether its driverless tractors, weed-zapping robots, or data-transmitting crops, Carroll will forecast what farms might be like 30 years from now and encourage the potato industry to embrace high-velocity innovation heroes.

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Beware of Housing Scams

August 27, 2014

Be advised that a “housing company” has been contacting previous POTATO EXPO exhibitors offering discounted room rates at the Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Florida, over the dates of the POTATO EXPO 2015. DO NOT RESPOND OR PROVIDE THEM ANY FINANCIAL INFORMATION. While they may offer a lower rate they will end up adding on fees and you will ultimately pay more, or end up without a legitimate reservation. If you receive a phone call regarding rooms in Orlando, direct them to our office, (202) 682-9456. Also, forward copies of any emails you receive regarding reservations to questions@potato-expo.com. Most importantly, DO NOT book reservations through any other company or representative claiming to represent POTATO EXPO.

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Discounted Greens Fees for POTATO EXPO Attendees

August 20, 2014

The Shingle Creek Golf Club, located on the grounds of the Rosen Shingle Creek, is offering POTATO EXPO attendees a discounted fee of $69 + tax. To book a tee time call (407) 996-1559 and reference the “POTATO EXPO” discounted rate.

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See You in Orlando!

August 11, 2014

Thanks for helping make POTATO EXPO the largest annual potato industry gathering in North America! Remember to check back here on or after Sept. 2, 2014 to register as an attendee or exhibitor for POTATO EXPO 2015, Jan. 7-9, at Rosen Shingle Creek, Orlando, Florida.


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