The Congress

For the first time, the 10th World Potato Congress (WPC) and the XXVIII Latin American Potato Association (ALAP) Congress will come together in the historic city of Cusco, Peru, from 27th to 31st of May 2018. This event will showcase the Andean origins of the potato.

About Us


World Potato Congress Inc.

The WPC is held every three years and organized by the not-for-profit World Potato Congress Inc., dedicated to supporting the cultivation and development of potato around the world. This 10th WPC will mark the first time the event will be held in Latin America. Previous congresses were held in North America, Europe, South Africa, China, and New Zealand.

More than 800 scientists and potato industry representatives are expected to attend the 10th WPC and share interests, innovations and useful information for the global development and growth of the potato.

Asociación Latinoamericana de la Papa

La asociación Lationamericana de la Papa (ALAP) founded in 1977 with the objective of spreading technical advancements and scientific achievements in regional and global potato cultivation. Every two years ALAP organizes a congress in a Latin American country to bring together students, researchers, businesspeople, producers, and other actors in the potato value chain.

A magazine, ALAP, is published annually with open access for researchers to share and disseminate their results in their respective research areas.



Hotels recommended by the
Congress Organizing Committee
Rates in US$ per night


Three tours that can be taken
before or after the Congress
Rates in US$ per person


Halfday and fullday tours,
without missing Congress social events
Details and registration on the online registration form

Event Headquarters

The event will be headquatered in the Cusco convention center. Cusco is Peru’s top tourist destination and Machu Picchu one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.