The official Closing ceremonies of the 9th World Potato Congress at Yanqing, Beijing, China, were highlighted by the presentation of the triennial Industry Awards. The awards recognize outstanding personal contribution and leadership, related to development and progress of the global potato industry. The awards were presented by World Potato Congress Inc. President and CEO, David Thompson, and Awards Committee Interim Chair, WPC Vice-President John MacQuarrie. Five individuals were presented with symbolic plaques to commemorate the occasion. The 2015 award recipients are Dr. Kevin Clayton-Green, Tasmania, Australia; Dr. Neil C. Gudmestad, USA; Kees van Arendonk, The Netherlands; Albert T. Wada, USA and Dr. Yili Chen, China. Click here to read more about the award recipients. Visit www.potatocongress.org for more information.