International Potato Expo Marks Successful Event in Charlottetown

February 27, 2018

Charlottetown, PE – The 2018 edition of the International Potato Technology Expo welcomed professionals from across North America back to the Eastlink Centre this past Friday and Saturday. The top industry event took Charlottetown by storm with an impressive display of equipment and products, alongside a sold-out educational conference.

3,362 attendees walked the show floor to check out diverse exhibits from local, regional, national, and international companies. Potato growers, together with the leading manufacturers of equipment and product solutions from across the Maritimes and beyond were in attendance. Dozens of exhibitors at the show debuted cutting-edge and innovative products including new potato varieties, the latest models of equipment, innovative growing technology, and more.

Show Manager Mark Cusack was pleased to report the success of the event. “The crowd was very steady and exhibitors were happy with the turnout,” he commented. “We saw professionals of all backgrounds come out to the event – from lifelong growers to children and families of the industry. Comments on the conference were very positive as well. Everything came together at the right time.”

The full educational conference program saw huge success on both days of the show. During some sessions, listeners lined the room with seats completely filled to hear experts speak on informative, relevant topics. Thank you to seminar presenters John Walsh of McCain Foods; Drs. Suqi Li and Christine Noronha of Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada; Dr. Jiwan Palta of the University of Wisconsin; Ryan Barrett, of the PEI Potato Board with a panel of growers including Andrew Lawless and Nathan ChingBill Menkveld of Greentronics; and Drs. Andy Robinson and Andrew McKenzie-Gopsill of North Dakota State University and Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada.

Sponsors of the event included Prince Edward Island Agriculture and Fisheries, Sygenta, and Farm Credit Canada. The show is produced by Master Promotions Ltd., Canada’s largest independent trade and consumer event management company.

The International Potato Technology Expo is North America’s leading potato event and takes place biennially in Charlottetown. The next edition will occur in 2020 and information will be posted online at as it becomes available.


 Media Inquiries:

Mark Cusack, National Show Manager
Master Promotions Ltd.


Eastlink Centre
46 Kensington Road
Charlottetown, PE
C1A 5H7

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2018 Exhibitor List

A & L Canada Laboratories Inc.
Abell Pest Control 
Actagro Canada LLC
ADI Systems
ADS Canada
Ag World Support Systems
Agriculture and AgriFood Canada
AgriFresh Technologies Canada Inc.
AGTIV - Premier Tech
Allan Equipment Manufacturing Ltd.
Alpine -The Starter Fertilizer Company
Atlantic Doors Inc.
Atlantic Precisions Agri Services Inc.
Atlas Copco Compressors Canada
BASF Canada Inc.
Bayer Crop Science Inc.
Brenntag Canada Inc.
Capital Equipment Sales
Cavendish Agri Services
CIBC Wood Gundy-Pickard Financial Management Group
Daumar Corporation
Diesel Expectations
Dow AgroSciences & DuPont Crop Protection 
DuPont Pioneer
Durabelt Inc.
DVL Publishing Inc.
Eastern Crop Supplies
ECO Inc.
Emile Senechal et Fils Ltee
Engage Agro Corporation
Farm Credit Canada
Gallant Sales 
General Seed Company
Good Equipment Limited
Gorman Controls
GOW Group Inc.
Green Diamond Equipment
Greentronics Ltd.
H.F Stewart & Sons
HJV Equipment
Hurricane Lift Truck
HZPC Americas Corp
Island Farmer
Island ICF Inc.
Island Mobile Communications
Issues Ink-Spud Smart
Kensignton Agricultural Services ltd.
Lab'Eau-Air-Sol (AIR)
Laforge Garage Doors Inc.
LEMKEN Canada Inc.
Maritime Paper Products
Master Packaging Inc.
McCain Produce Inc.
Michaud Equipment Ltd.
Multiserve Petroleum Equipment
National Leasing
NLS Products
NutriAg Ltd.
OK Tire
Omnivent International bv
Orkin Canada
P.E.I. Potato Quality Institute
Parkland Potato Varieties
PEI Bag Co.
PEI Department of Agriculture & Fisheries
PEI Federation of Agriculture
PEI Potato News/PEI Potato Board 
Phytocultures Ltd.
Prime Material Handling
Real Potatoes Ltd.
Sac Drummond
Syngenta Canada Inc.
Tremac Inc.
Ukko Agro Inc.
Valley Refrigeration
Vanden Bussche Irrigation
Volm Companies
Web Site Advantage
Workers Compensation Board of PEI
Yara Canada


Mark Cusack

National Show Manager

Moira Pellerine

Marketing & Operations Manager