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WPTC


World Processing Tomato Concil



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Professional or non-profit organisation

Categories & Products
  • Interprofessional organisation
  • Processors organisation
Contact details
1328 route de Loriol
84170, MONTEUX
France

+33 6 07 12 58 29
Contact name : Sophie Colvine
Contact email : Click to see email address
Description
The World Processing Tomato Council (WPTC) is an international non-profit organization representing the tomato processing industry. Currently, its members represent more than 95% of the volume of tomatoes processed worldwide.
The organization was created in May 1998 during the 3rd World Processing Tomato Congress held in Pamplona (Spain).
 
The World Processing Tomato Council is constituted by professional growers and/or processors organizations representative of their production area. It is headquartered in Avignon (France) and currently chaired by Dimitris Nomikos (Greece). Mike Montna (California) and Jason Fritsch (Australia) are the two Vice-Presidents. Sophie Colvine is the General Secretary.
 
Professional organizations from the following countries were the founding members of the Council: AMITOM countries (France, Greece, Israel, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Tunisia and Turkey), Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, California. These countries have since been joined by Egypt, Japan, China, South Africa and Peru, and by AMITOM's associate members in Algeria, Iran, Hungary, Malta, Russia, Syria and Ukraine.

WPTC organises the World Processing Tomato Congresses and ISHS Symposiums on the Processing Tomato every two years. The last ones were held in Greece in June 2018 and the next will take place in San Juan, Argentina in March 2020 (www.worldtomatocongress.com). 
In the news

The 2019 season: processing prospects as of 16 May

28/05/2019
The Tomato News Conference hosted in Avignon provided the opportunity for operators of the worldwide industry to update on the processing prospects...
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New website feature: The WPTC database of researchers

24/04/2019
Although for the last 29 years now, WPTC congresses and ISHS symposiums on the processing tomato have been held together, the interaction between...
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WPTC Crop update as of 29 March 2019

01/04/2019
  AMITOM members in the EU In France, the board of SONITO met this week and established that the surface planted will be quite...
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The tomato processing industry will meet at Cibus Tec in October 2019

20/03/2019
Cibus Tec confirms the powerful partnership with AMITOM (Mediterranean International Association of the Processing Tomato) and WPTC...
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WPTC Southern Hemisphere Crop update as of 27 February 2019

28/02/2019
WPTC crop update as of 27 February 2019 In Australia, the harvest is progressing well, with continued fine, warm weather. Fruit quality is...
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Proceedings of the 15th ISHS Symposium on the Processing Tomato

19/02/2019
The Proceedings of the 15th International Symposium on Processing Tomato, which was held in Greece in June June 2018, alongside the 13th...
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The 2019 season: Processing intentions

18/02/2019
Are we finally headed toward a reasonable increase? Within just a few days of each other, the European Commission published its report on...
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The 2019 Tomato News Conference preliminary program

07/02/2019
  Preliminary program and speakers  The outline program of the first Tomato News Conference is as follows: ...
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The 14th World Processing Tomato Congress will take place in San Juan on 15-19 March 2020

14/11/2018
The 14th World Processing Tomato Congress and the 16th ISHS Symposium on the Processing Tomato will be held in San Juan, Argentina on 15...
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2018 Provisional end-of-season results

30/10/2018
34.3 million mT: Worldwide processing at its lowest level for the past five years   WPTC Crop update as of 25 October 2018 Provisional...
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WPTC Crop update as of 28 September 2018

01/10/2018
Worldwide processing drops below 34 million tonnes A new drastic review of 2018 processing prospects was published in the final days of...
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WPTC: Crop update as of 14 September

17/09/2018
Massive confirmation of the previously announced drop in production AMITOM countries of the EU Portugal As of mid-September, the season is...
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WPTC Crop update as of 31 August 2018

03/09/2018
WPTC: 2018 crop now expected to be 3 million tonnes lower than in 2017 It is now almost certain, the quantities processed in 2018 will probably...
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WPTC Crop update as of 17 August 2018

20/08/2018
The latest processing estimates compiled by the WPTC show a further decline in estimates for the 2018 crop year, down 1% from the mid-July...
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WPTC crop update as of 3 August 2018

06/08/2018
On Friday 3 August, WPTC released a new update on the ongoing 2018 tomato processing season following its fortnightly survey of members. AMITOM...
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Back from the World Congress...

27/06/2018
Tomato products are « Super Foods »! The 13th World Processing Tomato Congress that ended on 15 June in Athens clearly took note of...
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WPTC: Dimitris Nomikos elected President

22/06/2018
The World Processing Tomato Council (WPTC) has a new President. At the end of his two-year mandate as President, Roger Scriven has handed over the...
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2018 Season: Processing forecast down again to less than 36 million mT

18/06/2018
The latest World Processing Tomato Congress, which was held in Greece and ended on June 15th, was an opportunity to revise down the production...
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2017: A reasoned output for the worldwide industry

12/06/2018
The final production figures released by WPTC in February 2018 estimate that a total 37.8 million metric tonnes (mT) of tomatoes were processed...
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13th World Processing Tomato Congress: Program and Speakers

23/05/2018
13th World Processing Tomato Congress & 15th ISHS Symposium: Program and Speakers The biannual Congress of the World Processing Tomato...
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Cibus Tec 2019

21/10/2019 to 25/10/2019
Cibus Tec confirms the powerful partnership with AMITOM (Mediterranean International Association of the Processing Tomato) and WPTC...
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The Tomato Day Conference

24/10/2019 to 24/10/2019
During CibusTec 2019, AMITOM & WPTC join forces with Fiere di Parma to organise a free half day conference on the latest topics...
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14th World Processing Tomato Congress & 16th ISHS Symposium on the Processing Tomato

15/03/2020 to 19/03/2020
The 14th World Processing Tomato Congress and 16th ISHS Symposium on the Processing Tomato will take place in San Juan (Argentina) on 15 to 19...
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