Welcome message from the APOC President
We welcome you to the official website of the Asia Pacific Orchid Conference (APOC). The APOC is an international orchid festival that is held every three years. The conference started as a tradition way back on 1984 in Tokyo, Japan.
Over the years, APOC has been successfully organized through the auspices of various orchid individuals and groups in private, government and NGO sectors. APOC as a prestigious international orchid event has been held in different cities and countries, which includes Indonesia; Adelaide and Townsville in Australia; Chaing Mai, Thailand; Korea; China; Taiwan; and Tokyo, Fukuoka, Nagoya and the upcoming 11th APOC in Okinawa, Japan.
We believe that the APOC is a significant activity to strengthen the orchid industry. Thus, we have designed the conference to become an avenue where common practices in the development, hybridization, culture, biotechnology and its application, and conservation of orchids are shared amongst orchid enthusiasts. Customarily, every conference include activities for the exhibits of creative and spectacular floral and garden designs, lecture series about latest trends in orchid industry, orchid show, and distribution of awards which honors exemplary work of orchid enthusiasts that participated in the conference.
We, the Trustees of the Asia Pacific Orchid Conference hope that the conference becomes a regular triennial Asia Pacific activity in the orchid calendar. We will sustain the tradition of bringing colorful orchid festivals to different cities and countries. Likewise, we will also sustain the effort to disseminate common knowledge and recent trends in the development, hybridization, science, culture and conservation of orchids. We hope that you could join us in attaining this goal.