Dazzling with Orchid Features of Five Highlights,
Taichung Warmly Expects WOC 2020’s Grand Open on March 2020

After 12 years of effort, Taiwan Orchid Growers Association (TOGA) and Taichung City Government collaborate to win the bid to host 2020 World Orchid Conference (WOC 2020), which will grandly hold from Mar. 9-29, 2020 in Waipu Expo Site, Taichung City. It is expected to attract more than 1,200 participants from 30 countries, sharing advanced knowledge of orchid research and conservation in the Conference.

To show TOGA’s endeavor and determination in hosting the 23rd World Orchid Conference (WOC 2020) successfully, also to convey years of the value of orchid conservation and restoration from Taiwan and other countries, TOGA is cooperating with 31 botanic gardens to publish a volume of orchid species. More than 50 orchid restoration initiates projects are approved, and the in-depth studies will also be presented in the Conference. Also, more than 30 worlds’ noted scholars would be invited to give speeches, 150 scholarships provided to domestic and foreign young fellows and expected to have MOU-signing with 50 orchid organizations around the world.

TOGA stresses that the 23rd World Orchid Conference (WOC 2020) is now open its online registration. Young fellows and researchers who research in the following orchid-related fields: “Conservation”, “Ecology”, “Systematics”, “Breeding”, “Genetics & Development”, “Cultivation”, and “Orchid Industry” are encouraged and welcomed to apply for Young Fellow Awards and presenters in the Conference. For further information, please visit the WOC 2020 official website at www.woc23.com.

TOGA expects to take this unique opportunity to strengthen the cooperation with orchid organizations around the world, to develop friendly and mutual relationships with other countries, and to contribute to orchid research, conservation, and restoration.

Nov. 16, 2018