The World Orchid Conference Trust




World Orchid Conference Trust 




World Orchid Conferences have been held every three years since 1954.


Conferences provide an opportunity to bring the global orchid community together. The orchid show includes displays from countries around the world and is enjoyed by both attendees and host city residents. Part of the Conference is a scientific lecture program, together with a social program including tours of the surrounding area.


The 21st World Orchid Conference took place in Johannesburg in September 2014. A photographic record has now been added to the WOC Galleries .


At the conclusion of a highly successful event the Trustees confirmed:


The 22nd WOC will take place in Guayaquil, Ecuador 8 - 12 November 2017. Full information on the event is available on the organisers' web site at



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A Taiwanese bid to host the 23rd WOC in 2020 has been provisionally selected from the 5 applications submitted for the event 


The next opportunity to host the event will be in 2023. If your group is interested to learn more about hosting this event, please review our guidelines. The deadline for applications to host the 2020 WOC is in 2017, date to be advised.