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 20th World Orchid Conference took place in Singapore 13-20 November 2011. A photographic record has now been added to the WOC Galleries and a conference report originally published in the RHS Orchid Review may be downloaded from this link:-

WOC 20 report


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


The 21st WOC will take place in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 2014


An Ecuadorian bid to host the 22nd WOC in Guayaquil in 2017 has been provisionally selected from the 7 applications submitted for the event




21st World Orchid Conference

Johannesburg 2014


    woc21 website



The next opportunity to host the event will be in 2020. 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 30 June 2014.