Asia Pacific Orchid Conference 2016 in Thailand

photo_3Thailand will host the 12th Asia Pacific Orchid Conference (APOC) on the upcoming March 19th-27th, 2016. The theme of “Orchids and Human Beings” will attract more than 45,000 visitors from all over the world.

The Asia Pacific Orchid conference was initiated in 1984. One of the founding members is professor Repee Sagarik. It aims to achieve an international cooperation for trends in development and conservation of orchids in Asia Pacific region. The 1st conference started in 1984 in Japan and has been held in different countries rotated among member countries in APOC community every three years. In 1992, Thailand hosted the 4th conference which was organized in Chiang Mai, where Maejo University took the main responsibility hosting the event.


The objectives of the Trust shall apply especially to countries in the Asia Pacific Region, and are to promote awareness and development of the hybridization, cultivation, science and conservation of orchids and to support research in these fields.


In pursuit of its objectives, the Trust shall invite and approve applications to host the Asia Pacific Orchid Conference (APOC) from suitable organizations, which Conference shall occur every three years or at intervals determined by the Trustees.




Conference Information

March 19th – March 21st ,2016        Excursion 22nd March 2016
Sapphire room, Impact Forum Convention, IMPACT Muang Thong Thani Convention Center
Lecture programs cover academic and applied aspects, including orchid conservation,  cultivation, breeding biotechnology, plant protection, post – harvest technology, processiong and value-added product,education etc.

Exhibition Information

2016 Events
March 16th
Set – up of Exhibition Begins
March 17th
Set – up of Exhibition Begins
Exhibition of Sale Booth Set-up
March 18th
Judging Committees Registration
Judging Committees Meeting
All of competitions Judging
March 19th
Opening Ceremony
Registration Preview
Lecture Program
Open to the Public
Awarding Ceremony
March 20th
Open to the Public
Lecture Program
APOC Trust Meeting
March 21st
Open to the Public
Lecture Program
Closing of Lecture Program
March 22nd
Open to the Public
Farewell Banquet
March 23rd – 27th
(Wednesday – Monday)
Open to the Public


Secretariat Office

The 12th Asia Pacific Orchid Conference 2016

Horticulture Research Institute (HRI),
Department of Agriculture (DOA),
50 Paholyothin Road , Chatuchak , Bangkok 10900, Thailand

+662 – 790 – 3888 ext.1545

+662 – 790 – 3888 ext.1541