14th Asia Pacific Orchid Conference (APOC) | Aug 16 – 20, 2023

14th Asia Pacific Orchid Conference (APOC)
14th Asia Pacific Orchid Conference (APOC)

This year, Singapore will play host to the 14th edition of the conference for the first time since the inaugural edition in 1984. This year’s APOC, with the theme “Diversity, Conservation, Culture”, comprises a five-day Orchid Show and a four-day Conference Programme at Singapore EXPO, Hall 2, from Aug 16 to 20, 2023.

This prestigious event jointly organised by the NParks and OSSEA is definitely one for the books given Singapore’s rich orchid heritage. APOC presents a visual feast at the Orchid Show and an exciting line-up for the Conference Programme where visitors and attendees can delve into the fascinating realm of orchids through engaging talks and demonstrations, fascinating orchid-themed exhibits, and a stunning array of competitive orchid displays.

Highlights of the Orchid Show

  • Floral exhibits by Floral Designers Society (Singapore) and Ikebana International Singapore Chapter 135.
  • Floral fashion showcase by students from ITE College Central.
  • Orchid photo gallery in partnership with Nikon and Photographic Society of Singapore, featuring photos contributed by members of the public.
  • Botanical illustration gallery featuring a selection of botanical art from the Singapore Botanic Gardens’ archives (over 20 botanical art pieces).
  • Orchid stamps and currencies exhibition contributed by the Singapore Mint and a private collector, Mr Hsien Yoong How.
  • Non-competitive orchid landscape displays by international award-winning floral designer, Harijanto Setiawan, and the following groups: OSSEA, Singapore Gardening Society, Singapore Orchid Growers’ Association, and gardeners from NParks’ Community in Bloom programme.
  • Competition area.
  • Orchid Plant Competition with over 100 categories.
  • Orchid Landscape Competition featuring over 20 displays by orchid societies and associations as well as professional growers from across the Asia-Pacific region, many of whom have clinched awards in previous international orchid shows (list of participants in the Orchid Landscape Competition is available on: https://www.apoc14.gov.sg/orchid-show-and-competitions/orchid-competition/).
  • Both competitions will be judged by esteemed orchid experts from Singapore and the region. Winners will be announced on Aug 16, 2023.
  • MarketPlace featuring over 50 local and international vendors including those from Ecuador, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Taiwan, and Thailand.
14th Asia Pacific Orchid Conference (APOC) | Singapore Expo Aug 16 - 20, 2023

Tickets are now on sale at SISTIC at go.gov.sg/apoc14-orchidshow. More information is available on the 14th Asia Pacific Orchid Conference’s website at go.gov.sg/apoc14.

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14th Asia Pacific Orchid Conference (APOC) | Aug 16 – 20, 2023
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The 14th Asia Pacific Orchid Conference (APOC) will be hosted at Singapore Expo, Hall 2, from Aug 16 to 20, 2023.

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