Welcome to EOCCE2022 in Copenhagen
NEW UPDATE 23 June, 2021: THE CONFERENCE AND EXHIBITION HAS UNFORTUNATELY BEEN CANCELLED
On behalf of the Danish Orchid Society we are pleased to invite you to the 19th European Orchid Council Conference and Exhibition in Copenhagen, Denmark, from May 5th - 8th, 2022.
The Conference “Saving Orchids in Nature: A struggle for biodiversity” takes place from May 5th to 7th. Orchids in nature are endangered species. They are highly specialized plants with specific demands to their habitats and their pollinators. Many orchids live in very confined areas, and are not able to live in any other place. Their habitats are challenged by human environmental pressure and climate change. The conference will focus on these challenges with two lines of sessions: “Saving Orchids with Science” and “Saving Orchids in Practice”, but presentations dealing with other aspects of orchid investigation, knowledge and science are welcome as well.
The Exhibition takes place from May 6th to 8th and is going to be a spectacular display of diverse orchids, mostly tropical, but there will also be a photo display with information about Danish orchids and their habitats and challenges. It’ll be possible to buy exciting and beautiful orchids, as well as orchid related items. Buying legal orchids only is an important part of orchid conservation, and in cooperation with the Danish authorities we ensure that all orchids are in legal trade.
The protector of the Danish Orchid Society, Her Royal Highness Princess Benedikte, will attend the opening ceremony.
The conference and exhibition takes place in and around the large sports and event facility “Roedovrehallen” situated less than 10 km from central Copenhagen, with easy parking and good public transportation.
Accommodation may be in central Copenhagen or closer to the venue. Copenhagen is the capital of Denmark and dates back to about 1160 A.C. Yet today it’s also a very modern city with a lot of cultural events and modern design. It’s considered one of the best cities to visit and live in, so do not miss this opportunity to visit an old historic city and perhaps become acquainted with Danish Design as well as the New Danish Cuisine in leading restaurants.
We are looking forward to meeting you in Copenhagen!
Chairman of the Danish Orchid Society
Svend Erik Hansen