Opening hours exhibition and sale:
Thursday to Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m

Registered conference participants can visit the exhibition daily from 9:00 a.m. before the public admission at 10:00 a.m.

All information in the programme below is preliminary. Last change:

Wednesday, 3/20/2024

08:00 a.m. Admission for judges only
09:00 a.m. Briefing of judges
10:00 a.m. Ribbon Judging
12:00 p.m. Lunch snack
01:00 p.m. Medal Judging
03:00 p.m. Election of the champions of the show in categories
4:00 p.m. Admission for conference participants and guests of honor
5:00 p.m. Opening of the EOC by the mayor of the city of Dresden with judges, conference participants and guests of honor

Thursday, 03/21/2024

11:00 a.m. Opening of the fair
01:30 p.m. – 05:30 p.m. Conference talks

Friday, 03/22/2024

09:30 a.m. – 12:45 a.m. and 02:00 p.m. – 05:15 p.m. Conference talks
07:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. “Night of the Orchids”
08:00 p.m. Orchid namegiving ceremony

Saturday, 03/23/2024

09:30 a.m. – 12:45 a.m. and 02:00 p.m. – 04:15 p.m. Conference talks
8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Gala dinner at the Hyperion Hotel Dresden am Schloss

Sunday, 03/24/2024

11:00 a.m. Awards Ceremony

Timetable of conference talks

Thursday, 21.03.

01:30 p.m. Johan Hermans/UK: The Orchids of the Western Indian Ocean, Madagascar, Mauritius and La Réunion
14:15 Dr. Wolfgang Rysy: Colourful Bulbophyllum-Potpourri with Common and Rare Species from Southeast Asia
03:00 p.m. Prof. Dr. Karl Stetter: Searching for Orchids within the Eastern Himalayas
03:45 p.m. Coffee break
04:00 p.m. Kyle Lucyk/Kanada: Phragmipedium besseae and Phrag. dalessandroi in Ecuador
04:45 p.m. Olaf Gruß: At the habitats of the genera Paphiopedilum and Phalaenopsis

Friday, 22.03.

09:30 a.m. Uhr Stefan Kattari: Schutz der Orchideenstandorte am Beispiel der Region Chiemgau
10:15 a.m. Uhr Dr. Norbert Baumbach: Orchideen in Thüringen
11:00 a.m. Coffee break
11:15 a.m. Dr. Matthias Kropf/Austria: Flower color variation of selected European orchids in the light of their pollination biology
12:00 a.m. Nora de Angelli/Romania: Orchids of Romania – Discovering the surprising diversity, mimicry strategies and deception mechanisms of a neglected bounty
12:45 a.m. Lunch break
02:00 p.m. Michael Tibbs/Netherlands/South Africa: Conservation Rwanda – The saving of a jungle after the genocide
02:45 p.m. Uhr Dr. Günter Gerlach: Bestäubungsdiversität von Orchideen in Peru – eine Spielwiese für Pflanzen
03:30 p.m. Coffee break
03:45 p.m. Dr. Mike Thiv: Why are there so many orchid species? Answers from evolutionary biology
04:30 p.m. David Mathers: The Mathers Foundation: Conserving orchid species and hybrids

Saturday, 23.03.

09:30 a.m. Stig Dalström/Sweden: Why the “Odontoglossum Story” never ends!
10:15 a.m. David Lafarge/France: Phalaenopsis : Unknown orchids?
11:00 a.m. Coffee break
11:15 a.m. Daniel Klein/Italy: Orchid viruses from an amateur’s perspective
12:00 a.m. Clare Hermans/UK: How East Anglia, a region in England shaped the orchid world: The fascinating story of its people and orchids.
12:45 a.m. Lunch break
02:00 p.m. Ian Chalmers/Australia: Trends in breeding of temperate Australian Dendrobiums
02:45 p.m. Franz Glanz: 50 years of breeding hybrids of the genera Paphiopedilum and Phragmipedium.
03:30 p.m. David Sorokowsky/Canada: Paphiopedilum Maudiae: Past, Present and Future