21st World Orchid Conference

WOC21WOC21, 10-14 September 2014, Johannesburg,
South Africa

The 21st World Orchid Conference (WOC21) will take place from 10-14 September 2014 in the vibrant city of Johannesburg, South Africa, at the world class Sandton Convention Centre, which is located in the heart of an upmarket hotel, business and entertainment district.

Cosmopolitan Sandton offers visitors some of the country’s finest local and international hotels, with over 5000 hotel rooms in close proximity to the convention centre, as well as two of the most sophisticated shopping complexes in the country (Nelson Mandela Square and Sandton City Shopping Centre).

Orchids: Gold in the Green Age

The theme for the WOC21 Conference and Show is "Orchids: Gold in the Green Age"

With Johannesburg forming the nucleus of the gold mining industry in the region, the theme pays tribute to this, while drawing inspiration from conservation as the only way forward.

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Welcome to South Africa

  • The seven chalets at the Agulhas National Park are part of the South African government's R2,4-billion investment in national parks. At the southernmost tip of Africa, the park is in a unique landscape of pristine coastline and endangered lowland fynbos.

  • New A Re Yeng bus rapid transit system buses have been unveiled by the City of Tshwane. The BRT system will start operating on 17 November for a two-week test period with buses operating from the city centre through to Hatfield.

  • International travellers have for the umpteenth time picked Cape Town as one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, ranking the Mother City 24th out of 1 830 cities from around the globe for being a fun place to visit.

  • Once again, South Africa has come out tops in the 2014 World Responsible Tourism Awards held in London. Three hospitality establishments and an animal sanctuary have received recognition for being environmental friendly whilst being commercially successful.

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