You might want to plan a trip to Singapore. Sands Expo and Convention Center will be hosting the 20th World Orchid Conference (20WOC). AsiaOne reports:
Besides having a rare chance to view about 50,000 breeds of orchids, visitors to the largest event in the international orchid calendar can also be the first to check out Singapore’s latest tourist attraction in November before it opens officially next year….
The 1.2ha Flower Dome–slightly larger than two football fields–will be open to 20WOC ticket-holders only for the duration of the event….. This is the second time the conference, to be held from Nov 13 to Nov 20 at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre, is coming to Singapore. It was last held here in 1963….
The organisers said Singapore was chosen not just because of the country’s historical links to the flower, but also because of its importance as an orchid producer – it is the third-largest exporter of fresh orchids in the world.