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Abstract Submission
15 Oct 2017
Early Registration
15 Nov 2017
Notification of Acceptance
30 Nov 2017
Submission of Full Paper
7 Mar 2018


Time Activity
1 : Tuesday, 6 March 2018 (Grand Ambassador Hotel, Seoul)

16:30 ~ 19:00

Day 2 : Wednesday, 7 March 2018 (Grand Ambassador Hotel, Seoul)

08:00 ~ 09:00

Registration and posting posters

09:00 ~ 09:30

Opening ceremony

09:30 ~ 10:10

Session 1. Current Status of Orchid
Keynote speaker

– Environmental control of the flowering process of Phalaenopsis orchids

by Dr. Erik S. Runkle, Michigan State University, USA

10:10 ~ 11:10

Invited speaker
– The life of an orchid protocorm

by Dr. Edward C.T. Yeung, Calgary University, Canada –

by Dr. Byoug Ryong Jeong, Gyeongsang National University, Korea

11:10 ~ 11:25

Oral presentation

1. Introduction to orchid breeding and research at NIHHS in Korea

by Ms. Pue Hee Park, National Institute of Horticultural & Herbal Science, Korea

11:25 ~ 12:00

Poster presentation

12:00 ~ 13:00


13:00 ~ 13:40

Session 2. Biodiversity & Conservation
Keynote speaker
– Native orchid species in Korea

by Dr. Jong Suk Lee, Korea National Arboretum, Korea

13:40 ~ 14:10

Invited speaker

-The species diversity of orchid plants as industrial materials by Dr. Pil- Yong Yun, National Institute of Ecology, Korea

14:10 ~ 15:25

Oral presentation

  1. Effect of culture media on asymbiotic seed germination of Epipactis flava Seidenf., an endangered rheophytic orchid of Thailand

    by Dr. Anupan Kongbangkerd, Naresuan University, Thailand

  2. Development of cryopreservation protocols for endangered wild orchids in Korea

    by Dr. Haeng-Hoon Kim, Sunchon National University, Korea

  3. Isolation and identification of endophytic fungi from selected orchid species and investigate their plant growth promoting

by Dr. Sujit Shah, Tribhuvan University, Nepal

  1. In vitro proliferation of endangered Cypripedium macranthos Sw. through asymbiotic seed culture

    by Dr. Yoon-Sun Huh, Chungcheongbuk-do Agricultural Research

    and Extension Services, Korea

  2. Survival niches of orchids in the tropical rain forest of peninsular Malaysia

    by Dr. Manohar Mariapan, University Putra Malaysia, Malaysia

15:25 ~ 15:40

Coffee break

15:40 ~ 16:10

Session 3. Classification
Invited speaker

– A new classification of Liparis sect. Cestichis based on phylogeny and morphology

by Dr. Li Lin, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

16:10 ~ 16:25

Oral presentation

– Development of new plant classification system based on life design concept in orchids’

by Dr. Been, Chul Gu, K-ORCHIDS, Korea

16:25 ~ 16:55

Session 4. Cultivation & Physiology 1
Invited speaker

– Mineral nutrition of Phalaenopsis, with focus on nitrogen by Dr. YC Alex Chang, National Taiwan University, Taiwan

16:55 ~ 17:40

Oral presentation

  1. Effect of bulk density of sphagnum moss substrate on

    volumetric water content and electrical conductivity measured by Frequency Domain Reflectometry

    by Dr. Hsi Lin. National Taiwan University, Taiwan

  2. Improves Doritaenopsis queen beer ‘Mantefon’ with light and nutrient control under CO2 enriched condition

    by Dr. Yoon Jin Kim. Seoul Women’s University, Korea

  3. Influence of sphagnum moss as growing medium in Phalaenopsis orchid

    by Dr. Kaveriamma. M.M. UAHS College of Forestry, India

17:40 ~ 18:30

Session 4. Cultivation & Physiology 2
Oral presentation

  1. Reduced water use of potted Spathoglottis plicata by leaching fraction techniques

    by Dr. Panupon Hongpakdee, Khon Kaen University, Thailand

  2. Reusing drain water to lower the emission of nutrients in the cultivation of Phalaenopsis

    by J.A.M. Kromwijk, Wageningen University, The Netherlands

  3. Application of sensor-based irrigation system for cymbidium production to save water use

    by Dr. Seong Kwang An, Seoul National University, Korea

18:30 ~ 20:00

Conference dinner
Day 3 : Thursday, 8 March 2018

08:00 ~ 18:00

Technical tour – Excursion to orchids production area
Day 4 : Friday, 9 March 2018 (Grand Ambassador Hotel, Seoul)

09:00 ~ 09:40

Session 5. Biotechnology
Keynote speaker
– Advances in clonal propagation and functional metabolites

production using bioreactor system in Orchidaceae

by Drs. Kee Youep Paek & So-Young Park, Chungbuk National University, Korea

09:40 ~ 10:10

Invited speaker

– Transcriptional regulation and light–dependent of orchid floral scent biosynthesis and emission

by Dr. Chen Hong-Hwa, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan

10:10 ~ 10:55

Oral presentation

  1. The transgenic Dendrobium Sonia’ BOM 17 containing antisense ACO gene demonstrated normal growth with prolong vase life

    by Dr. Sermsiri Chanprame, Kasetsart University, Thailand

  2. Analysis of metabolites from two orchid species traditionally

    used as anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer agents

    by Dr. Mohammed Kamrul Huda, University of Chittagong,


  3. Cold induced changes in the transcriptome reveal a major role of SVP genes in regulating the flowering time of Cymbidium goeringii

    by Dr. Fengxi Yang, Guangdong Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China

10:55 ~ 11:10

Coffee break

11:10 ~ 11:40

Session 6. Genetics & Breeding
Invited speaker

– Research and development within Anthura, a Dutch breeding company

by Mr. Maurice van Veen, Anthura, The Netherlands

11:40 ~ 12:25

Oral presentation

  1. Intra and interspecies variation of terrestrial orchid Spathoglottis species in Peninsular Malaysia using chloroplast DNA

    by Dr. Florence C. Ginibun, University of Malaya, Malaysia

  2. Molecular regulation of the two most important ornamental traits of Chinese orchid – floral patterning and leaf-color variations

    by Dr. Genfa Zhu, Guangdong Academy of Agricultural Sciences,


  3. Plantlet better growth with cytokinin pre colchicine application on Phalaenopsis amabilis blume protocorms

    by Dr. Sandra Arifin Aziz, Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia

12:25 ~ 13:30


13:30 ~ 14:10

Session 7. Pest & Post-harvest physiology
Keynote speaker
– Challenges in generating virus resistant orchids

by Dr. Sek Man Wong, National University of Singapore, Singapore

14:10 ~ 14:55

Oral presentation

  1. Pathological properties and control of viruses infecting orchids in Korea

    by Dr. Ju-Yeon Yoon, National Institute of Horticultural & Herbal

    Science, Korea

  2. Effects of 1-methylcyclopropene on biochemical changes of postharvest Dendrobium ‘Khao Sanan’

    by Dr. Poompang Chuchoisuwan, Chulalongkorn University,


  3. Sea shipment simulation of Vanda plants
    by Dr. Thitiporn Suwaree, Kasetsart University, Thailand

14:55 ~ 15:20

Coffee break

15:20 ~ 16:10

Session 8. Propagation
Invited speaker
– Various culture technique for mass propagation of medicinal

orchids of Nepal

by Dr. Bijaya Pant, Tribhuvan University, Nepal

16:10 ~ 16:25

Oral presentation

– Effect of medium composition, coconut water and chitosan on Phalaenopsis protocorm growth and development

by Dr. Dewi Sukma, Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia

16:25 ~ 18:00

Business meeting

Conference Tour

Korea Flower NH (National Agricultural Cooperative Federation; Korea Floriculture Agricultural Cooperative)

Korea Floriculture Agricultural Cooperative (KFAC), entirely invested by floriculture professionals for establishment in 1988, is an autonomous organization for floriculture producers which promotes economic and social status of approximately 2,100 current floriculturist members. KFAC has a fair and transparent floriculture distribution system that sells orchids and flowering plants produced by cooperative members through an electronic auction system. Moreover, KFAC is actively pursuing exports to China, Japan, the US, and others, while also being involved in direct sales and flower delivery service to the consumers. You will be able to see how orchids are being distributed and sold in Korea from here.

Korean International Orchid Show 2018

Korean International Orchid Show 2018, sponsored by Korea Orchid Growers Association and National Institute of Horticultural & Herbal Science of Rural Development Administration, will be held at KINTEX Exhibition Center (Goyang City). This exhibition is will exhibit a variety of orchids, including Oriental orchids, tropical orchids, and native orchids to the general public and professionals for 3 days. In particular, this exhibition will also showcase new cultivars from Korea.

Phalaenopsis and Cymbidium Farm

In Korea, about 64.3 billion won of orchids are commercially produced in 163 ha of greenhouses, of which Phalaenopsis and Cymbidium account for 60% of sales. Fifty-four Korean cultivars of Cymbidium and several Phalaenopsis cultivars have been developed by plant breeders at the National Institute of Horticultural and Herbal Science. With a major market of Seoul nearby, the main production area is Gyeonggi Province, where approximately 58% of Phalaenopsis and Cymbidium are produced. This tour will show how Phalaenopsis is being cultured and bloomed in Phalaenopsis farms in Gyeonggi Province

Orchid Theme Park

It is an orchid farm, including 30,000 ㎡ of farm and exhibition greenhouse space, that is located in the outskirts of Seoul. The farm has collected and is preserving 3,000 varieties of wild and rare orchids, including tropical orchid, and even now, endless efforts are put into developing new varieties. Moreover, it is a unique type of interactive orchid park that operates an education center for visitors to experience orchid cultivation.