The World Orchid Conference Trust was established by
its settlors, the American Orchid Society and the Royal Horticultural Society, to ensure the maintenance of the
highest standards through successive World Orchid Conferences.
The purpose of the Trust is the encouragement
and improvement of the science, art, and practice of orchid growing throughout the world, and the increase of
study and knowledge of orchids.
The Trustees' aims are
Secure the continuity and the transfer of
experience from each event to the next.
Assess, select, appoint and confirm suitable
candidate countries and organisations to hold World Orchid
Monitor the progress of
Support local organizers through the expertise
of the Trustees, the IOC, and other relevant resources.
Assist with the promotion of
Support orchid conservation, research, and
nomenclature through the IOC.
While the long and arduous
work entailed in staging each conference is undertaken wholly by local orchid groups and their enthusiastic supporters, the final responsibility for
the series of World Orchid Conferences rests with the Trustees of the World Orchid Conference Trust,
established for that purpose jointly by the American Orchid Society and the Royal Horticultural Society.