It was a pleasure for Thailand to be the host for the 12th APOC which was held on 19th
-27th March 2016 in Bangkok with a theme of “Orchids and Human Beings” to show how
orchids play important roles in many ways of life including education, cultures, arts, economy
and prosperity. The objective of 12th APOC was to promote awareness of orchid conservation
sustainable use, push orchids forward as a tool of education, peace and humanity, exhibit
innovation and business network of orchid, encourage APOC members and orchid enthusiasts
to fully participate and encourage all participants to exchange their wisdoms, arts and cultures.