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  • World Federation of Rose Societies Committees & Meetings

    Committees and boards such as the Awards Committee, Convention Liaison Committee, Heritage Rose Committee, Classification and Registration Committee, and Publications Committee, as well as council and executive board meetings, will be held. In these meetings, decisions will be made regarding the next host city and the Award of Garden Excellence.

    Number of Meetings 12
    Dates May 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 23, 24
    Venue Fukuyama New Castle Hotel
  • Lectures

    Lectures will be conducted by researchers and experts from various countries on topics such as rose botany, cultivation, breeding, history, and culture, presenting the latest information and research findings on roses.

    Number of Lectures Approximately 15 sessions
    Speaker Candidates Researchers, breeders, companies, and educational institutions specializing in roses from both domestic and international backgrounds will be selected, considering regional aspects.
    Dates May 20, 21, 23, 24
    Venue Fukuyama New Castle Hotel
  • Welcome Party

    On the evening of the first day of the convention, a Welcome Party will be held to warmly welcome the participants to "Fukuyama, the city of roses".

    Date May 18
    Venue Fukuyama Castle Park, where you can experience the history and culture of Fukuyama
    (In case of inclement weather: Fukuyama New Castle Hotel)
  • Opening Ceremony / Welcome Reception

    As an event that signifies the start of the main convention, an opening ceremony and welcome reception will be held to warmly welcome participants. With captivating performances and creative attractions, it will enhance the anticipation for the main convention. During the opening ceremony, the announcement of inducted roses into the Hall of Fame will take place.

    Date May 19
    Venue Reed & Rose (Fukuyama Hall of Art & Culture)
  • Closing Ceremony, Awards, and Farewell Party

    On the final day of the convention, a farewell party will be held, including a ceremony that showcases the essence of Japan and Fukuyama. It will provide an opportunity for attendees from around the world to bid farewell and exchange their heartfelt goodbyes. During the closing ceremony, there will be announcements for the Commemorative Rose for the Convention, recipients of the Award of Garden Excellence, the Literary Award, and recognition of individuals who have made significant contributions to the convention and the World Federation of Rose Societies. Additionally, the World Federation of Rose Societies' flag will be passed on to the next host of the convention, symbolizing the continuation of exchange and the promise to reunite at the next convention.

    Date May 24
    Venue Fukuyama New Castle Hotel
  • Day Tours

    During the convention period, half-day and full-day day tours will be organized, focusing on gardens, botanical gardens, and other attractions primarily within Hiroshima Prefecture. These tours will provide an opportunity for attendees to explore the efforts in rose-themed community development, as well as visit famous landmarks and cultural facilities.

    Dates May 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
    Venue Various locations within and outside Fukuyama
  • Rose Shows & Exhibitions

    Rose Shows will be held, featuring a concert by a top-tier orchestra from Japan and an Oriental-style show showcasing traditional Japanese performing arts. Additionally, PR booths for partner companies and sponsors will be set up in the lobbies and foyers of the Convention venues.

    Dates May 18 - 25
    Venue Reed & Rose (Fukuyama Hall of Art & Culture),
    Fukuyama New Castle Hotel, and others
  • Friends’ Dinner

    The Friends' Dinner is a gathering of members of "Friends of the Federation," a group that supports the activities of the World Federation of Rose Societies through member donations. This enjoyable social event takes place during each convention. For this convention, a dinner will be held at a scenic location that represents Fukuyama.

    Date May 22
    Venue Scenic location overlooking the Seto Inland Sea
  • Welcome Luncheon

    Following the opening ceremony, a welcome luncheon will be held on May 19 for convention attendees to enjoy together.

    Date May 19
    Venue Rose Hill (Midorimachi Park Rose Garden) - Special Venue
    (In case of inclement weather, this event will be held at the special venue within the JA Fukuyama City Headquarters.)
  • Fukuyama Street Dining

    A social gathering will be held to facilitate interaction among convention participants. On May 21, which coincides with "Rose Day," a day designated by Fukuyama City, the venue will be set in the downtown shopping arcades, offering a warm and welcoming atmosphere filled with the "community spirit through roses" that pervades Fukuyama.

    Date May 21
    Venue Downtown shopping arcades
  • Optional Companion Programs

    This program offers optional activities for companions of convention attendees to enjoy the convention. Running parallel to the convention lectures, it includes visits to tourist attractions, unique cultural experiences in Japan, as well as opportunities for shopping and dining.

  • Pre-Tour

    Tours will be conducted prior to the main convention, visiting major rose gardens and other notable locations primarily in Western Japan.

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    Dates May 12 -17
  • Post-tour

    Following the main convention, tours will be conducted to visit major rose gardens and other notable locations primarily in Eastern Japan.

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    Dates May 25 - 30
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