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Call for Expressions of Interest to host 7GBGC

12 September 2016

BGCI is inviting Expressions of Interest from botanic gardens or arboreta interested in hosting the 7th Global Botanic Gardens Congress in 2020. The Global Botanic Gardens Congress, held once every three years, is traditionally hosted by a BGCI botanic garden member, with Congress activities centred around the host botanic garden.
Where possible BGCI aims to reflect a broad geographical spread of Congress locations to encourage participation from around the world. Past Congresses have been held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (1992); Perth, Australia (1995); Cape Town, South Africa (1998); Carolina, USA (2000); Barcelona, Spain (2004); Wuhan, China (2007); Dublin, Ireland (2010); and Dunedin, New Zealand (2013). The next Congress will be held in Geneva in June 2017.
Botanic gardens or arboreta interested in hosting an international Congress with Botanic Gardens Conservation International in 2020 should contact the Secretary General of BGCI ( by the end of October 2016 indicating briefly who they are, where they are situated and why they would like to host the Congress. Requests for full proposals will be issued to interested gardens later on, together with guidelines on key criteria, and the proposal selection process.

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