The 10th World Bamboo Congress will take place in South Korea. The World Bamboo Congresses are amazing events with hundreds of delegates from throughout the world. Events, keynotes, research, new technology and data as well as tours are an integral part of the congress. See www.worldbamboo.net for the past proceedings and research.
These events are every 3 years so time to plan for the next one!
Damyang county is located in the southwest corner of South Korea, in Jeollanum-do. It enjoys a southern continental climate and temperate climate forest zone with high temperatures and precipitation in summer, providing ideal conditions for bamboo growth. The county has 1,797 hectares of bamboo forest equal to 25.5% of Korea’s total bamboo habitat. It is rural and scenic, far from the hectic city of Seoul, and very much worth the travel to get there, especially if you want to see bamboo forests!
Damyang has been home to bamboo craft for about 300 years and since 2003 promotes the development of “New Bamboo Products” as a means to boost the local economy. The “Bamboo Park” in the capital town of the county attracts approx. 1.3 million visitors annually.
Not only will the 10th World Bamboo Congress take place over 6 days in 2015 in Damyang. The city will host the “World Bamboo Exposition 2015″ for an entire month. This exposition will show ways to improve the value of bamboo on an international level under the slogan “Bamboo for a Greener Future”. It will consist of a variety of bamboo exhibition halls featuring ecology, history, science, construction and Green Development, with an anticipated audience of over 90,000 visitors! Special cultural programs, workshops, competitions, music and more will be give people of all ages and all backgrounds a reason to truly celebrate all things bamboo.
We will keep you informed and you can also see details on the World Bamboo Organisation website: worldbamboo.net