Australasian Native Orchid Society 8th Native Orchid Conference

and Show.

Thursday 1st September 2016 to Sunday 4th September 2016.

Hosted by ANOS Mid North Coast Group Inc. and Ted & Winsome Walmsley.

At the Kempsey Dirt Bike Track, Alverton St, Greenhill, via Kempsey. NSW



The 8th ANOS Conference and Show will be held between 1st & 4th September 2016 at Kempsey, in association with the annual Kempsey Speciosum Spectacular. The Conference will be hosted by ANOS Mid North Coast Group in conjunction with Ted and Winsome Walmsley.

ANOS Mid North Coast is a relatively small group and the only way we could consider hosting the conference was to offer something on a smaller scale than previous events. The 2016 conference will be a day shorter than previous conferences and will have a speaker programme of five presentations on one day.

The speaker programme will be held at Kempsey Heights Bowling Club on Saturday 3rd September and the Conference show will be at the Macleay Valley Motor Cycle Club track from Friday to Sunday.

The Conference Committee are seeking support to help make this conference and show a rewarding experience for all involved. We hope that it will provide the opportunity for native orchid enthusiasts from around the country to get together and enjoy the company of other like minded people, see some magnificent species and hybrid orchids and learn from some experienced speakers.

A major part of ANOS conferences is the Conference Show. A provisional schedule has been prepared with total prizemoney exceeding $6000, including $1000 for the Grand Champion.
You may be able to assist the conference committee by,

a) Exhibiting plants

Individual growers will be able to exhibit plants in the general benching as in previous years at the Kempsey Speciosum Spectacular.
Individual exhibitors are also being offered the opportunity to set up table top displays which will consist of one 2.4m x 0.6m table. These displays will be limited and if you are interested please contact us as soon as possible.

b) Assisting at the conference.

ANOS Mid North Coast group is going to need volunteer assistance with staging the conference. This may include assisting with the set up to helping with parking and the collection of entry fees.

c) Sponsorship

We are aware that some individual ANOS members may wish to sponsor classes and/or champions. All sponsorships received will be recognised in the Conference proceedings and in the official Show Schedule.
If you are able to help with any of the above we would appreciate hearing from you and have included a form which you might like to complete and return. (Click here to download Offer of Assistance form)


Full registration is only $70 if paid before 30th June 2016 and includes entry to the speaker programme, unlimited show entry and a copy of the conference proceedings.

Presentation Dinner:

Numbers for the Presentation dinner will be limited and it is suggested that bookings be made when registering for the conference. (NB Full Registrants will have priority for this function and tickets may be sold out prior to the Conference)



Greenhill Dirt Bike Track, 15 Alverton Street, Greenhill NSW 2440, Australia