Paph Guild 2018

2nd World Slipper Orchid Conference

62nd Paphiopedilum Guild Meeting & Show 
sponsored by Orchid Digest 

January 12-14, 2018


Hilo, Hawaii

Grand Naniloa  Hotel, 93 Banyan Drive, Hilo, Hawaii


FRIDAY: AOS Judging 2:00 pm - Meet-and-Greet  Dinner -  7:00 pm (both at hotel)

SATURDAY: Meeting starts at 9:00 am - break for sales and lunch

Auction - 5:00 pm – Banquet Buffet - 7:00 pm
SUNDAY: Meeting starts at 9:0 0am – break for sales.  Meeting ends at 1 pm.
Afternoon Libations and Pupu Platters  – Venue to be arranged – 5:00 pm 

SALES:  Set up for sales and show starts at 9:00 am Saturday
Sunday – 9:00 am – 1:00 pm


Our program of speakers includes:

Phillip Cribb (England) “Adventures with Slippers”

 Masayoshi Takahashi (Japan) “Slipper Breeding at Tokyo Orchids”

Alexi Popow (Germany) “Unusual Forms of Paph Species/Best of Popow Orchids”

Yuan-Chuan Hsaio (Taiwan) “The Slipper Orchids at In-Charm Orchids”

Jose Portilla (Ecuador) “South American Slipper Orchids”

Wenqing Perner (China) “Cypripediums in China”

Harold Koopowitz (USA) “Breeding Miniature Slipper Hybrids”

Karen Muir (USA) “2017 Paph and Phrag Awards”     

We will award $250 toward your stay at the Grand Naniloa Hotel.  Drawing will take place on Sunday afternoon at the end of the last talk. You must be present to win.  We will use Program Badges to draw the winner (see under Name tag below). Speakers are not eligible.              

Visit the “4 Miles of Slippers” breeders and growers of Paphs and Phrags (see ad in Orchid Digest) and other orchid nurseries located on the Big Island who grow paphs and other orchids.  Most nurseries closed on Friday for spraying and do not deviate from this schedule. 

$129 per night.  Book your room now.  Call reservations at 808-932-4531 and ask for: GROUP CODE OGD.  Hotel will extend this special price 3 days before and 3 days after conference for those of you who would like to come earlier and/or stay later.

Booking Link:

Hotel: Grand Naniloa Hotel Hilo - a DoubleTree by Hilton

Group Name: PAPH GUILD

Arrival Date: 10-Jan-2018
Departure Date: 16-Jan-2018 

Registration is $175 per person. 
This includes lectures, Saturday night buffet and Sunday afternoon venue. 
Extra buffet ticket for guest is $60.
Friday night meet/ greet buffet at the hotel is

Please pick up your registration package that will include your bag, name tag and program schedule by Saturday morning.  Registration table opens at 8:00 am.
 Auction paddles and Name tags to be returned at end of conference.
Name tags will be used for drawing the door prize.

If you would like to sell at this event, please register on-line.
There is a
$100 table fee for non-speakers