World Regional Rose Convention 2020, Kolkata

Convention Program

9 - 12 January, 2020 | The Agri-Horticultural Society of India, 1, Alipore Road, Kolkata - 700027, India

Time Agenda Venue
9th January 2020: Day 1
09:30 onwards Registration AHSI (Alipore Gate)
11:00-14 :00 WFRS Executive Committee Meeting
(For WFRS EC Members only)
Council Room, AHSI
10:00-12:30 Judging of ROSE & Bicentenary Flower Show 2020 AHSI
12:30-14:30 Lunch AHSI
14:30-15 :30 WFRS Conservation and Heritage Committee Meeting
(For WFRS Conservation and Heritage Committee Members only)
Library of AHSI
14:30 Press Meet with President (AHSI) and President (WFRS) AHSI
15:30 Inauguration by His Excellency, Governor of West Bengal, Shri Jagdeep Dhankar Hi-Tea at AHSI
19:00 President’s Dinner on the River Hooghly *Boarding from Millennium jetty. Delegates are requested to report at 18:30 hrs.
10th January 2020: Day 2
09:30-10:30 Inauguration of the Technical Session of World Regional Rose Convention 2020 National Library
10:30-13:30 Technical Session I
Chair: Dr. T. Janakiram
Asstt. Director General (Hort.), ICAR, New Delhi

Convener: Dr. Subendhu S. Gantait
Head, Floriculture & LA, BCKV, Mohanpur
10:30-11:15 Keynote Presentation 1: Prof. T. K. Bose (India)
(Unprecedented and invaluable contribution of The Agri-Horticultural Society of India, founded in 1820, in the development of agriculture and horticulture in India and its founder Rev. Dr. William Carey D.D)
11:15-11:30 Coffee Break
11:30-12:00 Presentation 2: Dr. Henry Noltie (UK) (Botany in Calcutta: 1790-1820)
12:00-12:30 Presentation 3: Presentation 4: Dr. K.V. Prasad (India) (Panorama of Rose Research in India)
12:30-13:00 Presentation 4: Prof. Malcolm Manners (USA) (Roses for Hot Climates: From a Florida USA Perspective)
13:00-13:30 Presentation 5: Dr. William McNamara (USA) (Collecting Wild Roses in China & their Influence on Modern Roses)
13:30-13:40 Presentation by the Belgian Royal National Rose Society of the International Heritage Rose Conference in Bruxelles, 8-12 June, 2020
13:40 Working Lunch
15:00-16:30 Tour of Victoria Memorial Victoria Memorial
17:00 Onwards Return to hotel and explore city
11th January 2020: Day 3
09:30-12:00 Technical Session II:
Chair: Dr. D.D. Patra
Vice Chancellor, BCKV, Mohanpur

Convener: Dr. Tejaswini Prakash
Principal Scientist (Flori.), IIHR, Bengaluru
National Library
09:30-10:00 Presentation 6: Dr. Sylvie Baudino (France)
(Perfumes from Roses)
10:00-10:30 Presentation 7: Prof. Nobuo Shirasuna (Japan)
(Garden Architecture with Roses)
10:30-11:15 Panel Discussion (8): Pot Rose Culture in Bengal (BRS, India) Moderator: Dr. Subhendu Chaudhury
Mr. Sanjay Mukherjee
Mr. Sekhar Dutta
Mrs. Dhira Bose
Dr. Kalyan Chakrabarti
11:15-11:30 Coffee Break
11:30-12:00 Presentation 9: Mr. Sushil Prakash (India) (The Trail of Roses in India from the Ancient Times)
12:00-12:30 Presentation 10: Ms. Marriam Ghazali (Malaysia) (Growing Indian bred roses in Malaysia)
12:30-13:00 Remarks by Representatives of Invited International Organizations (Singapore / Bangladesh / Nepal)
13:00-13:10 Presentation by Australian Rose Society of the WFRS convention in Adelaide, 21-28 October, 2021
13:10-14:00 Working Lunch
14:30-16:30 Visit to Raj Bhavan followed by Hi-Tea with Governor Raj Bhavan
19:00 An entertainment evening by Maestro Bickram Ghosh  AHSI
21:00 onwards Gala Dinner AHSI
12th January 2020: Day 4
08:00-11:00 Heritage Walk covering Central Kolkata  City Tour  
11:00-14:00 Visit to Botanical Garden Botanical Garden
15:30-17:00 Closing Award Ceremony,
Followed by Hi tea with Kolkata Street Food
Note: Its winter season in Kolkata. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a comfortable 26°C (79°F), whilst at night 13°C (56°F) is normal. It is suggested to pack few light warm clothes for the trip.