International Conference of Butterfly Exhibitors and Suppliers

The International Association of Butterfly Exhibitors and Suppliers (IABES) encourages member facilities to actively participate in the yearly IABES conferences. At these conferences members can gather to exchange information, coordinate industry problem-solving, and discuss new ideas.


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IABES Conference 2017 in the Netherlands

2nd to 6th of October 2017

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The 2017 conference will be hosted by Rotterdam Zoo, Wildlands Adventure Zoo Emmen and Burgers Zoo in Arnhem.

Monday October 2nd: Welcome & arrival
2- 5pm Arrivals and icebreaker at Hotel Rotterdam
2- 6pm Opening of the conference and welcome to the delegates- Conference Committee
6-10pm   Opening dinner and introduction program- IABES president Michael Buckman

Tuesday October 3rd: “New developments and news from members”

8.45am Departure to Rotterdam Zoo by bus
9- 9.15am Welcome and introduction
9.15- 10am Presentation (IABES updates; Sergio Siles, presentation not detemined yet)
10- 10.15am Coffee break
10.15- 11am Ship, James: Does "Brexit" may or may not have implications for our business? 
11- 11.45am Rich, Karl: The global economics of our industry
11.45- 12.15am Derungs, Chantal: Update of Conservation & Research Committee
12.15am- 1pm Sommeijer, Rinus: Research on Stingless Bees (Apidae: Meliponinae) and the role of butterflyhouses
1- 2pm Lunch
2- 4pm Guided Tour in Amazonica
4.15- 5pm Hal van, Tonnie: Fachjan Projectplants; taking care for green
5- 5.45pm Coppens, Bart: "The other moths and saturnids"
5.45- 6.15pm Swetselaar, Roy: Lifespan and feeding behaviour of Morpho peleides im Amazonica, Rotterdam Zoo
6.15- 6.45pm Bijleveld van Lexmond, Maarten: Neonics ahead of climate change
7pm Dinner at Rotterdam Zoo
10pm Departure to Hotel Rotterdam by bus

Wednesday October 4th:  “Butterflyhouse-ecology”

9am Departure to Arnhem, Burgers Zoo (arrival at 10.30am) 
10.15- 11am Coffee break, welcome and introduction at canopy lodge
11- 11.45am Huizinga, Willeke: Butterflyhouse Arnhem Zoo
11.45am- 1pm De Vries, P.J.: Butterfly research in the field
1- 2pm Lunch at Safari Restaurant
2- 5pm Guided tour in the zoo (new butterfly exhibit)
5- 6pm Roundtable discussion
6pm  Dinner and auction for Save Homerus at Safari Restaurant
9.45pm  Departure to Rotterdam (arrival at 11.30pm)

Thursday October 5th: “ Making the difference!”
8am Excursion to Wildlands Adventure Zoo Emmen
10am Stop at Butterfly Garden Orchideen hoeve, Luttelgeest, with coffee break and guided tour
11.45am Departure to Wildlands Adventure Zoo Emmen
1- 2pm  Lunch at Atlas Theater
2- 3pm Roddenhof, Bert: Plants from Costa Rica to greenhouse
3- 3.15pm    Coffee break
3.15- 4pm Heitzmann, Beth: Roof & Shelter; IABES takes action in the Philippines
4- 5pm Visit butterflyhouse at Wildlands
5- 6pm Guided tour, boatride and drinks at Jungola Restaurant
6pm Dinner and closing the conference at Jungola Restaurant
8pm Departure to Rotterdam (arrival at 10.30pm)
Friday October 6th:
9am   Breakfast and departure of all delegates from Hotel Rotterdam

Price including conference, hotel, transports and all meals: 730€ single occupancy/ 600€ double occupancy



History of IABES Conferences

 1997   Costa Rica    Hosted by Costa Rica Entomological Supplies
 1998   USA   Hosted by D. Dunwoody, J. Thomas, M. Connelly, M. Weissman and R. Hersterberg in Winterpark, Florida
 1999   South Africa     Hosted by E. van der Westhuizen of Butterfly World
 2000    Malaysia   Hosted by D. Goh, Penang
 2001   Kenya   Cancelled due to the events of September 11th
 2002   Italy   Hosted by E. Moretto and G. Tamino at Butterfly Arc Montegrotto Terme and Bordano Butterfly Village
 2003   Luxemburg   Hosted by E. Hendriks
 2004   England   Hosted by J. Calvert
 2005   Germany   Hosted by Garten der Schmetterlinge, Sayn
 2006   Netherlands   Hosted by C. van der Meer (Vlindertuin Berkenhof), K. Veltman (Artis Zoo Amsterdam), LJ. Nederlof (Rotterdam Zoo)     
 2007   Ecuador   Hosted by Mariposas de Mindo and Heliconius Butterfly Works
 2008   Denmark   Hosted by Sommerfuglepark, Bornholm
 2009   Malaysia   Hosted by Tropical Entomological House and Butterfly House, Penang
 2010   Switzerland   Hosted by Papiliorama Foundation
 2011   Canada   Hosted by Niagara Falls Butterfly Conservatory
 2012   Italy   Hosted by Butterfly Arc in Montegrotto Terme
 2013   South Africa   Cancelled due to poor global economic condition
 2014   France   Hosted by Martin and Beatrice Bueche of Jardins des Papillons, Hunawihr
 2015   Philippines   Hosted by Elizabeth Heitzmann of Flora Farm
 2016   USA   Hosted by TITAG in conjunction with IECC in Arizona
 2017   Netherlands   Hosted by Rotterdam Zoo and Emmen Zoo
 2018   ?   →   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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