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ICBES 2024 in Penang, Malaysia

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The 2024 International Conference of Butterfly Exhibitors and Suppliers will be hosted by Entopia in Penang, Malaysia. ICBES 2024 Conference 11/03 – 11/08 Post Conference 11/08 – 11/10

ICBES 2023 in Germany and Switzerland

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The 2023 International Conference of Butterfly Exhibitors and Suppliers will be held hosted by the Butterfly House on Mainau Island in Germany and Papiliorama in Switzerland from the 8th to 13th of October.

Successful ICBES 2022 in Ecuador

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The conference hosts Johana Gomez de la Torre (Mariposas de Mindo), Jacob Olander (Heliconius Butterfly Works), and Mathieu de Goulaine (Quinta de Goulaine) welcomed the IABES family to Mindo, Ecuador (ICBES had not been to Ecuador since 2007). The diverse conference program gave participants valuable insight into the breeding and exhibitry operations in Ecuador and […]

ICBES 2021 Goes Virtual!

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After a long time without our annual IABES conference, ICBES, we all missed and recognized the importance of getting together!  This desire was also expressed in the member survey, indicating members’ willingness to participate even in a virtual meeting.  The first virtual ICBES conference was held  from Tuesday, November 9 to Thursday, November 11, 2021 and was focussed on the […]


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What a shock for everyone. Who would have thought a few months ago that what we have all experienced around the globe with the COVID19 crisis in the past weeks would ever be possible? For once everyone seems to be sitting in the same boat, facing the same problems: the economic emergency stop has impacted […]

ICBES 2020 in England CANCELLED!

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The 2020 International Conference of Butterfly Exhibitors and Suppliers has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic and world-wide economic concerns for our industry.  Please follow us on Facebook or watch this website for updates as we prepare for ICBES 2021.

ICBES 2019 Earlybird Discount Ending SOON!

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Have you registered for the International Conference of Butterfly Exhibitors and Suppliers yet? Have you reserved a room at the Rosen Plaza Hotel in Orlando? Although the conference isn’t until November, you will want to reserve your place BEFORE JULY 1 to take advantage of the $50 early-bird registration discount. Space is limited at the […]

ICBES 2019 Venue Update

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ICBES 2019, November 4 – 8, 2019 Hotel Update! Hello Butterfly Exhibitors and Suppliers! We are very excited to announce that the award-winning Rosen Plaza Hotel ( will be the meeting and lodging venue for the International Association of Butterfly Exhibitors and Suppliers 2019 conference in November. The Rozen Plaza Hotel is centrally located at […]

Call for Nominations for New Board Members 2019

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Another year is coming to an end and it is time, again, to elect board members. These dedicated individuals will have the privilege and responsibility to represent you, our members, and make decisions that will help our organization grow and flourish. If you would like to participate in our organization’s future or know of a […]

ICBES 2018 in Kenya

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NOVEMBER 4th THROUGH 9th  –  MALINDI, KENYA Join us for the 20th annual International Conference of Butterfly Exhibitors & Suppliers!  We are celebrating 20 years at the location of one of the greatest success stories in all of the butterfly exhibition industry: the Arabuko Sokoke forest.  This will be the first time the conference is held in Kenya. […]