2018 Pacific Rim Conference

28 July 2018 - 4 August 2018

The Western Region is delighted to invite our fellow IPPS members and friends from other IPPS regions to join us in Hawaii for a Pacific Rim Conference in 2018. We have been able to secure excellent room rates, interesting speakers and many wonderful tour locations. A three-night, two-day pre-conference tour will begin with a reception on Saturday, July 28 at Ala Moana Hotel in Honolulu. Enjoy all-day tours on Oahu Sunday and Monday, and a free day on Tuesday to relax on Waikiki and fly on to Kona on the Big Island. We will kick off the conference with a reception and registration at the Courtyard King Kamehameha in Kona Village (our conference hotel) on Tuesday evening.

The conference will include four special focus areas: 

Regional Trends and Trade

Native Plant Propagation (with a technical focus that includes Hawaiian natives)

Propagation of Edibles (including tropical fruit)

Micropropagation (including floral crop production)


Some of the scheduled speakers at the conference include:

Ian Duncalf, Plant Struck Ltd., New Zealand

David Cliffe, Narromine Transplants, Australia

Gregg McPhee, Horticultural Communications Pty. Ltd., Australia



Our conference hotel is the Courtyard King Kamehameha Kona Beach Hotel in the Kona Village.


Be sure to mark your calendars for this special Pacific Rim Conference!  More details will be forthcoming.

Questions about the Pacific Rim Conference?  Contact Todd Jones at toddjones57@hotmail.com.