Programme of the 17th World Convention of Rose Societies

Tuesday, 26th May 2015
  Arrival of convention delegates
In Saint-Exupéry Airport
The Welcome Space in the Airport Square will give you useful information on getting to your hotel
Open daily: 08.45-22.30
In Part-Dieu Railway Station
The SOS Travellers office is located close to Paul bakery shop at the Porte des Alpes exit
Open Monday through Friday: 09.00-19.00 - Saturday: 10.00-14.00 - Sunday: 14.00-18.00
15.00-19.00 Registration & information
Registration/information desks open at Convention venue
Centre de Congrès - Cité Internationale Lyon 6
 
Wednesday, 27th May 2015
08.00-18.00 Registration / information desks open at Convention venue
Centre de Congrès - Cité Internationale Lyon 6
09.00-12.30 Visit of "La Bonne Maison" Rose Garden
Rose Garden which heritage and species rose collection has two stars in the "Guide Vert Michelin" since 2005; labelled "Jardin Remarquable" in 2010
Open only to pre-registered delegates
Coaches will leave from Centre de Congrès and hotels (Axotel and Best Western Charlemagne only)
They will stop 400m before the estate. As the path is on a steep slope, comfortable shoes and walking ability are highly recommended.
Return by bus to Centre de Congrès or to hotels (Axotel and Best Western Charlemagne only)
10.00-12.00 Lyon Sightseeing by coach
Selection of historical and other important places
Open only to pre-registered delegates
Coach leaving from and returning to Centre de Congrès and hotels
Axotel and Best Western Charlemagne only!
  Free time for lunch
12.00 Friends of the Federation Luncheon
Restaurant of the Crowne Plaza Hotel - By invitation only
 
13.30 Transfer by bus from hotels to Centre de Congrès
Axotel and Best Western Charlemagne only!
15.00 Opening of the Centre de Congrès
15.30-18.00 Opening Ceremony
Centre de Congrès - Auditorium Lumière
Dress code: Smart Casual
18.00-20.00 Visit of renewed Rose Gardens in the Park "Tête d’Or"
Unveiling of the exhibition La Rose & le Vent
Close to the Centre de Congrès with young guides for assistance
20.00-23.00 Finger Buffet at Centre de Congrès
Original foods and wines from Rhone-Alpes region (South: Ardèche-Drome, North: Isère-Ain, East: Savoies, West: Rhone-Loire)
Centre de Congrès - Room Forum
Dress code: Smart Casual
23.00 Return by bus to hotels
Axotel and Best Western Charlemagne only!
 
Thursday, 28th May 2015
08.30-23.00 Day out for visiting Cluny and "Soirée Beaujolaise"
Cluny is a major center for Romanesque Architecture, about one hour and a half of Lyon.
Morning: visit of the Old City, Abbey, "Clé de la rose" rose garden.
Lunch in the restored stables of the stud farm.
Afternoon travel in the Beaujolais area, visits of vineyards, cellars and typical villages, visit of the rose garden of the "Château de Bionnay".
At the end of the day, stop for a "Soirée Beaujolaise" in the Lacenas Cellar enjoying well-known wines, typical food, and special folklore with "Compagnons du Beaujolais".
Open only to pre-registered delegates
Coach leaving from and returning to Centre de Congrès and hotels (Axotel and Best Western Charlemagne only)
09.00-12.30 Visit of "La Bonne Maison" Rose Garden
Rose Garden whose heritage and species rose collection has two stars in the "Guide Vert Michelin" since 2005; labelled "Jardin Remarquable" in 2010
Open only to pre-registered delegates
Coaches will leave from Centre de Congrès and hotels (Axotel and Best Western Charlemagne only)
They will stop 400m before the estate. As the path is on a steep slope, comfortable shoes and walking ability are highly recommended.
Return by bus to Centre de Congrès or to hotels (Axotel and Best Western Charlemagne only)
10.00-12.00 Lyon Sightseeing by coach
Selection of historical and other important places.
Open only to pre-registered delegates
Coach leaving from and returning to Centre de Congrès and hotels
Axotel and Best Western Charlemagne only!
  Free time for lunch
Except for the day out in Cluny
18.00 Transfer by bus from Centre de Congrès to hotels
Except for the day out in Cluny and the Soirée Beaujolaise - Axotel and Best Western Charlemagne only!
16.00-23.00 "Soirée Beaujolaise" and visit of the rose garden of the "Château de Bionnay"
"Soirée Beaujolaise" in the Lacenas Cellar will allow you to enjoy well-known wines, typical food, and special folklore with "Compagnons du Beaujolais". Just before, you will visit the magnificent "Château de Bionnay" and its rose garden.
Open only to pre-registered delegates
Coach leaving from Centre de Congrès and returning to the Centre de Congrès or hotels (Axotel and Best Western Charlemagne only)
WFRS Meetings (Centre de Congrès - Room Saint Clair 3)
08.00-11.00 Executive Committee Meeting
13.00-15.00 Awards Committee Meeting - Garden Award Nominations
 
 
Friday, 29th May 2015
07.30 Transfer by bus from hotels to Centre de Congrès
Axotel and Best Western Charlemagne only!
08.30-12.30 Lectures "History of the Rose in Lyon" - Centre de Congrès - Forum 2
08.30-09.00 Welcome - Opening
Moderators: Helga Brichet, Henriane de Briey
09.00-09.30 From Romans to Roses - Some reflections during a walk round the city off the beaten track (Gerald Bettridge)
09.30-10.00 Is Lyon a fine candidate for the title of world capital city of roses? (Stéphane Crozat)
10.00-10.30 Claude Ducher, Joseph Pernet-Ducher, two emblematic rose breeders (Fabien Ducher, Etienne Bouret)
10.30-11.00 Coffee break
11.00-11.30 Two centuries of roses: the Guillot creations (Jean-Pierre Guillot)
11.30-12.00 Mallerin, the prince of color (Robert and Marion Laperrière)
12.00-12.30 An overwiew on the current lyonnese rose-breeders (Pierre Orard)
All lectures are in english - English to French translation available
More informations about this session…
13.00-18.00 Local Visits (by coach including lunch tray and water)
Please choose one of the three major themes:
1. Rose Breeders and Nurseries (4 tours)
2. Rose Gardens and Parks (6 tours)
3. Lyon Visits: museum, old city (2 tours)
These are the main targets of each tour; but on the way, other stops will be arranged: painted walls, historical monuments, other gardens… According to organisation requirements, some visits could be combined (ex: breeders and gardens, breeders and monuments…)
Open only to pre-registered delegates
Organisation reserves the right to change your choice according to availability or cancel
Coach leaving from Centre de Congrès and returning to the Centre de Congrès or to hotels (Axotel and Best Western Charlemagne only)
More information about local visits…
18.00 Transfer by bus from Centre de Congrès to hotels
Except for local visits - Axotel and Best Western Charlemagne only!
  Free time for dinner and evening
09.00-12.30 International Lyon Rose Trial
With French Expert Jury (50 persons) and World Convention Delegates Jury (max. 100 persons, need to register): 45 minutes for each group of 25 persons judging rose varieties.
Park "Tête d’Or" - Rose Trial Garden
19.00-21.00 Official results of Rose Trials:
• International Lyon Rose Trial - Edition 2015
• International SNHF (Soc. Nat. Horticulture Française) Rose Trial - Edition 2014
Limited to judges receiving invitation card
Salons of the Hôtel de Ville
Dress code: Smart Casual
Coach leaving from and returning to Centre de Congrès and hotels (Axotel and Best Western Charlemagne only).
 
Roses, mettez-vous au parfum - Colloque de la SNHF Scientific Congress of the SNHF
What’s up with Roses?

08.30-08.45 Reception
08.45-09.00 Opening
Henri Delbard (President of the SNHF) and Yvette Dattée (President of the Scientific Council)
09.00-09.40 Introductory conference: Rose between symbols and science
Christian Dumas - member of the Académie des Sciences
09.40-10.40 Session 1: Roses from France and elsewhere
1. Roses and Rose bushes markets (Caroline Widehem - Agrocampus Ouest,Angers)
2. Roses between science and horticulture in the 19th century (Cristiana Pavie - Université d’Angers)
3. Discussion
10.40-11.00 Coffee break
11.00-12.20 Session 2: The plant, past and future
1. Two centuries of wild and cultivated roses classifications (Valéry Malécot - Agrocampus Ouest, Angers)
2. New approaches of Rose classification (Olivier Raymond - Ecole Normale Supérieure, Lyon)
3. Thesis Prize report
4. Discussion
12.20-13.40 Lunch
13.40-15.20 Session 3: The flower "A rose is a rose is a rose"
1. The rosebush architecture: simple or complex? (Gilles Galopin - Agrocampus Ouest, Angers)
2. Rose flower development: control of floral organ identity and petal number (Annick Dubois - Ecole Normale Supérieure, Lyon)
3. Meiosis and sexual reproduction in Rosa (Manuel Le Bris - Université Aix Marseille)
4. Discussion
5. Project Prize presentation
15.20-17.00 Session 4: The perfume "let’s talk about essential matters"
1. Rose scent (Sylvie Baudino - Université de Saint-Étienne)
2. How the sense of smell is able to distinguish thousands of odors? (Didier Trotier - CNRS, Gif/Yvette)
3. Discussion
4. Rose fragrance workshop, Jacques Puisais (member of the Académie d’Agriculture de France, founder of the Institut du goût), Henri Delbard (member of the Académie d’Agriculture de France, President of the SNHF)
Centre de Congrès de Lyon
All lectures will be given in French with simultaneous translation in English
Download the registration form
Read more and register on the SNHF website
 
 
Saturday, 30th May 2015
07.30 Transfer by bus from hotels to Centre de Congrès
Axotel and Best Western Charlemagne only!
08.30-12.30 Lectures "Rose Gardens" - Centre de Congrès - Forum 2
Moderators : Rosario Algorta, Sheenagh Harris
08.30-09.00 Remarkable Rose Gardens in Australia (Kelvin Trimper)
09.00-09.30 Rose Gardens in Germany (Hans-Peter Mühlbach)
09.30-10.00 A rose garden in Haute Provence (Jean-Yves Meignen)
10.00-10.30 Coffee break
10.30-11.00 The Heritage Rose District of New York City (Stephen Scanniello)
11.00-11.30 The impact of plant collections on urban development (Laure Guillemette)
11.30-12.00 The Earth-Kind® Rose Research and Outreach Program: An International Model for the Identification and Promotion of Regionally-Adapted Landscape Roses. (David Zlesac, Maria Eva Giogioni and Allison Watkins)
12.00-12.30 Roses & images: a tool for image-based rose recognition (Mihaela Scuturici)
All lectures are in english - English to French translation available
More informations about this session…
13.00-18.00 Local Visits (by coach including lunch tray and water)
Please choose one of the three major themes:
1. Rose Breeders and Nurseries (4 tours)
2. Rose Gardens and Parks (6 tours)
3. Lyon Visits: museum, old city (2 tours)
These are the main targets of each tour; but on the way, other stops will be arranged: painted walls, historical monuments, other gardens… According to organisation requirements, some visits could be combined (ex: breeders and gardens, breeders and monuments…)
Open only to pre-registered delegates
Organisation reserves the right to change your choice according to availability or cancel
Coach leaving from Centre de Congrès and returning to the Centre de Congrès or to hotels (Axotel and Best Western Charlemagne only)
More information about local visits…
  Free time for dinner and evening
22.00 Fireworks offered by the municipality of Caluire & Cuire
Display on the banks of the Rhone River (close to Centre de Congrès)
Transfer by bus from hotels and back to hotels (Axotel and Best Western Charlemagne only)
WFRS Meetings (Centre de Congrès - Room Saint Clair 3)
14.00-15.30 Publications Committee Meeting
16.00-17.30 International Rose Trials / Classification / Registration-Breeders Club Meetings
18.00-19.30 Conservation and Heritage Rose Committees Meeting
20.00-21.00 Shows Standardisation Committee Meeting
21.00-23.00 Awards Committee Meeting - Literary Award Nominations
 
 
Sunday, 31st May 2015
07.30 Transfer by bus from hotels to Centre de Congrès
Axotel and Best Western Charlemagne only!
08.30-12.15 Lectures "Rose Research in France" - Centre de Congrès - Auditorium Lumière
Moderators : Hans Peter Mühlbach, David Zlesak
08.30-08.45 Overview: Rose research in France (Pascal Heitzler)
08.45-09.15 Genetic model and patrimonial redundancy (Pascal Heitzler)
09.15-09.45 Rose genomics and perspectives (Mohammed Bendahmane)
09.45-10.15 Coffee break
Moderators : Pascal Heitzler, Hans Peter Mühlbach
10.15-10.45 Mechanisms of polyploidization (Benjamin Govetto, Manuel Le Bris)
10.45-11.15 Exploring flower shape and architecture (Annick Dubois)
11.15-11.45 Deciphering recurrent blooming (Fabrice Foucher)
11.45-12.15 Genotype x environment interaction on the plant architecture in rose bush (Camille Li-Marchetti)
All lectures are in english - English to French translation available
More informations about this session…
12.20-13.35 Presentation of the next Conventions
12.20-12.50  Denmark 2018
12.50-13.05  Beijing 2016
13.05-13.20  Punta del Este 2016
13.20-13.35  Ljubljana 2017
13.35-18.00 Free time to enjoy the Rose Festival
Offered by the City of Lyon: display of floral art, rose stamps, dancing, contests of paintings, photos, poems, 180 years history of rose in Lyon
Park "Tête d’Or" and downtown
Free of Charge - Refreshments available for purchase in the Park
Presence of some guides
18.00 Return by bus to hotels
Axotel and Best Western Charlemagne only!
  Free time for dinner and evening
WFRS Meetings (Centre de Congrès - Room Saint Clair 3)
15.00-15.45 Promotion Committee Meeting
16.00-17.45 Convention Committee Meeting
18.45-21.45 Council Meeting
 
 
Monday, 1st June 2015
  Day at Saint Galmier for all Delegates (free of charge)
Saint Galmier at about 80km west from Lyon is a pleasant flowered town with many attractive activities: racecourse, casino, spa, traditional local food market… For a long time, there have been good relations between Heritage rose Groups of Saint Galmier and Lyon: which explains the invitation of the Mayor of Saint Galmier to receive all the delegates of the 17th World Rose Convention.
More informations about Saint Galmier and its Roses Garden
07.00 Coaches leave from hotels or Centre de Congrès
Axotel and Best Western Charlemagne only!
09.00-09.30 Reception by the Mayor of Saint Galmier
Welcone breakfast
09.30-12.00 Lectures "Preservation, Conservation, Authentication and Fragrance" - Hippodrome de Saint Galmier - Room Longchamp
Moderators : Yuki Mikanagi, Mervyn Trimper
09.30-10.00 Managing a centenary rose garden, L’Haÿ les Roses (Marc Staszewski)
10.00-10.30 The Noisette rose project in France (Bernard Mandô, Mathilde Liorzou)
10.30-11.00 Fragance, from the scientific point of view (Sylvie Baudino-Caissard)
11.00-11.30 The magical world of rose fragrances (Jacques Mouchotte)
11.30-12.00 How to create a (Rose) perfume (Martin Gras)
All lectures are in english
More informations about this session…
WFRS Meetings (Saint Galmier)
09.30-12.00 Executive Committee Meeting
 
10.00-12.00 Visit of the old city and source Badoit
Upon reservation only! - Limited number of people
12.00-13.30 Traditional French "Picnic" on the grass
Wine and water included
13.30-16.30 Visits
Rose garden and Chamboeuf village where the Meilland family has its origins
16.30-18.00 Return by bus to hotels or Centre de Congrès
Axotel and Best Western Charlemagne only!
19.15 Transfer by bus from hotels to Centre de Congrès
Axotel and Best Western Charlemagne only!
20.00-23.00 Closing Ceremony & Farewell Dinner
Centre de Congrès
Open only to pre-registered delegates
Dress code: smart
Transfer by bus from hotels (Axotel and Best Western Charlemagne only) to Centre de Congrès and return
23.00 Return by bus to hotels
Axotel and Best Western Charlemagne only!


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