2018 BCI International Convention,
The 2018 BCI International Convention in Mulhouse, France will feature 12 International Demonstrators, 200 Bonsai and 100 Suiseki. Parc Expo Mulhouse is home to one of the largest bonsai exhibitions organized every four years, where the last event attracted over 145,000 visitors! It has become the biggest European bonsai event. The exhibition Bonsai Euro Top 30 features the 30 most beautiful European bonsai presented in a dynamic exhibit that features computer-controlled lighting effects that emulate the path of the sun from dawn to dusk.
Mulhouse, A World Capital of Bonsai and Much More
Mulhouse is located in the middle of a tourist region, with very old villages surrounded by vineyards. Mulhouse is famous for its museums, especially the Cité de l’Automobile (also known as “Musée national de l’automobile”) and the Musée Français du Chemin de Fer (also known as “Cité du train”), respectively the largest automobile and railway museums in the world.
Two rivers run through Mulhouse, the Doller and the Ill, both tributaries of the Rhine. Mulhouse is approximately 100 kilometers (62 miles) away from Strasbourg and Zürich; it is 350 km (217 mi) away from Milan and about 340 km (211 mi) from Frankfurt. It is 3 hours by train to Paris and it is 20 minutes from Switzerland, Germany and the international airport of Basel-Mulhouse.
This world 2018 event is going to be exceptional. In addition to the 30 best European trees, there will be the BCI International Convention; the French Bonsai Congress; the French Suiseki Association Congress; and a series of exceptional exhibitions: the most beautiful and oldest olive trees from Spain; the most beautiful trees of the Albert Kahn Collection (Paris); the most beautiful trees of François Jeker’s students; the most beautiful ishistuki of France, the Suiseki Collection of Gudrun and Willi Benz; the Sogetsu Ikebana School; and the Kusamono Collection of Othmar Auer.
In all, more than 200 bonsai, 100 suiseki, 12 international demonstrators, and a gala evening in the most beautiful Automobile Museum of the World!
The event will take place from the 12th to 14th October 2018 in Mulhouse, Alsace, large tourist region of eastern France.
For more information visit www.world-bonsai-mulhouse.fr.
Aroma of Wine Tour, October 15 to October 21, 2018
A post-convention tour, Aroma of Wine, will take participants on a seven-day wine-tasting adventure through eastern France’s Alsace region.
Watch for tour details soon.