Invitation to International Rosarians from Huo Haosheng, the Mayor of Nanyang Municipality
The 2019 WFRS Regional Convention will be held in Nanyang, China, from April 27 to May 2, 2019. On behalf of Nanyang Municipal Government and 11.94 million Nanyang people, I hereby sincerely invite you to visit Nanyang and attend the 2019 WFRS Regional Convention.
Nanyang is located in the southwest of Henan Province, at the junction of Henan, Hubei, and Shaanxi Provinces. Known as “Wan” in ancient times, Nanyang is the largest and most populous city under the administration of Henan Province, with an area of 26,600 square kilometers and a population of 11.94 million.
Nanyang enjoys a long history and profound culture, and has good ecology and rich natural resources. It is located at the transitional zone between north and south, having distinct seasons, mild climate and sufficient rainfall, suitable for both northern and southern plants. Nanyang has rich plant resources and it is particularly suitable for the cultivation of roses, magnolias and other plants. There are currently 6 national and provincial nature reserves and 16 national and provincial forest (wetland) parks.
Picturesque Nanyang bonds the world with amazing roses. Nanyang is a “city of rose”, with the rose as the city flower. Nanyang is located at the transitional zone between north and south, universally accepted as one of the best places for the growth of roses by experts and scholars, and has a history of rose cultivation for more than 2,000 years. Nanyang is also a major rose germplasm bank and more than 2,300 cultivars are preserved here. The current planting area in Nanyang is more than 100,000 mu ( approximately 6,666.67 hectares). The supply of rose plants accounts for 80% of the domestic market, and the exports are more than 70% of the total in China. Nanyang is really worthy of the name of “city of rose”. Every rose is an angel, bringing beauty and aroma to the world and building bridges of friendship for the cultural exchanges throughout the world.
The 2019 WFRS Regional Convention highlights the concept of "rose as medium, culture as soul, exchange and cooperation, for green development” and the goal of “leading rose industrial development and spreading world rose culture”. We sincerely welcome all the international rosarians to spare time to attend this grand event. Let us enjoy together the wonderful time in the picturesque and rose-briar city of Nanyang.