THREE professional exhibitions of the 19th International Botanical Congress (IBC) have been opened for public reservation.
A total of 117 exhibitors, including enterprises in periodical and magazine publishing, scientific instruments and equipment manufacturing, gardening and afforestation, pharmaceuticals and reagent manufacturing, as well as international organizations and higher learning institutes from China, the United Kingdom, Australia, the Netherlands, Israel and South Korea will attend the exhibitions.
The China NGO Nature Nurturing Photo Exhibition will display the efforts of a dozen NGOs in China, which protect and nurture the natural environment. The photo exhibition, jointly organized by SEE Conservation Association and Mangrove Forest Foundation, will showcase their conservation and nurturing of endangered species in wild habitats, such as snow mountains, lakes, seas and deserted islands in China.
The China Biological Diversity Protection Exhibition will demonstrate the biological diversity of China, both on land and in the sea, and present the stories and actions of China and these NGOs in protecting the biological diversity of China and the world. The exhibition will be divided into three areas to celebrate the diversity of China's ecological system, spotlight the threats to it and raise awareness of the actions of Chinese Government and NGOs, while allowing visitors to experience marine life and share traditional Chinese medicines.
Visitors will also have a chance to see specimens of endangered and rare animals and a 3-D deep sea video taken by the Chinese submersible Jiaolong.
Prospective visitors can make reservations until 8 p.m. July 22 for the three exhibitions to be held at Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center by scanning the QR code for the botanical congress. Professional visitors must be above 16 years of age, or have proper jobs. They should be specially invited customers or partners of the organizers or exhibitors, delegates organized by governments or college students. Ordinary visitors should be residents interested in botany, delegates or students organized by partnering agencies, supporting units or schools. Those who are below the age of 16 or over 70 must be accompanied by a family member or guardian.
The exhibition will be open only for professional visitors from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. July 24 and for all visitors July 25, 27 and 28.