12th World Bamboo Congress


September 18th-22th, 2020

Join us September 18-22, 2020 for the 12th World Bamboo Congress. This global event will take place at National Central University, Taoyuan, Taiwan. The host of the 12th WBC is Taiwan Bamboo Society and the Taiwanese Forestry Bureau.

Taiwan is rich in bamboo resources, bamboo industry technology, and bamboo culture. WBC will invite trailblazers from all over the world to share fruitful experiences in various fields such as bamboo ecology, cultivation, architecture, crafts, design, and community development.

This unique opportunity will combine the workshop, bamboo industry technology exposition, bamboo life market, bamboo craft exhibition, etc. for an unforgettable experience. Cultural events such as music concerts, tea seats, and bamboo shoot cuisine will be carefully arranged to give international visitors a sense of the diversity of Taiwanese bamboo culture.


The suggested TOPICS below consider different areas within the ENVIRONMENT, SOCIETY AND ECONOMY and are aligned with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set by the United Nations General Assembly in 2015 for the year 2030. Hence papers are expected to elaborate on the SDGs being addressed (maximum three SDGs).


Taxonomy & Morphology; Commercial plantation and Management; Ecology and Environmental Concerns; Molecular analysis; Post-Harvesting and Processing


Community and Economic Development; Teaching and Dissemination; Implementation


Industrial uses of bamboo; Food and Pharmaceuticals; Business & Innovation; Infrastructure, Machinery and Technologies; Architecture, Engineering and Construction; Resources, Standards, Commerce and Policy Aspects.

Oral presentation posters & videos

The above-mentioned topics will be developed into sessions of lecture and discussion sessions. The decision on the final structure and composition of the sessions in question will rest with the Technical Committee depending on the number of submissions. Normally oral presentations will be between 10 and 15 minutes maximum including time for questions. It is possible that some discussion workshops will also have a demonstration component and/or videos and posters.

 Posters & Videos

Original work and other presentations that cannot be accommodated in the oral presentation schedule may be presented as posters and/or videos, and there will be plenty of time for scheduled discussion on the poster papers as well.

 Paper submission process

Please refer to the “Instructions for Submitting a Paper” guidelines and the Guidelines for Poster Presentations.



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