December 06 2013
Last month, the Fifth World Tulip Summit, brought representatives from a dozen countries together in Istanbul, including our friends from Tulip Town, Tom and Jeanette DeGoede.
They represented us well and, in fact, the World Tulip Summit Society’s Order of the Tulip was inaugurated at the summit and Jeanette was one of only 16 members receiving this honor! Recipients are people whom have contributed in a significant way to the Society’s mission and Jeanette certainly has done that AND continues to do so! Congratulations!!
One of the highlights of the summit was the presentations from several of the countries. You can view the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival’s presentation here:
In addition to the DeGoede’s, representatives from Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, France, South Korea, Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Italy, Uzbekistan, and host-country Turkey attended. We hosted the summit in 2010 and the next World Tulip Summit will be hosted by the
Shinan Tulip Festival in South Korea in November 2015.