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- The Programme -

Friday 4th May – Sunday, 6th May, 2018


The event will be hosted by the Arco Bonsai Club, Garda Trentino, an organisation that has hosted 32 bonsai conventions every year since 1986. The events include two previous EBA Conventions and five U.B.I. Congresses.

In 2016, Arco bonsai hosted an event comprising an exhibition, demonstrations, workshops and a trade fair which brought in 56 bonsai traders from ten European countries and in 2017 Arco hosted the XXth IBS Congress.

Arco is located in a very picturesque setting in North-East Italy, located at the northern edge of Lake Garda. It has a number of attractions including a castle, museums and arboretum and is very popular with visitors.

Convention Centre Venue: Casinò Municipale di Arco.

The 2018 E.B.A. Convention will have as its’ headline demonstrator, Hotsumi Terakawa. There will also be:

  • Scientific lectures, sumi-e, kusamono and keido workshops.
  • Exhibition of bonsai and suiseki
  • E.B.A. New Talent Contest.
  • European Arco Bonsai Contest with European bonsai artists from a society from each E.B.A. member country.
  • Italian New Talent Bonsai Contest.
  • Gala Dinner
  • Organised tours of Trentino (on request).

The various bonsai contests, NTC excluded, will be held in a separate venue 150 metres from the main Convention Centre.

At the website of Arcobonsai you will find a link for booking hotels and convention packages

Arcobonsai Club Garda Trentino

European Bonsai Association Convention, 2018


* This is in addition to the Annual EBA New Talent Contest

On Saturday, 5th May 2018, the European Arcobonsai Contest will take place during the E.B.A. - E.S.A. - U.B.I. and XXXIII ARCOBONSAI CONGRESS, ITALY.

  • Entry to this contest is available to each member country of EBA. They may select one club which will nominate a demonstrator and one assistant to represent their Association at the contest.
  • Each member of EBA is asked to inform their representative before 31st October 2017 via e-mail to and to the EBA Secretary if they have a contestant for this contest. If they do, the names of the club, demonstrator and assistant should be submitted to Arcobonsai. (The names may be changed up until a week before the Congress).
  • The deadline date for nominations is the 15th December 2017. After that date, no further nominations will be accepted.
  • The participants must bring their own tree, tools, wire and all materials they need for their work. There is no limit to the species and size of the tree – it can be in the form of raw material, a pre-shaped tree or an existing bonsai needing to be restyled.
  • After finishing their work, each demonstrator will vote for the tree they like best, excluding their own. The winner will be the tree with the most votes.
  • A photo of the winning tree, the demonstrator and assistant with be published on the Arcobonsai website, the European bonsai magazines and the EBA website..
  • The work carried out will be over two sessions held on Saturday, 5th May:
    Session 1: 09.30 - 13.00 hrs.
    Session 2: 15.00 – 19.00 hrs.
  • Arco Bonsai Club will be offering two nights’ accommodation (Friday, 4th – Sunday, 6th May) at the 4-star Palace Hotel Cittã in a double room for each demonstrator and assistant. This will include lunch, convention registration, welcome dinner, participation in the Gala dinner plus free admission to the exhibitions and demonstrations. You need only to provide travel costs.



Member Countries

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