About Us

The 8th World Tulip Summit has been successfully concluded. More than 100 attendees and officials from 25 tulip parks and festivals from 15 countries across the globe, participated in the conference programme. 

This website will currently serve as an archive to the conference. Please let us know if you would like to be kept up to date with the new conference, which is planned to take place from 16-18 October 2024 in The Netherlands.


On behalf of the World Tulip Society and the City of The Hague, it is our pleasure to invite you to attend the 8th World Tulip Summit, October 14 – 16, 2019.

If you are a tulip festival or industry professional and interested to learn from and share experience with like minded tulip passionates, register now for the 2019 World Tulip Summit!

Stay tuned in the coming weeks, as we will announce more details about the programme and speakers, and don’t forget to hook up with our facebook page for the latest news!


We believe in the power of this great event, where tulip lovers and professionals gather from all over the world to get inspired by each other’s experiences and ideas to celebrate one of the world’s most beloved flowers. It will also be a chance to network with industry movers and shakers, see old tulip friends, make new ones and participate in the ever-growing World Tulip Society.

2019 Summit Theme: ‘A World of Tulip Stories’

During this edition of the Summit, we will specifically focus on sharing stories on how tulips are used in different cultures, arts, gardens and festivals to provide people a richer tulip experience.

Our History

The ‘Great Tulip Conference of the Royal National Tulip Society’, last held in London in 1897, was revived in 2002 under the new title of the ‘World Tulip Summit’. Hosting of this premier tulip event continues to be shared by different World Tulip Society members worldwide:

2002 Ottawa, Canada | 2006 Canberra, Australia | 2008 Spalding, United Kingdom |2010 Skagit Valley, United States of America | 2013 Istanbul, Turkey | 2015 Suncheon City, South Korea | 2017 Ottawa, Canada |
2019 The Hague, Netherlands

The World Tulip Summit is organised by the World Tulip Society, a non-profit organization incorporated under Canadian law. Its board and members consist of representatives of major tulip festivals and industries across the globe.

We welcome you to become a member of the Society and participate in this year’s Summit in The Hague!

Michel Gauthier  , chair World Tulip Society

Ibo Gülsen , chair 2019 World Tulip Summit