Our speaker in February will be Wenqing Perner, owner of Hengduang Mountains Biotechnology Ltd. of China.
Wenqing is trained as a linguist and psychologist, is fully fluent in English, Japanese, German, and her native language, Chinese. She studied Japanese at university in China and Psychology in Japan, got her Master’s degree in Japan and worked as businesswoman for 8 years in Japan.In 1998 Wenqing married Dr. Holger Perner, a German ecologist and orchid specialist.
In 2001 Wenqing and her husband moved from Germany to Sichuan, China
(Wenqing’s homeland) and worked at Huanglong National Park as a senior
consultant for nature conservation in a German governmental-supported project. After the project’s end the couple remained in China and
continue to work for the national park, and in parallel ran their own company, Hengduan Mountains Biotechnology, which is focused on the laboratory propagation of slipper orchids and many other genera. The company is the only commercial company in China that could export CITES I orchids to the whole world.
Since 1999 Wenqing and her husband have been leading botanical tours to see
western China’s rare plant flora. Wenqing and Holger have been traveling extensively throughout the world attending orchid shows, and giving talks.
After Dr. Holger Perner’s passing, Wenqing Perner is continuing to run
their company, attends orchid shows and conferences, and leads tours in China.
If you want to pre-order plants from our February speaker – Wenqing Perner (Hengduan Biotech), the deadline is January 15th!
Click the Price list link below for more info: