The whole program is excellent and the schedule of visits seems to be very well organized...I'm sure it's going to be a great Biennial and I'm planning to attend it with my wife, along with several friends and palm affictionates from the Northeast, excited to meet again several friends from abroad and many people from Palmtalk forum.
I'm glad Hermínio's property was included in the scheduled tours...he is a great friend from Rio and we had a wonderful time last year when we visited his collection for the first time and saw most of his incredible palms and cycads. He told me sometime ago that he had been contacted by IPS with this objective.
The post tour organized by Lorenzi sounds fantastic too. Besides visiting his great collection at Instituto Plantarum in Campinas, São Paulo state, I think the visit to Inhotim Museum in Belo Horizonte and the field tour at cadeia do Espinhaço in Minas Gerais state will be a fantastic adventure, especially for small Syagrus lovers. For those willing to stay a little longer in Rio de Janeiro area, I guess the optional post tour to the Búzios peninsula and beach resorts is highly recommended. We stayed there for a weekend sometime ago and had a great time. Nice relaxed southeast Brazilian typical seaside atmosphere...the beaches are perfect, the surroundings are gorgeous and the little town is charming, with a great nightlife and infrasctructure that attracts lots of locals and increasing numbers of Europeans, especially from Italy and France.
Who else from Palmtalk is planning on attending the Biennial?