57th Congress of the
International Hop Growers' Convention

Ljubljana, Žalec - Savinja Valley, Slovenia

29 July - 2 August, 2019

About IHGC

The International Hop Growers’ Convention (IHGC) safeguards the common interests of hop growers and hop merchants. Registration for the IHGC Convention 2019 is possible via on-line registration form.

Dear colleagues and friends,
in 2019 the IHGC Congress will be held in Slovenia for the fourth time. I warmly welcome all hop fellows - growers, merchants, brewers, managers and other interested in a hop industry - to join us in Ljubljana from July 29 till August 2, 2019. We shall offer you interesting congress and post congress tourism events. You may benefit from various professional and hop market discussions. In addition, you will enjoy in visits of hop farms in the Savinja Valley and testing fresh lager in the modern Brewery Laško-Union. The congress in Slovenia will also be a chance to meet numerous key persons of a global hop industry.

Janez Oset

President of the Slovenian Hop Growers



Slovenia lies at the heart of Europe, where the Alps face the Pannonian plains and the Mediterranean meets the mysterious Karst...


Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia offers a blend of old charm and new cool, being a small, but stylish city of arts, music, history and gastronomy...


Upper Savinja Valley is one of Slovenia’s natural jewels. Its tourism offer is undoubtedly getting more diverse with every passing year...


Participants of the 57th IHGC Congress will be accommodated in the 4* Grand Hotel Union located in the heart of Ljubljana. As the largest hotel-based conference center in Ljubljana it will also serve as the venue of the congress on July 30, 2018.


You are welcome to register for the IHGC Congress by 31 May 2019 and take advantage of our early bird fees. Regular registration will be possible until the first day of the congress through the on-line registration form. Check the programme for participants, accompanying persons and post tours!