PROGRAMME FOR PARTICIPANTS

DAY 1

Monday, 29 July, 2019
  • 14:00 - 18:00 Arrival of participants and check-in in the hotels
  • 18:00 - 20:00 Registration of Congress participants and accompanying persons in the Grand Hotel Union (Conference centre)
  • 20:00 - 22:30 Opening of the Congress, Welcome Addresses by Mr. Janez Oset, President of the Slovenian Hop Growers Association, presentation of the Congress programme and Welcome Dinner in the Grand Hotel Union (Garden Hall)

DAY 2

Tuesday, 30 July, 2019
  • 07:00 - 08:00 Breakfast in the chosen hotel
  • 07:00 - 08:00 Registration for late-comers in the Grand Hotel Union Business (uHotel)
  • 08:15 - 09:15 Bus transfer to Žalec, departure from the Grand Hotel Union Business (uHotel)
  • 10:00 - 10:30 Official Opening of the Congress, Welcome Addresses by Mr. Janez Oset, President of the Slovenian Hop Growers Association, Ms. Tanja Strniša, State Secretary at the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food of Slovenia and Mr. Janko Kos, the Mayor of Žalec Municipality
  • 10:30 - 12:30 Meeting 1 – IHGC Economic Committee (Z. Rosa)
  • 12:30 - 13:00 Coffee break
  • 13:00 - 14:00 Meeting 2 – IHGC Committee on Regulatory Harmonization (A. George)
  • 14:00 - 14:45 Light lunch
  • 14:45 - 15:45 Bus transfer to the Grand Hotel Union Business
  • 17:00 - 17:20 Guided walk from the Grand Hotel Union Business (uHotel) to the Union Brewery (20-minutes walk)
  • 17:00 - 17:20 - GROUP 1
  • 17:30 - 17:50 - GROUP 2
  • 18:00 - 18:20 - GROUP 3 Detailed instruction will be given on the bus on return from Žalec
  • 17:30 - 19:00 Union Experience - visit of the Union Brewery and Museum of Brewery
  • 19:00 - 22:00 Dinner in the Union Brewery with the music entertainment (D.J.)
  • 22:00 Guided walk to the Grand Hotel Union Business (uHotel)
  • 22:30 Guided walk to the Grand Hotel Union Business (uHotel)

DAY 3

Wednesday, 31 July, 2019
  • 07:00 - 08:30 Breakfast in the chosen hotel
  • 08:30 - 09:30 Bus transfer to Savinja Valley, departure from the Grand hotel Union Business (uHotel).
  • 10:00 - 12:00 Visit of the Slovenian Institute for Hop Research and Brewing, visit of the Eco Museum of Hop Growing and Brewery
  • 12:00 - 16:00 Visit of the Hop growing farms with typical local lunch
  • GROUP 1: visit of the Marovt, Povše and Rojnik farms, visit of the Green Gold Brewery
  • GROUP 2: visit of the Šalej, Gajšek and Oset farms, visit of the Clef Brewery
  • 17:00 - 17:30 Guided walk through the streets of Žalec
  • 17:30 - 18:30 visit of the Fountain of Green Gold and beer tasting
  • 18:30 - 23:00 Networking dinner and live music programme at the Fountain of Green Gold, welcome address by Mr. Janko Kos, the Mayor of Žalec Municipality
  • 22:00 First bus transfer to the Grand Hotel Union Business
  • 22:30 Second bus transfer to the Grand Hotel Union Business
  • 23:00 - 24:00 Last bus transfer to the Grand Hotel Union Business

DAY 4

Thursday, 1 August, 2019
  • 07:00 - 09:00 Breakfast in the chosen hotel
  • 09:00 - 10:00 Meeting 3 - IHGC Executive Committee, Grand Hotel Union Ljubljana
  • 10:00 - 10:30 Coffee break (for the IHGC Executive Committee)
  • 10:30 - 13:00 Meeting 4 - IHGC General Assembly, Welcome Address by the representative of the Republic of Slovenia & Ceremony for Award of the Order of the Hop, Grand Hotel Union
  • 13:30 - 14:30 Lunch in the Grand Hotel Union
  • 14:45 - 17:00 Guided walking tour of Ljubljana with the visit of Ljubljana Castle (Meeting point: Lobby of the Grand Hotel Union Business)
  • 20:00 - 23:00 Gala Dinner with the music entertainment

Dress Code

  • Dress code during the congress is casual.
  • Official Opening on 30 July: business / smart casual
  • Gala dinner on 1 August: elegant

DAY 5

Friday, 2 August, 2019
  • Departure to the post-congress tour (optional)