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
  • 20:00 - 22:30 Opening of the Congress, Welcome Addresses by the President of the Slovenian Hop Growers Association, presentation of the Congress programme and Welcome Dinner in the Grand Hotel Union

DAY 2

Tuesday, 30 July, 2019
  • 07:00 - 08:30 Registration for late-comers in the Grand Hotel Union
  • 09:00 - 10:00 Bus transfer to Žalec, departure from the Grand Hotel Union
  • 10:00 - 10:30 Official Opening of the Congress, Welcome Address by the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Food of Slovenia and 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
  • 17:00 - 17:20 Guided walk from the Grand Hotel Union to the Union Brewery
  • 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

DAY 3

Wednesday, 31 July, 2019
  • 07:00 - 08:30 Breakfast in the chosen hotel
  • 09:00 - 10:00 Bus transfer to Savinja Valley, departure from the Grand hotel Union
  • 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
  • 16:00 - 17:00 Guided walk through the street of Žalec and visit of main attractions
  • 17:30 - 23:00 Networking dinner and live music programme at the Green Gold Beer Fountain, welcome address by the Mayor of Žalec Municipality
  • 22:00 - 23:00 First bus transfer to the Grand Hotel Union Ljubljana
  • 23:00 - 24:00 Last bus transfer to the Grand Hotel Union Ljubljana

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
  • 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
  • 15:00 - 17:00 Guided tour of Ljubljana with the visit of Ljubljana Castle
  • 20:00 - 23:00 Gala Dinner and Address by the representative of the Republic of Slovenia, music entertainment

DAY 5

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