Meeting of the Scientific-Technical Commission, I.H.G.C

IHGC 2022
Lutega Hopsteiner España Concello Lugo

Dear colleagues,

Meeting of the Scientific-Technical Commission, has been held from 03-07 July 2022 in the brand-new Hotel Mercure Lugo Centro, Lugo, Galicia, Spain.

The Spanish autonomous community of Galicia (‘Galiza’ in native language) has a >100-year history of hop growing, with a peak in production from 1950 to 1970; in 2004, hop growing was revitalized again in the region. Lugo (population 100,000) is the only city in the World to be surrounded by completely intact 3rd century Roman walls, which are protected by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

Thanks to all for your time and efforts to collaborate with the STC. In the following links you will find the final proceedings and photo galleries of the event.

Photo galleries from the event

Registration fee Before or on 30 April 2022 After 30 April 2022
Delegate or accompanying person 350 500
What's included?

Please note that the registration fee is a package price including practically all costs (except accommodation) of the event and can’t be divided into single items.

The STC is responsible for payment in full of the entire event on one invoice. We therefore expect timely payment of the calculated registration fee before 30 April 2022!

The registration fee for delegates or the accompanying person includes

  • • attendance at the meeting and all events from Sunday evening to Thursday morning
  • • conference proceedings and other conference material
  • • all other conference costs
  • • the full mid-conference excursion (coach ride; admission to Museo Estrella Galicia, with beer tasting and typical Galizan dinner)
  • • all meals (lunches and coffee breaks, with an appropriate choice of drinks, and table water) during the conference
  • • a choice of four tapas and drinks in local ‘bares’ during the Lugo city centre tour
  • • the welcome dinner and the official conference dinner, with table wine and table water
  • • but NOT your hotel accommodation, which has to be booked and balanced by each attendee separately (see below)
  • • and NOT your travel costs for getting there

Please transfer your registration fee to the bank account of the Scientific-Technical Commission.

Note that there is a significantly higher fee for late registration after 30 April 2022, which is unfortunately necessary to warrant timely payment by participants!

The STC has already signed an advance payment of the entire event on 1st May 2022!

  • Account Name: Dr. Florian Weihrauch
  • Credit institute: Deutsche Kreditbank AG
  • IBAN: DE52 1203 0000 1057 9742 20
  • BIC/SWIFT code: BYLADEM1001
  • Reference: STC2022 + name of participant
Note: Please make sure that your remittance to the bank account is free of bank charges to the receiver. Any bank fees incurred will be charged to the participant.

We have reserved a lot of 50 rooms in Hotel Mercure Lugo Centro for the conference at a special price. Hotel accommodation (incl. breakfast) in a modern single room is € 85.00 per night; a double room used by two persons is charged with € 92.75. For other options, like a family suite, please contact the Hotel Mercure Lugo Centro directly.

The booking and payment of your accommodation should be made by each attendee directly. Contact e-mail address for booking your accommodation is: with the reference STC-Galiza-2022

Following the decisions made at the administrative meeting in 2001, 50 % of the total amount of the fee is not refunded if the registration is cancelled by a participant after 15 June 2022. Cancelling three days before the meeting means no refund of the total amount.

Registration deadline: 30 April 2022

Free cancellation of registration (at no expense): until 15 June 2022

Cancellation fee as of 15 June 2022: 50 % of expenses

Cancellation as of 1 July 2022: no refund

At the meeting please present your paper or poster in English. Papers should be 15-20 minutes in length (including discussion), depending on the number of submissions. A beamer for Power Point presentations will be available. For posters we are providing the equipment necessary to fix the posters to a pinboard.

For each presentation or poster a manuscript version (presentation max. 4 pages - poster 1 page) for the conference proceedings is mandatory. Detailed information will be provided with the 3rd announcement or on the website of the STC, see:

Please register as soon as possible by returning the registration form signed and scanned via e-mail to

If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. We would appreciate if you could pass on this information to your colleagues or any other person interested in hop research.

We are much looking forward to meeting you in Lugo in the summer of 2022!

For the Scientific-Technical Commission, I.H.G.C.:

Dr. Javier J. Cancela and Dr. Florian Weihrauch


For those persons who need a visa for traveling to Spain we can provide an official letter of invitation upon request. For more information please see

  • Florian Weihrauch (LfL - Germany)
  • Javier J Cancela (USC - Spain)
  • Mar Vilanova (CSIC - Spain)
  • María Fandiño (USC - Spain)
  • Marta Rodríguez Fernández (USC - Spain)
  • Alexandra Hertwig (LfL – Germany)
  • Luis Franco (USC - Spain)
Contact for further questions:
  • Dr. Florian Weihrauch
  • Phone: +49 8161 8640-2332
  • Fax: +49 8161 8640-2370
  • E-mail: