IPS Convention in Hanover, Germany
We hereby kindly invite you to attend the meetings of the IPS Convention 2006 in Hanover, Germany on 4 – 7 May 2006. The Convention consists of meetings of the IPS Executive Board, the Scientific Advisory Board, some of the eight IPS Commissions, the Annual Assembly of National Representatives and a Field Trip.
All meetings will be held at the Hotel Jägerhof in Langenhagen, where we have also pre-booked your accommodation.
The room rate for a single room incl. breakfast is € 55, for a double room € 75. Please contact the hotel directly to book your rooms, mentioning IPS, at the latest by 20 April 2006.
Cancellations can be made until one week before the meetings, after that the hotel will charge a no-show fee of 80% of the accommodation price.
For the lunches and coffee breaks, we ask you to pay € 40 for each meeting day, 15 € for the excursion on Friday and € 60 for the evening excursion and dinner on Thursday.
Please fill in the registration form and return it by 30 March or, at the latest, 20 April 2006 (€ 30 higher registration fee) to the IPS Secretariat.
Updates on schedules and location can be found at www.peatsociety.org. We will send you detailed agendas of the meetings within the next few weeks.
Thursday, 4 May 2006 – Board Meetings (members only)
09:00 – 12:00
Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) Meeting
12:00 – 13:00
13:00 – 17:30
Executive Board Meeting
18:15 – 23:30
Evening excursion to Herrenhäuser Gärten and SAB-EB Dinner
Departure from Langenhagen (bus sponsored by German Peat Producers Association)
Arrival in Winzlar:
Coffee/Tea and snacks (sponsored by German Peat Society)
Departure from Winzlar
Arrival in Neustadt: ASB Greenworld
Trip by a peat train
Lunch at the Moorhütte (sponsored by ASB)
Departure from the Moorhütte
Arrival at the peat museum Schloss Landestrost (Mrs. Engelmann)
Welcome reception at sparkling wine cellars (Mr. Waloschke)
Arrival at the hotel
08:00 – 10:00
Commission VIII and other Commission meetings (except Comm II)
08:00 – 09:00
Commission II steering committee
09:00 – 10:00
HOPE Meeting, ENPE WG Meeting
10:00 – 12:00
Commission II Meeting
12:00 – 13:00
13:00 – 15:00
National Committee Round Table
15:00 – 15:30
Wim Tonnis Peat Award Presentation
To cover the costs of the meeting, we ask you to pay the following costs at the Hotel Jägerhof when checking out:
Accommodation and breakfast: 55€ /night
Meetings, lunches, coffees and soft drinks: 40€ /meeting day (Thu and Fri)
The following costs are charged by IPS in advance of the meeting (we will send an invoice)
EB-SAB dinner and excursion to Herrenhäuser Gärten: 60€
Excursion on Friday: 15€
To ensure a fast registration and better planning of the meeting, we ask you to register as soon as possible. For registrations after 30 March 2006, we will add € 30 to the registration fees. Please register online by using this link (preferred) or by returning the Word document below.