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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.

hajql_b5.jpgThe 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.

wunstorfer small_1.jpgMore information on Hanover is available at www.hannover.de, about Germany in general at www.germany-tourism.de.

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.


Program outline

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

Friday, 5 May 2006 ­- Field trip


Departure from Langenhagen (bus sponsored by German Peat Producers Association)


Arrival in Winzlar:
Ecological Protection Station Steinhuder Meer (ÖSSM)
Welcome reception with Mr. Beuster
Powerpoint presentation of about 20 min.
Tour of the exhibition


Coffee/Tea and snacks (sponsored by German Peat Society)


Departure from Winzlar


Arrival in Neustadt: ASB Greenworld
Welcome reception
Tour of the company, possibly in two groups (Mr. Lübbert and staff)
- Substrat mixing line
- Packing line
- Additives, e.g. wood fibres
- Printing line for packages (films)


Trip by a peat train
- Maintenance and storage facilities
- Peat production areas (Mr. Lübbert and staff)
- Situation of the German peat industry (Mr. Falkenberg)
- Planning (Mr. Hofer)
- Rewetted areas (Mr. Beuster and Mr. Hofer)
- Mire protection programme (Mr. Caspers)


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

Saturday, 6 May 2006 - Meetings

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
15:30 – 17:00

Wim Tonnis Peat Award Presentation
Annual Assembly of National Representatives


Meeting Venue

Hotel Jägerhof Langenhagen
Walsroder Straße 251
D-30855 Langenhagen

Tel.: +49 (0)511 77 96 0
Fax: +49 (0)511 77 96 111

E-Mail: info@der-jaegerhof.de
Internet: www.der-jaegerhof.de




The Hotel Jägerhof is a country hotel located about 10 min drive from the airport Hanover (taxi costs around € 7 -9). The venue offers a large number of cosy single and double rooms as well as well-equipped meeting rooms.

In the evenings, the guests have the possibility to enjoy sauna, have a massage, go for a walk or have a rich typical German dinner in the restaurant of the hotel.

Hanover is the capital of Lower Saxony in Northern Germany, the federal state with the most and largest peatlands in Germany.

Registration fees

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.

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