12. November, 2002
Nuremberg, FR Germany
Joint Trade Commission (JTC)
Executive Committee Meeting
Proposal for the IHGC Executive Committee
Joint Trade Commission (JTC)
Tuesday, November 12, 2002 at 15.00
Executive Committee Meeting
Tuesday, November 12, 2002 at 17.30
In 2002 the IHCC had 20 active members. The representatives from the 12 of them as well as some guests attended the meeting.
Point 1: The IHGC President Mr. Martin Jolly opened the meeting in the "Woehrdersee Hotel Mercure", with greetings to all who attended it. He’d proposed the submitted agenda of the meeting, which was after that adopted unanimously. Thereafter the Secretary General presented the number of IHGC delegates that were present on the meeting. Since 12 from 20 of the IHGC representatives were present (thus more than one third - according to the modified Standing Orders of Canterbury 2001), the quorum was constituted. From among members present, the following IHGC representatives were nominated:
absent, Belgium: Eric Lagache, Bulgaria:
Vladimir Ivanov, China (Gansu):
Luo XinChao, China (Xinjiang):
absent, Czech rep.: František Chvalovsky, France: Bernard Ingwiller, FR Germany: Johann
Zealand: absent, Poland: Krzysztof
Kargul, Portugal: absent, Russia:
absent, Slovakia: Marián Borovský, Slovenia:
Martin Pavlovic, Spain: absent, South
Africa: absent, U. K.: Martin Jolly, Ukraine: Volodymyr
Romanchuk, USA: Leslie
minutes of the Executive Committee meeting in France from August 3, 2002 had
been sent to all the representatives of the IHGC member countries. Since no
comments or supplementary claims were submitted, they were adopted unanimously.
delegates had again received the copy of a proposal for the IHGC Executive
closer future co-operation of growers’ and hop merchants’ associations. The
proposal in 10 points had also been published on the IHGC web site and is being
also attached as a hard copy to this document. The German delegation had
submitted also a written opinion prior to the meeting, which was also commented
during it. They stressed among others an importance of having additional members
from the hop trade for obtaining more information. The Executive committee will
decide also in the future about every new member of the organisation. The
Executive committee accepted the whole proposal and the Secretary general was
asked to prepare the necessary amendments of the IHGC Standing orders.
With a special promotion material the Bulgarian delegate Vladimir Ivanov
presented again the place and the interesting program of the next 49th IHGC congress 2003
in Sofia. He promised the delegates among others to have a chance to meet the
native brewing industry people as well to have an opportunity to promote
national hop varieties of member countries. Additional amount of program
brochures with all necessary details would be sent from his office directly to
the IHGC delegates.
IHGC Technical Commission Jaroslav Urban reported briefly about the TC Program
during the congress. He did invite again the delegates to collect interesting
contributions in the field of hop industry worldwide.
With an intention to improve information management of the IHGC – still
stronger use of Internet data exchange was discussed. All delegates were asked
to contribute on this matter to make the exchange of hop information still more
efficient. It was agreed to make further steps on this topic during next
Point 6: The secretary general presented the list of the member countries that covered their membership fees 2002/03 in the time before the meeting. These are (according to the time of payment): Slovenia, Australia, UK, France, Bulgaria, USA, Czech republic, NZ, Poland, FR Germany, Slovakia and Belgium.
Next IHGC meetings
will take place on April 4-5, 2003 in Paris. No more items have been
At the end of the discussion the IHGC President Mr. Jolly closed the meeting and did thank to all attendants, interpreters and organisers for a performed work.
The proposal for the IHGC Executive Committee
about closer future co-operation of growers and hop merchants associations
With the intention for more intensive data exchange in a hop industry a workshop between representatives of the IHGC (M. Jolly, M. Pavlovic, A. Cetina) and IHIC - hop merchants association (T. Raiser, J. Grauvogl) took place in Zalec-Slovenia on June 13, 2002.
The following topics were discussed:
1. According to several initiatives of hop merchants organisation for still closer co-operation with the IHGC the IHGC representatives on the workshop expressed a common opinion that hop merchants should contribute with their activities to obtain more hop industry data in the future about hop demand by hop merchants and stocks held by processors, merchants and brewers through collecting the data into a special prepared table for the JTC meetings. The merchants representatives promised (1) to create a table of pre-contract quantities with the trade in the most important hop growing countries and (2) to seek the utmost support and information from individuals and trading Companies.
2. It was also agreed that hop merchants assist the IHGC by increasing the membership from countries, that are still not the IHGC members (Austria, Romania, Japan ) with the intention to improve the hop industry data of hop supply on international level.
3. It was proposed by the IHGC representatives that hop merchants and other organisations or Companies involved in the hop industry shall become full members of the IHGC. In this case at least ľ of delegates voting at Executive Committee should approve new members. A future member, whos behavior is considered to bring the IHGC into disrepute may be expelled (excluded) within the agreement of at least ľ of delegates voting at Executive Committee.
4. A membership fee for the future non growers organizations should be in an amount of about average fees of growers member countries. A subscription of USD 750,- per year is proposed for 2003/04. The Executive committee should refuse unreasonable number of memberships from subsidiaries of any merchant group.
5. Voting system is about to remain as noted into the IHGC standing orders. Thus (a) for the Executive Committee: 1 member representative has 1 vote, (b) for the General Assembly: number of votes are according to acreage (i.e. amount of the membership fee).
6. The hop trade representatives requested per term of office, one vice-president respectively be elected from the hop trade (it is proposed for IHGC Standing Orders to be amended from 3 to 4 vice-presidents). It was agreed that a representative of a grower organisation should be elected President for the six years of the enlarged Convention after which the position should be opened up to all members.
7. New members have the same rights concerning elections to IHGC committees, hop order awards, etc.
8. It is proposed to change the IHGC name to International Hop Convention (IHC). It was agreed that there should be no change to the names of the Technical Commission nor the Economic Commission.
9. As the Scientific Commission has informed the IHGC that they propose to meet separately from the Congress in the future it was not felt necessary to make any arrangements nor agreements in this regard.
10. No binding resolutions were made. If the Executive Committee accepts the proposals outlined above (with any amendments to which the trade representatives agree) the IHGC secretariat will prepare detailed amendments to the Standing Orders to be presented to the next Congress in 2003 for ratification.
Martin Jolly Dr. Martin Pavlovic
President Secretary General