On behalf of the European Brewery Convention it is a pleasure to welcome you to the 36th EBC congress in Ljubljana. This EBC congress is set to take place 14 to 18 May 2017. Our congress will be held at the Cankarjev Dom conferencing facilities in direct vicinty of the historical part of Ljubljana. We are happy to report that he venue chosen provides an excellent setting for our technical, technological and scientific lectures and presentations. As in previous congresses, there will be a call for abstracts launched in June as well as an attractive provisional scientific and social programme being available by November.

Although Ljubljana is a European capital, it has preserved the human touch of smaller towns. It is a place of quaint and wonderful corners with architectural delights worthy of being a host city for the EBC congress. After Budapest in 2001 and Prague (2005), Ljubljana offers a picturesque gateway between central Europa and the Balkans.

With my best wishes for a superb congress,

Tiago M. Brandão
HR Director Unicer Bebidas SA and EBC President