Euro Fed Lipid

Social Programme


Welcome Reception and Poster Session A

Sunday, 18 October 2009

Congress Graz, Poster Area

The welcome reception is kindly sponsored by the City of Graz. Registration is complimentary.

Stadt Graz

congress graz

Congress Dinner

Tuesday, 20 October 2009, 20:00 hours
Alte Universität Graz
Hofgasse 14, 8010  Graz
Registration: 40 Euro per Person

The Dinner is kindly sponsored by the Governor of the province of Styria
The room seats a maximum of 300 persons, tickets are sold on a first-come - first-serve basis.

The University of Graz was originally accommodated in the college rooms of the Jesuit College (Seminary) until 1607 when the lecture theatres moved to a new building at the centre of Graz. The foundation stone was laid by the Archduke Ferdinand II of Styria and the original features of the university building have been largely preserved to this very day. From historic accounts we know that rhetoric, poetry, physics and logic were taught in the lecture theatres on the ground floor. The two large rooms on the upper floor were used as an Aula (auditorium) and as a theatre.
Between 1778-1781 the upper floor was converted. A major conversion gave rise to a large library. A further smaller wooden addition created a small library which still exists.
The picture still presented by the hall today is that of the former library.


Tours and Excursions:

All tours start and end at the Congress Graz, Sparkassenplatz.

Guided City Walk

Sunday, 18 October 2009, 11:00 - 13:00 hours,
Explore the city´s narrow lanes and picturesque courtyards with Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque architecture. And you are in it, in the centre of one of Europe´s best-preserved cities.

Graz turns visitors into time-travellers. As a World Cultural Heritage site it takes them back through distant centuries of the past in a whirlwind tour of the Renaissance, Gothic and Baroque periods. Graz also captures the moment, the spirit of modern life. In 2003 Graz was the Cultural Capital of Europe. The nomination brought may positive changes and left unmistakable and spectacular marks in the cultural and architectural face of the city such as the Kunsthaus called the "friendly alien" or the Island in the River Mur.

Euro 10 per person (minimum 10 participants)
Meeting Point: Congress Center Graz
Please collect your tickets from the congress office from 09:00 hours

Riegersburg und Zotter 
Monday, 19 October 2009, 09:00 - 17:00 hours,


Riegersburg Castle impressively stands in solitary splendour on the remains of a 482m high volcanic mountain. Referred to by the Turks at the time as "the mightiest fortress of Christianity", the imposing appearance of the castle still commands our respect.
After a cold snack of home made Styrian delicacies we will visit the nearby Zotter Chocolate Manufacture.
Immerse yourself in the world of chocolate. The guided tasting tour around the Zotter world of chocolate provides valuable information on chocolate as well as numerous creatively arranged titbit stations. They wander around the ransparent Chocolate Factory along paths of glass and accompany the transformation of the cocoa bean into chocolate.

Euro 75  per person (minimum 20 participants)
included are: guide, bus transfer, entrance fee and guided tour at the castle and at the chocolate factory, elevator up and down the castle hill, cold snack

White Horses - Red Wine - Green Pumpkin Seed Oil

Tuesday, 20 October 2009, 09:00 - 16:30 hours

Off we go over the hills to the home of the famous white horses of the Spanish Riding School -  the Lipizzaner stud farm in Western Styria! This trip is not only for horse enthusiasts, though. It is for anyone who has a taste for the play of the light on the hills, a hearty snack of assorted homemade Styrian delicacies, a glass of the unique Schilcher wine, that glows with the colour of onion skin or the dark glint of pumpkin seed oil.
Euro 60  per person (minimum 20 participants)
included are: guide, bus transfer, entrance fee and guided tour at the stud farm, cold snack, visit of a mill for pumpkin seed oil


Post Congress Excursion: "Plant oil - from technical use to high-quality edible oil"

Wednesday, 21 October, 15:00 - 21:00 hours


During the excursion we visit first under the motto "Plant oil for mobility, electricity and heat" the energy company "Feistritzwerke Steweag GmbH", at Gleisdorf, where you have the chance to see the Exhibition of plant oil technologies: Applications of pure plant oil for electricity, heat and mobility.
Afterwards we continue to the oilmill Fandler at Pöllau, under the headline "Plant oil for consumption". The oil mill presses domestic oils as well as Mediterranean and exotic oils - the selection ranges from classic-Styrian pumpkin-seed oil to innovative macadamia nut oil.
The visit includes
Approximately at 18.30 hours we arrive in Sebersdorf for the third visit. This includes
This excursion is organised and offered by:
ARGE Energieschaustraße, Steinberg 132, 8151 Hitzendorf
Phone: +43/316/ 587 986, Fax: +43/316/ 587 988

Euro 55 per Person (minimum 35 persons)
included are: guide, bus transfer, guided tour at the Energy Company in Gleisdorf and at the oil mill in Pöllau, tasting of different oils, exclusive 3-course menu at the Obermayer Palace

Terms and Conditions for Guest and Social Programme:

Please collect your tickets at the registration desk. All tours will be accompanied by an English-speaking Tour Guide.
The number of places for all events is limited and will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis. Cancellations are non-refundable. A minimum number of participants is required on each tour, should the minimum number not be met, the organizer may cancel the tour and inform of its decision within ample time. Purchased tickets will be refunded. Further recourse is excluded.

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