The Hop Growers Association of Slovenia is organized as a professional and non-political society. The association connects hop growers in Slovenia, the membership includes business and professional individuals. It cares for the reputation and public image of hops sector, promotes Slovene hop varieties under the Styrian Hops Quality Scheme (PGI, i.e. protected geographical indication) and co-creates research policy at the Slovenian Institute for Hop Research and Brewing (Slovene: IHPS). Since 1951, hop growers in Slovenia have been in various organizational forms and are actively involved in the International Hop Growers’ Convention (IHGC).