The IRG56 meeting of the International Research Group on Wood Protection will be held on June 22-26, 2025 at the Pacifio Yokohama Convention Center in Yokohama, Japan.

Previous IRG meetings have been held in Jpan in Kyoto in 1991, and in Nara in 2001. The original intention was to hold this IRG meeting in 2021, but the Covid Pandemic interrupted those plans.

This location was chosen as providing the following advantages:

  • one of the most spectacular scenic vistas in Japan

  • excellent meeting facilities of a size appropriate for the IRG meeting

  • a wide range of suitable and affordable hotels in Yokohama in close proximity to the Pacifico Yokohama Center more than capable of accommodating all IRG meeting attendees

  • proximity to beautiful and icon Mount Fuji, perhaps the most recognized symbol of Japan

  • beautiful and lively surroundings with a warm sub-tropical climate

  • opportunities for many pre- and post-conference activities

So count on attending the IRG56 meeting in Yokohama, Japan for what promises to be an excellent and stimulating IRG meeting.