Luis Planas: Expoliva is the world's leading olive oil trade fair

The Spanish Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Luis Planas, stressed today that Expoliva is the world's benchmark fair for olive oil, a great time for this emblematic product of Spanish agriculture, at the presentation ceremony of the 21st edition of this international fair, which this year celebrates its 40th anniversary, held at the ministry.

Expoliva 2023, the 21st International Fair of Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Related Industries, will be held between May 10 and 13 in Jaén. The presentation ceremony was also attended by the president of the Provincial Council of Jaén, Francisco Reyes, and was attended by the Tunisian ambassador to Spain, Fatma Omrani, the first country to be chosen as a guest for this fair.

The Spanish Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Luis Planas, stressed that Spain is a resounding leader in the production, marketing and export of olive oil, which it should exercise with pride and responsibility in order to lead the sector towards excellence.

In his speech, the minister highlighted the opportunities offered to the olive oil sector by the Common Agricultural Policy (PAC), which, among other beneficial measures, provides for associated aid for traditional olive groves with greater profitability difficulties.

Expoliva, a biennial fair which this year celebrates its 40th anniversary, is expected to be attended by some 300 exhibitors, including 32 international companies from 10 countries. This fair has become a benchmark event where professionals can learn about the main innovations in the sector and exchange experiences on technical and scientific, environmental, cultural, nutritional and quality issues.