One week to go until Madrid becomes the epicentre of olive oil!

It's here! The Olive Oil World Congress (OOWC) will hold its first edition next week at the headquarters of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) in Madrid. The event, which will take place on 26, 27 and 28 June 2024, will bring together olive oil professionals from Italy, Brazil, Greece, Morocco, Turkey and other countries.

According to Ramzi Belkhodja, president of the Scientific Committee and coordinator of Plant Production, Health and Breeding at CIHEAM Zaragoza, "the OOWC is not only a forum for the presentation of cutting-edge research, but also a space for knowledge exchange and networking among professionals. With only one week left to go, I encourage all those interested to secure their place and be part of this transformative experience".

The congress will be structured in eight thematic blocks. On the first day, crucial topics such as the impact of olive oil in the face of climate change, genetics and plant production, as well as the challenges in manufacturing processes, especially in terms of digital transformation and the valorisation of by-products, will be discussed. This first day will serve as an introduction to the most emerging trends affecting olive oil production and sustainability.

On June 27th, the focus will shift to trade standards, quality and product safety, also covering communication and marketing strategies, concluding with an analysis of the relationship between olive oil and gastronomy. This conference will allow attendees to gain an insight into how olive oil is positioned in the global market and integrated into contemporary culinary practices, highlighting its versatility and added value.

The congress will culminate on June 28th with a presentation on olive oil trade and consumption, exploring market trends and consumer behaviour. In addition, the health benefits of olive oil will be addressed, highlighting the importance of this product in the Mediterranean diet. This final day will consolidate the role of olive oil not only as a commercial product, but also as an ally for health and economic development. In addition, Luis Planas Puchades, Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food of the Spanish Government, is expected to close the OOWC.

And you, are you going to miss it?

The OOWC aims to foster collaboration between producing countries and promote innovation and technology in the olive oil industry. Attendees will be able to participate in a wide range of activities, including academic and commercial sessions, as well as networking events designed to promote the exchange of ideas and knowledge of the latest trends and developments in the sector.

For more details on the congress programme, please visit the following link.

The OOWC reminds those interested in attending that it is necessary to register in any of the available modalities: general, student, half congress, with or without gala dinner. Registration can be done through this link.

Under the slogan 'Taste it, enjoy, It's olive oil', the OOWC is organised in collaboration with AgroBank, MSC, CIA-Agricoltori Italiani, John Deere, the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food through its strategy #alimentosdEspaña, Aceites de Oliva de España, the Junta de Andalucía through its brand 'Gusto del Sur', Filiera Oleicola Olearia Italiana and 'Campo y Alma', the food quality guarantee brand of Castilla-La Mancha, as Platinum sponsors; Grupo Interóleo, Büttner, Yara International, GEA, OLEOMAQ-Oleotec, AGQ Labs and Balam Agriculture as Gold sponsors; the company Kubota, Hispatec, Todolivo and SGS as Silver sponsors; Agrocolor as other sponsors. Agrotec, Voz do Campo, Puglia Live, Grupo Joly and Oleo are the Media Partners of the OOWC.

It is worth remembering that by sponsoring the congress, it will be possible to maintain direct contact with the most important professionals, as well as having great visibility during the most important event in the olive oil sector. Anyone interested in taking part in this project can obtain information from the OOWC Technical Secretariat by calling 917 217 929 or by sending an email to