The OOWC progresses in developing its 2024 programme

The Scientific Committee of the Olive Oil World Congress (OOWC) has met for the second time to work on the development of its programme, outlining the topics that will be developed during this important event that will feature the best speakers in each subject, both nationally and internationally.

This way, the blocks into which the programme will be divided will be genetics and production, production process, product quality, sensory properties, food safety, nutrition, sustainability, marketing and communication.

The meeting was attended by representatives of olive oil companies and associations from Spain and Italy, such as Agrocolor, DOP Les Garrigues, Natural Resources. SGS, Grupo Interóleo, Instituto de la Grasa, the Sectorial Nacional del Aceite de Oliva Virgen con Denominación de Origen, Fundación Patrimonio Comunal Olivarero, the Interporfesional del Aceite de Oliva Español, Anierac or the Confederazione Italiana Agricoltori (CIA); as well as other organisations such as CIHEAM Zaragoza, ETSIAM- Universidad de Córdoba or the Consejería de Agricultura, Agua, Pesca y Desarrollo Rural de la Junta de Andalucía.

In addition, during the meeting, the actions carried out in the framework of "On the road to OOWC 2024" were reported, highlighting the 'Olive today' conference, held in Toledo, the webinar 'The DOPs and IGPs of EVOO in the world', the presentation of the project to olive oil producer associations in Italy, the meeting with representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Sovereignty of Italy and the presentation to the diplomatic corps of Italy and FAO members, at the headquarters of the Royal Academy of Spain in Rome.

The organisers are already working on the next destination, which will be Portugal, in addition to the official international presentation of the OOWC in Madrid to the diplomatic corps and the participation next May in the International Fair of Olive Oil and Related Industries (Expoliva).

In short, the OOWC aims to be a tool built by all the links in the olive oil chain and, to this end, it is seeking support in Spain, Italy and Portugal, the main olive oil producing countries. Associations, companies and administrations wishing to sponsor this event can do so in different ways. The sponsorship dossier can be downloaded via this link.

Under the slogan 'Taste it, enjoy, It's olive oil', the congress counts with the participation of AgroBank and the Castilla-La Mancha Regional Government through the Campo y Alma brand, as Platinum sponsors, Grupo Interóleo, Balam Agriculture and Agrocolor, as Gold sponsors, and the company Kubota as Silver sponsor.

Anyone interested in taking part in the congress can obtain information from the OOWC Technical Secretariat by calling +34 91 721 79 29 or sending an email to