Scientific Committee

The comittee would be made up of all operators in the sector who wish to participate and bring value to the Congress. The Scientific Committee is responsible for the technical programme of the congress, and its functions include deciding on the most interesting topics and speakers for the event.

It will be made up of academics, researchers and specialists, both national and international, from the world of olive oil.

It also participates in the evaluation of the poster contest.

Who is involved?

Yousra Antit - Head of the IOC's Department of Olive Chemistry

Ayça Akça Uçkun - Turkish Olive Research Institute

Ramzi Belkhodja - Coordinator of Plant Production, Health and Breeding (CIHEAM Zaragoza)

Iñaki Benito - Managing Director of Patrimonio Comunal Olivarero

Ali Ben Dhiab - Researcher at the Institute of Olive Growing in Tunisia

Mehdi Ben Mimoun - Professor at the Institut National Agronomique de Tunisie (INAT)

Marta Bosquet Aznar - President of The Andalusian Institute of Agricultural and Fisheries Research and Training (IFAPA)

Emilio Camacho - Professor of hydraulics and irrigation at the University of Cordoba

María José Carmona - Coordinator of the Food Area of the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Rural Development of the Regional Government of Castilla-La Mancha

Pedro Cerezuela Sánchez - Deputy Director of Industries, Innovation, and Agri-Food Chain. Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Water, and Rural Development

Kostas Chartzoulakis - Senior researcher at the Institute of Olive and Subtropical Plants (NAGREF) in Greece

Raúl Compés - CIHEAM Zaragoza Director

Alessandra De Santis - Head of office CIA representative office to the EU

Wafaa El Khoury - Service Chief for Near East and North Africa and Europe and Central Asia Service, FAO Investment Centre

Mercedes Fernández - Head of the IOC's Standardisation and Research Unit

Primitivo Fernández - Managing Director of ANIERAC

Rosa Gallardo - Managing Director of the School of Agricultural and Forestry Engineering - UCO

Enrique García-Tenorio - Managing Director of FUNDACIÓN C.R.D.O. MONTES DE TOLEDO

Kamel Gargouri - Professor at the Olive Institute in Tunisia

Aniceto Gómez - Managing Director of Aceites Malagón

Macarena González - Agri Testing Laboratory Manager in Natural Resources

Patricia González - Sales and Marketing Director at KUBOTA ESPAÑA, S.A.

Juan Ramón Izquierdo Álvarez-Buylla - Head of the Insurance Section of the General Sub-Directorate for the Promotion of Spanish Foodstuffs

Juan Manuel Jariego - Head of GEA Center of Excellence of Olive Oil at GEA Group

María Juárez - Head of the IOC's Economy and Promotion Unit

Georgios Koubouris - Researcher and head of the Olive Growing Laboratory at the Institute of Olive, Subtropical Crops and Viticulture in Greece

Lorenzo León - Senior Researcher at IFAPA

Pedro Lopes - Presidente de la asociación Olivum 

Antonio López - Head of Quality and Innovation of Cooperativas Agro-alimentarias de Andalucía

Ana Martínez - General Manager of the Spanish Federation of Industrial Olive Oil Manufacturers (Infaoliva)

Antonio Martínez - Head of Communications of Interprofesional del Aceite de Oliva

Enrique Martínez - Managing Director of Instituto de la Grasa

Esteban Momblan - Managing Director of Interoleo

Francisco Mondragão Rodrigues - Project coordinator and ESAE professor

María Naranjo - Food Industry Director of ICEX

Sara Oulbi - Researcher at the National Institute for Agricultural Research in Morocco

Teresa Pérez - Interprofesional del Aceite de Oliva de España

Dolores Pérez Martín - Deputy Director of International and Institutional Relations, ETSIAM-UCO

Enzo PerriResearcher and director of the CREA Centre for Research in Olive, Fruit and Citrus Growing in Italy

Rafael Pico - General Manager of Asoliva

Juan Antonio Polo Palomino - Head of the IOC's Technology and Environment Department

Milad Riachy - Researcher at the Lebanese Agricultural Research Institute

Miguel Rodríguez de la Rubia - Chairman of Agrocolor

Agustí Romero - Researcher on virgin olive oil and nuts at IRTA

María Teresa Sánchez Pineda - UCO

Carlos Seara - Managing Director of Red AgroBank

Lucía Serrano - President of the Spanish Federation of Industrial Olive Oil Manufacturers (Infaoliva)

Gennaro Sicolo - Vice-president of CIA Agricoltori Italiani