The OOWC competition received 30 posters of the highest scientific quality

The Olive Oil World Congress (OOWC) has received 30 scientific posters for its first competition from various regions of the world and on various topics, which are a true reflection of the challenges facing the sector and which it must address in the coming years. Among the countries represented by those who have sent in their work are Turkey, Portugal, Argentina, Spain, Chile, Tunisia, Uruguay and Greece. These posters offer an invaluable contribution to the exchange of knowledge and experience in the field of olive groves and olive oil.

On the other hand, and also as a sign of the progress of the organisation of the OOWC, the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAPA), through #alimentosdEspaña, and the Interprofessional Organisation of Spanish Olive Oil, with its promotional brand Olive Oils from Spain, join the support of this initiative, joining as Platinum sponsors of the congress.

The MAPA, through its campaign ‘The Richest Country in the World’, aims to highlight the quality and diversity of Spanish agri-food products. Its participation in the OOWC will enrich the content that will be provided to attendees and will serve to enhance the image of the award for the best olive oil, Alimentos de España, which in recent years the Ministry has highlighted nationally and internationally.

Olive Oils from Spain, for its part, as a tool for improving the sector, will contribute its enormous experience and representativeness, leading the promotion of the product in the main world markets, and promoting research, development and innovation, in collaboration with research groups from all over the country. This collaboration will strengthen the congress's capacity to develop initiatives that boost the competitiveness and image of this country's olive oil on the international stage.

In the words of Pedro Barato, president of Interprofesional del Aceite de Oliva Español: ‘This meeting is an opportunity to exchange experiences and knowledge. And, for our part, to show a model of success, that of our Interprofessional, which is consolidating Spain's leadership at world level in all markets".

These two partnerships, together with the already established collaboration with Filiera Oleicola Olearia Italiana, reflect the commitment of the Olive Oil World Congress to work with leading international industry organisations to foster an exchange of knowledge and practices that will benefit all members of the olive and olive oil community.

The most eagerly awaited event of the year for the sector will feature national and international personalities such as: Jaime Lillo, executive director of the IOC; Santi Mas, co-executive director of Torribera Mediterranean Center, representing the Culinary Institute of America; Fernando López, doctor and researcher of the ‘CORDIOPREV’ study (2022); Antonio Gallego, president of the Spanish Association of the Olive Oil Exporting Industry and Trade (ASOLIVA); Mariu Luchetti, marketing and innovation director of Deoleo and in charge of sustainability; Manuel Parras, professor at the University of Jaén and president of the Protected Geographical Identification (PGI) Aceites de Jaén; and Rosa Vañó, founding partner of Castillo de Canena.

With less than a month to go until the event, we invite all those interested to take part in this essential event for the olive oil and olive grove sector, which will be held from 26 to 28 June at the CSIC headquarters in Madrid. You can register via this link.