The Olive Oil World Congress (OOWC), which will take place on June 26, 27 and 28, 2024 in the auditorium of the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) in Madrid, already has an official poster to celebrate its first edition.
Since the deadline for submitting entries opened on June 15 and closed on September 15, the competition has received a total of 20 proposals from graphic design and communication professionals, all of them of a high level, which has made the jury's final decision very difficult.
The selection of the winner was made by the OOWC Organizing Committee, who finally appointed Iñaki Salas, designer and illustrator, winner of this contest endowed with a prize of 1.000 euros and the opportunity to design the labeling of the official OOWC olive oil bottle.
With his proposal, Iñaki wanted to reflect the identity of the OOWC: an international, dynamic and modern congress. To do this, he has left behind the typical images of fields, oil mills and still lifes, to capture in the poster an explosion of flavor, culture and smells.
As the artist explained, "when I was a child, my father worked in an olive export company (EXPORSEVILLA, no longer exists) and whenever I saw those horrible packaging (then I did not know it was called that way) I thought that someday I could do this kind of work. And after 20 years, I have managed to create some of them, even for Italian companies. Olive oil is something that has been with me since I was born, and that's why whenever I have the opportunity to create something related to it, I jump in without thinking about it".
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All the information about the Olive Oil World Congress and the sector is available in the application 'Olive Oil World Congress', for Android and IOS in both Spanish and English. To download the APP is necessary to access Google Play in the Android version or through the following link, and in the case of the version for IOS through the APP Store by entering the following link: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/olive-oil-world-congress/id1672583400
But that's not all, because through the APP users who download it will remain in contact with professionals in the sector thanks to the OOWC's "Olive Oil Network", a platform where anyone who registers can contact other registered operators, share projects, develop business and exchange information on production, processing or markets.
Under the slogan 'Taste it, enjoy, It's olive oil', the congress has for its organization with AgroBank, the Junta de Castilla-La Mancha through the brand Campo y Alma and the Junta de Andalucía through its brand 'Gusto del Sur' as Platinum sponsors, Grupo Interóleo, Balam Agriculture and Agrocolor, as Gold sponsors; and the company Kubota as Silver sponsor. Agrotec, a Portuguese newspaper specialized in the agricultural sector, and Oleo in Spain, are the Media Partners of the OOWC.
Anyone interested in taking part in the congress can obtain information from the OOWC Technical Secretariat by calling 91 721 79 29 or sending an email to info_arroba_oliveoilwc.com