Conference Program
AOA AGM – WEDNESDAY 17 OCT 2018, BOARD ROOM – WAGGA RULES CLUB, WAGGA WAGGA NSW  
   
4:00PM   AGM Registration Desk Open – Plenary Foyer Area  
    AGM Chair: Peter O’Meara    
5:00PM   AGM Boardroom  
6:30PM   Networking Function Plenary Foyer  
8:00PM   Casual Meal Rules Club Bistro  
   
CONFERENCE DAY 1 – THURSDAY 18 OCT 2018, Jezza Rooms 1 & 2, WAGGA RULES CLUB, WAGGA WAGGA NSW  
7:30AM   Registration Desk Open – Plenary Foyer Area  
Session Chair: Peter O’Meara  
8:30AM   Welcome & Housekeeping Peter O’Meara  
8:35AM   Conference Overview, AOA Update, Industry Statistics TBA  
9:00AM   Impact of Climate Change on the Aust Olive Industry Dr Dane Thomas  
9:30AM   Focus Grove Project Andrew Taylor, NZ  
10.00AM   IPDM Project Update Dr Robert Spooner-Hart  
10.20AM   Session Round up & Questions    
10:30AM   MORNING TEA    
11:00AM   TBA TBA  
11:30PM   Food Service Project Beth Scholes  
12:00PM   Succession Planning Oliver Portway  
12:20PM   Session Round up & Questions    
12:30PM   LUNCH  
Session Chair: TBA  
1:30PM   The future of personal health Dr Amy Logan  
2:00PM   Olive Wellness Institute Professor Catherine Itsiopoulos  
2:30PM   Health Benefits of Table Olives Linda Costa  
3:00PM   Session Round up & Questions    
3:10PM   AFTERNOON TEA  
3:40PM   Everyday Report Will Fuller  
4:10PM   Export Market Opportunity – India TBA, Austrade  
4:40PM   Session Round up & Questions    
5:00PM   DAY 1 CLOSE –  
6:00PM    First Bus Departs Wagga Rules Club for Conference Dinner  
6:10PM   Last Bus Departs Wagga Rules Club for Conference Dinner  
CONFERENCE DINNER, 6.15 pm – 12.00 pm at the RIVERINE CLUB, WAGGA  
10:00 PM First Bus Departs Riverine Club for Wagga Rules Club

11:00 PM Second Bus Departs Riverine Club for Wagga Rules Club

12:00 AM Last Bus Departs Riverine Club for Wagga Rules Club

 
 
DAY 2 – FRIDAY 19 OCT 2018, WAGGA RULES CLUB, WAGGA WAGGA NSW
8.00AM   Registration Desk Open.   
TABLE OLIVE Concurrent Session, BOARD ROOM – WAGGA RULES CLUB, WAGGA WAGGA NSW

Session Chair: TBA

8:30AM   Table Olive Market in Australia and Overseas Mimmo Lubrano
9:00AM   Overview of Key Quality Determinants for Table Olives Linda Costa
9:30AM   Mechanical harvesting of Table Olives Andrew Taylor
10:00 AM   Session Round up & Questions  
10:10AM   MORNING TEA
10:40AM   A Descriptive Language for Table Olive Flavours Dr Soumi Paul Mukhopadhyay
11:10AM   Food Safety for Table Olives Dr Stan Kallis
11:40AM   Testing of Table Olives Peter McFarlane
12:00PM   Session Round up & Questions  
12:10PM   LUNCH
EVOO Concurrent Session, WAGGA RULES CLUB, WAGGA WAGGA NSW

Session Chair: TBA

8:30AM   Proposed Changes to OliveCare Code of Practice Peter McFarlane
9:00AM   Irrigation Management Ketema Zeleke
9:30AM   Megasonics in EVOO Processing Dr Pablo Juliano
10:00AM   Session Round up & Questions  
10:10AM   MORNING TEA
10:40AM   Benchmarking TBA
11:10AM   From shed to bottle – best practice / how to keep defects out of olive oil Ed Vercoe
11:40AM   Drones in Groves Michael Thomsett
12:00PM   Session Round up & Questions  
12:10PM   LUNCH
     
FIELD SESSION – Buses Depart Wagga Rules Club at 1.10 pm
1:30PM   NSW DPI Grove Walk Ketema Zeleke + various
2:30PM   CSU Olive Oil Research Facility Visit Prof Paul Prenzler
3:15PM   AFTERNOON TEA  
3:45PM   NSW DPI Testing Lab and Sensory Panel Jamie Ayton NSW DPI Staff
4:30PM   Official Close and Thank You Peter O’Meara
5:00PM   DAY 2 CLOSE  
AIOA GALA PRESENTATION DINNER,  6.15 pm – 12.00 pm at the Rules Club, WAGGA
 
DAY 3 – SATURDAY 19 OCT 2018, Super Saturday Workshops & More. For more details click here.
09:00 – 11:00   TasteBook Live – EVOO & Olive Sensory Workshop Dr Soumi Paul Mukhopadhyay, Shane Cummins
11:00 – 4:30   Table Olive Workshop – Wollundry Grove

Bus departs Rules Club at 10.45am

Linda Costa
11:00 – 4:30   Field Tour – Junee Liquorice and Coolamon Cheese

Bus departs Rules Club at 10.45am

Bus Tour
4:30PM   Grove Walk – Wollundry Grove Wagga Joo-Yee and Bruce Spinks
6:00PM   Farewell Pizza dinner Joo-Yee and Bruce Spinks
8:00PM   Dinner Concludes Bus departs for Rules Club

NOTE:  The National Olive Industry Conference and Trade Exhibition Program is subject to change without notice. 

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