Conference Program

AOA AGM – WEDNESDAY 17 OCT 2018, Pre-Function area – WAGGA RULES CLUB, WAGGA WAGGA 

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

7:30AM Registration Desk Open – Plenary Foyer Area  
Session Chair: Peter O’Meara  
8:30AM Welcome & Housekeeping Peter O’Meara
8:40AM Impact of Climate Change on the Aust Olive Industry Dr Dane Thomas
9:10AM Focus Grove Project Andrew Taylor, NZ
9:40AM IPDM Project Update Dr Robert Spooner-Hart
10:00AM Drones in Groves Michael Thomsett
10.20AM Session Round up & Questions  
10:25AM MORNING TEA  
10:55AM Sponsor Presentation TBA
11:00AM Succession – and “What If?” – Planning Oliver Portway
11:30PM EVOO Promotion in Food Service Beth Scholes
12:00PM Olive opportunity insights, global food trends and government (including Austrade) assistance Phillip Georgios and Wayne Murphy, Austrade 
12:30PM Session Round up & Questions  
12:35PM LUNCH  
Session Chair: TBA  
1:25PM Sponsor Spotlight  
1:30PM The Future of Personalised Nutrition Dr Amy Logan
2:00PM Olive Wellness Institute: Promoting Evidence Based Research on the Link Between EVOO and Health Professor Catherine Itsiopoulos
2:30PM Health Benefits of Table Olives Linda Costa
3:00PM Session Round up & Questions  
3:05PM AFTERNOON TEA  
3:35PM Sponsor Spotlight  
3:40PM Analysis of the Australian EVOO Market  Jane Wyatt
4:10PM EVERYDAY Consumer Marketing Campaign Report Will Fuller
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 – 11.00 pm at the RIVERINE CLUB, WAGGA 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

8.00AM Registration Desk Open.   
TABLE OLIVE Concurrent Session, Bowlers Lounge – WAGGA RULES CLUB, WAGGA WAGGA
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 OliveCare® Certification of Table Olives Peter McFarlane
12:00PM Session Round up & Questions  
12:10PM LUNCH  
EVOO Concurrent Session, WAGGA RULES CLUB, WAGGA WAGGA  
Session Chair: TBA  
8:30AM Sponsor Spotlight  
8:35AM OliveCare® Certification of EVOO Peter McFarlane
9:05AM EVOO Certification Panel/Audience Session TBA
9:35AM Megasonics in EVOO Processing for Enhanced Oil Recovery Dr Pablo Juliano
10:05AM Session Round up & Questions  
10:10AM MORNING TEA  
10:40AM Sponsor Spotlight  
10:45AM Irrigation Management Dr Ketema Zeleke
11:15AM Best practice / how to keep defects out of olive oil Ed Vercoe
11:40AM TBA TBA
12:05PM Session Round up & Questions  
12:10PM LUNCH  
FIELD SESSION Attendees will be split into 4 groups. All groups will participate in the same program but at different times. Below is a schedule of one of the groups. 

Please note, there is a 10-15 minute walk between some stations. Please advise the AOA secretariat if mobility assistance is required.

 
1:10PM Buses Depart Wagga Rules Club at 1.10 pm  
1:45PM CSU Grove Walk 1 Shane Cummins/Ketema Zeleke
2:20PM CSU DPI Grove Walk 2 Michael Thomsett/Dr Robert Spooner-Hart
3:05PM CSU Olive Oil Research Facility Visit Dr Paul Prenzier
3:35PM NSW DPI Testing Lab and Sensory Panel Jamie Ayton NSW DPI Staff
4:15PM Official Close and Thank You Peter O’Meara
4:30PM Buses Depart for Wagga Rules Club  
AIOA GALA PRESENTATION DINNER,  6.15 pm – 12.00 pm at the Rules Club, WAGGA

DAY 3 – SATURDAY 20 OCT 2018, Super Saturday Workshops & More. 

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09:00 – 10.30 TasteBook Live – EVOO & Olive Sensory Workshop.
Bus departs for Table Olive Workshop and Field Tour at 10.45am from Rules Club giving Tastebook Live participants enough time to choose another Saturday event.
Dr Soumi Paul Mukhopadhyay, Shane Cummins
11:30 – 4:30 Table Olive Workshop – Wollundry Grove Linda Costa
Bus departs Rules Club at 10.45am  
11:00 – 4:30 Field Tour – Junee Licorice and Coolamon Cheese Bus Tour
Bus departs Rules Club at 10.45am  
4:30PM Grove Walk – Wollundry Grove Wagga Joo-Yee and Bruce Spinks
6:00 – 8:00 Farewell Pizza dinner Joo-Yee and Bruce Spinks

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

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