AOA AGM – WEDNESDAY 16 OCT 2019, Albury Entertainment Centre, Albury 

3:00PM AGM Registration Desk Open, Foyer
AGM Chair: Michael Thomsett
3.30PM AGM Plenary Room
5:00PM Welcome Function In Exhibition Room Exhibition Room
6:00PM Official Opening Of Exhibition Exhibition Room
7:30PM Function Concludes

CONFERENCE DAY 1 – THURSDAY 17 OCT 2019, Plenary Room, Albury Entertainment Centre

7:30AM Registration Desk Open – Plenary Foyer Area
Session Chair: Michael Thomsett
8:15AM Welcome & Housekeeping
8:25AM Best You, Better Business – Strategies to Increase Effectiveness Rob Edwards
9.40AM Session Round Up & Questions


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10.30AM Improve Your Business With Ethics John Neil
11:00AM What’s Really Happening With Climate Change? TBA
11.30AM Healthy Soils Equals Healthy Businesses TBA
12:25PM Session Round Up & Questions


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Session Chair: Andrew Burgess
1:20PM IPDM Project – The Next Phase Dr Robert Spooner-Hart
1:40PM Remote Sensing – The Sky Is The Limit Alex Schultz
2:00PM Olive Wellness Institute – What’s On Offer? Abby Dolphin
2:20PM Real World Outcomes From The Food Service Project David O’Dea
2:40PM OliveCare – Upping The Ante On Quality Peter McFarlane
3:00PM Session Round-Up And Questions


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3:40PM The Benefits Of Benchmarking – The Macadamia Experience Jeremy Bright
4:10PM Don’t Get Burned – How To Manage Frost TBC
4:40PM Impact Of Frost On EVOO Quality Parameters Claudia Guillaume
5:10PM Session Round Up & Questions
CONFERENCE DINNER, 6.30 pm – 11.00 pm at the ALBURY CLUB, ALBURY

DAY 2 – FRIDAY 18 OCT 2019, Plenary Room, Albury Entertainment Centre & NSW TAFE

8.00AM Registration Desk Open.
Session Chair: Paul Miller
8:30AM Olive Market By Numbers Andrew Burgess
9:00AM Opening The Door To Grove Retail Sales Rob Whyte
9:30AM Alternative Business Models For Small Operators Stephen Parker
9.55AM Session Round Up & Questions
10:30AM Xylella Project – Action On The Ground Craig Elliot
11:00AM Cybersecurity – Keeping You And Your Business Safe Glenn Makowski
11:30AM Digital Marketing For Small Business Lauren Hamilton
11:55PM Session Round Up & Questions


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FIELD VISIT – TAFE NSW National Environment Centre. A Case Study In Sustainable Grove Management


Buses Depart Albury Entainment Centre at 1.00PM
5:00PM Day 2 Close
AIOA GALA PRESENTATION DINNER,  6.30PM – 11.00PM at the Albury Entertainment Centre, Albury

DAY 3 – SATURDAY 19 OCT 2019, Super Saturday Workshops & More. 

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8:00AM – 11.30AM

TasteBook Live – EVOO & Olive Sensory Workshop. 

At the live version of the AOA’s highly popular TasteBook™ sensory development program, delegates will get to taste and workshop a range of EVOOs and Table Olives with sensory science researcher, Dr Soumi Paul Mukhopadhyay.

Dr Soumi Paul Mukhopadhyay
8:00AM – 11.30AM

Facebook, Instagram And SEO Workshop. 

A hands-on digital marketing workshop, outlining gold star content, best practice engagement and Search Engine Optimisation. As participation is encouraged during the workshop, attendees are encouraged to bring along their laptops, phones or tablets.

Laura Hamilton
8:00AM – 11.30AM

The Economics of Table Olives Production From Set-Up To Sales: setting it up, requirements of the raw material, processing issues, storage, monitoring, packaging, labeling and pasteurisation. The workshop ends with a tasting session. 

Linda Costa
8.00AM – 11.00PM Full Day Field Tour – includes a visit to Gooramadda Olives for a session on nutrition; Morris Winery for a session on matching olives and wine; Jones Winery for lunch; an abandoned grove for sessions on grove management; then to the prestigious Tuileries Restaurant in Rutherglen for dinner.
Bus departs Albury Entertainment Centre at 10.45am
1.00PM – 11.00pm Half Day Field Tour – join up with the Full Day Field Tour after lunch – visit an abandoned grove for sessions on grove management. This is followed by dinner at the prestigious Tuileries Restaurant in Rutherglen.
Buses depart back to Albury Entertainment Centre from 10.00PM.

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

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