2020 Program to be advised. 2019 program below.

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


Sponsored by Braud Australia

10:30AM The Benefits of Benchmarking – The Macadamia Experience Jeremy Bright
11:10AM Horticulture Innovation Presentation Brenda Kranz
11:20AM IPDM Project – The Next Phase Dr Robert Spooner-Hart
11:40AM Remote Sensing – The Sky Is The Limit Alex Schultz
12.00PM OliveCare – Upping The Ante On Quality Peter McFarlane
12:20PM Session Round Up & Questions


Sponsored by Modern Olives

Session Chair: Andrew Burgess
1:40PM Olive Wellness Institute – What’s On Offer? Abby Dolphin
2:00PM The Importance Of Soil Carbon John Barton
2:30PM Climate Change, Extremes and Agriculture Gary Allan
3:00PM Session Round-Up And Questions


Sponsored by Australian Frost Fans

3:35PM Don’t Get Burned – How To Manage Frost Steven Falivene
4:05PM Impact Of Frost On EVOO Quality Parameters Claudia Guillaume
4:35PM Real World Outcomes From The Food Service Project David O’Dea
5:00PM Session Round Up & Questions
CONFERENCE DINNER, 6.00 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


Sponsored by Agromillora

10:30AM Xylella – Act Like It Is Already Here 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


Sponsored By Grochem Australia


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. 

8:00AM – 11.30AM

Social And Digital Marketing Workshop

Learn the tricks of the trade with this hands-on digital marketing workshop that outlines gold star content, best practice engagement for Facebook and Instagram, and search engine optimisation for your website. Learn and practice the latest techniques from a highly respected professional who understands small businessess. From beginners to veterans, Lauren will provide a practical experience that will give everyone something beneficial to take home. As participation is encouraged during the workshop, attendees are encouraged to bring along their laptops, phones or tablets.

Lauren Hamilton
8:00AM – 11.30AM

The Economics of Table Olives Production From Set-Up To Sales

Linda Costa is back by popular demand after her widely acclaimed table olive workshop at last year’s conference. This year’s workshop will focus on setting up a table olive operation, and then cover the requirements of the raw material, processing issues, storage, monitoring, packaging, labeling and pasteurisation. The workshop will end with a tasting session.

Linda Costa
1:00PM – 4.30PM

TasteBook™ Live – EVOO & Olive Sensory Workshop.

A convenient session of the highly popular TasteBook™ sensory development program. Delegates will taste and workshop a range of EVOOs and Table Olives.

Dr Soumi Paul Mukhopadhyay
12.00PM – 11.00pm

Olives And Wines Field Tour

The afternoon begins with a bus ride to a memorable lunch and matching wines at the famed Jones Winery. Next stop is the international award-winning Morris Winery where delegates will participate in a unique session of matching olives and wines. Then its round-the-corner for a technical session in the grove at Gooramadda Olives. The day concludes with a farewell dinner at the renowned Tuileries resort. Join your olive industry colleagues for a taste-worthy experience.

Jones Winery, Morris Winery, Gooramadda Olives, Tuileries Resort (Dinner tickets can be purchased separately)
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.