Diet, Health and an Epidemic of Misinformation Olive Exposium announces Dr Aseem Malhotra as Keynote Speaker

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TOOWOOMBA, QLD:  Dr Aseem Malhotra, International Cardiologist from the UK,  who is leading an influential international campaign on health and Mediterranean diet and will be the keynote speaker for the 2017 Olive Exposium.
Dr Malhotra presents Roots of the Mediterranean Diet speaks out against the demonisation of fats in foods & diets and sets straight the role of healthy fats in the Mediterranean Diet, particularly of Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

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Dr Richard Gawel and Amanda Bailey at the Royal Adelaide Olive Awards. Olive Exposium announced at this dinner in September 2016.

“Future direction, insight and innovation… making ideas happen” will be the focus of the 2017 Olive Exposium.  Other international and nationally renowned speakers include Paul Vossen and Rick Cummisford from the USA and Australia’s own international olive oil sensory scientist and international olive oil judge, Dr Richard Gawel.

Dr Malhotra and other speakers will share their experiences and expertise on a range of topics including; health and diet, new labelling rules, health claims, marketing, biosecurity, pest & diseases, table olives, olive oil gastronomy, olive oil tasting, raising the bar of quality, value adding, irrigation, niche marketing and more.

The program, which includes more than 20 international and national speakers, will look at delivering answers and providing directions to overcome some of the biggest challenges and issues facing the Australian Olive Industry.

Registration is now open for the Conference, which will be hosted at Serafino by the Lake, McLaren Vale, South Australia during 7-9 February 2017.

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“We are thrilled to host Dr Aseem Malhotra,  Paul Vossen, Rick Cummisford and other renowned speakers at 2017 Conference,” said Amanda Bailey, Director of The Olive Centre. “These speakers are some of the best in the world and are leaders in their fields.  Their collective wisdom challenges you to make the most of your olive grove, brand and marketing operation– no matter where you are in the Industry from Grower through to Retailer, there is something for everyone involved to gain insight to enhance their business.”

Limited tickets are available to attend this exclusive event and can be booked at  www.oliveexposium.com

Early bird offer available till 15th December 2016

The COUNTDOWN has begun!

For information or Media Passes please contact:

Amanda Bailey
Director
The Olive Centre
t:  0403 498 645
e:  amanda@theolivecentre.com.au
w: http://www.oliveexposium.com

About Dr Aseem Malhotra
Dr Aseem Malhotra is known as an influential cardiologist from Britain and a world leading expert in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of heart disease. Dr Aseem Malhotra is successfully leading the campaign against excess sugar consumption and health. The award-winning NHS cardiologist has successfully motivated leading academics, the media, and politicians to make sugar reduction a health priority in the UK by publishing commentaries in the BMJ and mainstream media.

 When he is not working as a doctor in the National Health Service, Aseem Malhotra reigns supreme in his fight to raise awareness about the health benefits of a sugar-free diet, maintaining that sugar deserves its reputation as “Public Health Enemy Number 1”. His no-holds-barred approach to challenging common health beliefs is proving highly effective in getting medical professionals and social authorities from around the world to sit up and take notice. He is regularly invited to speak at national and international conferences.
Aseem supports studies that implicate sugar as the number one culprit driving obesity, type 2 diabetes and heart disease, and has worked with a leading sports scientist to dispel the myth that links physical inactivity and obesity. The British Journal of Sports Medicine published their editorial providing evidence that sugar and excess carbohydrates were primarily responsible for the global surge in type 2 diabetes and obesity. A subsequent commentary Aseem wrote in the Washington Post had over 1.1 million page views. He has since become one of the leading doctors in the world fighting the obesity epidemic, named on a list of anti-obesity activists that includes Michelle Obama and Michael Bloomberg.
Dr Malhotra is instrumental setting straight some of the key messages in relation to health and diet and at the forefront of that message is the Mediterranean Diet…   Read more

About Paul Vossen
Paul Vossen has recently retired from the University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE).  He has been a Farm Advisor with UCCE in California since 1980.  Throughout this time his research has focused on efficient fruit harvest for small-scale growers, olive fruit fly control, organic cultural practices, comparison of different mill equipment types, comparing oil cultivars growing in different climatic regions of California, and the influence of tree irrigation on olive oil sensory qualities.  He also conducts olive pruning demonstrations every year and his on-line pruning video for olive trees has been one of the most visited sites on the UC-Sonoma webpage.  He coordinated 15 California Olive Oil Production Short Courses and taught 26 Olive Oil Sensory Evaluation Courses in the US and internationally to train producers, consumers, and marketers, about high-quality olive oil.  He was a founder of the California Olive Oil Council, UC Davis Olive Center, and he developed the first olive oil taste panel in the USA to become recognised by the International Olive Oil Council.  Paul has been the panel leader for the UCCE taste panel in Santa Rosa, CA.  He has been an olive oil judge and has trained other judges for several olive oil competitions all over the world.  As former UC researcher and educator he has written several book chapters, peer-reviewed scientific papers, newsletters, and popular press articles about olive oil production, processing, and sensory evaluation.  In retirement, Paul now works as a private consultant helping producers all over the world make and market the best olive oil possible.  Read more

 About Rick Cummisford
Rick Cummisford holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Bradley University, where he excelled in Organic Chemistry. His career of over twenty years has taken him through many aspects of the fats and oils industry, from applied sciences in specialised applications, process development, and engineering projects to sales of oleochemical products to upper management roles overseeing research and development, product development, quality assurance & control, and regulatory. He works directly with many customers and provides consultations for a variety of processes, products, and applications. For almost fifteen years, he has been with Columbus Vegetable Oils in a leadership position for development in a variety of industries and markets. He has been interviewed and quoted in several industry circulations, included in professional expert situations, and presented for local and national trade organisations.  Read more

About Dr Richard Gawel
Richard Gawel is a long-term appointee as head judge of over 70 national and international extra virgin olive oil competitions including the Australian National, and the Los Angeles and Tokyo Internationals. Richard trained and headed Australia’s first International Olive Council accredited panel. He was the inaugural lecturer in sensory science at the University of Adelaide, and later lectured in food and wine matching at the Le Cordon Bleu culinary school. He developed the current nationally recognised TAFE certificate level unit in olive oil assessment.  Read more

****  Dr Malhotra is not receiving a speaker fee, travel or accommodation expenses for this event.

 

How collective marketing redefined the Oyster Industry

signature-oysters-corporate-profile-1-638On 7th February 2017, Olive Industry ‘movers and shakers’ will come together to delve into the area of Marketing.  At the forefront of the Olive Exposium 17,  the ethos to making ideas happen  is a key area to realising strong growth and a viable Olive Industry.

Some new concepts are being presented to the Olive Industry for insight into the possible potential within your grove or marketing operations and we’re excited to introduce special guests Claire McAsh & Geoff Mun to tell their story about the successful collective marketing hub, Signature Oysters.

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Claire McAsh
Geoff Mun

Claire and Geoff will take you through their journey of how they have taken a premium product, challenged, changed and ultimately re-defined how Oysters are sold in today’s Australian market.

Take insight and see more about:   Collective Marketing Hub that is Signature Oysters

If you are looking for new ways in which to realise growth within your business or methods for industry expansion, the Olive Exposium 2017 is a must event which you cannot afford to miss.  There are more great topics … coming soon!

So, what are you waiting for?  Jump on-line now and secure your ticket(s) at   Book now  

 

Olive Exposium pumps up Industry Growth through Targeted Education, Training & Research

Future direction, insight and innovation… making ideas happen

It is with great pleasure we invite you to attend Australia’s independent leading olive industry event, the Olive Exposium – jam packed with focus topics, seminars, networking opportunities, education & training workshops, field work, forums & social events at some of the Fleurieu Peninsula’s award-winning wineries, EVOO tasting rooms and restaurants.

The Exposium is hosted by The Olive Centre and we have partnered with Fleurieu Food to bring you the best of what the Fleurieu region has to offer and what a region it is! 

The OE17 is the biggest event in the Olive Industry calendar.  It connects industry representatives throughout the supply chain – growers, processors, researchers, retailers, suppliers, culinary experts & national and  international industry professionals.

By attending this world-class event you will gain valuable insight and knowledge about new and innovative ways to take on your marketing, share ideas, raise the bar of quality, talk to the top researchers, connect with growers and how to make your ideas happen!  It’s a very exciting time to be part of the Industry and now we are realising strong prices, strong consumer push for healthy products, growing production levels, improved growing styles, increased international interest for Australia-made & grown, multi-faceted ways products can be sold and developed. 

The OE17 will build optimism and deliver a programme promising to be as outstanding as ever!  Key National and International Experts will cover topics like Exporting to China, Modern Marketing Trends & Buyer Behaviours, Breaking down the Cellar Door Experience, Tasting the Science of Olive Oil, Value-adding and much more to be announced over the coming months.  Essentially focusing on Grove and Marketing elements are key to big industry growth.

Networking opportunities and social events will help you to enjoy some of the best locations of McLaren Vale including the d’Arenberg multi-award winning winery and  Primo Estate, an icon, in the culinary world of EVOO.

So come along, mix business with pleasure, and enjoy all that the area has to offer in the stunning Fleurieu Peninsula!

So what are you waiting for?  Jump on-line now and secure your ticket (and great accommodation deals including FREE BREAKFAST and FREE PARKING).  Go to the website:  www.oliveexposium.com for more information or to book your tickets… the EARLY BIRD OFFER IS AVAILABLE NOW!  

Limited tickets available!

Exposium announced at the Royal Adelaide Olive Awards

00146.JPG.opt800x533o0,0s800x533The 2017 Olive Exposium (OE17) was announced by Amanda Bailey, Director of The Olive Centre, at the recent Royal Adelaide Olive Awards attended by over 100 growers, producers, processors, olive oil judges and suppliers at the National Wine Centre.

The OE17 will take place the McLaren Vale in the spectacular Fleurieu Peninsula in South Australia.

The venue was announced as Serafino Winery by the Lake.. read more about the venue

About Olive Exposium 2017

 

Images from 2015 Olive Exposium – Lore of the olive!

Slideshow gallery – Olive Exposium 2015, Sunbury VIC.

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Olive Industry meets for Olive Exposium 15

Published in Australian Tree Crop Magazine Spring 2015

Olive growers from Australia and overseas will unite with industry professionals for the Olive Exposium 15, Australia’s largest event for the commercial industry, in Sunbury, Victoria, in November.

Growers from as far afield as Turkey and Iran have already expressed interest in the two-day event, along with Australian and New Zealand growers, who will hear from an array of speakers including food and wine luminary, Lyndey Milan, and Paul Vossen, an international
olive specialist.
Event organiser and managing director of The Olive Centre, Amanda Bailey, said the Olive Exposium will be a worldclass event for growers so they gain better commercial results in their grove, processing operations and marketing activities.
It will be held at Pitruzzello Estate, Sunbury, on 26 and 27 November 2015.
“Events like these are important to address the many issues which face today’s grower and processor,” Mrs Bailey said.

“We will be discussing the latest issues surrounding the industry and practical ways growers can progress their grove in any direction with the plethora of topics on offer.”
These topics include growing olives in changing climates, strategies for managing the top five pests and diseases in olives, understanding smoke point in olive oils and other cooking oils, health claims, health benefits and how they relate to the food code, exporting premium products and much more.
The event will also address:

  • organoleptic tasting accreditation
  • grove efficiencies including harvesting
  • biennial bearing
  • organic olive oil production
  • what happened in Italy
  • marketing – new ways that haven’t been tried in Australia and are successful abroad
  • what does it take to be sustainable in the longer term in the Australian industry?
  • where is the Australian supermarket sector going?

Growers will enjoy hearing from keynote speaker, Lyndey Milan, who has been instrumental in changing the way Australians think about food and wine for 30 years.
‘Hospitality of the table’ is her catchphrase, as evidenced by her numerous television appearances, nine best-selling books and countless culinary appearances over the years.
Ms Milan hosts the latest ‘Taste of Australia’ television series, which features fresh extra virgin olive oil in abundance.
Paul Vossen has been a farm adviser at the University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) since 1980.

His research has focused on efficient fruit harvest for small-scale growers, olive fruit fly control, organic cultural practices, different mill equipment types, comparing oil cultivars
growing in different climatic regions of California, and the influence of tree irrigation on olive oil sensory qualities.

He also conducts olive pruning demonstrations every year and his online pruning video for olive trees has been one of the most visited sites on the UC-Sonoma webpage.
Mr Vossen coordinated 15 olive oil production short courses and taught 26 olive oil sensory evaluation courses in the US and internationally to train producers, consumers and marketers
about high quality olive oil.

He was a founder of the California Olive Oil Council and developed the first olive oil taste panel in the US to become recognised by the International Olive Oil Council.

Currently panel leader for the UCCE taste panel in Santa Rosa, Mr Vossen has been an olive oil judge and has trained other judges for several olive oil competitions all over the world.
As a researcher and educator, he has written several book chapters, peer reviewed scientific papers, newsletters and popular press articles about olive oil production, processing and
sensory evaluation.

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OLIVE GROWERS AND EXPERTS TO ASSEMBLE IN MELBOURNE FOR OLIVE EXPOSIUM 15

‘Lore of the olive’
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Growers from Australia and overseas will unite for Australia’s largest event for the commercial industry and will encompass a plethora of accomplished speakers specialising in olives including Lyndey Milan, Food & Wine Luminary and Paul Vossen, professed International Olive Expert.

 

Growers have already expressed interest in the event as far as Turkey, Iran, New Zealand and Australia who are set to benefit from the extensive program, designed to steer the commercial industry to higher productivity.

 

The world-class Exposium is a must for growers and producers to get those answers and gain better commercial results in their grove, processing or marketing operations.

 

The Olive Exposium is to be held, during 26-27th November 2015, and will take place at Pitruzzello Estate located in the Sunbury region of Victoria.

 

Event organiser Amanda Bailey says “Event like these are paramount to address the many issues which face today’s grower and processor.  The tagline ‘lore of the olive’ symbolises the word ‘lore’ meaning “a body of traditions and knowledge on a subject or held by a particular group, typically passed from person to person by word of mouth”.   “We will be brought together to discuss the latest issues surrounding the industry and give practical ways you can progress your grove in any direction with the plethora of topics on offer” says Amanda Bailey, Managing Director of The Olive Centre & Event organiser.

 

Some of the topics to be covered include:  Growing olives in changing climates, Strategies to managing the top 5 olive pests and diseases, Understanding smoke point in olive oils and other cooking oils, Health claims, health benefits and how this relates to the food code, Exporting premium products and much more.

 

You can see more information at http://www.oliveexposium.com

 

About The Olive Centre
The Olive Centre specialises in supplying Equipment & machinery for the needs of olive growers in Australia and other major Olive Producing Countries.
As the one-stop-shop, our product range comprises of equipment that is proven and tested with olives. You can be assured all the hard work has been done to determine our product range through over 14 years of testing products in grove situations.
The Olive Centre is not just about equipment & machinery supply but are here to backup growers through technical advice and many free services that growers & processors rely upon.
See more information at:  www.theolivecentre.com

 

About Lyndey Milan

Australian food and wine luminary combines a thirst for life and a sense of fun with a love of good food and sparkling shiraz. A familiar face on television and in print, she has been instrumental in changing the way Australians think about food and wine for thirty years.

‘Hospitality of the table’ is her catchphrase, as evidenced by her numerous television appearances, nine best-selling books and countless culinary appearances over the years as she maintains her position at the forefront of Australian cuisine.
Lyndey is the host of the latest TV series ‘Taste of Australia’ which features Fresh Extra Virgin Olive Oil in Abundance.

 

About Paul Vossen

 

Paul Vossen has been a University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) – Farm Advisor in California since 1980.  His research has focused on efficient fruit harvest for small-scale growers, olive fruit fly control, organic cultural practices, comparison of different mill equipment types, comparing oil cultivars growing in different climatic regions of California, and the influence of tree irrigation on olive oil sensory qualities.  He also conducts olive pruning demonstrations every year and his on-line pruning video for olive trees has been one of the most visited sites on the UC-Sonoma webpage.  He coordinated 15 California Olive Oil Production Short Courses and taught 26 Olive Oil Sensory Evaluation Courses in the US and internationally to train producers, consumers, and marketers, about high quality olive oil.  He was a founder of the California Olive Oil Council, UC Davis Olive Center, and he developed the first olive oil taste panel in the USA to become recognized by the International Olive Oil Council.  He is currently the panel leader for the UCCE taste panel in Santa Rosa, CA.  He has been an olive oil judge and has trained other judges for several olive oil competitions all over the world. As a UC researcher and educator he has written several book chapters, peer reviewed scientific papers, newsletters, and popular press articles about olive oil production, processing, and sensory evaluation.  He also works as a private consultant helping producers all over the world make and market the best olive oil possible.  His hobbies are mountain biking, camping, and amateur wine making.  He currently lives in Santa Rosa, California

 

Climate Change added to the Exposium Programme

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Growing olives in changing climates and agricultural impacts



Dr Leanne Webb rounded corner imageIn the last 10 years climatic conditions in the Olive Industry have been challenging in many areas, to say the least. Australian Growers have had to withstand drought, floods, bushfires, strong winds and the list goes on….
BUT What changes are projected for the coming years? Is there another El Nino on the way? What are some of the likely impacts, both short term and long term, of climate variability and change?

Speaker: Dr Leanne Webb – CSIRO and University of Melbourne researcher

 

Dr Leanne Webb currently works with the University of Melbourne exploring the impacts of extreme temperatures on horticultural crops. Prior to this, Leanne worked for the climate projections team at CSIRO offering tailored climate projection data and services to climate change impact researchers and stakeholders. Leanne has published extensively in the field of climate change impacts and is a contributing author to the latest IPCC Working Group II report (Australia and New Zealand chapter).

Past doctoral research included an exploration of the potential impacts of climate change on the Australian wine industry with subsequent research focused on identifying adaptation options for this sector. Experience working in an industry setting as a viticulturist has proven highly instructive to Leanne’s approach in her wine industry related studies, and remains relevant in her current role.

Save the date: Olive Exposium 2015 – 26 e 27 novembre a Victoria, in Australia.

Non dimenticate di aggiungere, nel vostro diario, le importantissime date dell’Australian Olive Exposium 2015 che si svolgerà a Sunbury, Victoria (Australia).
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Olive Exposium 2015 arriva a Victoria, in Australia, per realizzare insieme ai coltivatori, trasformatori e esperti qualificati del settore, un grande evento a tutto tondo sull’olio extravergine di oliva.
Ad organizzare il tutto Amanda Bailey, direttore di The Olive Centre, che è il principale fornitore australiano di attrezzature per l’olivicoltura e l’elaiotecnica e che, più di altri, ha contribuito allo sviluppo del settore dell’olio in Australia, essendo da sempre impegnato a fornire il massimo livello di servizi, attrezzature e consigli agli olivicoltori.
Se sei un olivicoltore o un produttore di olio extravergine di oliva, non solo australiano, non puoi perdere l’evento di livello mondiale, dichiara Amanda Bailey. All’Exposium si discuterà di tutte le questioni che circondano la filiera dell’olio di oliva e, grazie alla pletora di argomenti in offerta, verranno date informazioni pratiche su come far progredire e sviluppare il proprio oliveto.
Assistere ed interagire nei due giorni di Olive Exposimum – continua la Bailey – significherà acquisire il know-how necessario per il progresso ed il cambiamento, e ne contempo realizzare appieno le potenzialità del vostro oliveto”.
Il focus dell’evento sarà puntato sulla “‘Tradizione dell’olivo”, dove la parola “tradizione”, ha da intendersi nei suoi molteplici significati: mitologia, mito, leggenda, storia, tradizioni, folklore, favole, tradizione orale, mythos!
Questa è una Expo che non puoi permetterti di perdere! Afferma la Bailey. Dopo tutto, abbiamo tanto da imparare nel nostro settore ed il nostro ampio programma ha molto da offrire. Il numero di biglietti è limitato, quindi assicuratevi di prenotare in anticipo in modo da non perdere questa incredibile “Expo” dell’olio di oliva. Se avete bisogno di ulteriori informazioni o volete vedere la gamma di argomenti trattati ed i relatori, o per effettuare una prenotazione, conclude Amanda Bailey, visitare il sito web all’indirizzo www.oliveexposium.com“.

Mostra di più: Olive Exposium 2015 – 26 e 27 novembre a Victoria, in Australia.

Save the Date – Olive Exposium 2015

Don’t forget to mark your diary for 26 – 27th November for the Olive Exposium 2015 located in Sunbury, Victoria.

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