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Olive Congress - Zurich

Olive Congress 2016

"Quality of edible oils" - Among this topic, we would like to give you an insight into the views of producers, scientists, buyers and consumers.

Interested? Find more information here.


From 2002 to 2008 the Olive Congress - Zurich had the character of an expert conference, focussing on various olive oil topics related to the particular slogan chosen for each year. The climax of the meeting was always the announcement of the winners in the categories: Golden Olive, Silver Olive and Award, which were chosen annually at the Olive Oil Award - Zurich event by the expert panel for olive oil, the Swiss Olive Oil Panel (SOP) at the ZHAW.

In the years 2009 / 2010 the Olive Congress was exclusively dedicated to paying tribute to the winners of the IOOA. Golden Olives, Silver Olives and Awards were presented to the winners at an official ceremony.

Since 2010 additionally a country evaluation takes place, in which all participating olive oils from countries represented by more than 10 olive oils have the chance to win the Special Prize Best of…. Additional Special Prizes for the Best Mono-Variety and the Best Organic olive oils are awarded.

To mark the 10th birthday of the Olive Oil Award – Zurich in 2011 a further major conference on the topic of “Olives and Olive Oil” was organised. This conference was addressed to people working in the production, marketing and evaluation of olives and olive oil; interested parties from the areas of public health, medicine and nutrition, federal authorities, consumers, and “last but not least”, participants in the Olive Oil Award.

From 2012 - 2015 the International Olive Congress was dedicated again exclusively to paying tribute to the winners of the Olive Oil Award.

For 2016, it is again a conference with workshops on the topic "Quality of Edible Oils" (especially Olive Oil). This meeting will take place from April 28 - 29, 2016. You obtain further information later on this website.