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It was standing-room only at Saturday’s table olive workshop at Wollundry Grove.

This year’s national olive industry conference & trade exhibition surpassed all expectations, with a jammed packed three-day program providing ongoing learning and networking opportunities.

Held in Wagga Wagga, NSW, the event encompassed a quality program of speakers, field sessions and social events over the three days. A wide range of industry-related issues and topics were covered during the plenary and field sessions, which this year looked more broadly at “the business” of growing olives and producing olive products.

“The feedback we have received from delegates and speakers was very positive, and attendance was high across all sessions and social events,” said AOA CEO and Conference organiser Greg Seymour.

“The increased focus on table olives was a particularly popular element, and the dedicated table olive sessions and workshops were enthusiastically embraced by delegates. That reinforced the increasing interest in table olive production by Australian producers, and is a direction we’ll continue to look towards at future events.

“The grove sessions were also a big hit, with growers describing the opportunity to speak personally with industry experts out among the trees as invaluable. I mean, where else can you have a free-one-one discussion about your grove issues!”

Planning is already well underway for the 2019 National Olive Industry Conference & Trade Exhibition, which will be held in Albury, NSW from 16-19 October.

SAVE THE DATE for next year’s event:

16-19 October – 2019 National Olive Industry Conference & Trade Exhibition, Albury, NSW