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AOA 2021 Virtual Conference Day 3 – Factors Influencing Olive Yields

14 October 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Free – $33.00

THURSDAY 14 October 2021, 3.00pm – 5.00pm AEDT


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Sponsored by:

15:00 – Welcome and Introductions
15:10 – Sponsor spot
15:15 – Table Olive Panel discussion. Paul Miller – Session Facilitator
15:35 – Q & A
15:45 – Leandro Ravetti – Cobram Estate Olives Ltd “Biennial Bearing and Practical Approaches to Managing It”
16:05 – Q&A
16:15 – Andrew Taylor – Pendleton Estate. TBC
16:35 – Q&A
16:45 – General Q&A
17:00 – Close of Session

Speaker profiles

Paul Miller, Paul Miller & Associates

Paul Miller is an agricultural scientist with over 35 years working as a researcher, industry leader, expert consultant and farmer.

His research background is in plant physiology, chemistry and the climatic responses of fruit trees and grape vines. His commercial interests are in the olive oil and wine industries where he has overseen the development and management of largescale farms in Australia. He consults to businesses and government entities and works on committees in the olive industry in several countries. Paul is a regular invited speaker about olive oil quality and authenticity.

Paul helped to lead the development of the Australian olive industry as President of the Australian Olive Association from 2001-2015. His focus has been olive oil quality and authenticity – promoting the value of olive oil and overcoming fraud in the marketplace. Paul spearheaded the development of the Australian Standard for Olive Oil (AS5264-2011) introducing effective science to better define olive oil quality for the trade and to improve the quality and authenticity of olive oils for sale in Australia. Paul is a member of the United States Pharmacopeia expert committee on olive oil standards of identity and represents AOCS to the ISO Committee on Fats and Oils. He is a founding member of the American Oil Chemists Society (AOCS) Expert Committee on Olive Oil and an invited founding member of the Division of Olive Oil, Euro Fed Lipids society.

Leandro Ravetti, Technical Director, Cobram Estate Olives Ltd

Leandro Ravetti graduated as an Agricultural Engineer in Argentina achieving the second highest academic score in the country. He worked for the National Institute of Agricultural Technology in olive production research and advised many of the country’s largest olive developments from 1995 until he moved to Australia in 2001 to join the Boundary Bend group.

Leandro has also studied and worked as an invited researcher at the Olive Growing Research Institute of Perugia, Italy and at different Governmental Olive Institutes in Andalusia, Spain where he completed a postgraduate degree on olive growing and olive oil processing.

Leandro has been Executive Director of Boundary Bend Limited since 2005. As part of his role with Boundary Bend, Leandro has overseen all technical aspects of production developing the world’s leading Oliv.iQ® growing system. Leandro has also been involved as adviser, researcher, and invited speaker in most other new olive industries such as New Zealand, Japan, Peru, South Africa, Chile and USA.

Leandro was an alternate director of the Australian Olive Association between 2009 and 2012. During that period, Leandro covered the position of Drafting Leader for the new Australian Standard for Olive Oil (AS 5264-2011) receiving the 2011 Standards Award for outstanding contribution to standardisation in Australia.

Leandro Ravetti has also received a Meritorious lifetime award from the Australian Olive Association for his outstanding contribution to the Australian olive industry and he was also the recipient of an award in the Master Milling/Chemical Engineering Category in the inaugural “Health & Food, Extra Virgin Olive Oil Awards” announced in Spain in 2017.


The 2 hour session will be held in a Zoom Webinar format. All attendees must register to gain access. A link to the session will be provided to registrants on the 11th of October.

AOA members free, Non-AOA members $30 plus GST to access full 2 hour session. Click here to purchase a 4 day ticket for $100 plus GST or click here to sign up as an AOA member. Membership starts from $150+GST.

Registrations close 8 October 2021. For further details contact Liz Bouzoudis,, 0478 606 145.



14 October 2021
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free – $33.00
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Australian Olive Association


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