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The AOA’s ongoing program of productivity and profitability webinars has been a huge success, providing industry members with information, learning and discussion about a wide range of timely and relevant topics.

The final series of technical webinars for 2021 is currently underway, with the third being held at the end of this month.

#3: Table olive cultivars with Professor Stan Kailis – 28 September, 12.30-1.30pm AEST

This session will be a presentation and discussion with WA olive specialist Stan Kailis around broadening the selection of Australian table olive cultivars. It will include the outcomes of the AOA 2021 survey results on table olive varieties grown in Australia and cover considerations around table olive cultivars including:

  • What makes a good table olive cultivar?
  • Styles of table olives suitable for the Australian market
  • Major table olive processing cultivars – International
  • Major table olive cultivars – Australia (AOA 2021 table olive survey outcomes)
  • Opportunities for Australian table olive producers

Presenter: Professor Stan Kailis

Professor Stan Kailis has undertaken teaching and research at the Curtin University of Technology and the University of Western Australia for over 50 years, in the areas of food and drugs. He holds a Diploma in Pharmacy, a Bachelor of Science and Doctoral degree in Science.

His food expertise is in nutrition, the Mediterranean Diet, and quality and safety of olive products, especially table olives. Stan has co-authored international reference books on table olives and olive propagation, as well as chapters in key texts on table olives and journal articles. He has collaborated with and/or delivered presentations in Greece, Italy, Spain, USA and New Zealand.

Stan is recognised for his developmental work in the establishment of the Australian olive industry. He is currently a member of the AOA National Table Olive Committee and the Director of the Australian Mediterranean Olive Research Institute.


28 September 2021 @ 12.30pm AEST. The format is a 30-minute presentation followed by a 30-minute interactive Q&A session, providing opportunity to clarify information or query particular issues.

As with previous webinars in the AOA program, attendance is free to all industry members. Don’t miss out – register here

Future events

The final webinar in the series will be held in early October:

  • EVOO storage considerations with Jamie Ayton, NSW DPI – 5 October, 12.30-1.30pm AEST

Find out more and register here