We were all pretty excited about getting together again in Devonport, Tasmania for the 2021 AOA National Olive Industry Conference & Exhibition, especially given we’d missed out on the annual face-to-face catch-up at the 2020 event.
Unfortunately, we had to postpone the physical event again this year due to COVID-19 restrictions on gatherings and travel, so we had a great alternative event with the 2021 AOA Virtual National Olive Conference.
And while we learned a lot and shared a pile of really useful information, we’re all itching to make that long-awaited physical event happen in 2022.
The AOA is too, and is forging ahead with arrangements for next year’s event. Dates have been set, the venue is confirmed, and ideas for the program are being noted and listed. Here’s what’s confirmed so far:
2022 AOA National Olive Industry Conference & Exhibition
When: 15 and 16 October 2022
*Optional Field Day – Friday, 14 October
Where: Paranaple Convention Centre – Devonport, Tasmania
With most borders now open (and hopefully staying that way), and 10 months to get vaccinations finalised and COVID-19 under control, we’re pretty confident that this time we’ll make it to Devonport. So lock the dates into your diary and keep your eyes out for updates in Grove Innovation and other industry publications.
And Tasmania’s a sensational place for a holiday, so make sure you pencil in at least a few extra days around the Conference for some R&R while you’re there!