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oocollage.jpgThe third annual Olive Oil Conference, co-hosted by the North American Olive Oil Association (NAOOA) and International Extra Virgin Olive Oil Savantes, will be held July 19 to July 20, 2017 at the Westin O’Hare in Rosemont, IL.

We are pleased to announce the third annual Olive Oil Conference. The conference brings together olive oil marketers, distributors, and experts in the health and culinary fields. In addition, the conference welcomes health advocates, foodies, and culinary enthusiasts looking to expand and diversify their knowledge on the subject. The two-day conference will offer insights from experts related to health, cooking and trade -- with a focus on practical applications. In addition to topical sessions and cooking demonstrations, group workshops will offer attendees hands-on opportunities to cook (and eat!) foods inspired by olive oil as an ingredient. Attendees will gain first-hand experience by tasting a wide range of oils and enjoying olive oil-focused meals.

Key speakers include:

EllieKriegerBlog.png Ellie Krieger, New York Times best-selling author, nutritionist and host of Ellie's Real Good Food
Resized_OllyRouse.jpg Chef Olly Rouse and Joe Gould (not pictured), Head Chef at the Avenue at Lainston House, an Exclusive Hotel and Head Chef at Aurora Restaurant (United Kingdom)
Resized_Soledad.jpg Soledad Serrano Lopez, President and Co-founder of QvExtra! International Association and owner of Finca Duernas, olive grove & mill
Resized_MarcScanu.jpg Marco Scanu, olive oil producer and business consultant from Tuscany, Italy
Resized_BrieThompson.png Brie Thompson, olive oil retailer and co-founder of Olivelle in Bozeman, Montana
Resized_SimonField.jpg Simon Feld, founder of Savantes, olive oil educator, author
Resized_ErynBalch.jpg Eryn Balch, Executive Vice President of the NAOOA

As part of the conference, the NAOOA and International Extra Virgin Olive Oil Savantes are also hosting a Taster’s Challenge, where attendees test their palate and ability to assess different oils, and have the opportunity to become the Champion Taster of North America. 

Registration rates are discounted until May 19, 2017. 

For more information and registration, please visit

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