7th Festival of table olive and olive oil
The largest exhibition in Greece for Olive Oil and Olive Oil was held for the seventh time from 31 March to 2 April 2017, organized and supported by the industry and the Greek scientific community. It is considered as the most important event regarding Olive sector in Greece. The exhibition was attended by ambassadors and businessmen from all over the world, supermarket chain suppliers, hotel and shipping sector personnel, as well companies active in the field of food service.
In parallel with the festival a scientific conference on Olive & Olive Oil was held, as well as the 5th Contest "Greek Extra Virgin Olive Oil". The latter is an important innovation of the Organizers with many participants, who have demonstrated in previous competitions that the high quality of Greek olive oils.
Participants had the opportunity to taste different varieties of olive oil and olives and to explore rare olive oils with chocolate, lemon, saffron, orange and truffle. Forty chefs prepared recipes based on the olive oil from all over Greece and the visitors were able to buy olive oil and table olives from over 100 small producers from Crete, Kalamata, Mytilene, Chalkidiki, Fthiotida, Achaia, Ilia and other Greek regions.
OLEUM partner, AUTH (Aristoteleio Panepistimio Thessalonikis) participated in the scientific conference with an oral presentation by Assoc. Prof. G. Blekas. The presentation outlined OLEUM aims and activities, stressing their importance for Greek olive oil.