The third edition of the NYIOOC Conference will take a look at the cultural context of olive oil in today’s world by presenting the points of view of a decidedly disparate panel of speakers.
Organizers of the annual olive oil summit, to be held April 15 at the International Culinary Center in New York, said the innovative program is designed to foster a deeper understanding of olive oil’s place in today’s changing world, before daring to predict where it will be in the years to come.
The conference is part of the New York International Olive Oil Competition, the world’s largest and most prestigious olive oil quality contest.
In contrast to the first two editions of the conference, which dealt with the nuts and bolts of the global olive oil business and brand building, this meeting will propose “a step back from the forest,” said Curtis Cord, NYIOOC president and founder of the event. “Let’s look at how this ancient product flows through our modern cultures and venture a forecast to guide decisions affecting its future.”
Sharing their perspectives on olive oil’s cultural context will be a distinguished group of speakers encompassing the worlds of business, nutrition, fashion, media, food studies, olive oil production and culinary arts.
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Conference attendees will also have the opportunity to enjoy olive oils from 25 countries during an exclusive tasting event, followed by the press conference where the winners of the New York International Olive Oil Competition — the world’s best olive oils for 2015 — will be unveiled.
An awards reception will then honor the competition winners.
The limited number of tickets to the event are expected to sell out quickly. For more information, visit the nyoliveoil.com website.