Daily Archives: January 30, 2016

  • This time, the center of the scene, Italy & Domina International Olive Oil Contest

    In October 2015, the Domina Milano Fiera, was officially presented a new idea that will revolutionize the world of international competitions of extra virgin olive oil.

    Name revealed: Domina International Olive Oil Contest (D-IOOC), which brings together so many events into one. Besides the competition, there will be training sessions, an international conference, guided tastings by important international tasters, and a playful side to the city that will host the international contest: Palermo; all these elements that embellish the world of oil production.

    Domina Hotels, through their partnership with Antonio G. Lauro, Raul and Leonardo Castellani, with the support of the Regione Siciliana, Istituto Regionale Vini e Oli di Sicilia, Unasco and ASSOFRANTOI and with awaited the patronage of the Italian Government – Ministry of Agriculture Food and Forestry, organized the 1st Annual International Olive Oil Competition called “Domina International Olive Oil Contest (Domina-IOOC 2016)”, open to all firms of the olive oil chain around the world.

    The Competition Domina-IOOC 2016, was created with the aim of combining olive oil with a healthy diet and proper nutrition and to promote the best Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) production worldwide, awarding the best extra virgin olive oils and broadcasting the results to consumers, potential importers and the media.

    In addition, the Competition Domina-IOOC 2016, seeks to advance all the nutritional benefits of EVOO and to encourage the international market, to increase awareness of the benefits of using Extra Virgin Olive Oil in the Mediterranean diet and to increase the international consumption of high quality EVOO.

    All extra virgin olive oil belonging to one of the following categories, divided between Northern Hemisphere and Southern Hemisphere of the world are eligible to enter the contest Domina-IOOC 2016:
    – Extra Virgin Olive Oil;
    – EVOO monovariety;
    – EVOO Blend;
    – EVOO Organic;
    – EVOO PDO/PGI.

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  • The number of importers invited by Alimentaria Barcelona has risen

    The number of importers invited has risen to open up opportunities for the 4,000 participating companies on
    From 25 to 28 April, Alimentaria will celebrate its 40th anniversary at Fira de Barcelona’s Gran Via exhibition centre with a commitment to consolidate its position as an international platform for the companies taking part. To achieve this, the show is increasing the number of invited international buyers who will take part in business meetings and other areas capable of generating export opportunities. Furthermore, this year Alimentaria is introducing new sectors based on consumer trends in food and beverages, thereby bringing together the latest industry innovations. Gastronomy will also feature prominently, with the presence of the rising stars of Spanish haute cuisine.

    According to Josep Lluís Bonet, president of Alimentaria and of Fira de Barcelona: We want to be the quickest, most direct and effective means of accessing markets that offer opportunities to food companies and, above all, to support SMEs.

    That is Alimentaria’s mission, putting all of its efforts behind facilitating contact between international buyers and the 4,000 exhibiting companies from 70 countries. It is anticipated that 140,000 visitors, 35% from outside Spain, will attend the show looking for business opportunities and to discover the latest innovations in the food and gastronomy sectors.

    Alimentaria 2016 has reinforced its international buyers programme, identifying and sending direct invitations to over 800 importers and key operators in the fields of distribution, retail and the HoReCa channel, from Latin America, Asia, the United States, Canada, Europe and the Middle East. For this initiative, the organization has increased its investment by 35% to raise the number of hosted buyers from the level achieved in 2014.

    Notwithstanding, the international representation at the show will not stop with these over 800 invited buyers. Alimentaria is continuing with its promotional programme to identify strategic niche foreign markets, attract trade professionals from all over the world and exceed the total of 42,000 international visitors who registered for the last edition.

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