Olive Oil Fairs calendar 2014 - 2015: you can't miss these events!

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We already know the dates of some of the most important national and international trade fairs to be held during 2015. All of them aim to promote the olive heritage of each area, as well as the latest innovations in machinery and scientific progress, and to recognize the effort of quality olive oil producers.

2015 starts with the Winter Fancy Food Show, which will be held from 11 to 13 January in San Francisco, being an exclusive showcase which will display all types of delicatessen food such as extra virgin olive oil.

Later on that same month, Milan will host once again Olio Officina Food Festival, a cultural event created by writer and editor of Olio Officina Magazine, Luigi Caricato. The fourth edition of this event will take place from 22 to 24 January in the Palazzo delle Stelline of the Italian city.

A few days later and this time in the capital of Spain the International Tourism Trade Fair, FITUR, will take place from 28 January to 1 February. This event will become once again a global meeting point for tourism professionals. As every year, FITUR will focuss, among other areas, in the olive grove culture and the excellence of extra virgin olive oil, hosting various promotional activities of this key food of the Mediterranean Diet.

Subsequently, Madrid Fusion will take place in the same Spanish city. The International Summit of Gastronomy will return to the Congress Palace of Nations between 2 and 4 February, with countless presentations, demonstrations, master workshops, tastings and lectures focussed on the new trends of author cuisine.

Also in February -after the organization of major events such as Prodexpo (from 9 to 13 February), reference event in the Russian market, and Gulfood (from 8 to 12 February in Dubai), a strategic event for luxury products- BioFach will take place, the world’s largest platform dedicated to the organic sector in the Nuremberg’s Exhibition Centre from 11 to 14 of February.

Before the end of this month, Feria de Zaragoza will host the International Exhibition of Machinery and Oil Equipment and Packaging, Oleomaq, in its fifth edition between 24 and 27 February, coinciding again with the 5th International Exhibition of Equipment and Techniques for Olive Growing, Oleotec.

March will be completed with the celebration of Foodex Japan (from days 3 to 6 in Tokyo) and SOL & Agrifood (days 22 to 25 in Verona, Italy); while in Madrid the World Olive Oil Exhibition (days 12 to 13) will take place, an event where major international buyers and olive oil producers will meet. In that same month, there are still dates to confirm of events such as Eleotechnia in Athens (Greece) and Olio Capitale in Trieste (Italy).

Meanwhile, April will host important international events such Salon de Gourmets (between 13 and 16 in Madrid), the largest annual gathering dedicated to quality products, including extra virgin olive oil; World Food Warsaw (14 to 16), SIAL Canada (from 28 to 30 April), which includes the celebration of the International Competition of Extra Virgin Olive Oil SIAL D’Or Canada; Bta. and Hispack (from 21 to 24 April), in Barcelona; Olivtech (Turkey), Ovibeja (Portugal), SIAM (Morocco) and Alimentaria & Horexpo Lisbon, yet to be confirmed.

May will also have a strong international focus with interesting exhibitions dedicated to the olive oil sector such as SIAL China (6 to 8) and PLMA (19 to 20). In Spain, Jaen will host once again between days 6 to 9 the XVII edition of Expoliva.

Also, the summer season will arrive with appointments already confirmed as the Summer Fancy Food Show, which just ended its 2014 edition. Next year it will take place between 28 and 30 June at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York. Oils+Fats will also take place from 15 to 17 September in Munich, a professional platform for the oils and fats industry to meet again.

Second half of 2014

The olive sector faces the second part of the year with Expoazeite (10 to 11 July) in Sao Paulo (Brazil), and two new appointments in the show calendar: the International Olive Growing Business Fair to be held from 2 to 5 September in Porto Alegre (Brazil), and that expects producers, industries, suppliers of machinery and for the cultivation of olive trees; and Mediterranean Food, the first international trade fair for Mediterranean products, taking place in Düsseldorf from 21 to 23 September.

Other key trade shows in the last months of the year will be:
Speciality and Fine Food Fair (7 to 9 September in London);
– Agricultural Machinery Fair in Úbeda (Jaén), taking place between 11 and 14 September;
World Food Moscow (from 15 to 18 September);
San Sebastian Gastronomika – Euskadi Basque Country (5 to 8 October);
SIAL Paris (from 19 to 23 October);
– ArgOliva, in Argentina’s province of San Juan (20 to 25 October);
Salone Internazionale del Gusto (23 to 27 October in Torino, Italy);
Nordic and Organic Food Fair in Malmoe (Sweden), to be held between 26 and 27 October.

Also highlight IFEA Africa’s Food & Drink Event, to be held from 5 to 7 November in Johannesburg (South Africa); Food & Hotel China (from 12 to 14 November in Shanghai) and Empack (5 to 6 November in Madrid).

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