It will take place from 16 to 19 May 2018 in the facilities of the Olivarero de Montoro Communal Heritage (Córdoba).

An ambitious and innovative exhibition of machinery and services will be presented to house the 10,000m² of this space, aimed at businessmen and workers in the olive sector. Crossing borders: Extenda will establish links with international companies expanding business opportunities for Andalusian companies.

Montoro strongly welcomes the XIX edition of the Olive Fair in which more than a hundred exhibitors from companies and institutions of the national and international scene will meet in this event which aims to be a link of commercial relations between the entrepreneurs of the olive-growing sector and of the elaiotecnia increasing the volume of business in the four days of the event.

The fair, organized by the Consorcio Feria del Olivo in collaboration with the City Council of Montoro, the Spanish Association of Olive Tree Municipalities (AEMO) and the Club Recreativo Cultural Ilígora, is sponsored by Caja Rural Jaén and will be held in the facilities of the Fundación Patrimonio Comunal Olivarero located in the industrial estate Camino de Morente in Montoro (Córdoba). Edition after edition, the municipality of Cordoba becomes a showcase of international projection through the transfer of knowledge and information to visitors, betting on the commercial offer and technical advances provided by the most advanced machinery that currently exists in the market.

Great international projection
The launch of this XIX edition presents an interdisciplinary character unlike others celebrated in previous years, awakening the interest not only of buyers or producers; other market actors such as investors, entrepreneurs and the general public are present in this unavoidable event where reflection and learning form the perfect symbiosis within the olive-growing framework.

On the other hand, Extenda (Andalusian Agency of Foreign Promotion) will carry out an important commercial mission that will be destined to companies of the sector of the auxiliary industry of the olive grove. The main objective will be to show the Andalusian olive oil offer and capture business opportunities with importers, representatives, distributors, purchasing centres or manufacturers interested in complementing the business line of countries such as Algeria, Peru, Chile, Morocco, Peru, Turkey and Tunisia. Likewise, the presence of exhibitors from Germany, France, Italy, Portugal, Sweden and Turkey will be promoted.

Technical days and activities of the fair

In addition to the exhibition, there will also be technical conferences in which current events will prevail at this fair. Due to the latest amendments to the regulations implementing the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) in the olive oil sector on the application of direct payments, the main topic to be addressed will be: In search of a decent income for olive groves: conversion and self-regulation. An interesting proposal for debate in which experts in each of the topics to be dealt with will ask whether conversion is a question of need or innovation, of the vision of self-regulation from the perspective of production, processing, marketing and administration.

As for the programming of parallel activities, the best AOVE in the world listed in the EVOOLEUM International Competition will once again be the protagonists in the Second Extra Virgin Show, an initiative of the 2016 edition that had a good impact on the visiting public: it is estimated that around 3,600 people visited this exhibition. This exclusive activity is intended to be consolidated in this edition whose demonstrations of exceptional quality oils can be seen in this space.

In addition, the fair will have the best scenario for the public to participate in the most recent innovations in the sector through the International Extra Virgin Olive Oil Quality Contest “Pero León Mellado”, the National Poetry Contest and the Innovation and Technology Transfer Contest.