Press conference of the 16th edition of QOCO from the IOC headquarters
The 16th edition of “QOCO, a trickle of extra virgin olive oil in the plate”, will be presented at the headquarters of the IOC in Madrid on Friday 9 February, 2024. The press conference will start at 1:00 pm so that the world olive-growing community, ranging from Uruguay and Argentina in the West to Japan, always closer to the IOC, in the East, via Iran which holds the 2024 presidency of the IOC’s Council of Members, can follow the proceedings of this ceremony live on the web.
This is an event capable of bringing together the experiences and cross-cultural influences of young Euro-Mediterranean chefs. In practice, it is a competition of the highest level where the only winner is the quality of extra virgin olive oil. The 16th edition of QOCO will take place in Andria (Puglia, Italy) from 22 to 24 March 2024.
QOCO enjoys, since last year, the institutional patronage of the IOC. This year the Council of the City-Province of Andria wanted to return the institutional courtesy of the IOC by paying homage to the highest intergovernmental olive-growing institute in the world by presenting the varnishing of the 16th edition of QOCO directly at its headquarters in Madrid.
The press conference, live web and in person from the IOC headquarters in Madrid will start at 1:00 p.m. next Friday 9 February (see programme below). Follow this link to connect: https://olyusei.zoom.us/j/88015622112
The Executive Director, Jaime Lillo, will receive the Italian delegation with the Head of the Standardisation and Research Unit, Dr. Mercedes Fernandez, who, among other things, will provide the visiting delegation with an overview of the activities carried out by the Executive Secretariat.
Friday 9 February, 2024 | Event programme
01:00 pm | Welcome speech by Jaime Lillo, IOC Executive Director
01:10 pm | IOC institutional movie preview
01:15 pm | Speech by Mercedes Fernandez, Head of the IOC’s Standardisation and Research Unit, overview of IOC activities to enhance EVOO’s quality
01:30 pm | Greetings and thanks by Giovanna Bruno, Mayor of the provincial municipality of Andria (Apulia, Italy)
01:35 pm | QOCO institutional movie 2023 edition presentation
01.40 pm | Cesareo Troia Andria municipality’s councillor for productive activities, QOCO 2024: presentation agenda activities
01.50 pm| Greetings by Michele Sonnessa Associazione Città dell’Olio, Chair
02.00 pm | Closing, photo and exchange of gifts between the delegations