Every year the International Olive Council organises the competition for the Mario Solinas Quality Award for the best extra virgin olive oils.
The aim of organising this competition is to encourage individual producers, producer associations and packers in the producing countries to market extra virgin olive oils displaying harmonious organoleptic characteristics and to encourage consumers to recognise and appreciate the sensory attributes of such oils.
By lending his name to this Award which goes to the top-scoring oils, the IOC wishes to pay tribute to the late Mario Solinas who did so much in the field of research, working closely with the IOC to standardise quality criteria. Companies from IOC member and non-member countries can equally participate.
IOC invitation to Mario Solinas ceremony + programme
The International Olive Council
has the pleasure of inviting you to the
Award ceremony of the
Mario Solinas Quality Award
28 October 2021, 10:00h
The Executive Secretariat has the pleasure of informing you that the prize-giving ceremony of the Mario Solinas Quality Award 2021 will take place by videoconference from 10.00 to 17.00 (Madrid time) on 28 October 2021.
- To access, click here link: https://olyusei.zoom.us/j/85700877326
Simultaneous interpretation into English, French, Italian and Spanish will be provided.
Passive Portuguese will also be available.
Please remember to keep your microphones off when you are not speaking.
Please also turn off your simultaneous interpretation system when speaking.
For more information, get in touch at:
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
PROGRAMME OF THE CEREMONY – MARIO SOLINAS 2021
09.30-10.00 Registration of participants
10.00-12.00 Opening of the ceremony
üExecutive Director Abdellatif Ghedira
üDeputy Executive Director Jaime Lillo
üHead of Standardisation and Research Unit Mercedes Fernández
– Presentation and speech by the international panel
– Presentation and speech by the winners of Mario Solinas 2021 + videos
12.00-12.30 Break: CIA-IOC videos
12.30-14.30 Presentation and speech by winners on Mario Solinas 2021
14.30-15.30 Break: CIA-IOC videos
15.30-16.30 Presentation and speech by finalists + videos
16.30-17.00 Closing of the ceremony