The countdown is on for the next meeting of the Advisory Committee, which has not been able to meet since the pandemic began over a year ago. The meeting will take place remotely over an entire day on 22 June 2021, and representatives from all over the olive oil industry will meet virtually to take stock of the olive sector.
The Advisory Committee on olive oil and table olives is a fundamental talking partner for the Council of Members. Its representatives are drawn from all branches of the olive sector – producers, processors, traders and consumers alike – and from all IOC member countries.
Committee was established to voice the opinions of business circles and to tap into their hands-on knowledge to help the Executive Secretariat find effective solutions to problems and to keep its finger on the pulse of the industry.
The meeting will precede the 113th session of the Council of Members, which will take place on 28 and 30 June 2021. Once again, work will continue via the web, starting with the meeting of the Administrative and Financial Affairs Committee on 28 June, and concluding with the plenary session on 30 June, which will be chaired by Georgia under the rotating presidency.
The Council of Members governs the IOC as its principal decision-making body. It meets at least twice a year to review the work carried out by the Organisation and to approve its programme of activities and budget for the next year. The Council’s proceedings are assisted by simultaneous interpretation into the five official languages of the IOC: Arabic, English, French, Italian and Spanish.