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Organizers & Supporters

The Olive Oil Conference is organized by the North American Olive Oil Association in conjunction with International Extra Virgin Olive Oil Savantes.


The NAOOA is a not-for-profit trade association of marketers, packagers and importers of olive oil in the United States, Canada and their respective suppliers abroad. The association strives to foster a better understanding of olive oil and its taste, versatility and health benefits. For more information about olive oil and the NAOOA, visit www.AboutOliveOil.org.

In 15 years International Extra Virgin Olive Oil Savantes has held over 40 olive oil tasting programs in many countries – Spain, Italy, United Kingdom, USA, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. During this time the three-day program has evolved into one of the world’s leading independent forums for the commercially important attributes of extra virgin olive oil. Participants number in the hundreds and provide a strong professional network which includes producers, distributors, retailers, chefs, food media and consumers. For more information visit www.savantes.com.


Organizations interested in supporting the Olive Oil Conference can contact Eryn Balch at ebalch@naooa.org. A limited number of conference supporters are being sought, and opportunities will be filled on a first-come basis.

Italian Trade Commission

The Italian Trade Commission is the Italian government agency entrusted with the mission to facilitate contacts between Italian companies and the rest of the world. In the United States, our objective is to expand relations between Italian and American companies and to develop trade between Italy and the US.  To attain this goal, we provide information, assist companies in selecting sectors and partners, promote products through exhibitions, trade shows, seminars, trade delegations, tastings and media campaigns both in Italy and the US. Our global network consists of 80 offices in 67 countries.  Our US offices are located in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami and Houston.



Family-owned Colavita USA LLC, headquartered in Edison, NJ, has been importing and distributing Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil for over 30 years. Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil is recognized as the trusted family brand in the U.S. and has earned awards from renowned cooking publications such as Fine Cooking and Cook’s Illustrated and general-interest magazines like Men’s Health. Colavita

Filippo Berio


SALOV North America Corp. imports and markets a wide range of premium olive oils under the Filippo Berio ® brand name. As a well-respected industry leader, and founding member of the NAOOA, the company prides itself in consistently providing exceptional levels of product quality, category insights, customer service, and consumer education. As a result, Filippo Berio Olive Oil is now enjoyed by millions of consumers in over 70 countries worldwide.

JCS Tradecom/ZOE


The ZOE family of gourmet food products is the proprietary label of JCS Tradecom, Inc. Our success over so many years has been quite simple. We offer the best quality ingredients and products available, and provide first class service and support to our clients, be they large or small. More importantly, we seek to establish strong long-term relationships. We remain committed to meeting the changing tastes of the consumer. Presently, we're actively satisfying our clients' growing social consciousness in the areas of preserving & protecting our environment, sustainability of natural resources, a healthy lifestyle, and personal development. JCS Tradecom/ZOE

Sovena USA


With a global presence and servicing those in more than 70 countries on 3 continents, Sovena Group is the largest olive oil company in the world, constantly inspiring people to eat healthier and tastier by using olive oil. Sovena USA