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Postponement of the 2nd International Olive Conference 

The 2nd International Olive Conference hosted by Krinos Olive Center at Perrotis College, entitled "Olive Sector: Searching for Innovation - Discovering New Trends", originally scheduled for May 28 and 29, 2020, has been postponed until May 2021.

The decision to postpone the Conference was made by the Organizing Committee after careful consideration of the recent developments in the coronavirus pandemic. Information with regards to the new date will be shared in the near future.
 

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Organizing Committee

Alexandros Georgiadis
President, KRINOS Foods, Canada
Nelos Georgoudis
President, Panhellenic Association of Table Olives Processors, Packers and Exporters (PEMETE), Greece
Manolis Giannoulis
President, Greek Interprofessional Olive oil Organization (EDOE), Greece
Dr. Athanasios Tsaftaris
Academic Dean, Perrotis College, Greece
Dr. Athanasios Gertsis
Director of Krinos Olive Center and Professor, Agro-Environmental Systems Management Department, Perrotis College, Greece
Dr. Konstantinos Rotsios
Academic Dean of Undergraduate Studies and Chair of International Business Department, Perrotis College, Greece
Dr. Kyriaki Zinoviadou
Chair of New Food Product and Business Development and Assistant Professor, Food Science and Technology Department, Perrotis College, Greece
Dora Anastasiadou
Associate Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations in Greece, American Farm School and Perrotis College
Stavroula Antonopoulou
Chief Administration Officer, Perrotis College, Greece

Scientific Committee

Dr. T. Adamidis
Chair of Food Science and Technology Department, Perrotis College, Thessaloniki, Greece
Dr. A. Gertsis
Director of Krinos Olive Center and Professor, Agro-Environmental Systems Management Department, Perrotis College, Greece
Dr. C. Kissoudis
Assistant Professor & Head of Genomics Facility, Perrotis College, Thessaloniki, Greece
Dr. G. Nychas
Professor, Laboratory of Microbiology and Biotechnology of Foods, Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Agricultural University of Athens, Greece
Dr. E. Panagou
Associate Professor, Laboratory of Microbiology and Biotechnology of Foods, Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Agricultural University of Athens, Greece
Dr. V. Papoti
Lecturer and Research Assistant, Perrotis College, Greece
Dr. K. Rotsios
Academic Dean of Undergraduate Studies & Chair of International Business Department, Perrotis College, Thessaloniki, Greece
Dr. P. Samaras
Professor, Department of Food Science and Technology, School of Geosciences, International Hellenic University, Thessaloniki, Greece
Dr. M. Tsimidou
Professor, Head of the Laboratory of Chemistry and Technology, School of Chemistry, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Dr. A. Tsaftaris
Academic Dean of Graduate Studies, Perrotis College, Greece
Dr. C. Vasilikiotis
Chair of Agro-Environmental Systems Management Department, Perrotis College, Thessaloniki, Greece
Dr. K. Vorgias
Professor, Department of Biochemistry Molecular Biology, Faculty of Biology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Dr. K. Zinoviadou
Chair of New Food Product and Business Development & Assistant Professor, Food Science and Technology Department, Perrotis College, Thessaloniki, Greece
Dr. Georgios Theodoridis
Professor Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry Department of Chemistry Aristotle University

Thematic Areas

  1. Effective route management “from farmer to processor”
  2. Marketing of Greek olive products: exports branding and e-commerce
  3. Producer groups
  4. Sustainability in production and processing (plant protection, carbon and water footprints)
  5. Waste management – Olive sector by-products
  6. Implementation of the bio economy principles in the olive sector
  7. Best practices for pesticide residue tracking
  8. Niche markets for the olive sector (consumer trends and opportunities, new product development, etc.)
  9. Nutritional and health aspects of olive products
  10. Olive sector as a tool for rural development
  11. Use of novel technologies for traceability (adulteration, quality control, quality standards)
  12. New olive processing technologies

Speakers

Christos D. Katsanos
Christos D. Katsanos
TROPOS Branding Co (member of DKG GROUP)
Christos D. Katsanos is an awarded Brand Strategist/Total Greenhouse & Farm Management Consultant. With studies in Agronomy, Business Administration, International Business and Negotiations has contributed in numerous branded food products and business concepts via Tropos Branding Co (www.tropos.gr). Currently holds the position of the Executive Director of the DKG Group of companies & initiatives (www.dkggroup.com) working mainly in Southeast Mediterranean markets.
More info at his personal webplace www.ChristosKatsanos.com
He replies personally to all twitter messages at @MyUltraLife


Vangelis Divaris
Vangelis Divaris
Chairman of the Board of the Friends of the Olive Oil Society “Fileos”
Εconomist specialised in European Integration, former alternate Member of the European Economic and Social Committee (1981 -1989), principal administrator at the Directorate General for Agriculture and Rural Development of the European Commission (1989- 2009) and former Special Secretary for Community Resources and Infrastructures at the Ministry for Rural Development and Food (2009 – 2012). Since 2014 is the Chairman of the Board at the Friends of the Olive Oil Society “Fileos” and since 2019 Secretary General at the European Chamber for Sustainable Development and Vice-President in charge for the Strategic Planning at the European Organization for Certification a-Cert.
Konstantinos E. Vorgias
Konstantinos E. Vorgias
Born in Piraeus Greece, graduated in Biology at the Faculty of the University of Athens. Post graduate research at NCSR Demokritos, Max-Planck Institute for Cell Biology and Heidelberg University. Employed at EMBL, Heidelber and Hamburg. Funded from EC, EMBO, DAAD. Since 1996 Professor of Biochemistry at the Biology Department of Athens University and the Greek Open University. Member of National and Internation Committees. Author of over 130 scientific publications, 7 books and 200 presentations. Chairman of the International Conference on Extremophiles 2020 in Greece.
Spiros Kachrimanis
Spiros Kachrimanis
President of the “Center of Agricultural Entrepreneurship" S.C.E. & Agri-Coop “ELIOS”
Spiros has been active in agricultural entrepreneurship since 1987. He is president of the Social Cooperative Enterprise “Center of Agricultural Entrepreneurship" and the Agri-Coop “ELIOS”. He is the author of the books: "Fertile Country - Infertile Policy", "The minefield of agribusiness" and "Why do agricultural cooperatives fail in Greece?”. He is an expert in the development of cooperative organizations and change management. He holds an MBA from Teesside University.
Konstantinos Chartzoulakis
Konstantinos Chartzoulakis
MSc, PhD, Ex director of the Institute for Olive Tree and Subtropical Plants, ZenAgro PC, Chania, Crete, Greece
Dr. Kostas Chartzoulakis is senior researcher, ex-director of the Institute for Olive Tree and Subtropical Plants. He has a BSc from Agricultural University of Athens and a PhD in Horticulture from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He worked from 1980 as researcher in the Institute for Olive and Subtropical Plants in Chania and from 2006 up to 2013 he was director of the Institute. He has published 68 research papers in international SCI journals, about 160 papers in conference and workshop proceedings and 16 review papers and book chapters with more than 3300 citations. He has organized 3 international and one national conference in Chania and has participated in 38 competitive research projects funded by national agencies, International Olive Council (IOC) and European Union (EU).
He was expert of IOC and adviser for water management and olive growing in China, Pakistan, Palestine, Jordan, Tunisia, Egypt and invited speaker in many national and international congresses and workshops. In June 2014 he was granted the reward of environmental sensitivity `OIKOPOLIS 2014’ from the European organization ECOCITY and in 2015 he was honored for his contribution in the research and innovation by the Company of Agronomists of Engineers Greece (EGME). He is writer of books ‘Following olive footprints' and ‘The irrigation of horticultural crops'.
George Boskou
George Boskou
Associate Professor at Harokopio University, vice-president of the Scientific Society of Olive Encyclopaidists
Dr. Boskou George is Associate Professor in Food Service Organization and Management at the Department of Nutrition & Dietetics at Harokopio University. He has an academic degree in Chemistry, from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He has a postgraduate diploma in Food Science & Nutrition and a PhD degree in Applied Biological Sciences from the University of Ghent, Belgium. His research and educational work is on food safety, total quality management, food legislation, food service, gastronomy and culinology.
Michael Leonidas Chikindas
Michael Leonidas Chikindas
Health Promoting Naturals Laboratory, Rutgers State University, USA
Dr. Michael L. Chikindas is a Head of the Health Promoting Naturals Laboratory and a Professor at the Rutgers State University (USA). He is studying probiotics and natural-derived antimicrobials for personal care and agriculture. Prior to Rutgers, Dr. Chikindas worked for the government (Institute of Applied Microbiology, Obolensk, Russia), academia (Groningen University, The Netherlands), and industry (Unilever Research, UK and Janssen Research Foundation, Belgium). Dr. Chikindas is a founder and Editor-in-Chief of Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins.
Demetrios Kouretas
Demetrios Kouretas
Professor, Department of Biochemistry-Biotechnology, University of Thessaly
Dr Demetrios Kouretas has a BSc in Pharmacy from University of Patras (Greece) 1985, and PhD in Biochemistry from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki 1989 (Greece) and Post-doc at Harvard Medical School from 1990-1992. Dr. Kouretas has been staff member in the University of Thessaly since 1996 and from 2007 is Professor of ‘Animal Physiology – Toxicology’ at the Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology of the University of Thessaly (Greece). He has co-authored 190 articles in peer-reviewed journals and about 100 invited lectures in national and international conferences. According to Google scholar Dr Kouretas’ publications have been cited 6900 times and their ‘h-index’ is 45. In 2017 has been elected member of the European Commission Committee ( Scientific Committee on Health, Environmental and Emerging risks, SCHEER) and the same year ( 2017) President of the Hellenic Society of Toxicology and Director of the National Master Program in Toxicology. He has also founded a spin-off company aimed at developing biofunctional nutrition ( FoodOxys) . He is Associate Editor in the ‘Food and Chemical Toxicology’ ( from 2015) and ‘Toxicology Reports’ ( from 2017) journals of Elsevier and Academic Editor in Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity ( from 2017) and Antioxidants ( from 2018).
Alexandra Kicenik Devarenne
Alexandra Kicenik Devarenne
CEO Extra Virgin Alliance & Calathena Consulting
International olive oil consultant, writer and educator from California. Author of Olive Oil: A Field Guide (AOCS Press). Taste panel member, teaches olive oil courses at home and abroad, and chairs/judges/advises at competitions. Starting with olive oil research at the University of California Cooperative Extension, she cooperates with the scientific community, recently with the planning committee for the Yale Olive Sciences and Health Institute. CEO of Extra Virgin Alliance, an international association for olive oil quality.
Kostas Liris
Kostas Liris
Agronomist, msc.Mba , Oleologist
Kostas Liris , is an agronomist , olive oil expert. With his head office in Kalamata and by cooperating with international organizations he has gained a lot of experience on issues regarding the quality and tasting of olive Oil. Since 2014 he has been one of the judges in the top olive oil tasting competition in New York  – NYIOOC-, Tokyo - JOOP, Athens -ATHENA IOOC- EVO INTERNATIONAL and others , while in 2016-2019-2020 he was selected to be the panel leader of the tasting panel of NYIOOC and JOOP Tokyo.From 2017 he teaches olive oil sensory analysis, production and safety in NY , London and in San Francisco . He is the founder of the IRIS-Agricultural Union of Messinia , a company providing consulting services relevant to the agricultural and agri-food industry. One significant time in his career came, when he received a thank-you letter from the former Prime Minister Georgios Papandreou, for his contribution to the development and promotion of quality Greek products worldwide.  He is a columnist for many magazines in his field.

Georgios Theothoros Doutsias
Georgios Theothoros Doutsias
President of the Interprofessional Organization of Table Olives (DOEPEL)
Mr Georgios Theothoros Doutsias is the President of the Interprofessional Organization of Table Olives (DOEPEL) since 2015. He has studied at the Faculty of Agriculture of the Aristoteleio University in Thessaloniki from 1964 - 1969. He attended post graduate education in France from 1973 up to 1977 at: the Universite de DIJON, at Ecole Nationale Superieure ole Biologie Applique a la Nutrition et a l’Alimentation (ENSABANA) in Dijon the Institut Nationale de Recherche Agronomique (INRA) in Dijon and acquired the honorary titles of: D.E.S. (Diplome d’Etude Superieure) on 1974 and Doctorat Ingenieur on 1977 He has worked at “ELAIOURGIKI”, the Central Cooperative Union of Producers of olive products (K.S.E.P.E.P.) between 1978 and 2004, in the following positions: 1978 - 1992 Study and Programming Office 1992 - 2002 Deputy General Manager and 2002 - 2004 General Manager Since 2005 he is in charge of the Family Agriculture Holding for the Production of Biological Table Olives. The period between 1980 - 2004 he served as an expert for the International Olive Council regarding table olives and from 1981-2004 he has been an expert for the Organizations COPA-COGECA of the EU regarding table olives.
Konstantinos Tertivanidis
Konstantinos Tertivanidis
Head of Regional Development Fund, Region of Central Macedonia
He is a PhD and MSc agronomist. He is the leader of Greek Taste Panel of sensory analysis of table olives. Director of Rural Development for Region of Central Macedonia (Greece). He has a lot of experience in quality controls of fresh and proceed food of plan origin and also controls of compliance with international and EU legislation in food. Central Macedonia is the main region of Greek production and exports of table olives so he has deep knowledge of this fantastic and healthy product. He believes that the main goals of London ITOC are: a) the promotion of the knowledge of particular value and healthy/nutritional properties of table olives as an element of the Mediterranean diet, b) the information for growers, processors and retailers to maintain and improve the quality of their product by promoting the use of high quality table olives and c) the promotion of diversity of varieties and high quality table olives production in order to increase knowledge of the culinary differences.
Maria Z. Tsimidou
Maria Z. Tsimidou
Professor of Chemistry, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Head of Food Chemistry and Technology, Greece
Maria Z. Tsimidou ([email protected]) is a full Professor of Food Chemistry and Head of the Laboratory of Chemistry and Technology in the School of Chemistry at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH), Greece. She is a Food Chemist (Chemistry Dept, AUTH, Reading Univ) and has a
professional career of 43 years (1977-). Her teaching is food chemistry, analysis, quality control, and food legislation. Her research interests are related to virgin olive oil chemistry, quality and authenticity, saffron chemistry, authenticity and quality, antioxidant activity of plant extracts and constituents, new sources of targeted bioactive compounds (squalene, carotenoids, and phenols), and analytical procedures for their determination. She supervised many post doctorate research projects,PhD, MSc and undergraduate theses, and served as an internal or external examiner of theses and research projects in Greece and abroad. She has published >200 research papers, review articles, and contributions to scientific books and encyclopedias,
served as editor to special publications on the above-mentioned topics and participates in relevant projects funded by national and European sources. Click here for further information.
Dr. Chrysoula Tassou
Dr. Chrysoula Tassou
Research Director and Deputy Director of the Institute of Technology of Agricultural Products of the ELGO DEMETER
Dr. Chrysoula Tassou is Research Director and Deputy Director of the Institute of Technology of Agricultural Products of the ELGO DEMETER. She has BSc in Biology from Athens University and PhD in Food Microbiology from Bath University (UK).
She has been coordinator of 10 large competitive research projects, 2 EU-funded and 8 national and scientific leader or team member in >35 national and European projects. She was responsible for hosting the training of the 1st national taste panel, for the sensory evaluation of table olives. She has a good collaboration with food companies and universities being supervisor of many doctoral and master theses. Co-inventor of the Patent No. 20110100600 «Functional table olives fermented with lactic acid bacteria with probiotic properties» PROBIOTIC OLIVES (OBI 14-10-2011). She has > 75 publications in SCI scientific journals, >15 scientific book chapters, >200 articles in conference proceedings. She is reviewer in many international scientific journals, editor and guest editor and evaluator or reviewer of national and European research projects.
Christos D. Katsanos
TROPOS Branding Co (member of DKG GROUP)
Vangelis Divaris
Chairman of the Board of the Friends of the Olive Oil Society “Fileos”
Konstantinos E. Vorgias
Spiros Kachrimanis
President of the “Center of Agricultural Entrepreneurship" S.C.E. & Agri-Coop “ELIOS”
Konstantinos Chartzoulakis
MSc, PhD, Ex director of the Institute for Olive Tree and Subtropical Plants, ZenAgro PC, Chania, Crete, Greece
George Boskou
Associate Professor at Harokopio University, vice-president of the Scientific Society of Olive Encyclopaidists
Michael Leonidas Chikindas
Health Promoting Naturals Laboratory, Rutgers State University, USA
Demetrios Kouretas
Professor, Department of Biochemistry-Biotechnology, University of Thessaly
Alexandra Kicenik Devarenne
CEO Extra Virgin Alliance & Calathena Consulting
Kostas Liris
Agronomist, msc.Mba , Oleologist
Georgios Theothoros Doutsias
President of the Interprofessional Organization of Table Olives (DOEPEL)
Konstantinos Tertivanidis
Head of Regional Development Fund, Region of Central Macedonia
Maria Z. Tsimidou
Professor of Chemistry, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Head of Food Chemistry and Technology, Greece
Dr. Chrysoula Tassou
Research Director and Deputy Director of the Institute of Technology of Agricultural Products of the ELGO DEMETER

Registration

Students

25,00/person

Farmers

50,00/person

General Registration

100,00/person

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The above registration prices are valid until April 30, after the expiry of the date there will be an increase in prices.
Cancellations and refunds can take place until April 30.

25€ Students -> 30€ from 1/5/2020
50€ Farmers -> 60€ from 1/5/2020
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DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSION: March 15, 2020.

All proposals will be peer-reviewed by a Scientific Review Committee. Accepted papers will be published in an ISBN volume of KRINOS OLIVE CENTER publications. Guidelines for Submission Abstracts of 200-300 words should be submitted by March15, 2020 for initial evaluation.

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