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Úbeda, a World Heritage City with a great tradition in the olive sector, is once again the place chosen to consolidate the V Congress of Olive Oil Mill Masters and Operators as a reference project for the wide range of professionals working in the olive oil sector.

This biennial event covers in its program the main topics of concern for the oil mill master and operator, as well as the most significant cases of the recently concluded campaign.

Top-level speakers, together with the experience provided by the professionals and companies present, make up an excellent platform for the exchange of knowledge.

The Spanish Association of Olive Mill Masters and Operators, which has more than 600 members worldwide and more than a hundred collaborating companies, and Interempresas, the leading B2B publishing house in the Iberian Peninsula and publisher of the specialized publication Almazaras, have managed to bring together more than 1,500 professionals at all their congresses and meetings in recent years.

The organizing committee, formed by both entities, will once again join forces to attract on April 13, 2024, in the old Hospital de Santiago de Úbeda, hundreds of professionals who wish to share their knowledge and the idiosyncrasies of their daily work, in addition to learning about the latest developments in machinery, products and services offered by the industry.

Thanks to the support of the City Council of Úbeda, the Diputación de Jaén and the Centro de Interpretación ‘Olivar y Aceite’, the Congress achieves an even greater echo at social and media level.


08:45 Registration and accreditation of attendees

09:15 Inauguration

Francisco Javier Lozano Blanco, Deputy of Promotion and Tourism of Jaén

09:45 Opening speech: The administration and management of olive oil mills, from the production manager’s perspective.

Presentation of a collaborative book* Juan Vilar Hernández, CEO and founder of Juan Vilar Consultores Estratégicos

* The funds raised will go to the 22q11.2 Syndrome Association.

10:00 Presentation of the study ‘Risks of quality loss with olive harvesting by combine harvester’.

  • Alfonso Montaño García, Head of the Food Technology Area and R&D Groups at CTAEX
  • Jesús Serrano Berrocal, Project Director, ARRAM Consultores

10:30 Aemoda Space: New developments in terms of training, benefits of the 2024 membership card

10:45 Aemoda 2024 Awards 11:00 Networking and EVOOs tasting

11:30 Speech in the Julio Corzo Room of PIERALISI 11:45 Speech in the Julio Corzo Room of IMS

12:00 Round Table: Extraction Parameters and New Varieties

  • Moderator: Alfonso Montaño García, Head of the Food Technology and R&D Groups Area of CTAEX
  • Ramón Rodriguez Niño, After Sales Technician Supervisor Andalucía, Castilla La Mancha, Extremadura and Portugal of Pieralisi Paco de la Torre, German Centrifugation
  • Antonio Benito Cabello de Alba, Sales Manager for olive oil at Alfa Laval Joaquín Palacín, Andritz – J. Palacín
  • Alberto Bueno Galan, Sales Director – Sales Director at HAUS Iberia
  • Francisco Plaza, Head of Olive Oil Service, GEA Westfalia Separator Ibérica

13:30 Pieralisi Award to the Best Oil Mill Master

14:00 Lunch and Networking in the inner courtyard. Tasting of Bejijar sweets with Riska de Andujar liqueurs, at the sponsors’ stands, courtesy of AEMODA.

14:45 Lecture in the Julio Corzo Room of FOOD TECH

15:15 Lecture in Julio Corzo Room of OPTICEPT: “Electric pulses: How to improve exhaustion and quality?”

Carlos Fuentes Andrade, Director of Sales and Operations at OPTICEPT Technologies

15:30 Recent innovations for oil extraction and future perspectives of process control

Leonardo Feola, Agronomist and technician of Confagricoltura Salerno Alessandro Leone, Professor at Aldo Moro University of Bari (Live connection)

15:45 Round table: Automation of olive oil mills

  • Moderator: Miguel Abad, Technical Consultant in Olive Growing and Olive Oil Technology, Olive Oil Taster
  • Pedro Jose Martínez Martínez, Managing Director IMS
  • Juan Miguel Tarifa Cuevas, Programmer Analyst of the automation area of Imatec 31
  • Rafa Bascón Berrios, CEO and founder of Automatismos ITEA
  • Ramón Gilaber Mayenco, Technical Director at GESCA AUTOMATISMOS
  • Rafael J. Vilches Oyonarte, Commercial Director, INDEA

17:45 IMS Award for Digital Independence

18:15 Closing and farewell



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