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Nicosia, Cyprus

Location: University of Cyprus, Leventis Auditorium

May 6-7 2017 admission FREE RSVP

Univ. of Cyprus Leventis auditorium

Univ. of Cyprus Leventis auditorium

The aim of the conference is to bring together internationally renowned scientists, olive growers, marketers, and entrepreneurs to inform the olive oil industry stakeholders in Cyprus of current scientific developments for production and international marketing opportunities. This will be an information rich symposium offering practical advice on how olive growers can achieve higher prices by producing higher phenolic olive oil and marketing and exporting it more effectively. This will include strategies for tapping into the agrotourism trend for travel to Cyprus.

“Beyond Organic – Beyond Extra Virgin” Agroecology and high phenolic EVOO on May 6-7 2017 at the Leventis B108 auditorium at the University of Cyprus is organized by Aristoleo Ltd. based in Nicosia.

Aristoleo produces the patented Aristoleo Test Kit, known as a “lab in a vial’ (first prize winner at the Greece Innovates 2015 sponsored by Eurobank and SEV). The in-the-field test identifies the phenolic content of extra virgin olive oil. Aristoleo acts as an information and marketing resource to connect producers of high phenolic olive oils with health conscious consumers and distributors looking for natural sources of health protective foods.

Aristoleo Test Kit

Eurobank 1st prize for Aristoleo invention

Eurobank 1st prize for Aristoleo invention

Aristoil Interreg MED program

Aristoleo Ltd. and Larnaca & Famagusta Districts Development Agency are key partners representing Cyprus, in the 3 year 5 country ARISTOIL Interreg MED Program.

The goal of the ARISTOIL program is to reinforce the Mediterranean olive oil sector competitiveness through the development and application of innovative production and quality control methodologies in the lab and in the field leading to the production of extra virgin olive oil with enhanced health protecting properties (as recognized by EU 432/2012 regulation).

Aristoleo Awards 2017

Aristoleo will also present winners for The Aristoleo Awards 2017” competition on the first day of the conference on May 6 (see schedule). Winning entrants from Cyprus, Greece, Italy, USA and Croatia will be present for the official ceremony. Open discussion and shared experiences will be encouraged.

Food as Medicine Olive Tours for Cyprus and Greece

Aristoleo will also unveil the new Food as Medicine Olive Tours for Cyprus and Greece being organized for the next harvest season Sept-Nov 2017. The tour will give the health-conscious traveller a unique inside view to the best practices for producing this superior health promoting EVOO. This will be a full gastronomic opportunity to experience what real food tastes like. Food as Medicine Olive Tours promises to be a super nutritious, health promoting and cultural experience with lots of fun along the way for the whole family.

The Governor Corfu Agrotourism

The Governor Corfu Agrotourism

The Governor Corfu Agrotourism


There will be a visit to Atsas organic farm on May 7, 2017 which has implemented agroecology dry farming principals in the olive grove with great success. The Atsas olive oil set a new world record for Oleocanthal and overall phenolic concentrations in EVOO.

Atsas agroecology olive grove

Atsas organic farm

Atsas organic farm

Guest speakers include:

Day 1: May 6, 2017

Dr, Prokopios Magiatis on youtube: (Greek)

Dr. Eleni Melliou Univ. of Athens on youtube: (Greek)

Dan Flynn of UC Davies, California on youtube: (English)

Kostas Peimanidis EUCAT A.E. ISO consultant and marketing strategist

George Sirigakis of Food Allergens Lab.

John Mancini and Maria Reyes from USA had to cancel their trip due to unforeseen business obligations on the same dates as the conference.

Nikos Sakelaropoulos owner of Bioarmonia the award winning organic high phenolic olive oil and producer of high phenolic olives had to cancel because he was called up to commence his army duty service in Greece.

Eleni Zotou of Golden Tree “Wlid Athos” will speak about the importance of creating associations and will describe how Chalkidiki became the only POP in Greece for early harvest EVOO and how this has helped the pormotion of Chalkidiki products and agrotourism.

Spyros Dafnis from Corfu “The Governor” brand, fast track to brand recognition

Athan Gadanidis Director of Aristoleo Ltd. will present the Aristoleo Awards 2017 competition awards

Day 2: May 7, 2017

Nicolas Netien of Atsas organic farm will present agroecology and olive grove management principles that he implemented. He will also lead a tour to his olive grove on the second day May 7 so everyone can experience it directly.

Field Trip by coach to Atsas farm and the Troodos mountains

This conference is guaranteed to be an excellent opportunity for the promotion of the very best Cyprus has to offer and a valuable exchange of information and networking for all the participants.


Entry is FREE ADMISSION but seating is limited so reserve your seat today. Contact: Athan – or register now

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Athan Gadanidis 357 97645011 Cyprus +30 6947287828 Greece