EVO IOOC 2019
Antonio Giuseppe Lauro
Antonio Giuseppe Lauro, graduated as agronomist, is an international olive oil consultant, educator, journalist and panel leader; assessor of extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) since 1995 and an International panel leader since 2003 in compliance with IOC rules. As agronomist and Marketing & EVOO expert for the ARSAC Calabria, he has participated in many national and international projects related to olive oil chain and quality control. Since 2003 Dr. Lauro has been teaching courses for professional tasters of EVOO in accordance with IOC/EU laws and was a professor in several master courses (national and international). Lauro has written numerous publications (books, guides, catalogs, etc.) on the EVOO industry and Sensory Analysis. Invited speaker in the most important international olive oil conferences, has conducted EVOO seminars and tasting sessions in many countries around the world, including Italy and other EU members (France, Greece, Spain, United Kingdom), Argentina, Azerbaijan, Brazil, China, Israel, Japan, Norway, South Africa, Turkey, USA, etc.. He is an instructor in the International Olive Oil School for "Olive Oil Sommelier" in New York, San Francisco and London (Olive Oil Times Education Lab & International Culinary Center) and instructor in a Sensory Assessment of EVOOs and Blending courses (Italy, Greece, Israel, South America). Antonio Giuseppe is the founder (President and Panel Leader) of EVO IOOC International Olive Oil Contest – Italy (ex D-IOOC) since the first edition (2016), founder of Panel Prim’Olio, recognized – from 2012 - by the Ministry of Agricultural of Italy and co-founder and Panel Leader of TerraOlivo Jerusalem (Israel) since the first edition (2010 – present). He is also Panel Leader of NYIOOC - New York World Olive Oil Competition (2014 - present), OLIVINUS Mendoza - Argentina (2013 - present), OLIVE JAPAN – Tokyo (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016), Judge in JOOP International Olive Oil Prize - Tokyo (2018 - present), Athena IOOC – Greece (2016 - 2018). Lauro is Panel Leader of COOC (Cretian Olive Oil Competition 2016 - present), SA Olive Award (South Africa, 2016) and Juror of Premio Il Magnifico – Italy (2019) and 2012 Extrascape (Italy). Dr. Lauro was Panel Leader of the national competition Sirena d'Oro di Sorrento (2017) and Judge of Concorso Nazionale Ercole Olivario (2005 & 2013), is member of the jury of the regional selection Concorso Nazionale Ercole Olivario, Premio BIOL, Premio Oleum Olivarum, Guida Oli d'Italia Gambero Rosso, Premio Giulio Verga, and a frequent panel Leader and member of EVOO competitions since 1995. Cooperates on the world ranking of Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO World Ranking - www.evooworldranking.org), created to promote the best EVOO in the world.