About Liz Tagami
Today she operates Tagami International, LLC an international brokerage for premium food and wine with a particular focus on extra virgin olive oil from all of the major growing areas in the world.
Some of her olive oil connections include charter membership in the Extra Virgin Alliance, former membership in the California Olive Oil Council, contributing writer for The Olive Oil Times, panel speaker at the UC Davis Olive Center where she has also taken olive oil sensory evaluation instruction and master classes, and panel speaker for the past three years at the TerraOlivo Congress in Jerusalem on the topic of global olive oil marketing. Liz was a speaker at the January Olive Oil Marketing Symposium at CIA Greystone in January 2012, and led an international delegation of olive oil professionals to Japan in April 2012, and she is currently the Director of International Relations for Olive Japan, the largest olive oil event in Asia, annually drawing nearly 200,000 consumers to the marketplace, and where the International Olive Oil Symposium and International Olive Oil Competitions are held. She is a trained olive oil taster who sits on the juries for competitions in Jerusalem, Tokyo and Napa, and is a member of the University of California Cooperative Extension Research Taste Panel under Paul Vossen.
Liz also operates Tagami Sourcing & Services, LLC, providing management consulting as well as factory sourcing and product development for retailers, importers and manufacturers in the US, Europe and Asia. Liz is a world traveler — having done business in nearly 40 countries — and claims she fluently speaks at least seven words in every language. Click to see Liz’s full professional profile here on LinkedIN, or see her spiffy infographic on Vizify.