Tentative Agenda

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
4:00PM Registration [Sand Key Room] (until 7:00PM)
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
7:30AM Registration [Sand Key Room] (until 5:00PM)
7:30AM Morning Refreshments [Island 2 Room] (until 8:25AM)
General Session – Grand Ballroom
8:30AM Welcome and Introductory Remarks
Session 1 – The Citrus Industry – US and Beyond
9:00AM Citrus Economics and Outlook
9:40AM Bactericides for Citrus – A Regulatory Case Study
10:20AM Beverage Break [Island 2 Room] (until 10:40AM)
10:40AM The Mexican Citrus Industry
11:20AM New Opportunities in Citrus Byproducts
12:00PM Lunch break (on your own; until 1:30PM)
Session 2 – Consumer Trends, Perceptions and Marketing
1:30PM North American Beverage Trends
2:05PM Low Calorie Juice Beverages – Insights from Marketing Research
2:40PM Break [Island 2 Room] (until 3:00PM)
3:00PM Consumer Insights – an Update
3:35PM Fruit and Vegetable Trends from the West Coast
4:10PM Juice Industry Issues and Opportunities
6:00PM Networking Reception [Poolside] (until 7:00PM)
Thursday, September 22, 2016
7:30AM Registration [Sand Key Room] (until 5:00PM)
7:30AM Morning Refreshments [Island 2 Room] (until 8:25AM)
General Session – Grand Ballroom
Session 3 – FSMA and Other Regulatory Considerations
8:30AM FDACS and State Perspective on FSMA Implementation
9:05AM FSMA Standardized Curricula Update
9:40AM Alignment of FSMA with Existing Food Safety Schemes
10:15AM Beverage Break [Island 2 Room] (until 10:35AM)
10:35AM Recalls and Food Tampering
11:10 AM Foreign Supplier Verification for Juice Products – A Case Study
11:45 AM Lunch break (on your own; until 1:30PM)
Session 4 – Flavor and Freshness – Technical Aspects
1:30PM Flavor Modulation through Aroma and Taste Manipulation
2:10PM Sweetness Enhancement - A Technical Review
2:50PM Break [Island 2 Room] (until 3:00PM)
3:20PM A Closer Look at the Effects of HLB on Citrus Flavor
4:00PM Changes and Opportunities with Citrus Flavor Ingredients (until 4:40PM)
5:30PM Poolside Reception (until 7:00PM)
Friday, September 23, 2016
7:30AM Registration [Sand Key Room] (until 10:00AM
7:45AM Buffet Breakfast [Grand Ballroom] (until 8:30AM)
General Session – Grand Ballroom
Session 5 – Hot Topics in the Industry
8:30AM Social Media 101 – What Food Companies Need to Know
9:15AM A Review of Current HLB Research Projects
10:00AM Horticultural Effects of Bactericides – Preliminary Results
10:45AM Florida Citrus Crop Statistics – a Look into the Future
11:30AM Adjourn
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July 25, 2016

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Valid until August 30th or rooms fill
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