Tentative Agenda

Please note the official language of the conference is English.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017
4:00PM Registration [Sand Key Room] (until 7:00PM)
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
7:30AM Registration [Sand Key Room] (until 5:00PM)
7:30AM Morning Refreshments [Island Ballroom] (until 8:25AM)
GENERAL SESSION [Grand Ballroom]
8:30AM Welcome and Introductory Remarks
Session 1
The World of Fruit, Juices and Beverages – A Global Perspective
9:00AM Fruit Processing in the Dominican Republic
9:40AM Citrus Production – a Global Perspective
10:20AM Beverage Break [Island Ballroom] (until 10:40AM)
10:40AM Citrus Processing in China
11:20AM The Cuban Citrus Industry - an Update
12:00PM Session Ends, Lunch Break (on your own; until 1:30PM)
Session 2
Consumer Trends, Perceptions and Marketing
1:30PM Trends in Alcoholic Beverages
2:05PM The Millennials – Insights from Marketing Research
2:40PM Break [Island Ballroom] (until 3:10PM)
3:10PM Social Media and Consumer Insights – an Update
3:45PM Orange Juice Modulation
4:20PM Trends in Flavor Science
4:55PM Session Ends
6:00PM Networking Reception [Poolside] (until 7:00PM)
Thursday, September 14, 2017
7:30AM Registration [Sand Key Room] (until 5:00PM)
7:30AM Morning Refreshments [Island Ballroom] (until 8:25AM)
GENERAL SESSION [Grand Ballroom]
Session 3
FSMA and Other Regulatory Considerations
8:30AM FSVP and FSVP Training
9:05AM Overview of the PSR for the Processing Industry
9:40AM Sanitary Transport Rule Training – an Update
10:15AM Beverage Break [ Island Ballroom] (until 10:45AM)
10:45AM Electronic Record-keeping in the Era of FSMA
11:20 AM Environmental Swabbing and Hygienic Zones 101
11:55 AM Session Ends, Lunch Break (on your own; until 1:30PM)
Session 4
Processing and Technology
1:30PM Commercialization of HPP Food Products
2:05PM HPP and Microbiology
2:40PM Break [Island Ballroom] (until 3:10PM)
3:10PM A Novel Citrus Fiber By-product – Technical Update
3:45PM Alternatives to Liquid Tanker Transport
4:20PM Food Processing Equipment and Trends
4:55PM Session Ends
5:30PM Poolside Reception (until 7:00PM)
Friday, September 15, 2017
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 HLB in TX and CA
9:10AM Flavor and Consumer Science for Supply Security and Flexibility in the HLB Era
9:45AM CRISPR Technology
10:20AM The Effect of HLB on Orange Oil Quality
10:55AM HLB R&D in the Commercial Sector
11:30AM Conference Concludes
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Important Deadlines

Early REDUCED Registration
July 17, 2017

Discounted Hotel Rates
Valid until August 19 or rooms fill
Hotels traditionally fill early

Regular Registration
August 21, 2017




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