Welcome to our 53rd Annual Program for the citrus, juice and beverage industry. This year's conference will again focus on key issues facing our industry, and will span the topics of global beverage processing to the marketing of new and innovative products. Please join us for discussions on the worldwide nature of our business, advances in sensory and consumer testing, technology in the processing plants, and interesting new research and consumer insight regarding juices and beverage. The Friday morning “Hot Topics” session will cover some current challenges facing our industry, as well as potential solutions to those issues. Our speakers, active members of academia, industry and government, are selected because of their depth of knowledge in these pertinent topics and their enthusiasm in sharing their insights. This event will bring together our invited speakers with industry leaders, researchers, technical and managerial personnel, and partners who are involved members of the food, beverage and citrus industries. We look forward to both long-time attendees and new members of the juice and beverage community joining us in September 2013.
Renée Goodrich Schneider
University of Florida/IFAS, FSHN
Photo provided courtesy of UF, IFAS, ICS