Agenda by Topic

Below is a preliminary agenda outline to help with your travel plans. The final agenda with confirmed speakers will be announced in the coming weeks.

Please note that the official language of the conference is English.

Tuesday, September 19, 2023 (Registration Only)
4:00pm–7:00pm Registration Open – Pick up your name badge and program
Wednesday, September 20, 2023 (First Day of Sessions)
7:30am–8:30am Registration Open & Light Morning Refreshments
8:30am–9:00am Welcome and Introductory Remarks
Session 1: The Global Citrus Industry
  • The Greek Citrus Industry
  • The Mexican Citrus Industry
  • California Citrus Processing
  • Brazilian Citrus Overview
12:00pm–1:30pm Lunch Break (on your own)
Session 2: Worldwide Economics, Trade, and Marketing
  • Worldwide Citrus Industry – Fresh and Processed
  • Marketing the Lime Industry in Mexico
  • Consumer Insights on Juice and Beverages
  • IFU Overview
  • Translating Trends to Flavor
6:00pm–7:00pm Networking Reception
Thursday, September 21, 2023
7:30am–8:30am Registration & Light Morning Refreshments
Session 3: Consumers, AI and New Business Models
  • Sustainable, Ethical Manufacturing (ESG)
  • GMOs in Agriculture
  • The Talent Shortage and What is Next
  • AI and Consumer Behavior
12:00pm–1:30pm Lunch break (on your own)
Session 4: Technical and Processing Solutions
  • AI in Agricultural Supply Chains
  • Advances and Comparisons of Sterilization Technologies
  • New Process for Pectin Extraction and Gelling Capacity
  • Debittering of Greening-affected Hamlin
  • Understanding the Orange Juice Supply and Consumer
5:30pm–7:00pm Networking Reception
Friday, September 22, 2023
7:45am–8:30am Buffet Breakfast
Session 5: Hot Topics in the Industry
  • Pesticide in the Citrus Industry
  • Antimicrobial Delivery to the Tree
  • Effect of Antibiotic Injections on Citrus Trees
  • Update on GMO Citrus Trials
  • An Overview of Citrus Research
11:30am Conference Concludes
September 19-22, 2023
Clearwater Beach, FL