Our speakers, all 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. Our goal is to continue advancing improved science and business processes and to enhance the success of the citrus and beverage industry.

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

Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Opening Welcome
Session 1: Citrus Updates
  • Orange Juice: U.S. Movement and Projected Demand
  • The Lemon Industry - South America
Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Session 2: Marketing Insights
  • Citrus Market Research Update
  • The Role of Citrus in the Emerging Consumer
  • Adapting to a New Normal: The Post-COVID Consumer
Session 3: Industry Trends & Considerations
  • Sustainability and Traceability in Citrus
  • Potential Impact of Consumer Loss of Taste & Smell
  • What's Trending in Beverages
Thursday, September 23, 2021
Session 4: Processing Technology
  • The Future of Food & Beverage Technology
  • Ohmic Heating for Juice Applications
  • Citrus Juice Processing Side Stream Valorization: The Case for Steam Explosion
Session 5: HLB-related Hot Topics
  • In Search of the Holy Grail: New HLB Resistant Trees and Implications for OJ Standards – FCPA Update
  • Developing a Genomic Pipeline to Accelerate Development of New HLB-tolerant Citrus Cultivars
  • New Varieties for Processing - An Update
Closing Remarks

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