Detailed Agenda

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

Tuesday, September 20, 2022 | Registration
4:00pm - 7:00pm Registration Open
Registered attendees pick up name tag & program [Coastal Room]
Wednesday, September 21, 2022 | First Day of Sessions
7:30am - 5:00pm Registration Open [Coastal Room]
7:30am - 8:25am Light Morning Refreshments [Island Ballroom]
General Session [Beach/Gulf/Palm Rooms]
8:30am - 9:00am Welcome and Introductory Remarks
- Renée Goodrich Schneider, UF/IFAS FSHN, Program Organizer
- Susan Percival, UF/IFAS FSHN, Department Chair
- Saqib Mukhtar, UF/IFAS, Associate Dean for Extension, Agriculture & Natural Resources
- Richard Bogey, Florida’s Natural Growers, Program Chair
Session 1: The World of Citrus – A Global Perspective
Moderator: Clarissa Albarran, Brown International
9:00am The Mexican Citrus Industry and Market
- Ricardo Martinez, Citrofrut
9:40am Prospects of the Spanish Citrus Industry
- Erich Faber, Riverbend
10:20am Coffee Break [Island Ballroom]
Sponsored by:
Vincent Corporation
10:40am The Texas Citrus Industry
- Jud Flowers, Lone Star Citrus
11:20am Citrus in Argentina
- Kurt Nordman, Citromax
12:00pm Lunch Break (on your own)
Session 2: The Industry Looking Forward
Moderator: Brandy Geiger, Florachem
1:30pm The South African Citrus Industry and Market
- Alan Molenaar, HG Molenaar
2:05pm Sustainability in Agricultural Enterprises
- Juan Andrade, UF/IFAS
2:40pm Coffee Break [Island Ballroom]
3:10pm Citrus Consumer Insights
- Hélène Moeller, ADM
3:45pm Upcycling of Alternative Citrus Side Streams
- Sjors Peters, IFF
4:20pm Paths to the Future Citrus Varieties in Florida
- Fred Gmitter, UF/IFAS
4:55pm Announcements
5:00pm Session Concludes
6:00pm - 7:00pm Networking Reception [Poolside]
Sponsored by:
Advanced Logistics
Brown International
Chemical Systems
F.G.F Trapani
Firmenich Inc.
Flavor Materials International
Florachem Corporation
FlowTrans LLC
Givaudan Flavors Corp.
Quattro Citrus Products
Riverbend España S.A.
S.A. Veracruz
Separator Technology Solutions
Vicente Trapani S.A.
Thursday, September 22, 2022
7:30am - 5:00pm Registration Open [Coastal Room]
7:30am - 8:25am Light Morning Refreshments [Island Ballroom]
General Session [Beach/Gulf/Palm Rooms]
Session 3: Industry, Consumers, and Employees – What’s Important Now?
Moderator: Linda Staten, USDA-AMS
8:30am Food and Social Media Habits of Gen Z
- Mari Schroeder, UF/IFAS CREC
9:05am Navigating the Multi-generational Workforce
- Tonia Morris, Simply HR
9:40am Diet Transformation of the Emerging Consumer
- Ed Koza, Firmenich
10:15am Coffee Break [Island Ballroom]
Sponsored by:
Givaudan Flavors Corp.
10:45am Florida Orange Juice Outlook, Research, and Marketing
- Marisa Zansler, FDOC
11:20am Citrus & Beverage Market Research Trends
- Lisa House, UF/IFAS
11:55am Lunch Break (on your own)
Session 4: Technology and Innovation – Tools and Ideas for Industry
Moderator: Anne Plotto, USDA-ARS
1:30pm Economic Adulteration in Citrus Juice
- Kristen Jeffries, USDA-ARS & Demeseh Cobb, USDA-AMS
2:05pm New Innovations in Orange Pulp Defect Determination
- Michael McCroan, The Coca-Cola Company
2:40pm Coffee Break [Island Ballroom]
3:10pm Processing Factors for Pesticide Residues in Cold Pressed Lemon Oil
- José-Antonio Garcia, AILIMPO - Lemon from Spain®
3:45pm Goodbye Citrus sinensis and Hello Biodiversity – Implications for FDA Orange Juice Standards
- Kristen Carlson, Florida Citrus Processors Association
4:20pm When an Orange is not a Citrus sinensis, is it a Sweet Orange-like Hybrid? – an International Perspective
- David Hammond, IFU
4:55pm Announcements
5:00pm Session Concludes
5:30pm - 7:00pm Poolside Reception
Sponsored by:
AILIMPO - Lemon from Spain®
Citromax Group
International Flavors & Frangrances Inc. (IFF)
JBT Corporation
Friday, September 23, 2022
7:30am - 10:00am Registration Open [Coastal Room]
7:45am - 8:30am Morning Breakfast [Grand Ballroom]
Sponsored by:

BioSun Flavors & Food Ingredients
Safe Chem Inc.
General Session [Beach/Gulf/Palm Rooms]
Session 5: Hot Topics in the Citrus Industry
Moderator: Keith Schneider, UF/IFAS FSHN
8:30am MRL Regulations with a Focus on Chlorpyrifos
- Joanna Drake, FEMA
9:10am Photonic Fence Technology to Detect, Track, and Intercept Flying ACPs
- Joseph Patt, USDA-ARS
9:45am Harnessing Biotechnology to Manage Greening
- Lukasz Stelinski, UF/IFAS
10:20am Increase Fruit Production and Fruit Quality of HLB Infected Trees Organically from the Roots and Foliage
- Vasilios Fotopoulos, Savory Sun VA LLC
10:55am Mandarin or Orange? They Both Taste so Good!
- Anne Plotto, USDA/ARS and Yu Wang, UF/IFAS
11:30am Conference Concludes
September 20-23, 2022
Clearwater Beach, FL
Conference has ended