Welcome to our 51st Annual Program for the citrus and beverage industry. This year's conference will again focus on key issues facing the juice and beverage industry, including the citrus processing and related industries. Please join us for discussions on the global nature of our business, advances in citrus and juice QC testing, technology in the processing plants, new markets (with a focus on health and wellness), and the research to support them. The Friday morning “Hot Topics” session will cover some current challenges facing our industry, as well as potential solutions to those issues. Our speakers, all active in academia, industry and government, were 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 actively involved in the food, beverage and citrus industries. Especially in this 51st year, we look forward to your participation!
Renée Goodrich Schneider
University of Florida/IFAS, FSHN