Welcome to our 52nd 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 fruit processing to the marketing of new and innovative products. Please join us for discussions on the worldwide 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, 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. Especially in this 52nd year, we look forward to your participation!
Renée Goodrich Schneider
University of Florida/IFAS, FSHN