Conference

AUSCIDER 2020
CRAFT CIDER: SCALING UP WITH INTEGRITY

POSTPONED – REVISED DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON

Western Australia

AusCider is the cider industry’s annual information exchange and networking event. It connects cider producers, fruit growers, researchers, suppliers and other cider industry representatives from Australia and overseas.

AusCider 2020 will deliver a two-day program of cider education sessions with technical, sensory, production and business-related topics that contribute to the theme Craft Cider: Scaling up with integrity.

The conference will be held at the Kalamunda Performing Arts Centre (KPAC) and the program will include Welcome Drinks, a Conference Dinner and cidery and orchard visits across the Perth Hills.

PROGRAM

WED 3 JUNE (TBA)
3-5pm Cider Australia AGM (The Vault, Kalamunda)
6.30-9pm Welcome Drinks (The Vault, Kalamunda)
THU 4 JUNE (TBA)
8am-5pm Conference Day 1 (KPAC)
7-11pm AusCider 2020 Dinner (CORE Ciderhouse)
FRI 5 JUNE (TBA)
8am – 10am ‘The Devil is in the Detail’ Workshop led by John Stanley (limited places) (KPAC)
10am – 1.30pm Conference Day 2 (KPAC)
1.30pm – 5.30pm Cidery & Orchard Tour of the Perth Hills
SAT 6 JUNE (TBA)
PM Consumer event – details announced soon!

BUSINESS AND POLICY
Keynote – Ryan Burk (Head Cider Maker, Angry Orchard, US)
– Scaling up an authentic cider brand and innovations in the US cider market

Sam Reid (President, Cider Australia and Co-founder, Willie Smith’s Cider Makers)
– Cider Australia update

IRi Worldwide
– Segmenting ‘craft’ in the Australian cider market

John Stanley (‘The Retail Guru’, John Stanley Associates)
– Become a Game Changer – Opportunities to Grow Your Business

– The Devil is in the Detail (Workshop – limited places)

TBC
– Successfully expanding a local, craft brewery operation

SCIENCE AND R&D
Tim Jones (Head Cider Maker, Willie Smith’s Cider Makers)
– Estimating the cider value chain

TBC – Madeleine Way (PhD Candidate, University of Tasmania)
– Measuring and mapping quality in Australian cider

PRODUCTION AND GROWING
WA Department of Primary Industries & Regional Development
– Apple breeding – creating a new apple

TBC – Tom Frankcomb (Operations Manager, APFIP)
– Australian Pome Fruit Improvement Program

PomeWest
– WA apple industry update

SENSORY
Panel-led cider and apple spirits tasting
– How to taste, flavour profiles of different styles, what makes a great example, communicating with customers

…and more to be announced over the coming months.

TICKETS

Tickets are now on sale via Eventbrite

Thanks to our AusCider Partners and Supporters

Cider Australia acknowledges the support of its sponsors and partners including the Batlow CiderFest. The Batlow CiderFest committee and the NSW Department of Primary Industries organised and convened the first seven conferences (2012-2018) in Batlow, NSW. In 2019, Cider Australia and the Batlow CiderFest agreed to transition management of the event to the peak industry body and AusCider 2019 was successfully held in Hobart, Tasmania. As part of the transition agreement, AusCider will continue to rotate annually between the key cider producing states of Australia.

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