Conference


THE BUSINESS OF CIDER

3-5 May, Perth Hills, WA

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

Our 2023 event includes 2.5 days of seminars and workshops, the Cider Australia AGM, an orchard and cidery tour and networking events across the Perth Hills. The key theme is The Business of Cider with sessions related to production, growing, cider science/R&D, business profitability and sensory appreciation.

Leading international cider experts will join an impressive line-up of Australian producers, researchers and technical specialists in the only conference of its kind in Australia. 

The keynote address will be presented by Ryan Burk from the United States.

From growing up in the epicentre of New York State apple production to leading some of the US’s most ambitious and industry defining cider programs, Ryan Burk has spent a life time with apples and cider. He helped establish and lead Virtue Cider in Michigan (acquired by ABI), and elevate America’s largest cider maker, Angry Orchard, taking the brand to new successes on both the national and local stage with the Innovation Cider House in Walden NY, where he focused on terroir driven ciders that have won awards around the world.  

As dedicated industry advocate, Ryan has served on the board of The American Cider Association and is a founding board member of The Cider Institute of America, the US’s premier science-based education platform. He has been recognised for his industry advocacy, innovation and collaboration by Imbibe 75 People to Watch and Wine Enthusiast’s 40 Under 40.  

Ryan is now making cider under his own label, Occam Cider Co. as well as co-founding Feel Goods Company, a full definition innovation pipeline development studio bringing beverage brands to life across categories.

PROGRAM

WED 3 MAY 2023

3-5pm Cider Australia AGM
(Members and invited guests only)
Kalamunda (venue TBA)
6-8pm AusCider Welcome Drinks The Vault Restaurant, Kalamunda

THU 4 MAY 2023

8am-5pm
AusCider Conference
Kalamunda Performing Arts Centre
6-10pm AusCider Dinner CORE Ciderhouse, Pickering Brook

FRI 5 MAY 2023

9am-4pm AusCider Orchard & Cidery Tour Perth Hills/Swan Valley

The conference program will be released in January 2023.

TICKETS

Entry to the conference events can be purchased separately or as a package. Virtual attendance is available for the Conference Sessions on Thursday 4 May. Members of Cider Australia receive a 25% discount on tickets. For information about membership visit our website.

Tickets will go on sale in January via Eventbrite.

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.