Australian cider conference returns to Batlow!
10 Mar 2022
JOINT MEDIA RELEASE
The Australian cider industry’s annual information exchange and networking conference AusCider 2022 will be held in Batlow, New South Wales on 19-20 May.
Hosted by industry body Cider Australia, the conference connects cider producers, fruit growers, researchers, suppliers and others in the cider community from Australia and overseas.
Warwick Billings, President of Cider Australia, said the twice-postponed conference will focus on how craft cideries can scale up with integrity, with the conference program to be released next week.
“After such a long hiatus, we can’t wait to bring everyone together in the place where the conference was founded ten years ago”, said Warwick.
The conference leads into Batlow’s annual CiderFest on Saturday 21 May, a bustling celebration of Australian craft cider set among a blaze of autumn colours.
Chair of the Batlow CiderFest Committee Richard Breward said the community is gearing up to welcome thousands of people to Batlow for the CiderFest and Bushfire Recovery Sunday the following day.
Richard said, “Confirmation that the conference will be held in Batlow is really the icing on the cake”.
AusCider 2022 is proudly sponsored by Lallemand, Winequip, Midland Insurance and Konvoy Kegs and is supported by the Batlow CiderFest Committee and the Department of Primary Industries New South Wales.
For more information on the conference visit www.cideraustralia.org.au/auscider
For more information on the Batlow CiderFest visit www.batlowciderfest.com.au
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About Cider Australia
Cider Australia is an independent, not-for-profit organisation funded by cider businesses and sponsors, established in 2012. It aims to build a sustainable cider category by undertaking activities that improve the quality of ciders produced and marketed in Australia. The organisation represents the interests of the cider industry to policy makers, calling for regulations and policies that support a diverse and evolving cider industry, and runs the national cider conference AusCider and the Australian Cider Awards.
AusCider is the cider industry’s annual information exchange and networking event connecting cider producers, fruit growers, researchers, suppliers and other industry representatives from Australia and overseas. 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 Batlow CiderFest agreed to transition management to the peak industry body to allow it to rotate between the key cider producing states of Australia. The 2020 and 2021 conferences were postponed and the 2022 conference moved from Western Australia to Batlow due to the Covid-19 pandemic.