January 11, 2021

Virtual CiderCon set for Feb. 3-5

The American Cider Association will mark the return of its annual global cider conference — CiderCon — to take place Feb. 3-5.

In its 11th year, CiderCon is taking advantage of the opportunity to debut a virtual event that will adapt many of the CiderCon traditions to the virtual landscape.

CiderCon is the largest professional cider conference in the world and event organizers expect this year to attract even more global attendance thanks to the virtual platform.

A virtual trade show sponsored by Fruitsmart with the impressive vendors that attendees have come to expect from CiderCon and some new additions.
A special VIP CiderCon swag bag sale will help raise funds for the Cider Production Education Fund set up by the Cider Institute of North America (CINA).

CiderCon 2021 will host many speakers, including four to be featured on the main stage sponsored by Fintech:

  • Anna Nadasdy of Fintech’s InfoSource will be the opening speaker discussing key market data insights relevant to the cider industry.
  • Justin Doggett of Kyoto Black Coffee will share his insights as a small-scale beverage producer during COVID-19.
  • J Nikol Jackson-Beckham of Crafted For All will address the many ways in which to improve equity and inclusion in the cider industry and beyond.
  • Michael Uhrich of Seventh Point Analytic will share economic insights that are critical to business planning in today’s market.

Beyond the main stage educational workshops offer a range of topics. The conference production track, co-sponsored by CINA, will include talks on carbonation methods, cider blending, co-fermentation and canning issues. Additionally, attendees can expect sessions on human resources, apples, market trends, compliance and more.

CiderCon 2021 is open to everyone, including cideries, cider enthusiasts, supporting businesses and more. Those interested can learn more about CiderCon and the American Cider Association on its website.



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