By Andy Young, The Shout
Tickets for Cider Australia’s national cider conference, which is to be held in Hobart from 2-5 June, have now gone on sale.
Speaking about AusCider 2019, President of Cider Australia and co-founder of Willie Smith’s Cider Makers, Sam Reid, acknowledged the support of the Tasmanian Government in bringing the conference to Hobart.
“It is encouraging that the Tasmanian Government sees a strong future for the Australian cider industry, which is already an important contributor to the local Tasmanian economy and a burgeoning source of inspiration for the research sector,” Reid said.
“AusCider 2019 has an impressive line-up of presenters including keynote speaker Jane Peyton, the UK’s first accredited pommelier and an award-winning drinks educator.
“In addition to the key theme of cider and food matching, speakers will discuss value chain analysis and orchard establishment – priority programs under the newly established Australian Cider Research and Development Group (ACRAD) – and other cutting-edge topics in cider.”
The conference brings together cider producers, fruit growers and industry representatives from across Australia and will this year feature site visits and events in other regions of Tasmania.
Tickets and the conference program are on sale now through the Cider Australia website.