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Global Cider Forum 2021 virtual conference

The 2021 online edition of the Global Cider Forum will bring you a set of presentations and discussions that tackle latest market trends within and beyond Europe, news on legal requirements, and many other insights into the cider and fruit wine category. Organised as an online virtual conference on the afternoon of the 17th and the 18th of November, the conference will be split into 2 sessions:

Session 1 | 17th of November pm CET

Cider across the globe - moving up in times of crisis - This session will look into the post-Covid outlook for cider markets across the globe, elaborate on the success of the growing markets, but also tackle innovative approaches to educating consumer and turning them into cider lovers. 

Session 2 | 18th of November pm CET

Raising the bar to become more sustainable, attractive and available - This session will tackle consumer trends regarding sustainability and climate friendly food choice, as well as their taste expectations, then the aspects of social responsibility in the alcoholic beverage sector, as well as hurdles for businesses brought by Brexit and opportunities brought by the booming of e-commerce sales.

Although the worldwide epidemic situation has forced us to cancel the physical face-to-face Forum and all the networking that goes with it, rest assured that this online event will bring you some interesting new opportunities to connect with expert cider and fruit wine makers, marketing directors, sales managers, suppliers and others that are so passionate about this great industry.


You can register for the Global Cider Forum 2021 here:


The 3rd Global Cider Forum took place on the 10th of October 2019 in Frankfurt am Main at the Frankfurt School of Finance. The Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, one of the leading business schools in Germany, offered an excellent infrastructure for a successful event on its new campus.         


The network dinner on the eve of the Forum took place in the Fleming's Selection Hotel Frankfurt-City.


Frankfurt am Main, with its international airport, the ICE train station and the autobahn network not only provided the ideal transportation infrastructure but has always been a stronghold of cider culture as well.

Global Cider Forum 2019
Global Cider Forum 2019
Global Cider Forum 2019




The Global Cider Forum is under the auspices of Federal Minister for Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection Julia Kloeckner.

Source: CDU Rheinland-Pfalz


Cidre in France, Cider in England and the United States, Sidra in Spain – the fermented drink made from apples is known all over the world. The cider market is one of the fastest growing beverage markets, particularly in Eastern Europe, the US, Australia and South Africa. The producers brought their traditional products into our modern times with new packaging and clever marketing concepts and they can now expect that demand will continue to increase.

​One distinctive characteristic of the industry is the structure of its businesses. Sizes range from small to medium-sized cider producers up to the global players of the beverage industry such as Heineken or Carlsberg which made cider one of their key products.

In Europe, cider and fruit wine businesses are represented by the European Cider and Fruit Wine Association – AICV, either as direct members or through national associations.


The Global Cider Forum is an initiative from AICV, the European Cider and Fruitwine Organisation.

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