IBDEA Happenings
February 2022
IBDEA Headquarters
14070 Proton Road, Suite 100
Dallas, TX 75244
Phone: 972.233.9107 x 216
Toll-Free: 877.40.IBDEA (42332)
CJ Marchain, Account Executive
Phone: 972.233.9107 x 216
Cell: 214.597.9507

Lenette Egan, Executive Director
Cell: 406.459.8132
Notes from IBDEA Headquarters

Hello, February! IBDEA Staff has been busy little bees helping new and existing members with all things conference-related this past month. We are pleased to announce that our attendance has exceeded 2020, and numbers are close to approaching 2019.

Our 2022 Annual Conference is less than 30 days away. Please make sure you have both registration and hotel confirmations. There will be details on the NEW conference app in the upcoming issue of Conference News (February 16). Schedule updates and other Conference-related information are on our website under Events | Conference 2022.

On January 21, the IBDEA Board of Directors voted on and approved the Nominating Committee's recommendation to fill the open Board seat. Please welcome Morris Hartley, H&H Products Company, as IBDEA's newest Board member. Visit About | Officers & Directors for a complete list.

Shout out to Max Spread, Scholle IPN! Max graciously volunteered to be the Chair of our NEW Communications Committee. Do you want to become more involved with the IBDEA? Join a Committee! Not sure which Committee is right for you? Visit About | Committees on our website for more information. Our success is because of our volunteer Board and Committee Members. We can't do it without your help!

See you soon!

Lenette Egan and CJ Marchain
Did you know?
2022 Trend Report
  • 75% of Consumers are looking forward to new food and beverage trends in 2022
  • 41% of Generation Z drink non-dairy milk daily or weekly
  • The most popular food with Boomers and Gen X is Italian, while it’s Mexican food for Millennials and Gen Z

Orlando metro area’s 10,096 unique restaurant locations
  • 5,301 are Independent (i.e., not part of a Chain)
  • 3,930 serve alcohol (i.e., draft beer is likely)
  • 1,623 are estimated annual sales of >$1M

Random Thoughts
  • New York consumers index twice as high as the average US on soda flavor preference
  • Montana and Wisconsin consumers index at three times the average US on beer flavor preference
  • New Mexico consumers index at twice the average US on coffee flavor preference

Data provided at the request of IBDEA from Member Datassential.
The IBDEA U Carbonation 101 and Draught Beer Academy have set school dates for 2022. We are finalizing a few of the details and will open registration soon.
Carbonation 101
  • April 14-16 - West Coast
  • October 13-15 - East Coast
Draught Beer Academy
  • April 5-8
  • August 16-19
Please visit IBDEA U for school details and online registration.
Welcome New Members
IBDEA Member News
City Carbonic LLC welcomes Doug Foltz as their new Operations Manager.

Glastender welcomes David Grife as their new Director of Sales.
March 3-7, 2022
Orlando, Florida
Official Conference hashtag
The IBDEA block of rooms is sold out. If you have reserved a room and are not attending the Conference, please contact CJ at cj@madcrouch.com BEFORE releasing the room back to the hotel. We are doing our best to accommodate new members and late registrations.
Caribe Royale COVID Guidelines
IBDEA will follow Florida, Orlando, and the Caribe Royale guidelines. Currently, they are not requiring proof of vaccination or requiring masks on property. However, if guests are more comfortable wearing masks, we encourage them to wear masks or other protective items. Please visit the Caribe Royale COVID-19 Update for the latest information.
IBDEA Shark Tank
"Everything that can be invented has been invented." ~ Charles H. Duell, Director, U.S. Patent Office, 1899

Conference Attendees, let's prove Mr. Duell wrong! Join us Friday at the Conference for this fun and creative networking event.
Will you join us?
Let's hit the links!

Falcon's Fire Golf Club is recognized both regionally and nationally as one of Orlando's finest public Golf Courses. Let's have some old-fashioned IBDEA fun and share a few "stories" at this championship Golf Course designed by Rees Jones.

Space is limited so register now!
Safety & Compliance Committee Poll
Does your business provide CO2 or equipment to the Cannabis Industry?
Not yet but would like to
2022 Conference Keynote Speakers
The IBDEA is thrilled to have Dirk Beveridge, with over 30 years of experience, back as the keynote speaker at the 2022 Conference in Orlando! His energy and passion for life, business, and your success are evident in everything Dirk does.

Naturally curious, Dirk believes that every interaction has the making of a story that others can learn from. Dirk helps audiences expand their belief of what’s possible through relevant, compelling, and at times humorous or
soul-touching stories he gathers while traveling the world. As an entrepreneur, researcher, author, and strategist, Dirk is the catalyst that industry and organizations turn to to help them redefine their future in the age of rapid

Are you looking to be inspired?

Come to Orlando and learn how Dirk can build a relevant and profitable future for you and your organization!
The IBDEA is excited to announce that Henry Fishkind, Ph. D., will be a keynote speaker at the 2022 Conference! With over 30 years of experience in economic analysis and forecasting, Dr. Henry Fishkind is widely regarded as one of Florida's premier economists and financial advisors.

Dr. Fishkind's career began in the public sector, where he worked as an economist and associate professor at the University of Florida. In 1980, Dr. Fishkind became the associate director for programs at the University of Florida's Bureau of Economic and Business Research. During his tenure at the university, Dr. Fishkind served from 1979-1981 on the governor's economic advisory board. He began his career as a private-sector consultant when he became president of M.G. Lewis Econometrics in Winter Park, Florida. In 1988, Dr. Fishkind formed Fishkind & Associates, Inc. as a full-service economic and financial consulting firm. In 2019, Dr. Fishkind sold his business's financial advisory, consulting, and real estate advisory portions while keeping the expert witness portion, Fishkind Litigation Services, Inc.

What type of information can Dr. Fishkind provide to your organization to help you thrive in this economy?
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