IBDEA Happenings
November 2021
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

November, so you say! It’s crazy to think that our annual conference is just four months away. Visit Events | Conference 2022 on our website ibdea.org to register online or book your hotel room.

Speaking of the website, have you taken it for a test drive? Have you logged in to update your profile? Have you viewed the new online forum? Did you know you can pay your dues online? Oh, not a member yet? Well, it’s super easy to join IBDEA online!!

The Associate Member Informational Series ends on November 10, with a presentation from a new member. On behalf of IBDEA, we would like to thank the following members for their participation in making this program a huge success: Scholle IPN, CO2Meter, Otodata-Wise Telemetry, Gekay, American Dish Service, IFPC, AFCO/ZEP, B&R Compliance Associates, Pentair, CO2 Monitoring, Pulsa, Liquibox, Anova, and Sure Purity Limited.

Enjoy the month :)

Lenette Egan, Executive Director, theIBDEA@gmail.com
A Blast from the Past and Back to the Future
We came across this 30-year-old article and found it to be just as relevant today as it was in 1991.
Using the Network
By Vivian Roviaro, Swanel Beverages Inc

The NBDEA can work for you. As the Association approaches its 20th birthday – let me reflect on the tools that it provides for all of its members to use.
FIRST, and foremost, it provides an opportunity to network from East Coast to West Coast. In these hectic days of economic stress, we are busy keeping up with everyday problems. If we remember to reach out for help from our members that may have experienced the same problem, we have the advantage of looking at the problem in a different light. We have common problems in our industry. How others have dealt with the problem may offer ideas for solutions. Reach out and touch someone – we need each other.

SECONDLY, the feeling that we are not alone in the struggle to survive is a comfort that propels us to keep going. As the "big guys" keep pushing for their large share of the market (and I guess that is what big business is all about) we must come up with new ideas to counteract that push. Just by talking to other members of the Association may open up a whole new line for us. I keep reminding myself of a theme of one convention, "Diversification." To survive we must be one step ahead in diversifying.

THIRDLY, we have the Convention to attend that, in my case, has always resulted in getting information that has led to greater profits (the bottom line). We can use our Associate Members and their ideas at the Product Fair and their willingness to help us.

LAST, but not least we are a family. The feeling of togetherness and pride in each other lifts us when we are down and propels us to share when we succeed.

Onto the next 20 years of NBDEA – the road may be rocky – but we are not alone.

In 1995, the International Beverage Dispensing Equipment Association (IBDEA) was incorporated.
March 3-7, 2022
Orlando, Florida
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Welcome New IBDEA Members
Regular Members
Akron Beer Company joined 10/2021
Soda Parts Express joined 10/2021
Associate Members
Rapak joined 09/2021
Safecid Corporation joined 09/2021
Sure Purity joined 10/2021
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?
IBDEA Member Testimonial
Pictured Karl Braun of AFCO/ZEP

I have served on the board for IBDEA and also on several committees and enjoyed working with many IBDEA members. It's really a pleasure to see the entrepreneurial spirit and companies that adapt and find solutions to problems even during the most difficult times. Over the years Philip Thonhauser and I have tried to help IBDEA grow in the USA and in Europe. Both of us have tried to be a resource for IBDEA and the member companies and offer ideas and solutions that work for local markets and attend the IBDEA conference.
NEW Communication Committee
Volunteer Opportunity!! The IBDEA is creating a new committee and is seeking two co-chairs and committee members. The Communication Committee will be responsible for communications among the IBDEA’s members and between the IBDEA and the larger beverage dispense community. The Committee’s responsibility will include contributions to the ongoing publication of the monthly and quarterly newsletters in addition to social media posts. Industry content, interviews with current members, original content articles, announcements, and other items of interest to IBDEA members are all topics that you can create! Looking to dust off that laptop? Then this is the Committee for you!

If interested in joining the Communications Committee, email info@ibdea.org.
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