Your ISBT Connection | December 15, 2022
2023 Beverage Industry Resource Guide

The 2023 Beverage Industry Resource Guide is being finalized this week. The Guide is designed to help facilitate connections and relationships between members.
 
Check out the full online edition of the Resource Guide by clicking the button below.

If you would like to receive a print copy of the Beverage Industry Resource Guide, contact Tim Hudson today.

*PLEASE NOTE: Final Design touches are still being applied to fix things like awkward line breaks and indexes. However, the link will not change as these changes are being made.
Featured News
BevTech 2023 Registration is Now Open
Join us in sunny Orlando, Florida, May 1-3, 2023

The year is coming to a close, but the excitement around BevTech 2023 is just beginning! We invite you to join us in celebrating 70 years of the International Society of Beverage Technologists at BevTech 2023, May 1-3, 2023, at the Caribe Royale Orlando, in Orlando, Florida.
 
Don't delay – complete your registration and book your hotel NOW!
 
Register now to be part of the industry's premier event!
 
  • The premier forum for scientific and technical papers
  • Beverage-focused program designed with broad industry appeal
  • Technical Committee meetings focused on key industry issues
  • Ingredients, Gases, Water, Sweetener, Quality, Sanitation, Packaging - you get it all
  • Numerous opportunities to network with industry peers
  • Monday’s very popular BevTech Technology Expo
  • And so much more!
 
Consider staying after the conclusion of BevTech to attend the ISBT CO2 Symposium!
 
Please visit ISBT.com to register and view the preliminary programs for BevTech 2023 and
the ISBT CO2 Symposium. We have two very exciting technical programs and amazing events planned for you in Orlando.
 
If you have any questions, please contact the ISBT Office at office@isbt.com, or call 972-233-9107 x203.
 
Sincerely,
 
Your ISBT Annual Meeting Team
Membership Renewal Reminder

As you know, ISBT has simplified the membership renewal process by moving to a common, annual membership structure. Throughout 2022, we have transitioned all members to a common renewal date of December 31.
 
If your membership expires on December 31, 2022, be sure to renew now so you don’t lose access to ISBT Members Only area or miss out on important information about BevTech. You can renew your membership at your convenience by going to the Members Only Dashboard. You can also renew your membership while registering for BevTech.
 
Questions about your membership or the renewal process? Contact ISBT at office@isbt.com.
BevTech 2023 Sponsorships, BevTech 2023 Expo, and CO2 Symposium Expo Registration Available Now!  

BevTech 2023 will be held in Orlando, Florida, May 1-3, at the Caribe Royale Orlando, with a special CO2 Symposium Conference taking place the afternoon of May 3 and morning of May 4.
 
We are excited to announce that ISBT has a wide variety of sponsorship opportunities available for BevTech 2023 and the CO2 Symposium – many of which include BevTech registration, ISBT membership, and prime booth locations at the BevTech Expo and CO2 Symposium Expo.

BevTech 2023 Sponsorships
Secure Your Spot to Exhibit at the BevTech 2023 Technology Expo

The Technology Expo will be held Monday, May 1, 2023, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the Caribe Royale. Register now to secure a spot at this intensive, well-attended one-night networking event full of technology, innovation, and tasty food and beverages — all served in the exhibition area.
BevTech attendance typically ranges from 300-350 beverage industry professionals. Participants represent the full spectrum of the beverage industry, including brand owners, beverage producers, ingredient suppliers and retailers, packaging suppliers, and filling and processing equipment manufacturers.
ISBT CO2 Symposium
CO2 Sustainability in an Ever-Changing World
Sponsored by:
Concerned about CO2? Register to participate in the ISBT CO2 Symposium scheduled to occur after the conclusion of BevTech. This separate special event was developed to address current CO2 issues and challenges in the beverage industry. The event will take place the afternoon of Wednesday, May 3, and the morning of Thursday, May 4. In addition to presentations from industry experts, there will be an expo. Don't miss out on the opportunity to join CO2 experts while you're already in Orlando!
ISBT Manuals & Guidelines
This is a new section of the ISBT Connection that we will use to regularly communicate information about new publications as well as publications that are just being started. Manuals and guidelines are free to current members of ISBT at https://www.isbt.com/resources-manuals-guidelines.asp. Non-members may purchase our publications a la carte using the order form at the bottom of that page but joining ISBT is the most economical way to gain access to our publications!

Fountain Carbonation New Best Practice
Carbonation, the addition of carbon dioxide gas into water, is what gives soft drinks their bubbly sensation and is often associated with the “bite” in the drink. The quality of a drink is often associated with the level of carbonation; and to ensure drink quality, the level of carbonation should be checked. This document provides an industry accepted reference to carbonation levels in soft drinks.
Member News
The Beverage Industry Resource Guide contains information from beverage industry supplier members from a promotional standpoint. It is for advertising purposes only and does not reflect the opinions or position of ISBT. 
GNT Gains Regulatory Approval for Spirulina Extract - GNT has secured U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for the use of spirulina extract in beverages, enabling manufacturers to achieve vibrant blue shades while maintaining clean labels.
B&R Compliance Welcomes Joseph Green as Healthcare and Technical Training Manager - B&R Compliance Associates, LLC is thrilled to welcome Joseph (Joe) Green as the company’s new Healthcare and Technical Training Manager.
CO2 Sustain: How to Extend Carbonation Shelf Life by About Four Weeks - The seepage of CO2 from PET bottles reduces the shelf life of carbonated soft drinks (CSDs), which also means that only limited stocks can be built up ahead of periods of peak demand. CO2Sustain can significantly extend that carbonation shelf life.
CGA Announces its 2023-2025 Strategic Plan - CGA announced its new three-year strategic plan. This plan builds on CGA’s strengths as a globally recognized industry leader and drives us to adapt to the changing needs of our membership.
If you have sponsored content (i.e., new products, case studies, white papers, etc.) that you would like to see mentioned in the ISBT Connection, please email Steve Guglielmo by December 28.
Featured Catalogs
Data Key Communications is proud to introduce its Supplier Catalog Library, a great resource for those in the beverage industry who want to see digital catalogs from ISBT suppliers collected in one spot!

If you're a supplier who would like to have your product catalog hosted online in the Catalog Library with a shareable and embeddable link, receive statistics about readership and clicks throughout the year, and be featured in the ISBT Connection, please contact Zach Raynsford for more information.
Did You Know?
"Did You Know?" is a series of interesting events and changes to ISBT and the beverage Industry. If you have an ISBT tidbit or "fun fact," send it to tom@isbt.com.  

Did You Know... about the ISBT?
As we look forward to celebrating the Society’s 70th “Platinum Anniversary” year in 2023, it is appropriate to reflect on why the Society of Soft Drink Technologists (SSDT) was initially created, and how it continues today in its current form, the International Society of Beverage Technologist (ISBT).

Please click on the link below to read about the origin and history of the Society of Soft Drink Technologist. In January, we will examine the history of how the SSDT became the ISBT.
Welcome, New Members!
ISBT is proud to announce we have gained 3 new members since December 1. Please join us in welcoming them to the Society! To view the complete list of new members, click the button below. For information about joining ISBT, click Join ISBT below.
Industry News
If you have news (i.e., new hires, personnel promotions, facility changes, etc.) that you would like to see mentioned in the ISBT Connection, please email Steve Guglielmo. The deadline for submission for the next issue of the ISBT Connection is December 28.
Coca-Cola is Getting into Christmas Movies - Coca-Cola is hoping that this holiday season, families will crack open some Cokes, settle into a comfy spot and watch its first Christmas Anthology film series.

nexAir in Nitro Brew Coffee - Nitro brew coffee, also called nitro cold brew is a popular choice in the specialty coffee space. Its exact origin is debatable but this innovative coffee started being served in third wave coffee shops in Portland Oregon in 2013. 

How Pepsi’s Tesla Semis Will Change Hauling - Tesla delivered its first batch of Semis to its commercial customer PepsiCo, and beyond being a big deal for the automaker, it represents major changes to come in the hauling industry.
Committee Profile
Beverage Operations and Processing Technical Committee

The mission of the Beverage Operations & Processing Technical Committee is to share the basic / best practices of beverage operations, review new / traditional beverage processing techniques, and advise guidelines, best practices, and principles to benefit a successful beverage processing facility.
Beverage Operations and Processing Technical Committee Chair John Mojonnier, Mojonnier