Your ISBT Connection | February 1, 2020
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The International Society of Beverage Technologists (ISBT) is organizing its inaugural event in India. This one-day BevTech India 2020 event will be held on February 18, 2020 at Taj Santacruz, in Mumbai, India in partnership with AFST(I) Mumbai chapter. The theme of this event is “The Role of Innovation, Technology, and Sustainability in the Beverage Industry".

BevTech India 2020 will provide attendees with a unique platform for discussing hot topics in the beverage industry while also sharing new concepts and ideas for innovative products, services, and advanced scientific technologies. Participants will be able to meet with beverage industry leaders and experts in the areas of buying, selling, creating, distributing, recycling, packaging, equipment, and other services. A special exhibit area will allow companies to display products and advertise services.

No matter the size and focus of your company, if you are involved in the beverage industry – bottled water, wine, beer, dairy, juice, tea, coffee, or soft drinks - this event is for you!

ISBT's 67th Annual Meeting - BevTech 2020 - is happening April 20-22, 2020 at the Doubletree Mission Valley Hotel in San Diego, California. Registration is open and can be accessed by clicking here .

BevTech is:
  • Unrivaled in networking opportunities with industry peers 
  • A fantastic forum for scientific and technical papers.
  • An opportunity to learn the latest beverage industry technology and trends.

If you want to invest in yourself, your career and your company, BevTech 2020 is THE event of the year. The BevTech 2020 Preliminary Program can be viewed by clicking here . This information is tentative, so check back regularly.

Additional Booths Available for the BevTech 2020 Technology Expo!

Booths for the 2020 Technology Expo are nearly sold out! Due to increased demand, ISBT has decided to make an additional 12 Booths Available . These new booths are available now and space is limited, so if your company is interested in having a booth at the Expo , act fast and reserve today .
Committee Profile
Bill Kennedy is the Technical Committee Chair of this diverse group which includes subcommittees for sucrose, high fructose syrup, stevia, and supply chain. Our goal is to foster an environment in which beverage industry professionals can share information relating to sweeteners - usage, benefits, issues, storage, security, sustainability, and transportation - that promotes continuous improvement and environmental responsibility. For instance, collaboration and sharing of information across companies helped to develop the Extended Wash guidelines, which were recently expanded to 144 hours. Our committee has also hosted (twice!) the ISBT Thursday seminar on Sweeteners.  

We are in the final reviews on updates for ISBT Sucrose, HFS, and Extended Wash guidelines. The Stevia guidelines are next to be updated, and we are always open to creating new guidelines to help industry professionals. Just contact Bill to let him know what you would like to see added to the Sweetener Guideline library. Volunteering to help is an excellent way to get to know your fellow ISBT members and grow the society!

We have a great agenda lined up for our BevTech 2020 Sweetener Technical Committee, with presentations on sucrose manufacturing, new sweetener label regulations, and rare sugars. Join us on Tuesday, April 21 from 2-5 PM.
Click the button below for more information about the Sweetener Technical Committee including a list of officers, current activities, and more.
Sweetener Committee Chair Bill Kennedy, Carry Transit
Sweetener Committee Mentor Andrea Belford, Ingredion, Inc.
Beverage Institute by ISBT ® 

In order to supply beverages, we must have ingredients. Without them, a beverage cannot exist. This Beverage Ingredients course offers a deep dive into understanding the principles of the chemistry, manufacturing, quality guidelines, and applications of the most common ingredients in beverages we consume.
Looking for a little more information about the ingredients covered in this course? Download the 2-page flyer .
Welcome New Members!
ISBT is proud to announce we have gained 15 new members since January 15. Please join us in welcoming them to the association. (To view the 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 . The deadline for submission for the February 1 issue of the ISBT Connection is January 27 .
7 Steps to Adopting an Effective Risk-Based Audit Strategy - Follow 7 steps to help grow and secure your brand and reputation. As food supply chains increase in complexity, these steps will ensure the design and implementation of an effective end-to-end risk-based audit strategy. 

Coca-Cola With Coffee is Expected to Hit Shelves This Year in 3 Flavors - Coca-Cola is making it socially acceptable to crack open a can of soda first thing in the morning. The brand is launching a line of "soda with coffee" drinks. 

PepsiCo moves to 100% renewable electricity in U.S. - PepsiCo Inc. will use 100% renewable electricity for its U.S. operations starting this year as part of its goal to slash 20% of its greenhouse-gas emissions by 2030.

Mark Anthony Brewing will build $250M facility in Glendale - Mark Anthony Brewing has chosen Glendale, Arizona as the location of its new state-of-the-art brewery and BrewPure facility. Construction is slated to be completed in record time. The facility will be in Glendale’s “New Frontier” at the Loop 303.

Molson Coors to buy Atwater Brewing, Michigan’s Fourth-Largest Craft Brewer - Tenth and Blake Beer Co., the U.S. craft division of Molson Coors Beverage Co., said it has agreed to acquire Detroit-based Atwater Brewery, the fourth-largest craft brewer in Michigan.
Sponsored Resource Guide News
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TOMCO Systems Hires Trey Smith as Senior Product Manager - Effective January 6, 2020, TOMCO2 Systems welcomes Trey Smith as their new Senior Product Manager. In his role, Trey will focus on growing and further developing TOMCO’s Food Systems and Dry Ice market segments and report directly to Jeff Holyoak, Vice President Sales and Market Development.
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