Your ISBT Connection | January 1, 2023
2023 Beverage Industry Resource Guide

The 2023 Beverage Industry Resource Guide is online now. The 2022 Beverage Industry Resource 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.
Featured News
Happy New Year ISBT Members!

Thank you to the ISBT Members who made 2022 such a great year for the Society. We look forward to building on that success in 2023. We have some amazing events planned, beginning with BevTech 2023 in Orlando! We hope to see you there.

We also have some exciting changes planned for this year. Beginning with this newsletter, the ISBT Connection will now be a monthly newsletter that comes out on the first day of each month. We will also produce two special editions of the ISBT Connection. A BevTech 2023 Preview Connection and a BevTech 2023 Recap Connection complete with photo galleries from the event.

Our 2023 Beverage Industry Resource Guide is now live and is a great resource for Society Members seeking to do business with other members. If you would like to receive a print copy of the Beverage Industry Resource Guide, contact Tim Hudson today.
Register for BevTech 2023 Today!
Join us in sunny Orlando, Florida, May 1-3, 2023

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
BevTech 2023 Sponsorships Are Going Fast! Secure Your Sponsorship Package Today!

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!
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. 
Analytical Science & Technologies Purchases Former NJ Herald Building - Company moves into former Newton headquarters of the New Jersey Herald.
B&R Compliance Welcomes Hend Letaief, PhD, as Director of Quality and Food Safety - Dr. Letaief brings more than 13 years of international experience int he food and beverage industry to the new role with B&R Compliance.
CO2 Sustain: The Post Mix Dispense Revolution - Major drinks manufacturers are starting to embrace post mix dispense systems more widely as they recognize the environmental benefits these systems offer and the key role that they can play in reaching sustainability goals.
Save Time. Save Money. Reduce Waste. With PackLIMS - PackLIMS is a wireless, cable-free LIMS software solution for the largest Beverage Manufacturing Plants and Packaging Companies used in laboratory testing phases and beyond.
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 January 26.
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.
Beverage Institute by ISBT®
Beverage Institute QR Code
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a powerful tool being promoted to solve many problems and enhance capability from supply chain planning to Alexa to auto-correcting your text.
 
When an AI system was asked to create an image of salmon swimming upstream, this was the result!
Don’t be fooled by AI; make sure you have the experience and education to know what the true answer should be! Renew your membership in the ISBT and take advantage of Beverage Institute courses in PET, ingredients, water, gases, fundamentals, sweeteners, microbiology, and sanitation.
Click here to sign up for a course.
 
For more information contact Tom Reimer at tom@isbt.com or visit www.isbt.com
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?
Celebrating the 70th anniversity of the ISBT, the link below takes takes you to the path of why the Society of Soft Drink Technologist (SSDT) changed into the ISBT. A follow up to the December article that reviewed the SSDT years.
Welcome, New Members!
ISBT is proud to announce we have gained 6 new members since December 15. 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 January 26.
How Dr Pepper Went from Local Favorite to Major Player - In the pantheon of sodas, Dr Pepper is the odd one out: It doesn’t have the popularity or sales of Coca-Cola or Pepsi, you can’t use it in a standard cocktail, and it doesn’t fall neatly into a category like cola or root beer.

Did Coca-Cola Invent the Look of Santa Claus? - There’s a chance you’ve heard it before: Coca-Cola created the Santa Claus we see today. It’s certainly believable. 

Meet the Sparkin(TM) Cold Soda Maker – The First Refrigerated Soda Maker Designed For Home Use By Glacier Fresh - Glacier Fresh is proud to announce the launch of their newest product: the Sparkin™ Cold Soda Maker. This revolutionary refrigerated soda maker is specifically designed for home use and offers instant, chilled sparkling water with just the touch of a button.
Committee Profile
Packaging Technology Technical Committee

The mission of the Packaging Technology Technical Committee is to provide guidance on voluntary guidelines, best practices, specifications, and technologies for the Packaging and Closure manufacturers and end-users of the beverage industry.
Packaging Technology Technical Committee Chair Peter Zhang, Pepsico