Your ISBT Connection | January 15, 2020
Featured News From ISBT

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.

Want to get in front of your target audience? Get your Booth at the BevTech 2020 Technology Expo!

Registration for the 2020 Technology Expo has already opened. Only 7 booths are left for the Expo. If your company is interested in having a booth at the Expo , act fast and reserve today .

Save the date for the first ever BevTech India, which will take place on February 18, 2020, in Mumbai, India. Join beverage industry leaders and experts to discuss innovations, advanced technologies, industry solutions, and best practices at the Taj Santacuz, Mumbai Airport. Be on the lookout for more information. Sponsorship opportunities are available and event registration opens soon. To see other Upcoming Events, click the button below.
Committee Profile

The Packaging Technology Technical Committee provides a forum for industry stakeholders to collaborate to create voluntary guidelines and best practices to benefit the industry as a whole. The committee promotes the understanding of shared beverage packaging challenges and innovative beverage packaging technologies on a global format. One such example is the recent Cetie and ISBT novel collaborative approach to jointly develop and distribute global beverage industry voluntary guidelines.. The result will be a unified guideline that can be used by global brands and their suppliers while creating, producing, and packaging their products.

The Packaging Technology Technical Committee will present the latest technology and innovations at BevTech® 2020 . Click here to preview the topics and the tentative agenda. 
Click the button below for more information about the Packaging Technology Technical Committee including a list of officers, current activities, and more.
Packaging Technology Technical Committee Chair Lana Giddings, Plastipak Packaging
Beverage Institute by ISBT ® 

The Fundamentals of Beverage Technology is a self-paced, interactive session providing a technical overview of the beverage industry. It covers the complete supply chain from research and development to ingredients, processing, packaging, and food safety to finished goods distribution.

Who should enroll?

  • Beverage industry employees from corporate to plant including suppliers, brand owners and contract fillers.

  • Whether you are a seasoned industry professional or a new employee, these lessons have something for everyone.

Click the Learn More button for pricing. ISBT members should contact The Packaging School to receive discounted member prices on Beverage Institute by ISBT® courses.
Welcome New Members!
Since January 1, ISBT is proud to announce that it has gained seven new members. Please join us in welcoming these new members to the association. To view a complete list of these members, click the button below. For information about joining ISBT, click Join ISBT.
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 .
Molson Coors to Cease Production at California Brewery; Grants Pabst Exclusive Window to Purchase - Molson Coors said it plans to cease production at its Irwindale, Calif., brewery by September and has signed an agreement with Pabst Brewing Co. granting Pabst an option to purchase the facility.

The Coca-Cola Company Acquires Remaining Stake in fairlife LLC - The Coca-Cola Company announced that it has acquired the remaining stake in fairlife LLC from its joint venture partner Select Milk Producers. Coca-Cola now owns 100% of fairlife, up from its previous 42.5% minority stake. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Coca-Cola Donates to Australia Relief - Coca-Cola has donated over $1 million to its Bushfire Emergency Relief Package, including $1 million from the global Coca-Cola Foundation to the Salvation Army for immediate disaster relief efforts in affected communities.

Brewing Up Business with Nitro Cold Brew Coffee - How customer demand for nitro cold brew coffee has driven equipment sales in coffee shops and cafes across the country.
Sponsored Resource Guide News
* The Beverage Industry Resource Guide contains information from Beverage Industry Supplier Members from a promotional standpoint. It is for advertising purposes and does not reflect the opinions or position of ISBT.
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.

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 or upload to the Beverage Industry Resource Guide by January 27

The Beverage Industry Resource Guide is an opt-in only member resource. So far, more than 100 ISBT members have opted in. If your company has already opted-in, make sure to login and update your information so that readers that come across your listing see valuable information about your company. To learn how to upload an article to the Beverage Industry Resource Guide, click here . If you haven't opted in yet, click here to learn how.