Your ISBT Connection | March 1, 2023
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Featured News
Register for BevTech 2023 Today! - EARLY Bird Rate Extended

Join us in sunny Orlando, Florida, May 1-3, 2023. Register by March 15th to save!

Join ISBT 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.
Register now to be part of the industry's premier event! If you have any questions, please contact the ISBT Office at, or call 972-233-910x203.
Reserve Your Room Now and Secure the BevTech 2023 Group Rate

Attending BevTech? Great! Don’t forget to book your room at our host hotel, Caribe Royale Orlando. Be sure to use the BevTech hotel the toll-free reservation line at 800-823-8300 and tell them you are with ISBT for BevTech 2023.

ISBT's room rate is available through Wednesday, March 29, 2023. After this date, we cannot guarantee this room rate.
Secure Your Sponsorship Package Today: NEW Opportunities Available

Haven’t secured your sponsorship package yet? No problem! There’s still time to spread brand awareness at the premier forum for scientific and technical discussion in the beverage industry. Select from a wide variety of sponsorship packages – many of which include BevTech registration, ISBT membership, and prime booth locations at the BevTech Expo.
Don't Delay: Register to Reserve Your Spot at the BevTech 2023 Technology Expo Now!

Monday, May 1, 2023, 6:30 p.m.-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. Reserve your spot now!
Don't Miss the ISBT CO2 Symposium
CO2 Sustainability in an Ever-Changing World
May 3-4, 2023

The International Society of Beverage Technologists is hosting their first-ever CO2 Symposium on May 3-4, 2023, in Orlando, Florida. The symposium is sure to be a valuable opportunity for professionals in the beverage industry to come together and learn about the latest trends and technologies related to CO2 in beverage production and packaging. With a focus on sustainability and reducing carbon footprints, the symposium will cover a range of topics related to CO2, including carbon capture and utilization, CO2 storage and transport, and CO2 emissions reduction. It's exciting to see organizations like the International Society of Beverage Technologists taking a proactive approach to promoting sustainability and environmental responsibility within the industry.
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. 
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 March 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.
Beverage Institute by ISBT®
Beverage Institute QR Code
Know what you supervise – sign up for a Beverage Institute course!
Take the Fundamentals of Beverage Technology course to understand the industry overall.
Take advantage of the Beverage Institute Value Bundle and learn about the full technology of beverages.

March 22 is World Water Day
How do we celebrate water day? Donate to help those without access to clean water. This World Water Day, you can give the gift of clean water to those who need it most. Everyone around the globe should have the right to access clean water.
To better understand water, take the Beverage Institute’s Water and Wastewater Treatment Technology course. Click here to sign up.
For more information contact Tom Reimer at or visit
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  

Are You Drunk?: At any point in time, 0.7% of the world’s population, a whopping 490 million people, are drunk.

Fresh Water Supply: Water is critical to beverages but is in short supply; 70% of the surface fresh water is ice in multi-mile high glaciers in Antarctica.

PFAS Passing to Juice: Recent studies are showing PFAS in juice products. The source is not verified, but early theories suggest PFAS are passing from ground water into the plants.

Click on these links to learn more interesting facts about Beverages and Water.
Welcome, New Members!
ISBT is proud to announce we have gained 32 new members since February 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 March 28.
COCA-COLA SIGNS DEAL WITH OPENAI'S DALL-E AND CHATGPT - The Coca-Cola Company is getting deep into the artificial intelligence game thanks to a newly-inked deal that will see it partnering with OpenAI.

LEBRON JAMES HELPS PEPSICO TAKE LIFEWTR IN NEW CREATIVE DIRECTION - The ‘More to Life’ campaign highlights the star’s off-court passions as PepsiCo’s premium water brand shifts focus to "functional hydration."

Massachusetts’ Harpoon Brewery Launches its First THC Beverage - Massachusetts-based Harpoon Brewery has launched its first THC-infused beverage, Rec. Weed, in partnership with Novel Beverage Company.
Committee Profile
Retail Equipment and Fountain Technology Technical Committee

The mission of the Retail Equipment and Fountain Technology Technical Committee is to provide a platform for information transfer and innovative technology as it relates to beverage products that are dispensed via fountain or other retail and marketing equipment and promoted through on-premise and retail operations.
Retail Equipment and Fountain Technology Technical Committee Chair Kathy Magee, Lancer Worldwide
ISBT Resource Guide
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.