Your ISBT Connection | March 1, 2021
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Featured News
Save the Date for ISBT's Virtual Annual Business & Awards Meeting!

The ISBT invites you to our Virtual Annual Business Meeting and Awards Ceremony on March 30, 2021 from 9-10 AM Central. The meeting will be less than one hour and provide our members with information on how ISBT has navigated the impacts of the pandemic while laying the groundwork for future success. We will also announce the winner of the highly coveted Best Committee Award for 2020-2021. 

The agenda includes:
  • President’s Remarks
  • Best Committee 2020-2021
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • BevTech 2021 & 2022

Please join us to learn more about what is happening in YOUR Society and how we can all work together to continue providing value to our members and the beverage industry.
Watch for more information and save the date on your calendar!
Remember These Dates for the Technical Committee Sessions!

May 3      Packaging Technology
May 4      Beverage Operations & Processing
May 5      Beverage and Ingredient R&D
May 6      Beverage Gases
May 7      Sanitation and Microbiological Control
May 10    Sweetener
May 11    Quality
May 12    Retail Equipment and Fountain Technology
May 13    Water Quality & Treatment
BevTech 2021 Virtual Expo Opportunities Still Available!

Show off your innovation, technology, and latest products at the beverage industry’s premier annual virtual event.
This year, the BevTech 2021 Conference is going virtual! The expo event will also be virtual, so the format allows for more attendees to view your offerings. Show off your latest technology and innovations at the ISBT’s Technology Exposition. Booth space is still available. This will be our 68th BevTech Conference and Expo. The expo will run TWO days - Monday, April 26, and Tuesday, April 27 - and bookends the main conference virtual event,  thus ensuring a great opportunity to attract visitors.
We expect more than our usual 300 attendees. The new virtual platform will allow visitors easy access to promotional material and interactive sessions with you. There are event options to enhance your presence and attract interested parties with promotions and incentives. This will be one of the earliest industry-wide exhibition events in 2021 you’ll want to be part of it!
Booths are only $600 and include one booth and two booth personnel. Don't delay - reserve your booth now! Please note: at least one member from your company must register for the full BevTech event.

BevTech has become the event of the year for the beverage industry! While BevTech 2021 has gone virtual, it still includes a great lineup of keynote speakers discussing timely topics, Technical Committee meetings, and an Expo.
The 2021 theme is Trends and Innovations in Challenging Times. Sessions will be held Tuesday, April 27 - Thursday, April 29 with a featured topic each day. Technical Committee meetings will take place Monday, May 3 - Thursday, May 13. 
The theme for Wednesday, April 28, is Sustainability/Quality.
A Quality Journey That Saves Millions of Gallons of Water

Serge Goussaert (Sr. Manager Global QA Beverage Programs & Operations Support, PepsiCo)
New Proposed Traceability Rule for Food and Beverage Manufacturers

Jennifer Lott (Senior Food Safety Auditor, SGS North America Inc.)
Technologies to Make the World a Better Place — New Ways for Sustainability in the Beverage Industry

Dr. Roland Folz (Leader of Global Food & Beverage Division, Pentair)
Food Safety Systems — How Do We Fix a Broken System?

Victor Muliyil (Founder / Technical Director, Risk Optimization Resource Center)
The Role of Quality and Food Safety in Industry 4.0

Zoltan Syposs (VP - Quality, Safety & Environment, The Coca-Cola Company)
All general session presentations will be available for registrants to view up to two weeks after BevTech. Technical Committee presentations will only be available "live", and registrants will not have access to them after the meeting. General session and Technical Committee presentations will include a Q&A with the speaker, so you don't want to miss this great content!
BevTech Asia Pacific - June 17, 2021

"Understand the Emerging Trends in the Asia Pacific Beverage Industry"

ISBT announces the first BevTech Asia Pacific to be held on June 17, 2021 during the Propak Exhibition at Bitech in Bangkok, Thailand. The plan is to make this an annual regional industry event.
Just a few of the topics being explored are new emerging trends in beverages, focus on health and wellness, plant-based beverages, challenges like sugar tax, the shift towards mid-and low-calorie offerings, and of course, sustainability.
Don't miss out! Make plans to join us for this inaugural event and help us spread the word to your colleagues. Click the link below for more details.
Beverage Institute by ISBT®
  • Registration opens 3/1/21
  • Provides key understanding of PET bottle making with important quality and attribute elements.
Why Be a Beverage Institute Student?
  • Increasing your knowledge and being current on the industry enhances your ability to advance.
  • 84% of the students rank the Beverage Institute courses as meeting expectations.
Survey Result
  • Question: What educational formats meet your needs (check all that apply)? 39% prefer live courses, 29% online seminars, and 18% like podcasts. 49% chose a mix of these 3. The Beverage Institute provides all of these formats!
What People are Saying About the Beverage Institute
  • Beverage technologist from a flavor house: “I wanted to take these courses to expand my knowledge in the beverage category. My previous job focused more on flavor development, so I knew these courses would help me build a solid foundation on how the beverage category operates – where it is going and proper protocols that are standards in the industry.” Click to sign up for Ingredients!
Committee Profile
Sweetener Technical Committee

The Sweetener Technical Committee aims to foster an environment in which beverage industry professionals can share information relating to sweeteners; including their use, benefits, issues, storage, security, sustainability, and transportation that promotes continuous improvement and environmental responsibility. It is a forum where sweetener manufacturers, beverage producers, and supply chain providers can share mutually beneficial technologies that will enhance the beverage industry; and where technical questions, ideas, and problems related to sweeteners and their utilization can be openly presented with the expectation of receiving satisfactory discussions, answers, or solutions.
Sweetener Technical Committee Chair Bill Kennedy, Carry Transit
Welcome, New Members!
ISBT is proud to announce we have gained 8 new members since February 15. Please join us in welcoming them to the association! (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 The deadline for submission for the next issue of the ISBT Connection is March 11.
PepsiCo, Danone and Kellogg's Share Ingredients for Global Food System Transformation = Representatives from the companies highlighted some tactics they’re using to catalyze changes to their own operational habits and meet their increasingly aggressive climate commitments.

Coca-Cola Will Start Selling Drinks in Paper Bottles This Summer - Coca-Cola Company has announced that it is testing a more sustainable paper bottle in Hungary, with limited online sales of the product starting this summer.

Tyson Exec Tapped as Chief Strategy Officer for Keurig Dr Pepper - Justin Whitmore, executive vice president of alternative proteins at Tyson Foods, Inc., will join the c-suite at Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP) as chief strategy officer, effective March 1. .
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.
Eliminating Closure Lubrication Is a Critical Key to the Success of an Aseptic Packaged Beverage - Adding lubrication has always been felt necessary to the smooth application and removal of aseptic closures. Recent engineering efforts have eliminated that need.
Registration Opens Soon for CGA Diversity & Inclusion Member Panel Discussion - Join this March 31, 2021 webinar to hear perspectives on this important topic from leading HR experts in the compressed gas industry.
TOMCO2 Response to the Recent Cyberattack on Florida Water Treatment Plant - Tomco Systems prides itself in using a naturally occurring form of water treatment, carbon dioxide in the form of carbonic acid.
Steinfurth NICO Carbon Dioxide Meter - The new portable NICO carbon dioxide meter is designed for non-destructive CO2 measurement in all transparent beverage containers. This renders NICO equally ideal for quality as well as shelf-life checks.
Aqua-Chem Welcomes Amanda Yoshino to the Team! - Aqua-Chem announced that Amanda Yoshino has joined the Aqua-Chem team as an Applications-Design Engineer.
Sure Purity Launches Carboguard Mini - The product offers the same level of protection to beverage retail dispense customers as the larger Carboguard systems offers beverage bottling plant customers, on a smaller scale.
Parker PCO2 - Parker PC02 The Original Carbon Dioxide Incident Protection System - Maximum Quality - Minimum Risk.
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 March 11.