Your ISBT Connection | May 1, 2022
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Featured News
BevTech 2022 Begins Today!

BevTech is the event of the year in the Beverage Industry! The event kicks off today in Frisco, Texas, with some fun networking opportunities, including fishing, golf, a museum tour, and community service. Join us for our Sunday Evening Networking reception from 7:00-9:00 p.m. and start connecting with all of your ISBT colleagues. Click the button below to view the full BevTech 2022 schedule and program.
Whova Returns for BevTech 2022

ISBT will once again be using Whova as the conference app. We think you’ll agree that Whova does a spectacular job of helping everyone network, create their own personal agendas, and learn more about the great lineup of speakers in the general sessions and Technical Committee meetings.

On the app you can:
  • See the full attendee list
  • Access the latest program/agenda
  • View a map of event locations
  • Create your own personal agenda.
  • Reach out to and schedule meetings with other attendees
 
Attendees and exhibitors should have received their Whova invitation for this year's event. As soon as you get it, you can either download the app or login to the Whova website to start browsing the exhibitor booths, connecting with other attendees, and setting up your own personal agenda as sessions are added to the app.
 
Please note that only registered attendees and exhibitors are given access to Whova.

Remember, we will have NO paper schedules or lists during the event. The app is the only way to access this information. 
2022 Candidates for ISBT's Board of Directors

Please meet the six candidates for ISBT’s Board of Directors! You will be given the opportunity to vote for these candidates online prior to or during BevTech 2022. Four of the candidates will be elected as new board members and will serve a term of 4 years. At the end of that term, one of them will be elected by the board to serve as Vice President and join the Executive Committee.
 
We are excited to announce that, in accordance with an update made to the ISBT bylaws, all active members of ISBT (as of Friday, April 29, 2022) will be able to cast their vote for their preferred Board of Directors candidates, not just those attending BevTech. 
 
Voting by means of a secure electronic ballot will be open Friday, April 29 - Tuesday, May 3 (closing at 2 PM Central). More information about this will be emailed to all current ISBT members at the end of April.
 
Click the link below to download a PDF with candidate bios and their answers to our candidate questionnaire.
Anthony Amendola
Chris Bryant
Tricia O'Connell
Neil Marshall
Emilia Rico
Sanjay Srivatsa
BevTech Latin America 2022 Call for Papers
 
BevTech Latin America® 2022 is back in 2022 with a hybrid format in Spanish! Our face-to-face conference will be hosted at Expo Santa Fe - Mexico City during EXPO PACK Mexico 2022, on June 15, 2022, offering you many networking opportunities. To complete our regional program, we will also have a virtual meeting on June 24, 2022.
 
The BevTech Latin America® 2022 planning committee invites all current and potential members to share their industry insights and innovative technologies at this fantastic annual conference.
 
Please contact our Technical Program Leader Sandra Gutierrez or Chair Gabriela Mejia to submit your application by Friday, May 6th.
 
Don't miss the opportunity to speak at BevTech Latin America® 2022!
BevTech Asia Pacific 2022 Call for Papers

We are pleased to confirm that Bevtech Asia Pacific will be held in Thailand on Thursday, June 16, 2022. The event will be held in conjunction with ProPak Asia 2022 at BITEC. Don't miss out - join us and help spread the word about ISBT in this growing membership region!
 
Existing ISBT members, we need your help to spread the word to your counterparts and colleagues in Asia Pacific — please encourage them to engage with us to join ISBT, present papers, and grow the ISBT presence in Asia Pacific. Virtual presentations are welcome
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. 
Silgan Closures New 2022 Product Catalog - Check out THE CAP COLLECTION for your next food and beverage packaging design.
Semi-Bulk Systems READY TO DRINK BEVERAGE CASE STUDY - One of the world’s largest beverage manufacturers needed to increase capacity in their hot-fill bottling lines to meet higher consumer demand.
Diversey’s SURE® Plant-Based Cleaning Solutions Receive Cradle-to-Cradle GOLD Certification - Diversey is proud to announce that GOLD certificates have been issued for its SURE products by the Cradle-to-Cradle Products Innovation Institute
Sure Purity is Honored with Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade - Blaydon-headquartered manufacturer Sure Purity Ltd has received a Queen’s Award for Enterprise Recognizing excellence in International Trade.
Environmental Social Governance (ESG) Awareness Training - Take part in this SGS Academy course on May 3, 2022.
Carbon Dioxide Quality Incident Protection - Safeguarding against the threat of contaminated gas in soft drink bottling. A white paper from Parker Hannifin Corporation.
SUEZ Water Technologies and Solutions Joins Xtalks - On June 23, SUEZ will join Xtalks in a webinar with an overview of the PFAS landscape as it relates to F&B manufacturing.
Messer Safeguards Product Quality and CO2 Supply for the Beverage Industry - Messer to Highlight Beverage Grade CO2 & Nitrogen from Plant to Refreshment at BevTech 2022.
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 steveg@datakey.org or upload to the Beverage Industry Resource Guide by May 12. 
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 at zachr@datakey.org for more information.
Beverage Institute by ISBT®
Get the Value of the Beverage Institute and Do More with these special offers:

Enroll and complete a course within 60 days. You can then sign up for a second course within 30 days and receive extra savings!
  • Take up to one year to complete the second course.
  • Second course will be discounted up to 50% off or up to the value of the first course, whichever is lower. 
  • Offer can be used once every six months.
  • Offer is retroactive to Jan.1, 2022, and ends Oct.1, 2022.

As an ISBT member, you can send a non-member to enroll in a Beverage Institute course.
  • That person can be anyone from your team, your company, or a supplier or customer, who would benefit from the additional knowledge.
  • That person will get the course at the member’s discounted price.
  • Send as many people a year as you want!
  • Enter “sendafriend” as the promo code.
 
Get a full week of learning (39 hours) for only $1,499, a $2,925 value!
  • 8 courses: Fundaments of Beverage Technology, Sanitation for Fountain Beverages, Beverage Ingredients Bundle, Introduction to Microbiology, Water & Wastewater Treatment, Sweetener Course, Complete Gases Course, plus PET Resin, Preform, and Bottle Technology.
 
For more information contact Tom Reimer at tom@isbt.com or visit www.isbt.com
Welcome, New Members!
ISBT is proud to announce we have gained 25 new members since April 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 steveg@datakey.org. The deadline for submission for the next issue of the ISBT Connection is May 12.
Coca-Cola Investigates Hackers' Claims of Breach and Data Theft - Coca-Cola, the world's largest soft drinks maker, has confirmed in a statement to BleepingComputer that it is aware of the reports about a cyberattack on its network and is currently investigating the claims.

PepsiCo Opens Multimillion Dollar Distribution Facility - Pepsi is expanding its operations in West Virginia, opening a multimillion dollar distribution facility in Ona along US 60.

TikTok’s Wildly Popular Dirty Soda Is Strangely Compelling - Soda spiked with cream and flavored syrup is growing in popularity thanks to Olivia Rodrigo.
Featured Category
In each issue of the ISBT Connection, we will spotlight a "Featured Category" from the Beverage Industry Resource Guide. The Resource Guide's suppliers are broken down by product category in the Guide, making it a great resource for finding companies who sell specific items. Today's featured category is Consultants.
 
Please note: suppliers are listed alphabetically according to level of sponsorship in the Resource Guide.
ISBT Resource Guide
2021-2022 ISBT Resource Guide Online Now

The 2021-2022 Beverage Industry Resource Guide is designed to help facilitate connections and relationships between members. This year's print resource guide has grown considerably over the very first guide, which was published in 2020. We are excited to now feature more than 250 soft drink brands, 60 regional bottling companies, 20 consulting firms, and more than 350 supplier members segmented by business category!

Check out the full online edition of the Resource Guide by clicking the button below.