Your ISBT Connection | October 1, 2021
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Featured News
Register Now - Join us on November 10 for BevTech Asia Pacific 2021!

BevTech Asia Pacific will kick off its first regional event on November 10, 2021. The BevTech Asia Pacific committee has been busy preparing an exciting agenda, which includes a keynote from Dr. Martin Orzinsky, one of Asia Pacific's leading supply chain executives. Other papers for the event will focus on beverage technology and innovation, flavouring trends, energy reduction and sustainability, and the re-shaping of beverage consumption in the Asia Pacific region.

Please register yourself and your colleagues in the region for BevTech Asia Pacific’s virtual, inaugural event on November 10, 2021 now!
BevTech 2022 - Call for Outstanding Presentations!

Are you a leader in the beverage industry? Do you have innovations that can be shared? Is your technology worthy of a presentation at the premier beverage industry event? If yes, then read on!
We are looking for informative presentations with a heavy focus on Sustainability, Digitalization, and Industry & Quality 4.0.
ISBT is currently accepting proposals for presentations. Each proposal will be evaluated and reviewed by industry subject matter experts for technical merit, industry significance, and innovation. BevTech 2022 will take place in person May 2-4 at the Embassy Suites Dallas-Frisco in Frisco, Texas, USA.
All proposals are due TODAY, October 1. To learn more about presentation requirements and where to submit your proposal, please click the button below.
If you have what it takes to present, send your proposal to be considered as a presenter at the most prestigious event in the beverage industry.
New, Exciting Sponsorship Opportunities Available for Virtual BevTech Events Worldwide!

ISBT is now offering a new and effective program to help gain visibility while supporting the vision of the Society to be the premier international technical society for the beverage industry. Now you can be part of that vision!
This sponsorship program will allow our regional BevTech committees to offer the best technical programs while keeping attendee costs reasonable. Your generous support will be recognized throughout the entire event, as well as in pre- and post-event marketing. We have a program for any budget!
  1. Sponsor’s logo in all promotional activity as well as on ISBT’s website and registration pages
  2. Recognition during the live event
  3. Post-event recognition of the event and follow-up surveys
  4. Logo on
  5. Social media mentions
We have three sponsorship levels. Sponsorship is particular to a specific event – you choose which event(s) you wish to sponsor.
  • Gold Level - $2,000 / event: includes the Benefits of Sponsorship listed above + 1-year new membership for 4 employees + $600 credit towards a Beverage Institute by ISBT® class
  • Silver Level - $1,000/event: includes the Benefits of Sponsorship listed above + 1-year new membership for 2 employees + $300 credit towards a Beverage Institute by ISBT® class
  • Bronze Level - $500/event: includes the Benefits of Sponsorship listed above
We have limited sponsorship opportunities for each event. Make your decision and act now! You can sponsor one or several events. The deadline is one month before the event you wish to sponsor.
  • BevTech Latin America® – October 19. Deadline: September 19.
  • BevTech Canada™ – October 27. Deadline: September 27.
  • BevTech Asia Pacific – November 10. Deadline: October 10.

If you are interested, please contact the ISBT Office at and let us know which events and what sponsorship levels you wish to pursue.
BevTech Canada - Bronze Level Sponsor
Register Now for ISBT's Virtual Meetings

Our regional leaders are hard at work developing a great lineup of speakers for each of the upcoming meetings. Please click on the links below to learn more about each event and register now!
Registration is free for all current ISBT members. Non-members may join and attend at the introductory rate of USD $250, which includes a one-year membership. Why not invite colleagues to expand their knowledge as well?

October 27, 2021 - BevTech Canada™ 2021

November 10, 2021 - BevTech Asia Pacific 2021

NEW DATE! November 17, 2021 - BevTech Latin America® 2021  (more information below)
Celebrate BevTech Latin America's 10th Anniversary!

BevTech Latin America is moving from October 19 to November 17, and we've got a great program for you. We've posted our Preliminary Program, and we think you'll agree that the BevTech Latin America planning committee has put together a great line-up of speakers and presentations. Don't miss out – register now!
2021 ISBT Resource Guide Online Now

The 2021 Beverage Industry Resource Guide is online now and should be hitting desks in the next couple of weeks. The 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.
Beverage Institute by ISBT®
Get the Education You Need to Move Your Feet in Your Right Direction!
The Beverage Institute offers many courses:
  • PET: Resins, Preforms, and Bottle Technology Course
  • Complete Gases Course
  • Sweetener Course
  • Water Treatment and Wastewater Treatment Technology
  • Fundamentals of Beverage Technology
  • Introduction to Microbiology
  • Beverage Gases
  • Beverage Ingredients Course
  • Sanitation for Fountain Beverages
Click here to sign up for a Beverage Industry course.
Quote for the Day
  • "Of course, I'm crazy, but that doesn't mean I'm wrong." - Robert Anton Wilson.
  • Don’t be wrong - take a course!
Christmas Helpful Hint
  • Supply chain issues mean that popular Christmas gift items could be in short supply this year. Plan accordingly and shop early!
For more information contact Tom Reimer at or visit
Committee Leadership Opportunity
ISBT has five operating committees - Membership, Finance & Treasury, Marketing, Strategy, and Business Development.
Former ISBT President Gary Robson has led the Business Development Committee as its Chair since its inception in 2019. In August 2021 Gary informed the Executive Committee of his intention to step down due to growing work commitments. Gary will remain a member of the Society and will be available to lend support to the new Chair as needed.
Brian Stegmann, ISBT’s Executive Director, had this to say about working with Gary - “I want to thank Gary for his leadership in developing this committee and appreciate all his hard work in creating the Enterprise program.”
The role of the Chair is to lead and encourage the members of the committee to create and deliver on a wide range of opportunities that will protect and grow the long-term income of the Society. For example, the committee made an important contribution recently by delivering the Enterprise Agreement license platform. Enterprise Agreements are a new income stream that create value for members of ISBT and their companies by bundling the products and services of the Society in a flexible format. Members’ companies can more easily integrate the output of the Society back into their organizations, ensuring that internationally recognized publications and technical education can be utilized to their fullest extent.
We are on the lookout for any current member of the Society who plays an active role in the commercial activity of their company and who would also take a keen interest in playing a leading role in the future success of the Society. The role of the Chair is to lead a team of commercially minded professionals from the beverage industry who are current ISBT members. He or she will be responsible for steering the work of the group and reporting on the opportunities, progress against goals, and results to ISBT’s Vice President of Operations.
The position is open to any current member of the society. To find out more or to apply for this exciting position, please contact Brian Stegmann at
Welcome, New Members!
ISBT is proud to announce we have gained nine new members since September 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 and Member 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 October 11.
5 Ways The Coca-Cola Company is Reimagining its Marketing Strategies - How do you make marketing more efficient, more effective and ultimately better? The Coca-Cola Company explains its modern marketing model.

PepsiCo Targets Early 2022 to Roll Out Products from Joint Venture With Beyond Meat - PepsiCo CEO Ramon Laguarta said the company is hoping to release new plant-based snacks and drinks made through its joint venture with Beyond Meat by early 2022.

Dr Pepper Tuition Giveaway Program Takes to TikTok with the #IDeserveTuitionContest - Program reaches students in a whole new way, inviting them to showcase their creativity and dedication
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. 
Sartorius Presents High Throughput Quality Control for Bottled Water - Smart, ready-to-use Quality Control systems by Sartorius provide all you need to meet these requirements. Quick and convenient– for the purest water quality.
Diversey Presents Oxivir range, Accelerated Hydrogen Peroxide - Learn how Oxivir range of product, powered by Accelerated Hydrogen Peroxide technology, works. Learn how in just one step the surfaces are cleaned and fully disinfected.
Valin Presents Parker Balston Disposable In-Line Filters - Parker's specially formulated filtration media works with most gases and liquids and filters out particulates that can damage analyzers, pumps, instrumentation, and controls, and clog small orifices
Lancer Worldwide Presents Automated Beverage Dispenser from Lancer Worldwide and Miso Robotics - Automated Beverage Dispenser from Lancer Worldwide and Miso Robotics.
Refresco to Acquire Three Production Facilities in the U.S. From The Coca-Cola Company - Refresco, the world's largest independent bottler for retailers and A-brands in Europe and North America, announced it has entered into an agreement with The Coca-Cola Company to acquire three of its production locations in the United States.
Albertsons Companies Donates $500,000 to Communities Impacted by Natural Disasters - Company donation will aid local hunger relief organizations in  areas impacted by Hurricane Ida and the California wildfires.
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 October 11.