Your ISBT Connection | October 15, 2022
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Featured News
Attending PACK EXPO? ISBT Will Be There!

PACK EXPO INTERNATIONAL will take place at McCormick Place in Chicago, and ISBT will host an ISBT Packaging Technology Technical Committee Overview on Monday, October 24, from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM in Room W191 (in McCormick’s West Building). Learn about ISBT and the Packaging Technology Technical Committee activities and work products; understand what values ISBT may add to your work life and how getting involved in ISBT will help to grow your career in the beverage industry. Attendance will be open to everyone regardless of membership. Pre-registration is not necessary, but we'd love to get a rough headcount. If you are planning to attend, please click the button below to RSVP.
Below is the tentative agenda for this meeting. We hope you agree that this is a great opportunity to network with other ISBT members, as well as to bring your colleagues who might be interested in learning more about ISBT. Non-members will be given a special discount code to join ISBT at the meeting!

  • ISBT Overview
  • Beverage Institute by ISBT®
  • Packaging Technology Technical Committee Highlights
  1. Who We Are
  2. What We’ve Accomplished in 2022
  3. Sustainable Packaging Subcommittee Spotlight
  4. BevTech 2022 Presentations Highlights

PACK EXPO INTERNATIONAL will be held at McCormick Place, October 23-26. Registration is open, and ISBT members and newsletter readers are invited to use comp code 61J49 to register for free.

Come see us in the Education / Association Pavilion in the North Building at booth number N-5702.
BevTech Canada2022 - Flexible Operations - Meeting Market Demands in a Changing World

Join us Tuesday, October 18, for BevTech Canada™ 2022.
Our 2022 conference theme is “Flexible Operations — Meeting Market Demands in a Changing World.” BevTech Canada™ is a great place to present and learn more about the latest beverage industry technology. Click the button below to view the preliminary program for this event.

Members may register for free. Non-members may join ISBT and attend at the introductory rate of USD$250, which includes full member benefits through the end of 2023. Click the buttons below to register or learn more about BevTech Canada 2022.
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. 
CO2Sustain Offers Vital Solution to Soft Drinks Manufacturers Facing Difficulty From CO2 Shortage - Beverage manufacturers using CO2 during the production process can safeguard their future, mitigate supply issues, and ensure their products make it onto store shelves through the addition of an innovative solution-based carbonation aid.
Agr International Inc. Unveils the ThicknessPen™, a Revolutionary New Portable Thickness Gauge - The ThicknessPen, with its patent pending dual measurement mode technology, is ideal for measurement in the laboratory or on the plant floor.
US Brewer and SUEZ Innovate to Get Ingredient-Water Flowing at Greenfield Beverage Plant - Through the use of the temporary mobile water bridge solution, the customer’s ingredient water production needs were met, and the new brewing facility was able to start production within the required timeline.
B&R Compliances Celebrates 20 Years - This year B&R Compliance Associates, LLC, an EquipNet company, celebrates 20 years in business. 
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 October 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.
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  
Did You Know... about the ISBT?
Trade Exporter of the Year: Former ISBT President Gary Robson’s company Sure Purity is a finalist for the Lloyds Bank British Business Excellence Awards in Partnership with the Department of International Trade.

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Welcome, New Members!
ISBT is proud to announce we have gained 5 new members since October 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 October 28.
Exclusive Coca-Cola secret menu debuts at Universal parks - Now through Nov. 30, 2022, a Coca-Cola secret menu is available at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort, giving guests the unique opportunity to try never-before-tasted drinks.

Not a Monster: Pepsi-Backed Energy Drink Files for Bankruptcy - The company blames Pepsi for its declining market share, but fans of the drink may still have hope.

Keurig Dr Pepper overhauls supply chain, names Roger Johnson chief supply chain officer - Keurig Dr Pepper Inc. said Thursday it is overhauling its supply chain structure with a view to improving accountability at the business unit level and accelerating productivity across the company. 
Committee Profile
Sweetener Technical Committee

The goal of the Sweetener Technical Committee is 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
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.