Your ISBT Connection | September 1, 2023
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Featured News
BevTech Europe Takes Place September 21 at the Hilton Amsterdam

The 2023 ISBT BevTech Europe meeting will be held at the Hilton Amsterdam on Thursday, September 21, 2023. This year's theme is “Circularity Journey in the Beverage Industry — Creating Values & Reducing Waste.” Check out the entire BevTech Europe program here.

ISBT’s BevTech Europe program will cover a wide and interesting array of topics with outstanding subject matter experts presenting. This is an event you do not want to miss, and the networking opportunities are outstanding. To learn more or to register, click the button below.
BevTech Europe Networking Event

Amsterdam is a beautiful and exciting city. ISBT's BevTech Europe 2023 annual conference is being held in at the Hilton Amsterdam. Due to a very tightly packed schedule filled with exciting sessions from industry professionals, the BevTech Europe Team has decided to host this year’s evening networking event on site. After a busy day of stimulating discussions, ISBT will hold a cocktail reception at the Hilton Amsterdam, where you can wind down and network with your new associates. Enjoy canapé’s and beverages being served in a beautiful setting - the perfect environment to relax and catch up with other professionals across the beverage industry.
BevTech 2024 Call for Papers

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?
ISBT is now accepting presentation proposals for BevTech 2024's General Sessions and all Technical Committee sessions. Each proposal will be evaluated and reviewed by industry subject matter experts for technical merit, industry significance, and innovation. BevTech® 2024 will take place May 6-8, 2024 at the Rosen Centre Orlando in Orlando, Florida.

Presentations should adhere to the guidelines outlined below, including the use of the BevTech 2024 PowerPoint Template.

To be considered, please complete the application to present (Microsoft Word document) and return it to the ISBT Office with the subject line ISBT - BevTech® 2024 Presentation Proposal. This will be reviewed by the BevTech Program Committee. Don't be shy — we need your help and support to make this event a success.

Call for papers closes Wednesday, October 11, 2023.
We are looking for interesting presentations with a focus on (but not limited to):
  • Supply Chain Resilience
  • Sustainability
  • Digitalization
  • Consumer Trends
  • Regulatory Landscape
ISBT Announces Emeritus Scholarship for Current ISBT Members/Family Members

It is the objective of the ISBT scholarship program to provide financial support to academically qualified students who have shown an interest in pursuing a career in the beverage industry, either by course work or through an internship with beverage companies or suppliers to the beverage industry.
Beginning in 2019, ISBT added an Emeritus Scholarship option for ISBT members, or any of their immediate family, who are interested in applying for a scholarship.

For general information about ISBT's Scholarship Program, click here. For Eligibility Requirements and Application Details, click the button below.
Emeritus Scholarship Timeline

September 15 — Deadline for ISBT Emeritus Scholarship applications and all supporting documentation to be received.

October 15 — Decisions to be made by the Scholarship Committee and reviewed by the Board of Directors for the Emeritus Scholarship.

October 30 — Checks to be completed and administered to the scholarship recipient(s) or their school(s)
Emerging Brands Summit Returning This Fall!
Sunday, September 10th, 2023 at the Westgate Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV

The Emerging Brands Summit connects you with fast-growing emerging brands seeking to scale their manufacturing operations. This year's event will be held prior to the start of PACK EXPO Las Vegas. Sponsorships are available for purchase now through July 30. Space is limited, reserve your spot today.

Interested in learning more about the event and sponsorship opportunities? Visit the event website or choose a time to meet directly with PMMI Media Group Account Executive Aleks Apkarian here. You won't want to miss this opportunity to get in front of this exclusive, targeted audience as they enter the buying cycle.
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 September 25.
ISBT Member Videos
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®
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Learn the technology, systems and processes of the beverage industry, take a Beverage Institute course!
Begin with the Fundamentals of Beverage Technology to base-line your foundation, then add Beverage Ingreidents, Sweeteners, and more!

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  

The Babylonian Code of Hammurabi, a set of 282 laws written in 1750 BCE that gave women exclusive jurisdiction over brewing beer and even tavern ownership.

The Czech Republic consumes more beer per capita than any other country.

China is the world’s largest beer market, accounting for 25% of the world’s beer sales. China’s best-selling brand is Snow, which costs as little as 49 cents per can.

Click on the link below to learn more interesting facts about Beverages and BevTech Europe
Welcome, New Members!
ISBT is proud to announce we have gained 13 new members since August 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 September 25.
Court Sides With Coca-Cola in Latest Round of “Greenwashing” Lawsuit - Amid an influx of sustainability-centric cases being filed against the likes of H&M, Allbirds, and Nike, a pending case that pits a pool of plaintiffs against beverage and bottling giants like Coca-Cola Company, Blue Triton Brands and Niagara Bottling (collectively, “Coca-Cola”) is worthy of attention

Get a free Pepsi to celebrate its 125th birthday - The company is kicking off its 125th birthday with 125 days of celebration, including giving everyone in America a free soft drink. You even have a chance to visit the Pespi 125 Diner in New York City.

Can Prebiotic Soda Really Benefit Gut Health? Dietitians Weigh In - Prebiotic soda has grown in popularity, with many people flocking to it under the impression that it’s a healthier soda alternative that can boost gut health, lower cholesterol, promote weight loss, stabilize blood sugar—even improve the complexion of skin.
Committee Profile
Beverage Gases Technical Committee

The mission of the Beverage Gases Technical Committee is to provide a forum for the free flow of information related to beverage gases and their use. Where questions, ideas and problems related to beverage gases and their utilization can be openly presented without apprehension, and with the expectation of receiving a satisfactory discussion, answer or solution. Where beverage gases manufacturers, beverage producers and other industry members can share mutually beneficial technologies, i.e., technical advantages, breakthroughs, concerns, etc., that will enhance the beverage industry, without disparaging direct and indirect competitors or others in the beverage gases and beverage industry.
Beverage Gases Technical Committee Chair Rome Brenneman, Archaea Energy
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.