Your ISBT Connection | April 15, 2021
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Featured News
It's Not Too Late to Register or Exhibit!

One Year Membership + BevTech 2021 Bundle - Only $500

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.

This bundled price represents a discount of $625 compared to the regular fees for membership ($275 for one year renewal) and annual meeting ($800 for in-person, early bird registration). This registration option is available to new and existing members. If you are an existing member, 12 months will be added to your current renewal date. New members will enjoy a full year of ISBT's member benefits.

Already registered? Please share this email with your colleagues to make sure they don't miss a great lineup of speakers!

Register by April 21!
The "Final Program" link includes bios, abstracts, and headshots for general sessions AND Technical Committee sessions, direct from the Whova agenda. Anyone can view the full agenda, and registered attendees can link through to Whova to begin building their own personal agenda.

All general session presentations will be available for registrants to view up to two weeks after BevTech ends. Technical Committee presentations will only be available "live"; 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!
ISBT Welcomes BevTech Attendees and Exhibitors to Whova!

ISBT will once again be using Whova as our 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.

Attendees will be entered into Whova within the next couple of days, so watch for your invitation. 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.

Exhibitors should have already received an invitation to set up their booths. If you haven’t received yours, please let the ISBT Office know at

Please note that only registered attendees and exhibitors are given access to Whova, so register now for BevTech 2021!
BevTech Europe - Call for Papers and Save the Dates

Call for Papers - Our 2021 conference theme is What's Next? The Future Landscape of the Beverage Industry.
If you are looking for an opportunity to present the latest technology and innovations in beverages, consider presenting at the wildly popular BevTech Europe 2021 Conference! The BevTech Europe planning committee would like to invite all current and potential members to share their industry insights at this fantastic annual event.

We are specifically seeking presentations related to Drinks, Supply Chains, and Technologies of the Future.

For more information about speaking and the presentation template, please click the button below. Proposals are due by 2 July 2021.
Save the Dates
A virtual "appetizer" webinar will be held 29 June 2021 from 5 - 6 PM Central European Time (11 AM - 12 PM US Eastern time). Watch the newsletter and your inbox for more information coming soon.

And if you haven’t already marked your calendar, BevTech Europe 2021 will be a virtual meeting held on 30 September 2021 from 2 - 6 PM Central European Time (8 AM to 12 PM US Eastern Time).
Beverage Gases Technical Committee Recognized as 2020 Best Committee

In recognition of outstanding performance and contributions, ISBT announced at the 2021 Annual Business Meeting that the Beverage Gases Technical Committee is the Best Committee for 2020. Many thanks to Bob Yeoman for his leadership as Chair and the rest of the leadership team!

For more information about the Beverage Gases Technical Committee, their current activities, Beverage Institute by ISBT™ courses, etc., please check out their webpage on the ISBT website.
Beverage Institute by ISBT®
PET: Resin, Preform, and Bottle Technology Course

Survey Results
Survey participants highly rated Beverage Institute training for these career areas:
  • Newcomers to the industry
  • Technologists and engineers
  • Purchasing and sourcing
  • Operations, contract manufacturers, and bottlers
  • Supply chain
  • Sales, marketing, and innovation teams
  • Multilevel suppliers and service providers who support your company
What are People Saying About the Beverage Institute?
From a beverage technologist on the Fundamentals of Beverage Technology course: “This was a great course. Just wish I had the binder of all the information to refer to afterwards!”
Complete Beverage Gases Course

Special 20% Discount = $100.00
Offer Valid Until June 30, 2021

Learn about carbon dioxide, nitrogen, argon, and oxygen use in beverages. The course benefits individuals who use beverage gases to create products such as carbonated soft drinks, oxygenated water, argon systems in wine processing, nitrogen for headspace control and pressurization, ozone generation, and oxygen in brewing and wastewater processes: 
“Traditionally, when someone mentioned beverage gases, they were usually referring to carbon dioxide. Within the industry, atmospheric gases are used for a variety of applications,” states Patrick Kollar of the ISBT Beverage Gases Technical Committee. “This course provides a strong baseline of knowledge on these topics. It is unique because it was created by gas industry professionals who have an in-depth knowledge of how the gases are used in the beverage industry.”
Did You Know?
"Did You Know?" is a series of interesting events and changes to the ISBT and the beverage Industry. If you have an ISBT tidbit or "fun fact," send it to

Did You Know... about the ISBT?

  • This logo was used from 1980 to 1996; it was a colorized version of the old logo.
  • During this time period, the Society would begin its annual meetings on Monday mornings with a 2-hour “International Forum” that anyone could attend.
  • In 1996 in Gainesville, FL, the Society held a two-day seminar on Beverages 101, a precursor to the Beverage Institute.
  • Until the late 1990s, the three first-year directors had unusual jobs. One would run the slide projector (no PowerPoint back then!) and all presentations were on 35mm photo slides. Another would turn the lights on and off when the presentations started, and the third would carry the microphone to anyone answering questions.

  • ISBT membership became a lifetime event for some: there are 15 active members who have a combined total of 550 years of ISBT membership, an average of 37 years each. 7 of these have been Circle of Honor awardees, 6 have been president, 2 have been ISBT executive directors, and one was an ISBT board member. Others have been technical committee chairs, frequent presenters, or supporters of the education programs. At our next live event, ask this select group how the ISBT impacted their careers and increased their knowledge! The 15 are: Elizabeth McLeod, Larry Hobbs, Peter Wasko, Michael Redman, Harry DeLonge, David Senior, David Scheuerman, Kevin Gaffney, John Wisler, Ronald Kendrick, Tom Reimer, Kevin Doyle, Maryan Smith, Lucy Kaminsky, and Joel Rosenfield.
Welcome, New Members!
ISBT is proud to announce we have gained 12 new members since April 1. 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 April 27
What's hitting the shelves? New product launches - From agave hard seltzers to hemp beverages, we take a look at some of the new products hitting the shelves around the globe.

Nespresso UK managing director on 2021 consumer trends - Guillaume Chesneau, managing director at Nespresso UK and ROI, has outlined key 2020 consumer trends and how these would influence food and drink production and sales growth in 2021.

PepsiCo’s Commitment to Fighting Childhood Hunger while Supporting Women-led Small Businesses - PepsiCo has initiated a new effort to fight childhood hunger while supporting women-led small businesses. The initiative is a joint effort between Food for Good, PepsiCo’s commitment to advance food security through collaboration in communities where we live and work, and WomanMade, a PepsiCo platform focused on advancing women in the food and beverage industry.
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.
SUEZ Water Case Study: Beverage Plant Saves 3.5M Gallons of Water Per Year With InSight* - In 2011, SUEZ collaborated with the customer, a major soft drink producer, to supply and install a new reverse osmosis (RO) membrane system for ingredient, and purified water treatment.
ISBT Resource Guide Launches New Discussion Forum - Take part in a real-time forum with fellow Beverage Industry members in the new ISBT Resource Guide Discussion Forum. Post questions to fellow industry-members or discuss other topics from around the industry all from within the ISBT Resource Guide.
NuCO2 Announces 2020 Culture Champions of the Year - NuCO2 Recognized Carla Loffredo and Anthony Pereira as its 2020 Culture Champions of the Year.
Call for Participants: CGA Young & Emerging Professionals Committee - The CGA is looking for employees who are 45 and younger or new to the industry to join its Young & Emerging Professionals Committee.
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 April 27.