Your ISBT Connection | February 1, 2024

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Thank you to ThermoFisher Scientific for being an Annual Sponsor of ISBT. If your company would like to learn more about ISBT Annual Sponsorships, click here.

For event and media sponsorships, contact Zach Raynsford for more information.

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Register for BevTech 2024 Today!

Join us in sunny Orlando, Florida, May 6-8, 2024


We invite you to join us for BevTech 2024, May 6-8, 2024, at the Rosen Centre, in Orlando, Florida.


Don't miss out – complete your registration and book your hotel NOW! The final day to reserve rooms for the Room Block is April 5th, however, we expect the hotel block to fill early and there are many other conferences and expos going on in the area, so hotels are limited.


Don't miss the opportunity to attend BevTech 2024, the beverage industry's premier technical forum.


Hear beverage-focused scientific and technical presentations from industry experts.

Learn about new ingredients, technologies, regulatory initiatives, packaging, supply chain, sustainability, and more — all in one place.


Network with global leaders in the beverage industry.

Our attendees come from all areas of the industry. Learn from brand owners, suppliers, and academics. Connect with executives, engineers, consultants, scientists, and more.


Attend ISBT Technical Committee meetings focused on key industry topics and new trends.

Dive deeper into the issues that impact you most, along with industry peers and experts.


Learn about the latest technologies and connect with colleagues at the BevTech Technology Expo.

Whether you exhibit or attend, the Monday night expo is a highlight of BevTech. Learn from peers and make connections that last.


If you have any questions, please contact the ISBT Office at, or call 571-446-3947. 




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BevTech Sponsorship opportunities are also available now. Contact Roy Robinson or your existing ISBT Representative Today for more information. Keep up with all BevTech 2024 news here

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ISBT Member Reflects on the Benefit of Membership & BevTech

ISBT Member Profile! Roderick Read, Sr Manager, Beverage Innovations with Molson Coors Beverage Company recently won an iPad through our membership and referral drive and remarked on what value ISBT brings to his beverage career: 


"Last year was my first year with ISBT and hands down the ISBT BevTech Expo and Conference has been the most impactful, fruitful and beneficial I have experienced in my 17 years in the beverage industry. The content is thorough and educational with new to the world content that you don’t see at most conferences. The community members are industry professionals that are actively engaged to share knowledge and further the advancement of the industry, not self serving. In addition, and partly why it’s so great, is the more intimate size of the community.  


This is an organization of professionals first, not just social club (though the members are quite wonderful and fun people) that come from all nations with a similar passion and goal to further the industry and share new tech, innovation and knowledge. 


I’ve been a member of many associations and, without a doubt from a technical beverage standpoint, this is the best community to join." 


Thank you, Rod, for sharing your love for ISBT and the BevTech show. Renew or join ISBT today!

Already joined for 2024, get registered for BevTech today!  

Application Deadline for the ISBT Scholarship is the end of March

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 by coursework or an internship with beverage companies or suppliers to the beverage industry. The ISBT Scholarship Committee works closely with selected universities and will award these scholarships based on the recommendations of the appropriate department Chairs of the schools selected.

The ISBT scholarship is awarded annually by the International Society of Beverage Technologists in the amount of $1,000 to a student meeting our outlined criteria. Once the recipient has been identified, they can continue the support until graduation as long as they maintain the requirements and recommendation set by the department. The review will occur annually by the University representative and Scholarship Committee within ISBT. Upon graduation the student is granted 1 year free membership. ISBT's Bylaws require that members be at least 21 years of age. In the event the scholarship recipient is an ISBT member already in the beverage industry role, the same academic and employment guidelines will be required.

Learn More About the ISBT Scholarship Program

Exciting Staff Changes at ISBT!

The ISBT staff is expanding! After the recent retirement of our Executive Director, the executive committee and the Board of Directors have been looking at the most efficient way of operating the society. Out of a commitment to provide the best and most valuable experience for our members, it was decided not to hire a new Executive Director but to move to a distributed work model. This means several staff members with specific skillsets working part-time focused where their skills are best used. I am proud to introduce our ISBT staff. Click the button below to meet the Expanded Staff!

Meet the Expanded Staff
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 February 27.

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ISBT Member Videos

Analytical Science & Technologies


Spectrum Carbonics


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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.

BCN Research Laboratories, Inc.

Thermofisher White Paper Beverage Grade Carbon Dioxide

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Beverage Institute by ISBT®

"Research is what I’m doing when I don’t know what I’m doing." - Wernher von Braun

Do your research, take a Beverage Institute course – the Beverage Ingredients Bundle gives you a deep dive into understanding the how – what – why of beverages!

Certificate of Sustainable Packaging (CSP)

The Beverage Institute’s partner, The Packaging School now has an exciting new certification course: Certification of Sustainable Packaging.

  • The Packaging School introduces a transformative program empowering industry professionals to navigate the complexities of sustainable design.
  • This program equips companies with internal champions, well-versed in the dos and don'ts of sustainable packaging, fostering a positive force for change within organizations.
  • Click here to enroll or find out 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  

Gold: There is enough gold to coat the entire surface of the Earth in 1.5 feet of gold.

Packaging for Stress Relief: Cats use cardboard boxes for stress relief.

A.I. is not green: Training one AI model can use as much electricity as 100 USA homes consume in an entire year.

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Welcome, New Members!

ISBT is proud to announce we have gained 19 new members since January 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.

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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 February 27.

Label-Free Sprite and Sprite Zero Bottles Trialled by Coca-Cola - Coca-Cola is temporarily removing the labels from its Sprite and Sprite Zero on-the-go bottles to trial label-free packaging in hopes of reducing plastic waste.

PEPSI® Wild Cherry Asks Consumers to Celebrate Their 'Wild' Side with the Launch of New "Get Wild" Campaign - Today, PEPSI® Wild Cherry is unveiling "Get Wild," a new advertising campaign that captures the essence of modern adulthood and the new 'wild' realities of millennials and young adults.

Soda Taxes Made Sugary Drink Prices Rise and Sales Fall in Cities that Tried Them, Study Finds - Soda taxes are found to increase prices and reduce sales of sugary drinks, as policymakers intended, a new study finds.

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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.

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Sweetener Technical Committee Chair Rishi Shukla, ADM.