Your ISBT Connection | February 15, 2020
Featured News From ISBT

The International Society of Beverage Technologists (ISBT) is organizing its inaugural event in India. This one-day BevTech India 2020 event will be held on February 18, 2020 at Taj Santacruz, in Mumbai, India in partnership with AFST(I) Mumbai chapter. The theme of this event is “The Role of Innovation, Technology, and Sustainability in the Beverage Industry".

BevTech India 2020 will provide attendees with a unique platform for discussing hot topics in the beverage industry while also sharing new concepts and ideas for innovative products, services, and advanced scientific technologies. Participants will be able to meet with beverage industry leaders and experts in the areas of buying, selling, creating, distributing, recycling, packaging, equipment, and other services. A special exhibit area will allow companies to display products and advertise services.

No matter the size and focus of your company, if you are involved in the beverage industry – bottled water, wine, beer, dairy, juice, tea, coffee, or soft drinks - this event is for you!

ISBT's 67th Annual Meeting - BevTech 2020 - is happening April 20-22, 2020 at the Doubletree Mission Valley Hotel in San Diego, California. Registration is open and can be accessed by clicking here .

BevTech is:
  • Unrivaled in networking opportunities with industry peers 
  • A fantastic forum for scientific and technical papers.
  • An opportunity to learn the latest beverage industry technology and trends.

If you want to invest in yourself, your career and your company, BevTech 2020 is THE event of the year. The BevTech 2020 Preliminary Program can be viewed by clicking here . This information is tentative, so check back regularly.

Only 6 More Booths Available for the BevTech 2020 Technology Expo. Get Yours Before They're Gone!

Booths for the 2020 Technology Expo are nearly sold out! Due to increased demand, ISBT added 12 additional booths. Only 6 Booths Remain available. These new booths are available now and space is limited, so if your company is interested in having a booth at the Expo , act fast and reserve today .
Committee Profile

The mission of the Beverage Operations & Processing Technical Committee is to share the basic/best practices of beverage operations, review new/traditional beverage processing techniques, and advise guidelines, best practices, and principles to benefit a successful beverage processing facility. John Mojonnier is the chair of this committee, which will present the latest technology and innovation at BevTech 2020. Click here to preview the topics and the tentative agenda. For more information about the Beverage Operations & Processing Technical Committee including a list of officers, current activities, subcommittes and more, click here.
Beverage Operations & Processing Technical Committee Chair John Mojonnier, Mojonnier Ltd
Beverage Institute by ISBT ® 

The Sanitation for Fountain Beverages course addresses the protocols and procedures to ensure safe and high-quality delivery of fountain dispensed ice and beverages consumed by millions of consumers globally. This course allows for a better understanding of sanitizing solution options, beverage dispenser cleaning, ice container cleaning, flushing syrup lines, and proper material handling. The lessons are designed for any organization dispensing fountain beverages, or even just using an ice bin, can now have industry recognized training available for personnel.
Upcoming Events
A Call for Papers

The 2020 edition of the ISBT European regional meeting will be held in Amsterdam Netherlands on September 10, 2020. BevTech Europe is a Great Opportunity to Discuss the Latest Technology and Innovation in the Beverage Industry

If you are looking for an opportunity to present the latest technology and innovation in beverages, consider presenting at the wildly popular BevTech Europe 2020 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.

Please contact our Technical Program Lead, Maria Piedad Lopez with your submission.  

Watch for more information about BevTech Europe 2020 as it becomes available.
Welcome New Members!
ISBT is proud to announce we have gained 9 new members since February 1. Please join us in welcoming them to the association. (To view the list of new members, click the button below.) For information about joining ISBT, click Join ISBT below.
Industry News
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Super Bowl Sunday Goes Green - As fans from across the county descended upon South Florida, the National Football League (NFL) partnered with Miami-Dade County to develop tactics and goals to be more environmentally conscious. Specifically, they announced the offering of more environmentally friendly options at the stadium and their goal to “ensure all disposed materials are diverted to a recycling facility or converted into renewable energy.”

CGA - 2019 Year in Review - As we enter the New Year, it’s worth pausing to reflect on what the Compressed Gas Association has accomplished over the last year. As an organization focused on safety, CGA’s success is measured by how we learn from industry’s experiences in order to become safer, and how we communicate those learnings to people who come in contact with our products so that they too become safer.

Ecolab Names Emilio Tenuta Senior Vice President of Sustainability - Ecolab Inc. announced that Emilio Tenuta has been promoted to senior vice president of Sustainability.

PepsiCo-Backed Yofix To Expand Dairy-Free Offerings Upon Securing $2.5 Million Series A Funding - Israeli plant-based yogurt company Yofix, which was awarded the final €100,000 grant by the PepsiCo’s European Nutrition Greenhouse Program in 2019, has just raised an extended $2.5 million series A funding.
Sponsored Resource Guide News
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TOMCO2 Systems Announces Asset Purchase of CO2 Air, Inc. Dry Ice Equipment Business -TOMCO2 Systems, Inc. (“TOMCO”), a subsidiary of Air Water America, LLC, is proud to announce that it has acquired all the operating assets of CO2 Air, Inc. (“CO2 Air”) used in the dry ice production equipment business. This includes dry ice pelletizers, block presses, reformers, and saws.
How to Reduce Laboratory Testing and the Waste it Creates in Beverage Manufacturing - Beverage quality assurance relies on constant testing and data management along the production process, from ingredients to bottled products. But traditional quality control is only as good as the proficiency of the lab analyst and the accuracy of the equipment used to perform the test.
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