Your ISBT Connection | January 1, 2020
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Happy New Year from ISBT

ISBT wishes our members a safe, happy, and prosperous New Year. Thank you so much for another year of wonderful loyalty, support, and engagement. Happy New Year!

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.

Want to get in front of your target audience? Get your Booth at the BevTech 2020 Technology Expo!

Registration for the 2020 Technology Expo has already opened. Only 12 booths are left for the Expo. If your company is interested in having a booth at the Expo , act fast and reserve today .
Committee Profile

The Retail Equipment and Fountain Technology Technical Committee provides a platform for information transfer and innovative technology for beverage products dispensed via fountain or other retail and marketing equipment. The committee is represented by beverage and liquid food producers, fountain and marketing equipment manufacturers, related suppliers and consultants and service providers. These members openly share developments and technologies in order to support the retail and marketing segment of the beverage industry. All related topics should find this a forum to be discussed and presented openly.
Click the button below for more information about the Retail Equipment and Fountain Technology Technical Committee including a list of officers, current activities, and more.
Beverage Institute by ISBT TM

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.
Welcome New Members!
Since December 15, ISBT is proud to announce that it has gained four new members. Please join us in welcoming these new members to the association. To view a complete list of these members, click the button below. For information about joining ISBT, click Join ISBT.
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 January 15 issue of the ISBT Connection is January 10 .
Streamlining Food and Beverage Production - Why using a Product Lifecycle Management system is a must for transparency, traceability, and efficiency.

Congress Announces Groundbreaking Plastics Task Force - A bipartisan group of lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives launched a working group to find solutions to "boost investment and education around recycling technologies and recovery." The Congressional Plastics Solutions Task Force is made up of members of Congress in addition to businesses in the private sector. The American Beverage Association proudly joined the task force to lead by example and help foster innovative ideas to reduce the amount of new plastic being produced and increase the amount of plastic being recycled. 

International Council of Beverages Associations Announces Election of New Officers - The International Council of Beverages Associations announced the election of Jorge Terrazas Ornelas, director general of La Asociación Nacional de Productores de Refresecos y Aguas Carbonatadas A. C. (ANPRAC), to the presidency. Mr. Terrazas is joined by Gavin Partington, director general, British Soft Drinks Association (BSDA), who will serve as ICBA vice-president.

Rising Popularity of Soda Consumption at a CAGR of 6.7% between 2019 to 2025 to Boost the Soda Fountain Machines Market - QY Research has recently added a report titled, “Global Soda Fountain Machines Market Insights, Forecast to 2025”, according to the report, the global soda fountain machines market was worth US$997.7 mn during 2018 and is expected to reach US$1557.4 mn by the end of 2025, registering a CAGR of 6.7% during the forecast period.
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.
How Will Changing Air Quality Regulations Impact Your Product Safety Strategy? - There are many factors that impact the success of a processing plant’s product safety strategy. These are commonly thought to be sparkling-clean metal surfaces, clean-in-place systems and efficient and sustainable chemistry. However, one aspect of a safe and hygienic facility tends to go overlooked: air quality.
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 January 10

The Beverage Industry Resource Guide is an opt-in only member resource. So far, more than 100 ISBT members have opted in. If your company has already opted-in, make sure to login and update your information so that readers that come across your listing see valuable information about your company. To learn how to upload an article to the Beverage Industry Resource Guide, click here . If you haven't opted in yet, click here to learn how.