Your ISBT Connection | June 15, 2021
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Featured News
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

June 30 — Deadline for ISBT Emeritus Scholarship applications and all supporting documentation to be received.

August 1 — Decisions to be made by the Scholarship Committee and reviewed by the Board of Directors for the Emeritus Scholarship.

August 15 — Checks to be completed and administered to the scholarship recipient(s) or their school(s).
BevTech Europe 2021 Appetizer Webinar – Registration Is Open!

When? June 29, 2021 at 5:00 PM Central European/10:00 AM CST
Our very first “appetizer webinar” will last one hour and showcase two delicious starter-sized presentations!
Mike Hughes
Head of Research & Insights, FMCG GURU
Understanding Consumers in a Post-Pandemic Environment
This presentation will focus on evolving consumer trends in the soft drinks industry in a post-pandemic environment, examining how health, trust, sustainability, and quality are influencing purchasing habits. Learn what new opportunities exist and which can help reinvigorate the beverage sector.
Julia Kessler
Co-Founder, Nix and Kix
Growing a Challenger Drinks Brand in a Very Competitive Category
In Julia's presentation, she will speak about five key lessons for growing a drinks brand:
  1. Know your market
  2. Validate
  3. Know your category
  4. Understand your competition
  5. Standout is key
This event is open to both ISBT members and non-members, so please share the news and invite a colleague or two. Registration is required. We anticipate a lively Q&A session following the two presentations and would love to have you with us!

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
BevTech Latin America 2021: 
Now Calling for Papers!
Save the Date: Join us on October 19, 2021 for BevTech Latin America 2021. This year's theme is "The New Normal in the Latin American Beverage Industry"
BevTech Latin America® 2021 will be held in a virtual format.
This alternative "venue" will allow many beverage professionals from every country in Latin America or from other regions in the world to learn more about ISBT technical conferences. Consider participating as a speaker with a Spanish presentation or as a student, without the challenges or restrictions of traveling during this situation.
This is your opportunity to help our BevTech Latin America® conference to continue providing valuable technical information to our beverage colleagues, even in these hard times of health and economical concerns.
We are looking for the following topics:
  • Sustainable processes in beverage production
  • New safety strategies for the ‘new normal”
  • Innovative trends on flavors and ingredients
  • NitroCoffee and crafted beverages
  • Fermentation technologies
  • Virtual world auditing and training in the beverage industry
  • Eco-friendly plastics and new regulations on plastic containers in the Latin American market
During the webinar, speakers and attendees can participate with comments and questions during the sessions. It’s also a great opportunity to virtually network with other professionals of the beverage industry.
If you are interested in presenting at BevTech Latin America® 2021 as a speaker, please contact Gabriela Mejia Mecalco. Proposals are due by Thursday, July 15, 2021.
If you are interested in supporting our conference as sponsor, please contact, Gabriela Mejia
BevTech Canada 2021 - Call for Papers

BevTech Canada's 2021 Conference theme is “Practical Sustainability”. Speakers will outline their journeys to implementing sustainable practices and technologies aimed at achieving the elimination of waste.
If you are looking for an opportunity to present cutting edge beverage technology and innovation, consider presenting at the BevTech Canada™ 2021 Conference! The BevTech Canada planning committee would like to invite all current and potential new members to share industry insights at this annual event.
Our goal is to present a clear view of packaging and systemic innovation and technology which has either been implemented or is near completion, providing sustainability benefits. In addition, we are interested in technologies which meet the 2025 sustainability targets of the Canada Plastics Pact.
Presentation topics in line with our theme will be prioritized for consideration by the committee, but we invite you to submit other topics as well.
Please forward you presentations and questions to our Technical Program Leads — David Watson and Michael Gould. Proposals are due by Thursday, July 15, 2021
Last Chance to Confirm Your Listing for the 2021 Beverage Industry Resource Guide

The 2021 Beverage Industry Print Resource Guide is about ready to go to the printer. THIS IS YOUR LAST CHANCE TO CONFIRM YOUR LISTING. SEND CHANGES BY JUNE 25.

Click the link below to view the full Layout of the Beverage Industry Resource Guide.
  • Confirm your company's logo and listing information
  • If your company is not listed and you would like to be, send us your listing information
  • Confirm that your company is listed in the appropriate categories
  • Consider sponsoring the Resource Guide

If you have any changes to the Guide or would like to upgrade your sponsorship level, please contact Tim Hudson at by JUNE 25.
Beverage Institute by ISBT®
Continue to Grow
Knowledge is needed to succeed. The Beverage Institute offers courses on the Fundamentals of Beverage Technology, Ingredients, Sweeteners, Beverage Gases, Micro, Water Treatment, Fountain Sanitation, and PET bottles. Click here to expand your knowledge!
What Students are Saying About the Beverage Institute:
“I like the autonomy of it - you can do it on your own time, log in/ log-off whenever you need to - so that was really convenient. I appreciate how it is all pre-recorded and on demand.”
Beverage Operations and Process Seminar – Registration Opens June 29th.
  • Online seminar of four 2-hr sessions, held on consecutive Wednesdays beginning September 1, 2021, at 11:00 am CST.
  • Top industry experts will speak on:
  • Raw Material Processing and Blending
  • Filling – Cold / Clean, Hot, and Aseptic
  • Processing – HTST Flash, High Pressure, Tunnel, Retort, and Alternate Methods
  • Bottled Water Operations
  • Operations Management Systems – MES, MRP, ERP, OEE, and KPIs,
  • This course is appropriate for all levels – make it an event for your whole team!
  • The Early Bird special rate is $200 if you sign up before July 19. After that, the price is $220 for members, $250 for non-members.
  • Click here to sign up after June 29.
What’s in a Name?
Some names are created by accident:
  • Alabama Crimson Tide: Playing in a muddy, red clay field in 1908, the announcer said, “It was like a crimson tide had rolled in.”
  • Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets: Leading at half-time, the visitor stands were located over the Ole Miss locker room where the Georgia Tech students in their school uniforms (a yellow blazer) were making a racket. Legendary Ole Miss coach Johnny Vaught asked his players, “Do you hear those “yellow jackets” having a party at our house?”
Other names, like the International Society of Beverage Technologists and the Beverage Institute, were created to reflect a history and reputation for quality and expertise. Join the ISBT today!
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?
  • The Beverage Institute: Originally called the ISBT University (ISBTU), the logo was selected in February 2016 to reflect the name change to “Beverage Institute” following a survey given at the 2015 BevTech.
  • Leadership: In 2015, former ISBT President Sally Potter began her role as the “Education Coordinator”. The title then changed to “Head of Education”, and later to “Director of Education”.
  • First Course: The Fundamentals of Beverage Technology was launched on October 10, 2017. The Beverage Institute now offers 9 courses, but the Fundamentals course remains the most popular and has received many endorsements for its overview of the industry.
Welcome, New Members!
ISBT is proud to announce we have gained two new members since June 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 June 28.
Coca-Cola is Buying Everyone in the U.S. a Coke. Here’s How it Works - To encourage people to eat out, Coca-Cola has developed a plan: buy everyone a Coke

Pepsi Stronger Together, Force Blue And Florida Fish And Wildlife Conservation Commission Announce Marine Preservation & Restoration Initiative On World Oceans Day - Entitled Coastal Conservation Ops, the Program Includes Marine Debris Removal, Coral Disease Monitoring, Sea Turtle Survey and Rescue, Beach Clean-Ups, and More in Four Coastal Florida Cities This Summer

The 'Dr Pepper House' in Waco is now an Airbnb you and your friends can stay in - For those who don't know, the sweet and spicy soda consisting of 23 mystery flavors was concocted in 1885 in Waco, Texas. Founder Wade Morrison even took the invention a step further, building the famed "Dr Pepper House" that same year.
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.
IBDEA Launches June Newsletter - IBDEA recently launched its first monthly newsletter titled IBDEA Happenings. Click to see and subscribe to the June 2021 issue.
Registration Open for 2021 Young & Emerging Professionals Summit - 8-part webinar series to take place August 3-26.
Dr. Manus Mitchell Discusses Benefits of ISBT Beverage Industry Resource Guide - Dr. Manus Mitchell discusses the numerous features and member benefits of the ISBT Beverage Industry Resource Guide.
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 June 28.