Your ISBT Connection | November 15, 2021
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Featured News
New, Exciting Sponsorship Opportunities Available to You for BevTech 2022

ISBT is now offering a new and effective program to help you gain visibility while supporting the vision of the Society to be the premier international technical society for the beverage industry. Now you can be part of that vision!
This sponsorship program will allow us to keep our annual meeting costs reasonable while still providing an outstanding program. Your generous support will be recognized throughout the entire event, as well as in pre- and post-event marketing.
For more information about the benefits of sponsorship and costs, click the Learn More button.
We have limited sponsorship opportunities, and those sponsorships that include an Expo booth will be given priority booth selection on a first-come, first-served basis. Early registration for previous exhibitors will open in mid-November, so sign up before then for the greatest selection of booth space. Make your decision and act now!
If you are interested, please contact the ISBT Office at and let us know which sponsorship opportunities you wish to pursue.
Celebrate BevTech Latin America's 10th Anniversary! Join us November 17 for a Great Lineup!

BevTech Latin America has a great program for you! The Preliminary Program is posted and we think you'll agree that the BevTech Latin America planning committee has put together an exciting line-up of speakers and presentations. Don't miss out!

Registration closes TODAY, November 15, so register now!
Member 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. 
Coke Buys Full Control of BodyArmor for $5.6 Billion - Coke's deal for BodyArmor, a rival to Pepsi's Gatorade, values the sports-drink company at $8 billion.
AGR International Introduces the Gawis 4D Measurement System with Robotic Handling - Gawis 4D configured with the AF robotic handling system provides a means to maximize laboratory throughput while achieving the highest measurement precision for preforms and bottles.
Milwaukee Area Recycling Facility Latest Recipient of Aluminum Beverage Can Capture Grant Program - Grant Enables Additional Can Capture Equipment that will Result in more than 27 Million More Aluminum Beverage Cans Recycled Annually.
Silgan Closures 2022 Free Closure for a Year Contest Launches - Silgan Closures tops off some of the world’s best-known brands. But it’s trendsetters like you who account for tomorrow’s innovation. We want to help you with your venture by offering you the chance to win FREE CLOSURES FOR A YEAR.
Sethness Roquette New Non-GMO/Low 4-Mel 4335 Class IV - Sethness Roquette introduces our 4335, a new Non-GMO Project Verified AND Low 4-MeI Liquid Caramel Color.
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 November 26. 
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 at for more information.
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Fall Festivals
  • During the rainy season in Cambodia, the Tonle Sap River overfills and reverses its flow direction. The festival of “Bon Um Touk”, or, translated from Khmer into English, the “Khmer Water Festival”, celebrates the return of the river to its normal direction.
For more information contact Tom Reimer at or visit
Committee Profile
Sweetener Technical Committee

The mission of the Sweetener Technical Committee is to foster an environment in which beverage industry professionals can share information relating to sweeteners, including their uses, 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.
Sweetener Technical Committee Chair Bill Kennedy, Carry Transit
Welcome, New Members!
ISBT is proud to announce we have gained 15 new members since November 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 November 26.
Coca-Cola Company Names WPP as Global Marketing Network Partner - WPP the world's biggest advertising company, will become global marketing network partner for the Coca-Cola Company, the two companies said.

PepsiCo CEO Says He Expects Delivery of First Tesla Semis this Quarter - PepsiCo CEO Ramon Laguarta said on Monday that the company is expecting its first delivery of Tesla Semi trucks in the fourth quarter.

Digitalisation in the Food and Beverage Industry - The Covid-19 pandemic has significantly accelerated the trend to digitalisation in almost all areas of life, including in the food and beverage industry.
Featured Category
In each issue of the ISBT Connection, we will spotlight a "Featured Category" from the Beverage Industry Resource Guide. The Resource Guide's suppliers are broken down by product category in the Guide, making it a great resource for finding companies who sell specific items. Today's featured category is Caps & Closures.
Please note: suppliers are listed alphabetically according to level of sponsorship in the Resource Guide.
ISBT Resource Guide
2021 ISBT Resource Guide Online Now

The 2021 Beverage Industry Resource Guide is designed to help facilitate connections and relationships between members. This year's print resource guide has grown considerably over the very first guide, which was published in 2020. We are excited to now feature more than 250 soft drink brands, 60 regional bottling companies, 20 consulting firms, and more than 350 supplier members segmented by business category!

Check out the full online edition of the Resource Guide by clicking the button below.