Your ISBT Connection | October 15, 2021
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Featured News
BevTech Canada™ Set to Tackle Key Components to Achieving Practical Sustainability!

On October 27, global speakers will engage with ISBT members, bringing their perspectives and experiences for achieving practical sustainability. From carbonation advances to designing packaging for the new circular economy, speakers will share how they are working on influencing lasting change, measuring progress, and establishing a roadmap that can be adopted by individuals and organizations to bring clarity to the future of the beverage industry.
We encourage you to look at the program and register now for what is sure to be an insightful day with peers, mentors, and colleagues from all aspects of the beverage industry!
BevTech Canada™ Thanks Our Sponsor!
Register Now - Join us on November 10 for BevTech Asia Pacific 2021!

BevTech Asia Pacific will kick off its first regional event on November 10, 2021. The BevTech Asia Pacific committee has been busy preparing an exciting agenda, which includes a keynote from Dr. Martin Orzinsky, one of Asia Pacific's leading supply chain executives. Other papers for the event will focus on beverage technology and innovation, flavouring trends, energy reduction and sustainability, and the re-shaping of beverage consumption in the Asia Pacific region.

Please register yourself and your colleagues in the region now for BevTech Asia Pacific’s virtual, inaugural event on November 10, 2021!
Register Now for ISBT's Virtual Meetings

Our regional leaders are hard at work developing a great lineup of speakers for each of the upcoming meetings. Please click on the links below to learn more about each event and register now!
Registration is free for all current ISBT members. Non-members may join and attend at the introductory rate of USD $250, which includes a one-year membership. Why not invite colleagues to expand their knowledge as well?

October 27, 2021 - BevTech Canada™ 2021

November 10, 2021 - BevTech Asia Pacific 2021

November 17, 2021 - BevTech Latin America® 2021  (more information below)
Celebrate BevTech Latin America's 10th Anniversary!

BevTech Latin America has a great program for you. We've posted our Preliminary Program, and we think you'll agree that the BevTech Latin America planning committee has put together a great line-up of speakers and presentations. Don't miss out – register now!
2021 ISBT Resource Guide Online Now

The 2021 Beverage Industry Resource Guide is online now and should be hitting desks in the next couple of weeks. The 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.
ISBT Manuals & Guidelines
This is a new section of the ISBT Connection that we will use to regularly communicate information about new publications as well as publications that are just being started. Manuals and guidelines are free to current members of ISBT at Non-members may purchase our publications a la carte using the order form at the bottom of that page, but joining ISBT is the most economical way to gain access to them!
The Sweetener Technical Committee is divided into five subcommittees that are tasked with keeping industry information updated, assisted by members and industry experts. These publications provide definitions, significance, regulations, treatment options, and general recommendations for beverage producers, making them aware of best practices currently in use within the industry. Click the button below for more information on what these subcommittees are doing: Education and the Beverage Institute, HFCS, Reb A Stevia, Sucrose, and Supply Chain. Current projects include the “High Potency Sweeteners” course for Beverage Institute and updates to the following publications:

  • HFCS Manual
  • Stevia Guidelines
  • Granular Sucrose Quality Guidelines and Analytical Procedures
  • Liquid Sucrose: Quality Guidelines and Analytical Procedures
  • Medium Invert Sugar: Quality Guidelines and Analytical Procedures
  • Extended Wash Multiple Load Guidelines for Liquid Sweetener Transport Vessels
  • Wash Station Guidelines for Liquid Sweetener Transport Vessels
Beverage Institute by ISBT®
Continue to Improve your Education!
  • Click here to sign up for a Beverage Industry course.
  • In 2,000 B.C., the pagans were known to celebrate the last night of their year on All Hallow's Eve. This later became known as “Halloween” and was adopted as a "trick or treat" holiday!

Use your Education to Create - Both Big and Small Ideas Can Have an Impact.
  • In 1893, a Phoenix court reporter invented and applied for the patent on a center space bar for typewriters which would be operated by the thumb.
Feedback From a Member on Being a Beverage Technologist:

  • While wearing an old ISBT T-shirt at the gym, the attendant read the logo and said, "That must be a fun job!" I replied, “It is, and I learn something new every day”. Use the Beverage Institute to have fun and keep learning every day!

Become a Packaging Expert!
The Packaging School, partner of the Beverage Institute, offers a Certificate of Mastery in Packaging Management in an online, interactive teaching series that guides organization leaders through the process of designing effective packaging systems. Click here to sign up for a 12-weeks, 80-hour (8 CEU) program.
For any questions, contact Julie Rice Suggs, PhD Academic Director of The Packaging School.
Your Feedback is Welcome!
  • Send your feedback to Tom Reimer,, on existing courses and seminars. Let us know about any additional educational subjects you would like to see offered!
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?
  • Logo: Use of this logo began in 2017. BevTech Latin America started out as a series of seminars tied to water treatment and other subjects around 1999. Later, it was named the Mexico City Satellite Meeting. The first formal meeting as a regional event was held March 22-23, 2012. Latin America was the third non-USA BevTech meeting ever to be held.
  • Latin America Origin: In 2006, the International Committee formed a subcommittee to focus on Mexico / Latin America. Maria Piedad Lopez, Alberto Helguera, Alicia Arellano, and Manus Mitchell were the founding committee members.
  • Early Activities: In 2002 and 2005, at the Seminario Internacional de Calidad del Agua en la Produccion de Bebidas y Alimintos, Lee Comb and David Bridgers, both members were from U.S. Filter, did a presentation on the history and structure of the ISBT.
  • BevTech Latin America: Attend the 10th Anniversary virtual meeting on November 17, 2021. Sign up at
Welcome, New Members!
ISBT is proud to announce we have gained eight new members since October 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 and Member 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 October 27.
Coke's "Real Magic" Marketing Recruits Gen Z - The soda brand makes use of gamers in first ad of new marketing approach.

Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige, Kendrick Lamar to perform at Pepsi Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show - Pepsi, the NFL and Roc Nation announced that Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige and Kendrick Lamar will perform at the Pepsi Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show at SoFi Stadium on Feb. 13 on NBC and Telemundo, and streaming live on Peacock.

Keurig Dr Pepper affiliated entity to buy $20M in Vita Coco stock as part of IPO - Keurig Dr Pepper and Vita Coco have worked closely together, with the soda, tea, water, and coffee giant serving as Vita Coco’s largest distributor customer.
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. 
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