Your ISBT Connection | September 15, 2022
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Featured News
NEW! ISBT Now Offers Student Memberships!
ISBT has just launched a new Student Membership level, offering a reduced rate for members who are full-time students in an Associates program or higher, studying in a field of science, technology, or production related to soft drinks or non-alcoholic beverages. The price of an annual Student Membership is $50.
Benefits of student membership include:
  • Participation in Technical Committees
  • Access to Guidelines and Best Practices
  • Eligibility for ISBT's Emeritus Scholarship
  • Opportunities for Alignment on Research Topics
  • Networking
  • Opportunities to Connect with Beverage Industry Professionals — Great for Pursuing Internships and Job Offers!
Interested students should send an email to the ISBT Office that includes a description of the degree program you are pursuing and proof of full-time enrollment. We will send you the link to join once we have reviewed these materials.
ISBT Welcomes Casey Conway as Account Executive

Beginning September 1 Casey Conway is the ISBT senior account executive. Casey served ISBT several years ago and returns ready to assist ISBT members.

Casey’s message to the membership:
I’m happy to be joining you all again after seven years away! I worked with ISBT from 2009-2015, so we may have met at BevTech during that time.

I’ve spent the last several years working in internal communications and training and development at one of the Nation’s premier academic medical centers. I’m excited to put my new skills to use to help ISBT grow. Having worked with several associations over the years, I know that some of ISBT’s biggest advantages are a strong network of engaged individuals and an outstanding commitment to education.

For those of you I haven’t met, please don’t hesitate to reach out — whether that’s just for a more direct introduction, or to solve a problem. I’m happy to help. If you’re planning to attend PACK EXPO in October, be sure to swing by the ISBT booth and say hello!

ISBT wishes to thank Don Dinnerville for his service to the Society. We all wish him the best as he pursues full-time self-employment as a website developer. We won’t say goodbye to him completely, as he will continue to manage ISBT’s website.
Attending PACK EXPO? ISBT Will Be There!

PACK EXPO INTERNATIONAL will take place at McCormick Place in Chicago, and ISBT will host an ISBT Packaging Technology Technical Committee Overview on Monday, October 24, from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM in Room W191 (in McCormick’s West Building). Learn about ISBT and the Packaging Technology Technical Committee activities and work products; understand what values ISBT may add to your work life and how getting involved in ISBT will help to grow your career in the beverage industry. Attendance will be open to everyone regardless of membership. Pre-registration is not necessary, but we'd love to get a rough headcount. If you are planning to attend, please click the button below to RSVP.

Here is the tentative agenda for this meeting. We hope you agree that this is a great opportunity to network with other ISBT members, as well as to bring your colleagues who might be interested in learning more about ISBT. Non-members will be given a special discount code to join ISBT at the meeting!

  • ISBT Overview
  • Beverage Institute by ISBT®
  • Packaging Technology Technical Committee Highlights
  1. Who We Are
  2. What We’ve Accomplished in 2022
  3. Sustainable Packaging Subcommittee Spotlight
  4. BevTech 2022 Presentations Highlights

PACK EXPO INTERNATIONAL will be held at McCormick Place, October 23-26. Registration is open, and ISBT members and newsletter readers are invited to use comp code 61J49 to register for free.

Come see us in the Education / Association Pavilion in the North Building at booth number N-5702.
Register Now for BevTech Canada!

Join us Tuesday, October 18, for BevTech Canada™ 2022.
Our 2022 conference theme is “Flexible Operations — Meeting Market Demands in a Changing World.” BevTech Canada™ is a great place to present and learn more about the latest beverage industry technology. The Preliminary Program will be posted soon.

Members may register for free. Non-members may join ISBT and attend at the introductory rate of USD$250, which includes full member benefits through the end of 2023. Click the buttons below to register or learn more about BevTech Canada 2022.
Become a BevTech Canada™ Sponsor!
ISBT is now offering a new and effective program to gain visibility while supporting the vision of the Society. For more information or to sponsor BevTech Canada™, click the button below.
Member News
The Beverage Industry Resource Guide contains information from beverage industry supplier members from a promotional standpoint. It is for advertising purposes only and does not reflect the opinions or position of ISBT. 
Nelson Jameson Presents: Dry Cleaning: Is Water Friend or Foe in Food Safety & Sanitation - In this webinar we look at the rationale, challenges, and solutions related to microbial food safety and quality, and the use of water for sanitation.
Sure Purity @ Drinktec Munich 2022 - Meet Sure Purity on booth 501 in Hall B4 at Drinktec Munich. Will Robson & Gary Robson have a warm welcome waiting for you.
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 Steve Guglielmo by September 28. 
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 for more information.
Did You Know?
"Did You Know?" is a series of interesting events and changes to ISBT and the beverage Industry. If you have an ISBT tidbit or "fun fact," send it to  
Did You Know... about the ISBT?
Larry Hobbs: Best known today as the Executive Director of the ISBT for 14 years (2008 – 2020), second only to Harry Korab in length of service. Along with a successful career with Cargill, he is also a long-time ISBT member with 44 years of service that included time as a Technical Committee Chair, ISBT President, and member of the Board of Directors. In 2019, Larry became the 12th Circle of Honor awardee.

Is your company an emerging brand or having challenges launching a new product? Then you should attend the New Product Innovation (NPI) Seminar
  • 3-session online seminar running October 4, 11, and 19, 2022
  • Learn the total process and explore the roles of different departmental functions.
  • Understand where your function fits into the process and what is needed ensure a successful new product launch.
  • Presenters include: Emina Goodman, Senior Director PD&A ADM Nutrition, and Richard Stewart, Technical Services at Ingredion.
  • $230 for ISBT members, $275 for non-members
  • Registration closes September 30, so sign up now!
  • Special Offer – Sign up 6 or more from your team and receive the member rate for all!
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Welcome, New Members!
ISBT is proud to announce we have gained 11 new members since September 1. Please join us in welcoming them to the Society! 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 Steve Guglielmo. The deadline for submission for the next issue of the ISBT Connection is September 28.
Heinz, Coca-Cola, more must update packaging after Queen Elizabeth’s death - Coca-Cola, Cadbury and Heinz are among around 800 companies that will have to reapply for a royal warrant after the prestigious label became void following last week’s death of Queen Elizabeth.

PepsiCo rebrands SodaStream to better recognize interests like mixology - SodaStream is repositioning its brand with a line of premium products, new logo, color palette and website.

Keurig Dr Pepper "in talks to buy Bang energy drinks owner Vital Pharmaceuticals" - The deal could be worth up to $3 billion, according to reports.
Committee Profile
Quality Technical Committee

The mission of the Quality Technical Committee is to promote continuous improvement of the quality and production of beverage products through the exchange of information concerning quality control activities as they apply to the beverage industry.
Quality Technical Committee Chair Matt Garcia, Kruss Scientific
ISBT Resource Guide
2021-2022 ISBT Resource Guide Online Now

The 2021-2022 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.