'Everyone's a Winner' At IBWA Show


‘Everyone’s a Winner’ At IBWA Show

The International Bottled Water Association held its annual convention and trade show in Las Vegas, Oct. 3-6. Joseph K. Doss, IBWA president and chief executive officer, emphasized the convention’s theme in his President’s Report.
“The theme for this year’s convention and trade show is ‘Everyone’s a Winner,’” Doss said. “This is particularly appropriate for a meeting of IBWA members since we sell a healthy, safe food product that has won the allegiance and trust of millions of consumers. The proof of this is demonstrated by the continued growth of both bottled water sales and consumption.”
Doss also highlighted the state and federal government work the IBWA has performed in the past year on behalf of its members. He pointed out the association has been instrumental in fighting “unwarranted legislation.” For the coming year, legislation regarding bottled water’s source, content, quality, packaging and recycling remains a focus in many areas. The association has joined the National Recycling Partnership and many other industry associations to develop a new campaign to promote recycling, he announced.
In addition, the IBWA presented several awards during the show. The “Best of Show” IBWA Aqua Award for outstanding and creative contributions in the field of marketing and public relations was awarded to Mountain Valley Spring Co. Aqua awards were also given in several promotional fields to small, medium and large companies. The association also honored its 2006 Route Salespersons of the Year. The recipients were Charles Campbell, Clear Mountain Spring Water; Dave (D.J.) Miskowiec, Culligan Bottled Water; and Thomas Carter, DS Waters/Sierra Springs. New this year, the association introduced the Director’s Award to recognize members whose advocacy, commitment and actions have achieved clear and measurable results. Shayron Barnes-Shelby, DS Waters of America LP, and Jan Saxman, Shenandoah Valley Water Co., received the inaugural award.
The IBWA announced its 2006-2007 officers, board members and executive committee at the show as well. The officers are: Charlie McCoy, CCDA Waters LLC, chairman; Chris Saxman, Shenandoah Valley Water Co., vice chairman; Dimitrios Smyrnios, Nestle Waters of North America Inc., treasurer; Phil Susterick, Culligan Bottled Water Co., immediate past chairman. Also elected and/or reelected to the Board of Directors for a three-year term were: McCoy; James J. Land, Jr., Wissahickson Spring Water; and Dan Kelly, Polymer Solutions International.
Doss also announced that the board of directors has amended the IBWA’s show schedule to host a table-top trade show in odd-numbered years and full trade show in even-numbered years. Next year’s annual convention will feature a table-top trade show during the supplier’s opening reception as well as its annual business meeting, educational sessions and other networking events. He said co-location with Pack Expo, Oct. 15-17, 2007, in Las Vegas is being considered. In 2008, the IBWA will have a regular convention and trade show.

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to Beverage Industry

You must login or register in order to post a comment.

Multimedia

Videos

Image Galleries

How beer brands are using social media to connect with consumers

Social media has become a buzzword for not just American consumers but also the business environment. Companies are turning to various social media channels to create brand awareness or possibly boost retail sales. Beer brands also are turning to social media to make their stories heard. Brand Chorus, a division of New York-based TippingGardner, conducted a Beer StoryScore Index for Beverage Industry. StoryScore is a quantitative measure of a brand’s storytelling through social management based on creativity, strategy and personality.

Click here to view infographic in PDF format.

2/18/15 2:00 pm EST

A Healthy Future: Analyzing the latest health and wellness trends in the beverage market

The beverage marketplace continues to evolve to meet new trends and regulations. Our expert speakers will share with you their insight on what health and wellness topics will be paramount for the future success in the beverage industry.

Podcasts

Gert van Manen, president of iTi Tropicals Inc., shares his insights on the U.S. coconut water market. Citing research from Krueger Food Laboratories, he also supplies information highlighting the difference between products that declare their added sugars and those that do not.

Beverage Industry Magazine

BI April 2015 cover

2015 April

The April 2015 Beverage Industry includes a cover story on Zevia's natural sweetener, as well as articles on CSDs, whiskey, and more. Check it out today!

Table Of Contents Subscribe

CSD Category

What innovation or trend could reinvigorate the CSD category?
View Results Poll Archive

THE BEVERAGE INDUSTRY STORE

cleaning-in-place-dairy-foo.gif
Cleaning-in-Place: Dairy, Food and Beverage Operations, 3rd Edition

This book addresses the principles of cleaning operations, water supply issues and the science of detergents and disinfectants.

More Products

Beverage Insider eNewsletter

Are you an Insider? Subscribe to Beverage Industry’s weekly e-newsletter to receive news headlines, new product information and magazine highlights.   

STAY CONNECTED

facebook40 twitter    youtubelinkedgoogle+ icon 40px

Webinars

Beverage Industry Webinars are an easy, effective and convenient way to get educated and informed on the latest industry trends and topics. All Webinars are FREE unless indicated. For more information, check out our Events page!