The International Society of Beverage Technologists (ISBT) will host its 60th annual BevTech meeting April 29-May 1 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The meeting provides a forum for presentation of scientific and technical papers and ISBT technical committee meetings.
This year’s program includes a keynote on April 29 titled “The State of the Union for the Beverage Industry” presented by Rhona Applebaum, vice president and chief science and regulatory officer for The Coca-Cola Co., Atlanta. Afterward, Els de Vos, sensory and beverage application engineer with Tate & Lyle, Decatur, Ill., will give a presentation about European Union regulatory updates. Other educational sessions throughout the day will cover Fair Trade certification, the rising cost of beverage ingredients and truck worker safety.