Beverage Industry

InterBev, Industry Associations Co-Locate Meetings

May 1, 2006

InterBev, Industry Associations Co-Locate Meetings

InterBev 2006
Oct. 23-25
Sands Expo Center, Las Vegas
703/934-4700
interbev.com
The Coca-Cola Bottlers Association and the Coca-Cola Mainstream Bottlers will both hold their association meetings in conjunction with the InterBev show at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas Oct. 23-25, the groups announced recently. In addition, the CCBA, the Pepsi-Cola Bottlers Association, Coca-Cola Bottlers Sales & Services and PepsiCo Global Procurement have reserved space on the exhibit floor.
The American Beverage Association reacquired the InterBev show last December, and under the theme “Let the Sales Pour In,” has planned an event targeted toward manufacturers, packagers and distributors of soft drinks, bottled water, juice and any other type of non-alcohol or alcohol beverage. Conference programming is designed to appeal to owners and operators of bottling facilities, plant managers, engineers, quality assurance managers and production supervisors. Exhibits will feature machinery, equipment and supplies that represent supplier innovations and new technologies. In addition, the show planners say there will be opportunities for beverage processors seeking distribution.
The ABA has selected an advisory committee comprising producers and suppliers to ensure the show’s content is “highly relevant and reflective of the marketplace it serves.” Programming will feature five educational tracks — General Management, Trends, Logistics, Plant Design and Formulation — and has allowed for conflict-free hours for attending both conference programs and exhibitions. The show floor at the Sands Expo Center will cover 40,000 to 50,000 square feet and feature an American Beverage Association Networking Center. BI