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ISBT talks beverage at PACK EXPO

The education sessions will be held over two days in The Beverage Cooler Lounge.

The International Society of Beverage Technologists (ISBT) is hosting education sessions for the beverage industry at PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2015 (Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas; Sept. 28–30), according to show owner PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies.

The education sessions will be held on Monday, Sept. 28 and Tuesday, Sept. 29, in The Beverage Cooler Lounge (Booth S-7429), where ISBT members and attendees have the opportunity to learn the latest advancements in the beverage industry.

“PACK EXPO Las Vegas is where the industry comes together to share knowledge and find solutions to the challenges in our businesses and ISBT is supporting the purpose of PACK EXPO and why beverage industry professionals attend the show each year,” says Charles D. Yuska, president & CEO, PMMI.

“We’re excited to host education sessions in The Beverage Cooler Lounge. Not only does the lounge provide a place for the beverage industry to convene for networking and relationship building, but the education sessions provide additional value to our members’ PACK EXPO Las Vegas experience,” says Larry Hobbs, executive director of ISBT.

Education session topics include:

10:00 a.m. What Are the Packaging Challenges and Trends We Face in Today’s Dynamically Changing Markets? Ron Puvak, director global marketing and new business development, Plastic Technologies, Inc.
11:00 a.m. FSMA and Food Defense: How Will You Be Affected? Brian Stegmann, senior engineer & food safety manager, Ingredion Incorporated
1:00 p.m. Beverage Quality Fundamentals Cloeann Durham, senior director of quality, Coca-Cola Bottling C. Consolidated
2:00 p.m. New Biopolymers: Synchronizing Properties with Business Opportunities Scott Steele, president, Plastic Technologies, Inc.
3:00 p.m. The Global Food Safety Initiative: How Will GFSI Affect You? Cloeann Durham, senior director of quality, Coca-Cola Bottling C. Consolidated

The session schedule will be the same for both days with each presenter speaking for 30-40 minutes concluding with a Q&A portion.

PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2015 is co-located with Pharma EXPO 2015, a joint venture from PMMI and the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE). The two shows have over 800,000 net square feet of combined exhibit space and are expected to attract 30,000 processing and packaging professionals and more than 2,000 exhibiting companies. Registration is $30 through Sept. 14, when it increases to $100.

Register for PACK EXPO and Pharma EXPO at

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