The Beverage Forum

April 27-28, 2017

The Westin Chicago River North
Chicago, IL

2017 Sponsors 



Cargill offers great tasting zero-calorie sweeteners for the beverage market. Used alone or in combination ViaTech® stevia sweetener and Zerose® erythritol make great tasting, reduced-calorie to zero-calorie beverages a sweet reality!


Family owned since 1963, Niagara Bottling is a leading beverage supplier in the U.S. With over 50 years of experience in advanced bottling technology, Niagara is committed to driving product innovation and environmental sustainability efforts in PET manufacturing producing hot fill, cold fill and sparkling beverages at 29 plants. 


Rabobank is leading provider of financial services to the global Food, Beverage & Agribusiness sectors. Rabobank’s Beverage sector focus covers soft drinks, coffee, tea, beer, wine and spirits – across the value chain and in over 40 countries worldwide. The institution is a 120-year old cooperative bank with global headquarters in the Netherlands.


Synergy Flavors is a leading manufacturer and supplier of flavorings, extracts, and essences. We have extensive experience across the food, beverage and nutrition industries, developing high quality taste solutions which inspire innovation and can help you stay one step ahead of the competition.




SqueezyStraw™ Dispensing Pouch is the new and only stand-up pouch technology with a built-in sipping straw feature! The patented technology is available for licensing from The Barton Group. See for details and visit our table top display at The Beverage Forum, April 27-28, Chicago.


DFI uses innovative electrochemistry to transform common sugars into natural and sustainable products. Specifically, DFI has discovered a breakthrough process for the production of Erythritol and Xylitol, two of nature's uniquely healthy sweeteners. These products enable food and beverage companies to improve the nutritional profile of their products and generate cost savings, while maintaining or enhancing taste.

lehigh outfitters

SlipGrips® is a leading developer, manufacturer and provider of slip-resistant footwear. Our new groundbreaking tread design tests superior to competitive patterns. Offering a large selection of slip-resistant brands is also what sets SlipGrips apart from other providers. As a division of Lehigh Outfitters®, we offer a cost-saving Corporate Shoe Program.

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O-I is the world's largest glass container manufacturer and preferred partner for many of the world's leading food and beverage brands. The company had revenues of $6.2 billion in 2015 and employs 27,000 people at 80 plants in 23 countries. With global headquarters in Perrysburg, Ohio, O-I delivers safe, sustainable, pure, iconic, brand-building glass packaging to a growing global marketplace.


Prinova is a leading global supplier of ingredients and manufacturing solutions for the food, beverage and nutrition industries. As a single-source partner, we leverage an array of in-house capabilities and years of industry expertise to provide our customers with simplicity and flexibility from concept to completion.


VehiCare, a North American fleet maintenance provider, backed by a network of over 200+ locations in the US and Canada, provides a state of the art, proactive vehicle maintenance program that maximizes asset utilization while minimizing associated life cycle maintenance costs.