The nation's capitol will play host to the Seventh InnoBev Global Beverages Summit March 29 through 31.  Themed "Healthy Industry for a Healthy Society," the events will highlight a variety of social issues at the forefront of many of the beverage industry’s proactive initiatives – like the School Beverage Guidelines and Clear on Calories.

In fact, there will be a panel discussion on how public policy can help impact childhood obesity. This should be a really interesting discussion as panelists discuss the impact of obesity here in the United States and how key stakeholders – government, industry, the public health community – can work together to tackle it.  For the sake of transparency, we should let you know that ABA President and CEO Susan Neely will be moderating the panel, but participants will include representatives from the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee and the Center for Science in the Public Interest.

Also of interest, The Coca-Cola Company’s Sandy Douglas will be one of the keynote speakers.  There are myriad other events going on over the course of the three days, so if you're a member our industry, we hope to see you in Washington, D.C.!