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BevNET Live: Amy Taylor, Red Bull VP/GM, Joins High-Powered Final Panel

Amy Taylor, the VP/GM, Red Bull North America East, will add her views and observations to a panel on the role of culture at successful entrepreneurial beverage companies during this summer’s BevNET Live event. Ms. Taylor, who was previously VP Marketing, Red Bull North America, was a featured speaker at BevNET Live in December, 2011, discussing the role of earned media in brand building.

BevNET Live: Explore Sustainable Profit Growth with Tetra Pak CEO Michael Zacka

Many companies are keeping to a business-as-usual approach of emphasizing growth while trying to keep costs in line. But very few of those are able to pay attention to that larger ideal of winning the future itself, to becoming the companies that define that new reality. Mr. Zacka’s talk will look at key examples and methods of companies that are “redefining reality” and provide ways for companies in the BevNET Live audience to try to guide their own business futures.

Last Call: Apply NOW for New Beverage Showdown 5 at BevNET Live Summer ’13

We’re just three weeks away from BevNET Live Summer ’13, and now is the LAST CHANCE for beverage companies to apply for New Beverage Showdown 5, which takes place June 4 and 5 at BevNET Live Summer 2013 in New York City. The winner of the Showdown, presented by Venturing & Emerging Brands, an operating unit of Coca-Cola North America, will receive $10,000 in cash and prizes.

Video: BevNET Live = Opportunity

More than just a business conference, BevNET Live Summer ’13 offers a range of networking options with dozens of distributors, retailers and investors that will be in attendance at the show. To get a better sense of what BevNET Live is all about, here’s a brief look at the range of speakers and content-driven opportunities that we’ve featured at past events.

Beverage School NYC Final Agenda Posted

BevNET is pleased to announce that the final agenda for Beverage School NYC at BevNET Live Summer ’13 is now available for viewing. The intensive, half-day “Beverages 101″ session is open exclusively to attendees of BevNET Live who are new (or relatively new) beverage company entrepreneurs. There is no additional cost for the program, however, only a limited number of seats remain for Beverage School.

REMINDER: Beverage School NYC Takes Place on June 3 at BevNET Live Summer ‘13

Just a quick reminder — BevNET Live Summer ’13 in NYC will feature a special edition of Beverage School, BevNET’s introduction to the beverage business. The session is open exclusively to attendees of BevNET Live who are new (or relatively new) beverage company entrepreneurs. There is no additional cost for the program, however, only a limited number of seats remain.

REMINDER: Showcase Your Brand at the Sampling Bar at BevNET Live Summer ’13

Just a friendly reminder that time is running out to submit your brand for inclusion in BevNET Live’s popular “Sampling Bar.” The free promotional opportunity allows you to have samples of your product in an unmanned area that is designed to showcase new, innovative, or successful beverage brands. The sampling bar will be displayed during both days of the conference.

BevNET Live: Get Cultured with Vita Coco, Food Should Taste Good, and Sambazon Executives

Peter Lescoe, the founder of snack chip brand Food Should Taste Good, will join coconut water category leader Vita Coco’s co-founder Michael Kirban and veteran food and beverage marketer Greg Fleishman, currently the CMO of Sambazon, for a discussion of the role their companies’ distinct cultures have had in their ability to grow and be profitable.

Preliminary Agenda for BevNET Live Summer ’13 is Now Available

BevNET has released the preliminary agenda for BevNET Live Summer ’13, which will be held at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City from June 3-5. The conference will be packed with expert speakers and panels on cutting edge beverage trends, emerging channels for investment and distribution, and captains of some of the most successful brands in the beverage industry, including AriZona Beverages Chairman Don Vultaggio, Vita Coco CEO Mike Kirban, and many more.