Latest News from BevNET Live Summer 2012

BevNET Live “New Beverage Showdown 3″ Announced + New Format

Beverage entrepreneurs, start shining up your business plans: the New Beverage Showdown will return to BevNET Live on June 4 and 5 in New York City. With an enhanced format featuring a “wild card” slot for two lucky brands and a profile raised by the near-instant acquisition of the previous winner, Coco Café, by Vita Coco, the stakes at the New Beverage Showdown 3 are even higher this time around.

BevNET Live Santa Monica Wrapup — Photo Galleries Included

In case you missed it, here’s what we learned at BevNET Live’s Santa Monica event in December: Monster Energy sees itself as a lifestyle company. Red Bull is a media empire. As for high-end CSD Izze, Co-founder Todd Woloson said that he saw it as something like an onion. Those ideas about branding – and many other off-beat ideas that are necessary to distinguish beverage companies in highly competitive times – came alive during the BevNET Live Winter event that concluded on Tuesday in Santa Monica.

BevNET TV: What is BevNET Live?

We’re just over two months away from BevNET Live in New York City and wanted to offer you a brief look at some of the exciting content and speakers who have appeared during past events… and to get you revved up about what’s to come.

Avoid the Impact of Civil Suits: Attorney Justin Prochnow to Speak at BevNET Live

They were supposed to promote vigilance, but instead they’re promoting vigilantes: state consumer protection laws have opened a Pandora’s Box of civil litigation, and much of it is being aimed at beverage companies, many of which are at the cutting edge of ingredients and functionality. In the past few months, nearly a dozen class-action lawsuits have been filed against food and beverage companies that threaten their ability to grow.

Early Registration Open for BevNET Live Summer 2012 in NYC

Early Registration pricing is now available for BevNET Live’s summer event, which will be held on June 4 and 5 at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Manhattan. Early registration does more than provide a significant discount; it also guarantees you a place at the event. That’s important because, despite the fact that attendance continues to increase (thereby increasing networking and business opportunities) all previously held BevNET Live events have sold out. BevNET Live is the premier learning, networking, and business event in the entrepreneurial beverage space.