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.

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(Preliminary agenda as of May 6, 2013. Times and sessions are subject to change.)

Monday, June 3, 2013

Beverage School NYC, agenda coming soon, Click here for details

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

7:30 – 8:00

REGISTRATION AND BREAKFAST


8:00 – 9:30

New Beverage ShowdownSemifinal Presentations

9:30 – 9:35

Opening remarks and introduction of the day’s activities.John Craven, Founder and CEO, BevNET

9:35 – 10:00

Presentation: Ancient Ingredients, New ProductsTyler Gage and Dan MacCombie, Co-founders, Runa

10:00 – 10:25

Presentation: Failing UpBob Bloom, Director of Business Development, WILD Flavors

10:25 – 10:50

Panel: The Momentum Moment – Brands on the MoveBen Weiss, Founder, BAI; Jeff Church, CEO, SUJA; TBA

10:50 – 11:00

Distributor Talk I: The Natural MarketNat Noone, Founder, Green Shoots Distributing

11:00 – 11:30

NETWORKING BREAK


11:30 – 12:00

Presentation: Doing What’s GoodMichael Zacka, CEO, Tetra-Pak North America

12:00 – 12:10

Distributor Talk II: National AccountsPat Bolden, Co-founder, L.A. Libations

12:10 – 12:30

Presentation: Affordability, Availability, and Acceptability – Making the three A’s work for your brandDarren Marshall, VP of Marketing and Innovation, VEB

12:30 – 1:30

LUNCH AND EXPO


1:30 – 3:30

EXPO


3:30 – 4:00

New Beverage ShowdownJudging and Finalists Announced

4:00 – 4:30

Presentation: Inside High Pressure ProcessingJoyce Longfield, CEO, JL Nutrition and Food

4:30 – 5:00

KEYNOTE: AriZona Beverage – Inquires about Innovation and IndependenceDon Vultaggio, Chairman, AriZona Beverage

5:00 – 7:00

COCKTAILS AND NETWORKING

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

8:00 – 9:00

REGISTRATION AND BREAKFAST


9:00 – 9:05

Opening remarks and introduction of the day’s activities.John Craven, Founder and CEO, BevNET

9:05 – 9:30

Case Study: Zola and Brand IdentityChris Cuvelier, CEO, Zola Fruits of the World

9:30 – 10:00

Retailer Presentation: Building Brands in KrogerMary Ellen Adcock, VP of Natural Foods, Kroger

10:00 – 10:30

Panel: Reaching Your Core ConsumerVanessa Walker, Sr. Director Strategic Brand Management, National Beverage Corp.; Greg Fleishmann, EVP Marketing, Sambazon; TBA

10:30 – 11:00

NETWORKING BREAK


11:00 – 11:35

New Beverage ShowdownFinal Presentations Part 1

11:35 – 12:00

Retailer Presentation: Growing with Fresh DirectKelly Marlowe, Grocery Category Merchant, Fresh Direct

12:00 – 12:30

Investor Presentation: The Value-Added Minority InvestorJosh Goldin and Trevor Nelson, Managing Directors, Alliance Consumer Growth Fund

12:30 – 1:30

LUNCH


1:30 – 1:45

Distributor Talk III: New York and the RegionDistributor TBA

1:45 – 2:15

Case Study: Kevita Crosses Into the MainstreamBill Moses, CEO, Kevita

2:15 – 3:00

Finance Presentation: Avoiding the 10 Percent HaircutBrette Simon, Partner, Bryan Cave LLP

3:00 – 3:35

New Beverage ShowdownFinal Presentations Part 2

3:35 – 4:00

NETWORKING BREAK


4:00 – 4:30

Presentation: Using Trend Mapping to Guide InnovationKara Nielsen, Trendologist, CCD Innovation

4:30 – 5:00

Panel: Building Winning Entrepreneurial CulturesMike Kirban, CEO, VitaCoco; Greg Fleishman, EVP Marketing, Sambazon; Pete Lescoe, Founder, Food Should Taste Good

5:00 – 5:30

New Beverage ShowdownJudging and Awards