Program

BevNET Live Summer 2015 Agenda

Last updated: May 15, 2015. Lineup subject to change.

TUESDAY, JUNE 2, 2015
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Registration
9:00 AM – 9:10 AM Welcome – John Craven, Founder/CEO, BevNET; Jeffrey Klineman, Editor in Chief, BevNET
9:10 AM – 9:35 AM Thriving as a Supply-Based Brand – with Matt McLean, Founder & CEO, Uncle Matt’s Organic
9:35 AM – 10:00 AM The Path to the Deal – with Stacey Galvez, Director, Strategy & Business Development, Earthbound Farm; Shauna Martin, CEO & Founder, Daily Greens
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM Characteristics of Successful Beverage Brands – with Nicole Fry, Managing Partner, First Beverage Group
10:30 AM – 11:00 AM Break
11:00 AM – 11:35 AM Panel: Marketing Functional Claims – with Greg Fleishman, CEO, Purely Righteous Brands; Justin Prochnow, Partner, Greenberg Traurig, LLP; Mike Bush, EVP, Ganeden
11:35 AM – 12:00 PM Mastering the Cold Channel – with Cyrus Schwartz, CEO, Dora’s Naturals; Chris Psuik, VP, Business Development, Dora’s Naturals
12:00 PM – 12:30 PM Control Issues: Entrepreneurs, Investors, and Independence – with Nick Giannuzzi, Founder, The Giannuzzi Group LLP
12:30 PM – 3:00 PM Lunch / BevNET Live Expo / Sampling Bar Opens
3:00 PM – 4:15 PM New Beverage Showdown Semifinals – Judges: Bill Weiland, Founder, Presence Marketing Group; Justin Prochnow, Partner, Greenberg Traurig, LLP; Susan Klug, CMO, Unified Grocers; Paul Beaupre, General Manager, illy NA
4:15 PM – 4:40 PM Premium Pricing Steers the Ship – with Jordan Silbert, CEO, Q Drinks
4:40 PM – 5:05 PM Channel Strategy: Doubling Down in Sports Nutrition to Build the Brand – with Chris Hickey, CEO, Isopure
5:05 PM – 5:30 PM Order from Chaos: Branding Priorities in New Product Classes – with Tripp Keber, CEO & Co-Founder, Dixie Brands Inc.
5:30 PM Announcement of New Beverage Showdown Finalists
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM BevNET Live Cocktail Reception Sponsored by NIDA – Cocktails, beer and networking.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3, 2015
9:00 AM – 9:05 AM Welcome
9:05 AM – 9:30 AM How Brands Accelerate – with Larry Levin, EVP, IRI; Kathryn Peters, EVP, SPINS
9:30 AM – 9:50 AM Strategy, Competition, Snapple, and Voss: A Conversation with Jack Belsito – with Jack Belsito, CEO, Voss Water
9:50 AM – 10:15 AM Supermarket Trends and Beverage Decisions – with Susan Klug, EVP and Chief Marketing Officer, Unified Grocers
10:15 AM – 10:45 AM Break
10:45 AM – 11:20 AM New Beverage Showdown Finals, Part 1
11:20 AM – 11:45 AM Panel: Exploring a Year of Challenges – with Chris Campbell, CEO, Chameleon Cold Brew; Daniel Sullivan, CEO and Founder, Temple Turmeric; Jesse Altman, Founder & CEO, WhyNatte
11:45 AM – 12:00 PM VEB: Findings from the Founders Forum – with Rebecca Messina, SVP of Marketing, Venturing and Emerging Brands; Max Baumann, CEO, Just Chill
12:00 PM – 12:30 PM Achieving Walmart Scale – with Jack Sinclair, former EVP Grocery, Walmart
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Lunch
1:30 PM – 2:10 PM New Beverage Showdown Finals, Part 2
2:10 PM – 2:35 PM Attacking Retail Channels: How to Break In – with Laura McCord, Director, KeHE
2:35 PM – 3:00 PM Inside Lending – with Louis Barone, SVP and Division Head, IDB Bank; Greg Wank, Executive Partner, Anchin, Block, & Anchin
3:00 PM – 3:20 PM Keeping an Eye on the Bubble – with John Giannuzzi, Managing General Partner, Sherbrooke Capital
3:20 PM – 3:40 PM Panel: Guarding Competitive Advantage by Defining Categories – with Bill Moses, Co-Founder & CEO, Kevita; David Bell, Founder, Bell Advisory Group; Max Baumann, CEO, Just Chill
3:40 PM – 4:00 PM New Beverage Showdown Discussion and Award Presentation
4:00 PM Closing Remarks