We’re gearing up for the biggest BevNET Live ever! If you’re not one of the 850+ registered, and can’t make a last minute trip to Santa Monica, you can watch the main stage presentations away from the action. We will have a free live stream of BevNET Live Winter 2019 available on Monday, December 9th and Tuesday, December 10th, thanks to the support of our sponsors, Beck Flavors and Symrise.
Have strategics found themselves spending too much on innovative concepts that seem like good fits but fail to scale into the larger system? How impactful will new interest in non-alcoholic beverages by beer and spirits companies ultimately turn out to be? Those questions and many more will be addressed during a special panel that will end BevNET Live Winter 2019, taking place on December 9 and 10 at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel.
Next month BevNET Live, the leading conference for the beverage industry, returns to Santa Monica, CA on December 9th and 10th. After a first day packed with presentations, the BevNET Live Expo, and much sampling, attendees will have a chance to continue their conversations while unwinding at the official BevNET Live Winter 2019 After Party, powered by ForceBrands.
It’s time to choose your own adventure. The BevNET Live Breakout Sessions on Monday, December 9, provide attendees the opportunity to dive deeper into the topics that are important to their businesses. With two rounds of sessions, we'll discuss market opportunities, developing marketing and sales teams, and preparing your company for a deal.
The cooperative dynamic between young and mature entrepreneurial brands will be front and center on Dec. 9 at BevNET Live in Santa Monica when Peter McGuinness, Chobani’s president, and Todd Carmichael, the CEO and co-founder of La Colombe, take part in a “fireside conversation” on the challenges of timing innovation in beverage categories and the way the companies’ close ties allow them to learn from each other in terms of product development and scale.
We can’t wait to kick off BevNET Live next week with New Beverage Showdown 18, our centerpiece competition of the two-day event. In just 5 days, 12 innovative beverage brands will take the stage to pitch their business plans to a panel of expert judges and the 800-plus beverage professionals in the crowd. It’s time to reveal the contenders.
Even if the FDA hadn’t just muddied the infused waters - again - around the use of CBD in beverages, BevNET Live’s panel on competition and differentiation within the CBD beverage space would have been of paramount importance to those interested in watching the evolution of this new functional category.
Beverage School is a special half-day “Beverages 101″ session for early-stage beverage brands and industry newcomers taking place on December 8th, the afternoon prior to the main BevNET Live Winter 2019 event. This introductory course is designed to kickstart the BevNET Live experience for new faces within the industry.
It’s time to reveal the official agenda for BevNET Live Winter 2019, which takes us back to the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel for the largest event to-date. More than 550 beverage professionals are already registered for the leading industry event which is now only 30 days away.
BevNET Live will feature a look at the new landscape for national distribution of innovative beverage brands with a talk delivered by KeHE’s own Katie Paul, the company’s vice president of category management and growth solutions and Alex Marx, director of customer insights and growth solutions.