What is BevNET Live?
BevNET Live is a two-day forum for beverage entrepreneurs, suppliers, distributors, retailers and investors to gather, speak, and exchange ideas through interactive panels and lectures. Attendees can tap the expertise of investment professionals on ways to attract funding, business owners with inspiring success stories, and the BevNET.com community, which has spent a decade dedicating itself to careful reporting on the fast-moving beverage industry.
BevNET LIVE is different than a typical two day conference or trade show:
- Many interactive panels, no long speeches
- Program designed to give attendees information they can act on
- Focused on the entrepreneurial beverage business
- Exclusive "Sampling Bar" which features over 100 brands
- Cocktail receptions and other intimate networking opportunities with industry professionals
- BevNET Live Expo, featuring 30-40 companies offering products/services specific to the beverage industry
- Beverage School - a crash course for new beverage brands regarding marketing and product development strategies
All of the past BevNET Live events have been SOLD OUT and the reviews have been overwhelmingly positive. Register now and secure your space.
Beverage School -- Learn the Ropes of the Beverage Industry
Held on Monday, June 13 -- the day before BevNET Live Summer 2016 begins - Beverage School is an intensive, half-day “Beverages 101″ program that will provide participants with valuable information geared toward early-stage entrepreneurs and industry newcomers, including lessons on product development, sales and marketing, supply chain management, distribution and more.
Presentations will be given by industry experts with a focus on early-stage topics. Additionally, Beverage School will feature a Round Table Strategy Session. Speakers and experts will be posted at different tables, and attendees are encouraged to sit down and discuss with them 1-on-1 the specific issues they are facing. This is a tremendous opportunity to get direct feedback and advice on your product and business model.
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Sampling Bar -- Showcase your Product at BevNET Live
One of the most popular aspects of BevNET Live is the discovery and sampling of new beverage products. BevNET staff work to set up and stock the Sampling Bar coolers so that attendees can help themselves during breaks and meals. Only brands in attendance are allowed to participate, and there is no additional cost beyond registration for the conference. This is your opportunity to let your brand speak for itself during your networking, as well as to gain valuable feedback from industry peers.
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New Beverage Showdown 11 -- Competition for Beverage Startups
The New Beverage Showdown presented by Venturing & Emerging Brands is BevNET's signature brand pitch competition. Fifteen new beverage brands will have a chance to pitch their brand to the full BevNET Live audience -- and they'll have a shot at taking home the $10,000 in cash and prizes.
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