BevNET Live Summer 2018 - AGENDA
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM Breakfast, Registration & Networking -- Location: Metropolitan West @ 635 W 46th St New York, NY 10036
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM New Beverage Showdown Semifinals --
with Matt Hughes, Vice President, Emerging Brands Incubation, VEB Coca-Cola; Jerry Reda, COO, Big Geyser; Carole Buyers, Managing Partner, Boulder Investment Group Reprise; Mike Schneider, CMO,
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM Networking Break & Livestream Studio --
10:00 AM - 10:10 AM Welcome Remarks --
with John Craven, CEO & Founder, BevNET; Jeffrey Klineman, Editor-in-Chief, BevNET
10:10 AM - 10:40 AM Finance Rules for the Next Generation --
with Gary Hirshberg, Co-Founder & Chief Organic Optimist, Stonyfield Farm
10:40 AM - 11:10 AM From Startup to Mature Company --
with Michael Kirban, Co-Founder & CEO, Vita Coco
11:10 AM - 11:55 AM What's in HER Wallet: Women in Private Equity, Consumer Dynamics, and the Beverage Business --
with Jordan Gaspar, Managing Partner, AccelFoods; Kara Roell, Co-Founder & Managing Director, VMG Partners; Carole Buyers, Managing Partner, Boulder Investment Group Reprise; Karen Kenworthy, Partner, Stripes Group
11:55 AM - 12:00 PM Announcement of New Beverage Showdown Finalists --
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch Break & Livestream Studio --
1:00 PM - 1:20 PM An Essential Discussion: Culture, Leadership and Company Growth --
with Ken Uptain, CEO and Founder, Essentia Water
1:20 PM - 1:45 PM Channel Selection and Consumer Connection: Building Sticky Brands --
with Jon Sebastiani, Founder, Sonoma Brands
1:45 PM - 2:10 PM From Online to Omnichannel: Soylent in the Real World --
with Bryan Crowley, CEO, Soylent
2:10 PM - 2:35 PM Identifying your Brand's MVP --
with Sarah Bird, CEO, Bhakti
2:35 PM - 3:00 PM The Role of Leadership in CPG --
with Bill Weiland, Founder & CEO, Presence Marketing
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM BevNET Live Expo --
  • 20+ table top exhibits from leading suppliers and service providers
  • Expert table sessions provide an intimate small group setting for brands to get answers from experts and create connections needed to go next level
  • Refreshments including beer and wine

Expert Tables:
Field Marketing w/ Susie Sapp, Business Development Manager - Field Marketing, Switch

Sales and Distribution in the Food and Beverage World w/ Bill Sipper, Managing Partner, Cascadia Managing Brands

Design w/ Kelly Criswell, VP Creative, GRA

Best Practices for Building Your Team w/ Sean Conner, Chief Progress Officer, ForceBrands

Working with Beverage Company Boards and Investors w/ Brad Barnhorn, Founder, Barnhorn Grown Advisors

Formulation w/ David Davis, Director of Sales, ADM

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM BevNET Live Afterparty --

Social Drink & Food at YOTEL New York, 570 10th Ave New York, NY 10036

(just a half mile from the conference venue)

Please note that event agendas are subject to change.